Great Patient Reasons

Considering Surgery?

Whether you are wanting to finish a marathon, exercise, reduce your monthly expenditures, live a healthier lifestyle, or whatever your reason is, read these stories and comments of just a few of our many successful patients. If you are interested in learning more about bariatric surgery, please attend one of our informational meetings. To take the next step, you can register online for an informational meeting.

Patients That Have Had Surgery

If you have had bariatric surgery, and want to share your experience, we invite you to share why it was right for you. The information you provide will be posted to this page within 24 hours of submission. Your email address is only used for communication purposes and will not be given out or sold.


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Post from: Sarah

My Great Reason would be my 2 year old son. I recently went back to college to get a better education for a career. I hope to get a very financially stable job so I can save up for school and college for him. I have been thinking of getting the bariatric surgery for awhile. My mom had it when she was around my age and she is now 56 and still in a smaller size. I decided my Great Reason would be to be there for my very energetic 2 year old. I want to be able to run after him without having to stop to catch my breath. I also want this surgery because my dad just had a quadruple bypass and I fear I may have a health problem in the future because of my weight.


Post from: Boomi

I am 7 years post-RNY and it was so easy once I got past 6 weeks post-op. I exercised daily, faithfully drank my water and followed the plan. I really had no choice. But as time wore on, my pouch could tolerate more (even though I still get dumping syndrome, thankfully). After about 3 years, I hit a plateau and began to gain. I became very conscious of what I was eating again and managed to lose 30 lbs in the past year and am back down to where my lowest was again! The tool makes it a little easier to diet than the normal person this many years out, but not the advantage it was when I was a newbie.My advice is to really avoid your trigger foods at all costs. Don't look back at them. I won't even LOOK at a certain ice cream at the store seriously!


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