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Success Stories



I had battled with my weight for most of my adult life. Each year my glucose levels were getting higher and higher and with the family history of diabetes I was afraid that was going to be my fate. I also have a niece and nephew that I wanted to be able to be more active with and didn’t want to be remembered as “Fat Aunt Lori”.All in all I was just tired of fighting myself year after year and decided that I needed some help. I had mentally gotten to ...

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Benita & Jim


Yo-yo dieting is very unhealthy. I have tried every diet from behavioral modification to religion. I would loose about 25 pounds and within a year regained that plus another 25. Health; I was on three different blood pressure medications and the blood pressure still was not controlled. Sleep apnea, GERD, elevated lipids and depression. I got the depression under control and it was time to work on the physical problems. I have four grandchildren I would like to see grow up, get married and have kids.

What were the short and ...

Benita & Jim's Story »



I had the surgery done because my quality of life was not good and I was becoming more ill as each day passed. I was tired of weighing 347 pounds.

What were the short and long term effects of having it done?

Short term affects were mild pain and discomfort for 3 or 4 days. Rapid daily weight loss.
Long term effects were ability to eat much smaller portions and my system not able to tolerate some foods. Mainly dairy.

What did you think of the seminar?

I loved the seminars. I actually attended ...

Brian's Story »



To feel better about myself, and for my health, I had high blood pressure, arthritis, and a year earlier I had broken my ankle and had a lot of trouble recovering from that. I wanted to sit in the floor and play with my grandkids!!! I do that now. It is glorious.

What were the short and long term effects of having it done?

I wish I would have had the surgery done years ago. However, as many people think, it is not the easy way out. Your entire live changes and you ...

Rose's Story »



Beginning in my 40′s, I experienced progressive weight gain without weight loss over a 5 year period. Although I’ve always been fairly athletic and ”outdoorsy”, and was in general good health during those earlier years, I just could not lose the weight. I reacted to the stress of my job as an attorney and litigator by constant “eat on the run” snacks, or late night junk food meals. My weight gain was so embarrassing I was embarrassed to do the outdoor activities that helped me reduce the stress, because I looked ...

Denise's Story »



I elected to have weight loss surgery because at 42 years old I was close to going over 300lbs. I struggled with my weight all of my life, and I was finally tired of losing the battle of the bulge.

What were the short and long term effects of having it done?

The short term effects, (ie, post-op effects), were an immediate change in what I could eat. But as I healed from the surgery I was able to reintroduce old foods back into my diet. But I also found that I ...

Jon's Story »



I was in very critical condition with a bad heart and every other illness associated with obesity. I was house bound and totally dependent on a mobility scooter. Which is now stored in our garage because it is no longer needed. Bariatric surgery was virtually my last chance to live and to regain a lifestyle I had enjoyed before becoming so ill.

What were the short and long term effects of having it done

Short term: regaining my health and independence.
Long term: having the privilege of enjoying my 40 plus year ...

Connie's Story »



At 270lbs, smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, and living a very sedentary lifestyle, I underwent the gastric bypass surgery on June 21st, 2004.
I was told to exercise by walking 10,000 steps a day. Walking is the most boring exercise in the world to me, so when Dr. Hoehn released me to exercise, I jumped on my bicycle. I was 5 weeks out from surgery, and I hadn’t been on a bicycle in 15 years! I went 3 1/2 miles that day, and was completely exhausted afterwards. However, my choices were to walk (which we have ...

Laura's Story »



December 7th was the end of a very painful existence and the beginning of a new healthier life. That was the day Dr. Hoehn performed LapBand surgery on me.

One week prior to surgery I weighed 248 pounds. During the past few years my health had paid the price for the extra weight I had gained. Every few months I would be hospitalized due to uncontrolled Type II diabetes and other health related issues. I was taking four insulin shots and two diabetic medications a day to help control the diabetes. I was on medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ...

Mary's Story »



Before I introduce myself, I just want you to hear one thing in case you don’t read my whole profile. Gastric Bypass is a TOOL. It is not a magic cure and they don’t do surgery on your brain. It is like any other tool; if you do not use it properly it will not work the way it is supposed to. You have to be ready for the surgery and the lifestyle change that it brings. Yes, you are going to have a lifestyle change, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to do the things that ...

Bryan's Story »



After being overweight for most of my life and painfully suffering physically the older I got, I decided to begin researching gastric by-pass surgery in 2002. The research began with many hours on the Internet finding out about the procedures, the risks involved, and testimonials of others that had suffered as I was. Most importantly in making my decision was what doctor would perform the surgery. I wanted to feel completely confident in all aspects of my decision as I knew this decision would change my life forever. Not only would it change my life as far as how I ...

Katharine's Story »



My name is Brenda. I am 53 years old and have 3 grown sons and 2 grandchildren. I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my fantastic husband.

My weight problem started in high school when I tried diet pills, weight loss programs and just about every gimmick for weight loss. I spent all my life like a yo-yo, with my weight constantly going up and down. I never got too worried about it until the spring of 2004 when my weight had gotten completely out of control. It was humiliating enough, wearing size 24-26 clothes. But the day came when ...

Brenda's Story »
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