The Silvas’ gastric bypasses

The Sylvias’ words:

“Someone once said, “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.” Over a year ago, we decided together to undergo RNY gastric bypass surgery to find our own “inner butterfly.” There were so many reasons that we had ultimately made this decision. Some were personal; some were for health considerations, but the most important reason – each other, our marriage and our two beautiful children.


“It has been over a year and we are still transforming and discovering ourselves. This is a life changing experience and we work at it every day. No matter how much you read and inform yourself, it will never prepare you for the life you will lead after surgery. You can never imagine how wonderful you feel, how much energy you have and how much healthier you feel. Anyone who is considering having surgery, we recommend researching and asking lots of questions to make an educated decision.

“Dr. Thoman is truly the best in his field. My husband and I are living proof that he is a fantastic surgeon. His staff members, especially Karen, are very personable, informative and treat all of his patients with the utmost respect. The support group meetings assist with help in post operative questions and to hear the accomplishments and struggles of others. It is very important to have a “lifeline” after surgery.

“Adding years and a whole new outlook on life, our marriage has grown from this experience and made us closer than ever. We have inspired other individuals and couples that we meet including family members who have decided to also undergo surgery.

“Words cannot express the gratitude my husband and I have for Dr. Thoman. He assisted us in transforming our lives and ultimately saving them. We are eternally grateful.”