Phillip M.'s Story

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  • Patient Testimonial: Thomas Rice

  • About the Experience

    How was your
    overall experience?:

    Very Good

    Comments: My name is Philip and I have struggled with my weight all my life. I would gain weight and I would lose it, it was a real roller coaster. As I got older, it got harder to lose the weight but I knew something needed to be done. I struggled with this decision to have the bariatric surgery for two years. It basically took two years for me to get over my ego thinking that I was not overweight.

    My weight affected everything. I was on high blood pressure medicine, I was waking up tired with headaches and my feet would hurt all day long. After a few hours of being awake, I felt I needed to go back to sleep, I was so tired and drained.

    I walked in to Dr Vohra office to see if I was a candidate for the surgery. Of course, deep down inside, I knew I was, but I was hoping that he was going to tell me I wasn't. But sure enough by the end of the meeting, we had an appointment for surgery. Everyone in Dr Vohra's office was friendly and accommodating. They really took care of me and walked me through every step of the way.

    That was April 2022 and I am still down 100 pounds and I still feel great. In fact I've, crossed one big accomplishment off my bucket list, I ran the NYC Marathon this past November. I put in over 350 miles of training, something I could never think of doing before my surgery. The day of the marathon was fantastic and my training did not let me down. I owe it all to Dr Vohra and his staff and a little dedication on my part. The training was hard and challenging at times but I pushed through it. I couldn't wait to update Dr. Vohra on our accomplishment because without him I don't think I would have tried the endless hours of training it took to run the NYC Marathon. Now on to the next adventure.


Please note that the information in this website is an educational resource, and should not be used for decisions about any obesity surgery or management. All such decisions must be made in consultation with a surgeon or your healthcare provider.
  • American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery
  • American Medical Association