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: Realistic expectations

Well, my expectations were pretty much clear. I did a lot of research, beforehand, the dos (and) the don’ts. You know what people are going through. I looked up all that. So my expectation was I was happy if I lost 100 pounds. You know I’m the type of person where if I look for the worst and its better then it’s all good. So I pretty much did the research, understood the things you’re going to be going through--emotionally and mentally--dealing with this surgery. So I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.