Transformation Stories

Transformation Story: Ariel

Mar 03, 2020

Nicholson Clinic’s long track record of success and providing top, expert care has been attracting patients from across the U.S. and from around the world. We’ve seen patients from all 50 states and 10 countries travel to Nicholson Clinic for weight loss surgery. Our doctors have treated more than 15,000 patients, and while the majority of these patients are in Texas, more and more patients are making the decision to travel to Nicholson Clinic for weight loss surgery.

Ariel is one patient who opted to have her surgery with Nicholson Clinic, even though that meant traveling to Texas from New Jersey. This is her story.

Life before surgery was a constant battle for Ariel. As many of our patients understand all too well, she tried many times to lose weight, but only found herself gaining even more. “It’s a vicious cycle,” she said.

The tipping point for Ariel came after she met a patient who had undergone weight loss surgery at Nicholson Clinic. “He looked amazing! I couldn’t believe it had only been a couple of months [since surgery],” she said. “He showed me his ‘before’ picture and told me all about the surgery and how quick and easy it’s been for him. I was sold! The next morning, I contacted the Nicholson Clinic!”

Ariel was living in New Jersey at the time, but Nicholson Clinic staff and her Patient Care Advocate worked with her to make the process as easy as possible. “The process of filling out the paperwork needed was very easy, and everything is accessible via email,” she said. “I actually found myself on a beach in Jamaica filling out my forms!”

Not only did Ariel travel from New Jersey to Texas for surgery with Nicholson Clinic, but three of her family members living in New York and Florida chose Nicholson Clinic for their weight loss surgery as well.

“I had my uncle here with me the same day of surgery. We were actually scheduled one after the other. It’s been great to have someone to go through this with, because it is a hell of a ride! Only someone who’s been through this can truly understand and appreciate the journey. My uncle is down to his goal weight and has managed to keep it off. He’s off his diabetes medication and no longer suffers from constant migraines.

His wife and brother also had surgery at the Nicholson Clinic a few months ago. They are doing well on their own path of losing weight and being more active. Both are doing great!”

Ariel has had great success in the year since surgery, as well. “Life has been amazing! I’ve lost 105 pounds, my energy is through the roof, I feel great, I’m completely healthy, my weight and BMI are normal,” she said” “I truly feel as if I bought my life and happiness back! I’m a mother of a 6-year old, and one more child on the way (through surrogacy). And I truly feel blessed that I can be here for my children, who deserve to have a happy, healthy mom.”