The three time Super Bowl Champion Nate Newton continues to lose weight following his vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery at the Live Life Again Bariatric Center in Dallas, Texas.
Not entirely satisfied with the 100 pounds lost, Mr. Nate Newton pursues his goal of achieving the unbelievable 230 pounds.
“I want to take of my shirt in public”, says Nate with a roguish wink. “It is for that I need to achieve that perfect body”.
Since Mr. Newton has been documenting every step of his weight loss journey carefully, (via Facebook) it has been easy to keep track of his activities and diet plans. His last weight taken was 267 pounds! He is close to achieving his goal.
While playing professional football, the six foot three, three hundred and twenty five pound man stood out as a pillar of strength for his team and helped Dallas Cowboys to win several championship matches with utmost ease.
Unfortunately, after his retirement, Nate put on another seventy five pounds to his frame and weighed over 400 pounds. With a Body Mass Index of 50, this proved to be a serious cause of concern with regards to his physical health. When he was evaluated by the doctors, Nate was bracketed under the category of ‘Super Obese’.
Nate Newton is only one of several obese individuals whose lives have been turned around for good with the surgical weight loss procedures of Dr. Kim.
Who is Dr David Kim?
Dr. David Kim received his medical degree at the Northeastern Ohio Universities, college of Medicine. He completed his residency in general Surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and also served as chief resident there. He has also received a Fellowship for Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass at the Medical College of Virginia, and another for Peripheral Vascular Surgery at Park Medical Center.
At the moment, Dr David Kim is a member of the American Society of General Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and also member and fellow of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Kim has been performing the Vertical Sleeve surgery with greater regularity of late. This surgical method, also known as Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve resection, is the best alternative for those who, owing to medical reasons, cannot go for LAP-BAND surgery or gastric bypass procedures. And his partnership with Nate Newton (made famous by Super Bowl) provided a thorough exploration of his weight loss procedures as much as the plight of the patients as they embark on a weight losing trip!
Newton’s facebook posts have led people to realize that the surgery is actually only a step in the long process of losing weight and that lifestyle and dietary changes are an absolute must to go with the surgery if one seeks to succeed with his/her weight loss. The changes made after the surgery need to be monitored carefully for that long lasting, safe weight loss. Nate’s documentation and close monitoring are exemplary in this respect.
People no longer come to surgery hoping to wake up after the surgery with bodies like super models. They are more aware than ever of what a surgery like this entails and what needs to be done to make it worth its while.