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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.
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."
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."
A life without joint pain
"I know that I have a different, healthier, more active life because of the surgery."
A healthier mother
"I really don't feel like I would be here now... had I not had surgery."
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."
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."
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."
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."
A great success
"I've kept a very healthy weight and I'm very proud of that. And I've maintained it."
"I think the biggest thing for me was being able to re-engage with people around me… actually being involved again.”
Never giving up
“My motivation was my children and my wife. I get so much more out of life now.”
A healthy family
“We just have a healthier lifestyle now, it’s just really exciting.”