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Success Stories


Rachel's Story

A year later, I'm down more than 100 lbs and 14 dress sizes and could not be happier with my choice to have weight loss surgery. My only regret... I wish I would have done it sooner.

Hollie's Story

Throughout my twenties, I tried I think every kind of diet I could get my hands on or I could afford at the time. I would lose 20-30 pounds and then I would gain it all back and then some. None of these diets ever really taught me how to change my lifestyle. They were just a quick fix for the time being.

Christina's Story

I can tell you that having the gastric bypass was by far the best decision I ever made. I have lost 150 lbs and I feel absolutely wonderful. I never realized how bad I felt before and now that I feel so great I realize how bad it was.

Mary's Story

I have been overweight since I was in third grade, always dealing with the low self-esteem by hiding it with shyness! No one ever knew who I was and I made sure they did not notice me.

Richard's Story

Not being able to keep up with my young children was hard enough to accept, much less having the will to do something about it. I would do this again without a doubt. I am a believer.



Sandy's Story

It has been almost five months since my surgery and I'm not really trying to lose weight. It just happens.

Bob's Story

I can remember walking down the aisle of an airplane and seeing the look on passengers' faces, a look that said PLEASE don't let HIM have the seat beside me.

Lori's Story

I had the sleeve procedure and it was the best decision I could have made. It has completely changed my life because with the weight loss I regained my health and I got my life back. I really didn't know just how much my daily life was affected by me being overweight until after my surgery.

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