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Patient Stories

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Patient Stories

Hear from other patients about the unique challenges and successes they have experienced on their weight loss journey. 

These patient stories are from real patients who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will vary with each individual. The opinions expressed by patients should not be taken as medical advice. All surgery presents risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.

weight loss surgery female patient

Caroline, 43

Feeling more confident
"The biggest change in my life has been my confidence. I don't even think about my weight now. I feel good every day."
 

man playing with dog

John, 53

Free from diabetes
"The weight loss is one thing, but to get rid of the diabetes and all other associated illnesses that go with the diabetes, that is number one for me."

Marybeth, 59

Marybeth, 59

A life without joint pain
"I know that I have a different, healthier, more active life because of the surgery."

female weight loss surgery patient

Joy, 39

A healthier mother
"I really don't feel like I would be here now... had I not had surgery."

female weight loss surgery patient

Agerian, 49

Becoming more active
"This surgery was a tool to help me get started on the right path to weight loss. It helped me lose enough weight to move, to walk, and to exercise."

male weight loss patient

Stuart, 29

Living life to the fullest
"Surgery definitely worked for me. I feel better. I'm happier. I don't regret my decision at all. I think it was a hard ride, but a well-worth-it ride."
 

male weight loss patient

Tim, 51

Taking my life back
"My goal and motivation is first my health and my family. I can now keep up with my five-year-old and I can outrun my older son."

weight loss surgery patient at the gym

Zohar, 38

Losing weight together
"We enjoy being active. It was just so much harder when we were heavier. The activity that we do now is so much fun."

female weight loss surgery patient

Lisa, 47

A great success
"I've kept a very healthy weight and I'm very proud of that. And I've maintained it."

male weight loss patient

Mark, 55

Overcoming obstacles
"I think the biggest thing for me was being able to re-engage with people around me… actually being involved again.”

weight loss surgery patient story

Gregg, 58

Never giving up
“My motivation was my children and my wife. I get so much more out of life now.”
 

female weight loss surgery patient

Sonya, 45

A healthy family
“We just have a healthier lifestyle now, it’s just really exciting.”