Crystal Powell

Carrie Ann Helton Weight Loss Story

Crystal Powell

My weight was spiraling out of control. I knew I had to make a change in my life. I had already lost my grandfather to a massive heart attack and then my Daddy suffered a heart attack 2 weeks later. It was all so devastating. I didn’t want to follow in their footsteps. Not to mention I was miserable and tired out so easy. I hated what I saw in the mirror. I ended up in the ER a few times because my bp got severely high resulting in near stroke. I wanted to give up especially after being told I had a brain tumor pressing on my left optic nerve. I was given a month of steroids and they destroyed my body; making me gain so much weight on top of what I already weighed. I knew I had to lose weight. It was now my mission to do something. I was NOT giving up!


Fast forward 15 months post-op I have no regrets. I play basketball with my son everyday. I can move faster. I can run faster. I have so much energy as if I were in my 20’s again. I can workout and still be able to breathe, whereas, before I gasped for breath. I am now in a size 1 in pants started out in size 16. I was 229 lbs then and now I am 139 lbs; that is a total of 90 lbs. Dr. Smith gave me my life back and the tools to succeed!! I enjoy my life and look forward to each new day. I want to say THANK YOU. You saved me.


Results may vary.  Specific results are not guaranteed and are a result of the individual customized weight loss plan for each patient, along with exercise, diet, and lifestyle changes.

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