Jeremy
Procedure: Adjustable Gastric Band

“Before I had my weight loss surgery, I had diabetes, high blood pressure and terrible joint pain. Now my diabetes is gone, my blood pressure’s okay, and it doesn’t hurt to get out of bed in the morning. I’ve lost 115 pounds so far, and I can run again. I’m up to 5 miles, and I’m beginning to train for a marathon.”

Viviann
Procedure: Adjustable Gastric Band

“I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and back and knee pain. They’re all gone now. But the real reason I had the surgery was because I wanted to live to see my grandkids.” She holds a special place in her heart for Methodist Healthcare. “I feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life. I wouldn’t recommend having this surgery anywhere else.”

Tina
Procedure: Adjustable Gastric Band

It takes a lot of energy to keep up with an active 13-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter. Before her weight loss surgery, Tina simply didn’t have it. “I was tired all the time. I’d get out of bed in the morning and my feet would hurt.” Tina was hurting emotionally as well. “I didn’t like who I had become, I felt like I was in someone else’s body.” After her surgery, however, that all changed. “I’m a real ‘baseball mom’ now. I feel like I’m a better parent and a better wife.” And her feelings about Methodist Healthcare? “My doctor and nurses have been so supportive. It’s like you’re family. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

John
Procedure: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

John has two wonderful kids but his weight was limiting his ability to play with them. “I was on the floor, trying to roll a ball to my son, but I couldn’t because it hurt too much. Plus, I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. I knew I didn’t want to go on this way.” John chose Methodist Healthcare for his weight loss surgery and has seen his life turn completely around. “I reached my goal weight, I’m running again and I’ve worked up to 10Ks. I have even changed my restaurant’s menu from heavy Italian to healthier Caribbean, with lots of grilled fish and chicken, plus fruit-infused salsas. I weigh now what I weighed when I was 16. And now I’ve got lots of energy to play with my kids.”

 

 

Martha
Procedure: Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass

Ask Martha and she’ll tell you that the great thing about her bariatric surgery was not how much she lost but rather how much she gained. “I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, and back and knee pain. They’re all gone now and I don’t have to take all those medications. But the real reason I had the surgery was because I wanted to live to see my grandkids.” Martha is a proud grandmother, and her grandson is the most precious thing in her life. She also holds a special place in her heart for Methodist Healthcare. “It’s like a miracle. I feel like I’ve been given a new lease on life. I wouldn’t recommend having this surgery anywhere else.”