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Patient Testimonials

  • Michelle's Journey

    weight loss surgery

    11/19/2015

    I don’t really know how to describe how happy I am that I chose to have gastric bypass surgery. I thought I was living before I had surgery, but looking back I was just existing and not really living. I was 26 years old and had been trying to lose weight for 10 years. I wasn’t always heavy. I was active all growing up, but after high school I started to put on weight through the years. During this time I would try and lose the weight. I would lose some weight and then gain it back plus some... My surgery was July 17, 2012 at St. Mark’s Hospital. This day changed the rest of my life…for the better.

  • Aimee & Tyson's Journey

    weight loss surgery

    11/19/2015

    Tyson and I were both heavily overweight when we met. Through our dating and marriage we tried several diets and work outs together and didn't see much improvement. We hired a diet and exercise consultant who helped us to both lose 50 pounds each, but we were unable to maintain the loss. Finally, we sat down and decided that if we were ever going to reach our goals, we needed to get this problem under control. We had tried everything, but couldn't do it alone. We went to a seminar with the weight loss surgeons at St. Mark’s Hospital and we both knew instantly that we needed to make surgery our next step.

  • Larry's Journey

    weight loss surgery

    11/19/2015

    I always related eating a lot with sports. While I was in training and playing, I never had to worry about putting on extra weight. After I got married and had a family, even though I worked hard and jogged daily, I found that keeping off extra pounds was a battle. At 305 pounds and gaining, going through bilateral knee replacements, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, feeling tired and having no energy, I felt there was no hope. I wore baggy shorts and loose T-shirts in the summer and baggy dress clothes to hide my “gut!”.

    After surgery at St. Mark’s Hospital and losing 105 pounds, I’ve turned into a clothes freak! Now I look forward to dressing up to go anywhere.

  • Amanda's Journey

    weight loss surgery

    11/19/2015

    Morbidly Obese. Morbid. The first time I realized that my BMI of near 50 qualified me as Morbidly Obese, I was morbidly horrified. I had always been fat, or at least it seemed like it. I knew I was obese, but to put my height and weight into an online calculator and have the words MORBIDLY OBESE pop up stopped me dead in my tracks. It was a significant shock.

    My life has been greatly impacted by my obesity. It affected every facet, including my family life, self-esteem, work and daily activities. It was time to change my body, my attitude, my esteem. It's time I take charge.