Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery | Patient Stories
Kim and Arnie EspinozaBariatric Surgery, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto
"I wanted to be a better mom – a better example for my kids and just live longer for them... I went from a size 22 to a size 2 and surpassed any expectation of what I thought I could do."
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Abe LeeBariatric Surgery, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
“The day after [bariatric] surgery my blood sugar had already dropped to a normal range without insulin. It was like a switch turned on, and it never went up again.” - Abe Lee, underwent bariatric surgery at age 39 to control type 2 diabetes
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Sury MaturiHMR Weight Management Program, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
"I knew this was my last chance, so I was really motivated to succeed... I'm now only taking a third of the medication, and my diabetes is well-managed. It's a liberating feeling. I cannot thank PAMF’s HMR staff enough for their vast knowledge, constant encouragement and being ever ready to help me improve my life."
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Aimee PriceBariatric Surgery, Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Millbrae
"I feel that I finally feel and look how I’ve always felt inside."
Aimee Price had tried to diet, but weight loss surgery was the tool that worked. She lost 100 pounds and is confident she can keep it off with the support of Mills-Peninsula.
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Elva ValasekSutter Options for Success, Roseville
"The first night Debbie [the dietician] said something that really spoke to me: 'If you are here for me to tell you how to diet, this class is not for you. I'm going to teach you how to choose and prepare meals that will aid in your weight loss success.'"
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Marcia WhitakerBariatric Surgery, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
“I have friends who haven’t seen me for a year who literally stand next to me and don’t recognize me.” - Marcia Whitaker (underwent bariatric surgery at age 61).
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