I had uncontrollable diabetes and weighed 205 pounds. My blood sugar was 500 to 600 every single day and I was using 60 to 80 units of insulin per day. Most of my family had died from diabetes and, before the surgery, maybe I had 10 years left in me. Getting this surgery was my only option. Today, I am 137 pounds and my diabetes is much more manageable and under control.
The Future Looks Brighter — and Longer — Thanks to Bariatric SurgeryDiana WaltonBariatric surgery “only option” to manage diabetes
Baby Comes Into World in The Brooklyn Hospital Center’s Driveway
Quick action by emergency team and husband makes for happy ending
For little Sarah Wiggins and her family, Friday, July 13 was a very lucky day. Sarah decided to arrive quickly, so quickly that she was delivered by Luis Valdez, MD, in her parents’ car in The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) driveway.
“The doctors, nurses, technicians and security performed exactly as they are trained to,” says Sylvie De Souza, MD, Chair of Emergency Medicine. “This is a perfect example of a community hospital doing its job in the right place at the right time.”
Back on the Dance Floor after Knee SurgeryElspeth MacdonaldDesigner, writer, dancer, TBHC orthopaedic patient
Elspeth Macdonald has been active all her life. She ran three marathons, the last one at age 50. More recently, she enjoyed cross-country distance running. When she tripped while running on a dirt road a few years back, she hurt her left knee...
The Day of My Surgery Was the Day I Was RebornLucia NolascoBariatric patient
A year ago, I was 239 pounds. My blood pressure was high. I couldn’t sleep. My legs and feet were always swollen. I could barely get up the stairs. One of the ladies at my mom’s church kept losing all this weight. When I asked her about it, she referred me to The Brooklyn Hospital Center...
TBHC – You Just Never Know When You'll Need ItAmy BennettLocal business owner, mother, TBHC obstetrics patient
As a business owner, there are few things that matter more to me than my community. When I first became pregnant, after moving from Manhattan to Brooklyn, I was unsure of where I would feel comfortable having my baby. There are many hospitals in Brooklyn, and it was a challenge to feel confident when making such an important choice for myself and my growing family...