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: Finding acceptance

I wish someone would have told me this, that at 326 pounds, that you still had the right to forgive yourself for the beliefs that you had that you were different and not okay.  Don’t get (bariatric surgery) and then you’ll feel like you’re going to be okay, feel okay and then get it and you’ll even feel better.