“As I was approaching 40, I noticed more people around me, who struggled to lose weight, found help through weight-loss surgery," Slugocki said in a news release from Silver Cross Hospital. "I, too, was having difficulty losing weight and was fearful that diabetes and high-blood pressure was in my future since I have a family history of those conditions.”
Today, Slugocki not only has more stamina to keep up with her two small children, she is free of any foot or knee pain. She works out four to five days a week and even completed a 10K race last summer.
And as a surgeon in an active specialty, she has more energy than ever when meeting the demands of a busy on-call schedule.