Dr. Thomas Borland is a board certified general surgeon, fellow of The American College of Surgeons, and member of The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery who has been providing bariatric surgery since 1982. He has practiced surgery in New Iberia, Louisiana for 29 years. He is a member of the active staff at both New Iberia Surgery Center and Dauterive Hospital and is Chief of Surgery at Iberia Medical Center.
I am 42 years old and had gastric sleeve surgery in 2007. Although I did not have a BMI over 30, I had carried around about 30 extra pounds and could not lose it. The surgery gave me control over my eating and allowed me to drop to a healthy weight and maintain that weight over time. I have been thrilled with the results! Instead of feeling guilty because I was too overweight and unhealthy to keep up with my two young children, I am now an active mom enjoying my new life!