Patient Success Stories

Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery gives patients a new lease on life

Saugus resident Ellen Benson has struggled with her weight for more than 20 years. She went on crash diets and would lose weight only to gain it back. It was a roller coaster ride that left Benson disgusted and angry until a few years ago when she made the decision that changed her life.

For Benson, 48, this life changing choice was scheduling an appointment with Andras Sandor, MD, director of the Hallmark Health Center for Weight Management and Weight Loss Surgery. Her surgery was done this past January and since then she has lost approximately 75 pounds.

“I feel like I got my life back again,” said Benson. “Having surgery with Dr. Sandor is the best thing I could have done. I have so much energy now and it’s from my surgery, eating good, healthy food and exercising.”

Benson cannot believe how the quality of her life has changed since the surgery. She now runs two to three miles several days a week and takes her dogs for long walks on the days she doesn’t run. The surgery also cured Benson’s sleep apnea and the many aches and pains that plagued her for so long.

Benson, who credits Dr. Sandor with a lot of her success, said throughout the whole process he made her feel like she was his only patient, always took the time to answer all of her questions and address any concerns she had and even visited her in the hospital during a snowstorm.

“Dr. Sandor treats his patients like family,” she said. “I encourage anyone that is considering this surgery to schedule an appointment at Hallmark Health’s Center. Dr. Sandor is amazing.”

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