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: Eating to live

My life changed in a way that I eat to live, and not live to eat. Even though I still love food, it’s something I do because I need to. I’m more conscious of the choices that I make. Hungry feels different post-op than it did pre-op.  It’s not as intense and it doesn’t take very much food. I can take maybe two or three bites and the hunger feeling goes away. I do really well with just about any type of food. But I have to let other people around me know, especially going out to a restaurant. I get a frequent question from waitresses, “Is your food okay”? The answer is--most of the time--yes, but they are just surprised by the small amounts that I eat.