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Bariatric Surgery - Patient Stories

Cecilia Chesney

Obesity consumed my life. At 260 pounds, every step I took was hard work. Walking up a flight of stairs or doing a load of laundry felt like a workout. I’ve lost more than 100 pounds. Read More

Marty Dyer

My heart disease is gone. My cardiologist said, ‘I very rarely ever tell anyone their heart disease is gone.’ I’m off all medications. I don’t need my CPAP machine, and my back problems have disappeared. Read More

Nicole Hunter

I wasted many years feeling huge and miserable. I quit weighing myself when the scale hit 300 pounds. For years, I suffered from physical and emotional pain from the weight that I carried on my body. Read More

Penny Keenan

Our daughter is nine, and she’s just reaching those active years. We wanted to be able to play with her, to go biking and swimming without being embarrassed and out of breath all the time. Read More

Katie Kniss

Even before a terrible car accident that resulted in having my leg amputated, I struggled with weight loss. I’m a self-employed mother of four children. Read More

Stephanie Lockman

I lost 85 percent of my body fat in 13 months. Never having had health – this is such a gift. Yesterday I woke up and thought, “Wow, this is really your life! This is the greatest gift ever. If I can do it, anyone can do it. Read More

Paula Spalding

I was so busy, I never had time for me. I put me on the back burner. Now we’re always trying something new. We go canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing. Read More

Rodney Spalding

My doctor told me to lose weight because I had type II diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. On the day of my surgery, they threw away my diabetes drugs. I have no more sleep apnea. Read More

Jennifer Town

What has changed for me? Everything. I can sit with my legs crossed. I can go to the movies and not take up the armrests on both sides. I can ride the Cherry Festival rides and get the lap bar down. On a scale of 1 to 10 of how happy I am, I’d say 11 or 12. Read More