These patient stories are from real patients who have had weight loss surgery. Actual results after surgery will vary with each individual. The opinions expressed by patients should not be taken as medical advice. All surgery presents risk. Weight, age, and medical history determine your specific risks. Consult your doctor to see if weight loss surgery may be right for you.
Gary, 62 & Marybeth, 59
"I know that I have a different, healthier, more active life because of the surgery."
"My goal and motivation is first my health and my family. I can now keep up with my five-year-old and I can outrun my older son."
"The biggest change in my life has been my confidence. I don't even think about my weight now. I feel good every day."
Stephen, 33 & Zohar, 38
"We enjoy being active. It was just so much harder when we were heavier. The activity that we do now is so much fun."
"I really don't feel like I would be here now... had I not had surgery."
"I've kept a very healthy weight and I'm very proud of that. And I've maintained it."
"This surgery was a tool to help me get started on the right path to weight loss. It helped me lose enough weight to move, to walk, and to exercise."
"The weight loss is one thing, but to get rid of the diabetes and all other associated illnesses that go with the diabetes, that is number one for me."
"Surgery definitely worked for me. I feel better. I'm happier. I don't regret my decision at all. I think it was a hard ride, but a well-worth-it ride."