Dr. Pecoraro is a board-certified General Vascular Surgeon who lost over 100 pounds .
“Being a vascular and general surgeon, I have also had the opportunity to not only see the effects of obesity on my patients, but to have had to deal with the increasing difficulty of operating on increasing sizes of patients.
My passion is doing medical mission work, and I was developing an increasing concern about my health as I travel to third world countries. Finally, I was faced with the situation of being a Health Care provider with a 5 foot six inch frame and a weight of close to 300 lbs. I was determined to avoid bariatric surgery because (even though I am a surgeon) my mother suffered from an anesthetic complication while I was young. Besides, my feeling was always that obesity is not a surgical condition.
I wanted to know that the program I was going to do was safe, effective, quick, and something I could promote to my patients, if in fact it would work. I got started on the TSFL program and in eight months I lost over 120 lbs and my waist went from 52 to 32. I have kept the weight off for close to 5 years and now have helped several other people lose in excess of one hundred pounds each, with hundreds of others having lost various amounts of weight.” – Dr. Joe Pecoraro