Memorial Bariatric Services Patient Stories
In Their Own Words
Reading about patients' experiences with bariatric surgery in their own words can oftentimes be more meaningful to someone considering surgery as a weight loss option. Use the link below to visit our blog and read testimonials from patients in their own words. Plus, see their amazing before and after photos!
Patient Stories on LiveWellMagazine.org
Running Toward the Future
Cassie Pollard's weight steadily increased into her 30s. Fearing diabetes and other health complications, she underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery in 2005. She now enjoys a healthy, active life and is an accomplished runner.
Read more about Cassie Pollard.
A Journey to Good Health
Marc Brown struggled with his weight for much of his life. After undergoing the LAP-BAND procedure in 2008, Marc regained his health and reached a healthy weight.
Read more about Marc Brown.
An Advocate for the Multidisciplinary Approach
The toughest challenge for Ginny Fahs on her weight loss journey was beating cancer. In 2005, she had begun working with her insurance company to start the approval process for bariatric surgery. Ginny worked with her primary care physician to meet the requirements to have the surgery in 2009. Today she is happier, more outgoing and enjoying life.
Read more about Ginny Fahs.
The Thrill of Improved Health
No matter which diet plan Linda Marr tried, the weight always came back. Linda followed the program the Memorial Bariatric Services team outlined for her, which involved undergoing bariatric surgery in August 2012 and changing her mindset about eating and exercise. Now her self-esteem is back, she's not ashamed of how she looks and she's enjoying exercising with her daughter.
Read more about Linda Marr.
A Patient's New Life
Margarita Martin was tired of excess weight wreaking havoc on her health and underwent a gastric bypass procedure through Memorial's Bariatric Services Program. Now she participates in 5K fun runs, biathlons and even completed a half marathon.
Read more about Margarita Martin.