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Why Weight Loss Surgery
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Patient Testimonials & Bariatric Surgery Success Stories

JoAnn Hussey
Nicole Trembley JoAnn Hussey: FirstHealth Bariatric patient
JoAnn received the gastric sleeve less than two years ago from FirstHealth. Since her surgery, JoAnn has gone from a size 20 to a size 8, and she feels great. JoAnn has so much more energy and enjoys being able to exercise. JoAnn is so thankful for the support of FirstHealth, her physicians, dietitians and the staff at the FirstHealth Center for Health & Fitness. Having this procedure changed her life.

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   FirstHealth Gastric Sleeve patient - JoAnn Hussey

 


Nicole Trembley
Nicole Trembley Nicole Trembley: Bariatric Surgery Patient
The first time Nicole Trembley considered weight-loss surgery, she decided she wasn’t quite ready for it. Young, married, working and going to school full time, the then-21-year-old Trembley found the prospect of bariatric evaluation, preparation, surgery and follow-up more than a little intimidating. Read More...

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   Why did you decide to have bariatric surgery?
   What was life like when you were morbidly obese?
   What are some things you are able to do now that you were not able to do before surgery?
   How has your health improved?
   What would you tell someone considering weight-loss surgery?
   How was your experience with the FirstHealth Bariatric Center?

 

Brittany Creese
Brittany  
Just three months ago, Brittany had gastric sleeve surgery and has already lost 60 pounds. A 24-year old emergency room nurse with polycystic ovarian syndrome, Brittany had a hard losing weight because of the disease. In addition she was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure. Today, Brittany no longer has diabetes (she came off her diabetes medicine the day of surgery), her blood pressure is down and she has a whole new outlook on life. Her primary care physician is extremely happy with her results and continued progress. Brittany has made plans to go sky diving this summer and recently ran her first 5K.

 

 

Jackie Welder
Jackie  
Jackie Welder felt that gastric sleeve was the best surgical weight-loss option for her. She says being morbidly obese has to be one of the worst feelings in the world and that bariatric surgery was her lifesaver. Jackie recalls sitting on the sidelines and watching her family enjoy various activities. Now she can take part in these activities, too. She enjoys running and plans to participate in an upcoming marathon and go with her family to Carowinds. She says her family is extremely supportive of her weight-loss lifestyle and has even incorporated her new diet into their own lives.

 

 

 
Linda Beck
Linda beck Linda beck
Videos
   Why did you decide to have bariatric surgery?
   What was life like when you were morbidly obese?
   What are some things you are able to do now that you were not able to do before surgery?
   How has your health improved?
   What would you tell someone considering weight-loss surgery?
   How was your experience with the FirstHealth Bariatric Center?
   Would you recommend the FirstHealh Bariatric Center?

 

  Juanita Arnold
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Videos
   Why did you decide to have bariatric surgery?
   What was life like when you were morbidly obese?
   What are some things you are able to do now that you were not able to do before surgery?
   How has your health improved?
   What would you tell someone considering weight-loss surgery?
   How was your experience with the FirstHealth Bariatric Center?
   Would you recommend the FirstHealh Bariatric Center?
   What did you like most about your experience at FirstHealth?

 

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