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.

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Transcript: Deciding on surgery

This is a decision about you and not what other people think of you and what other people are going to say about it. I had a lot of people that were very wary just on the fact it was a surgery but they didn’t know the facts behind it. I had done my research and I was very confident in my surgeon. I love my surgeon. This was for me and it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. So nothing that I say can affect what someone’s going to do or other people’s opinions. You have to figure out if it’s what you truly want because it’s more mental change than anything else.