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You are not alone in your struggle with weight loss. These patients also struggled until they made the decision to have weight loss surgery. Read their success stories and how they are now living a happier, healthier life.

Adam Grant

My mother was on dialysis for five years. She had kidney disease and needed a new kidney. I was not a candidate for surgery because of my high body mass index (BMI).

Weight Lost: 168 lbs     Surgery Type: Gastric Bypass

Comorbidity Resolutions: No pre-op comorbidities but became eligible to be a kidney donor

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Kim Livingston

I teach second grade, and you have to be able to move and keep up with the children. I would be struggling to walk down the hall. I hurt all the time.

Weight Lost: 185 lbs     Surgery Type: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Comorbidity Resolutions: Hypertension improved; medications cut in half

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Teresa McAlister

My feet, knees, back, hips – everything hurt all the time. My main focus was just going to work, sitting at my desk all day, coming home and sitting in my chair the rest of the evening.

Weight Lost: 119 lbs     Surgery Type: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Comorbidity Resolutions: Lowered high cholesterol

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Marsha Smith

I could hardly walk, and my legs and back were giving me fits. There were times I could barely make it through the grocery store.

Weight Lost: 170 lbs     Surgery Type: Gastric Bypass

Comorbidity Resolutions: Resolved sleep apnea, hypertension, type 2 diabetes

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Bobby Robinson

I didn't like what I had become. I would look in the mirror and think "Boy, you look just terrible."

Weight Lost: 98 lbs          Surgery Type: Gastric Bypass

Comorbidity Resolutions: Resolved diabetes and lipids; discontinued three medications

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Rita Talley

I had high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and was at the point of having knee replacement surgery. I just wanted to be healthier.

Weight Lost: 124 lbs          Surgery Type: Gastric Bypass

Comorbidity Resolutions: Resolved high blood pressure, obstructive sleep apnea, venous stasis disease, GERD, lower back pain; improved lipid levels and degenerative disk disease and discontinued 7 out of 10 medications

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David Spivey

I took an online survey that tells you your life expectancy. It said I would be dead by 51. I was in my early thirties.

Weight Lost: 116 lbs          Surgery Type: Lap Band

Comorbidity Resolutions: 83 percent excess weight loss and resolved obstructive sleep apnea, lipids and GERD

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