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Success Stories

 

 Bariatrics Brittany

Brittany

After having LAP-BAND® surgery over four years ago, Brittany has lost 200 pounds. She no longer takes medications for her back pain and she no longer sees life as a spectator sport. Now, Brittany feels as vibrant and energetic as she looks.

Bariatrics Claude 

Claude

Claude was never one to sit around. But, when his weight began to take a toll on his knees and cramp his active lifestyle, he knew it was time for a change. After losing over 100 pounds in six months with laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy surgery, Claude is more active than ever and now runs daily with no joint pain.

 Bariatrics Sarah

Sarah

As an administrator and nurse, Sarah knew how dangerous the extra weight she was carrying could be. With three small children, and a strong family history of heart disease and high blood pressure, she knew she had to act fast. Now, two years later and 150 pounds lighter after laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, Sarah enjoys time with her family knowing she will be healthy for many more years to come. 

Vicki

"It's been a radical change for me. Before the weight loss surgery, I was being treated for high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. And now I've been off my medication for almost a year."

Kristin

"It's the small things that mean the most to me with my weight loss. My arthritis isn't bothering me anymore, even when it rains. I can see my feet. I can walk without getting out of breath. I can shave without killing myself. I can tie my own shoes. I can wear clothes that look younger. I used to dress like an old lady but I'm only 29. And I have been heavy as long as I've known my husband, but now, for the first time, he can get his arms around me."

Dwayne

"I was having physical problems before my weight loss. I had an accelerated heartbeat, sleep apnea, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. It's been a year since my surgery and I've literally lost nearly half my weight. It's really changed the way I feel about myself. And I can see how it's changed the way people see me. I think I'm more outgoing and energetic now, and that makes me more approachable."

Virginia

"Even after a open Roux-en-Y surgery, I was back to work in only 11 days. Before surgery, I was on medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, gout and anti-depressants. I was spending over $120.00 a month - after insurance! Now I'm off of all of my medications and I've lost nearly 100 pounds."

Kelly

"It hasn't always been easy. But it has definitely been worth it. I was suffering from a long list of health issues including congestive heart failure and I had just lost my mom to cancer. I'm a young person - I'm only 32. I didn't want my kids to have to grow up without me. It's been 7 months since my surgery and I've lost 115 pounds. For the first time in my 4-year-old son's life, I was able to race him to the car."