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Patient Stories

  • David Leach

    11/16/2015

    David Leach has lost nearly half his body weight since weight loss surgery. His journey is not over, but he's made incredible progress. He's grateful for the encouragement he got from others and wants to offer the same. Sometimes, David says, payback is a good thing.

  • Paula Darby

    10/28/2014

    For Paula Darby exercising and trying every diet in the book didn't work. After a recommendation from her doctor, Paula decided to turn to gastric bypass surgery. Paula's procedure was performed by Dr. Timothy Hipp, who used the da Vinci Robotic System for portions of the surgery.

  • Jarett Thomas

    12/17/2013

    Jarrett Thomas is among many weight loss surgery patients opting for a procedure called laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Jarrett's procedure was performed by Dr. Timothy Hipp, who used the da Vinci

  • Drew Bell – Part Five

    04/04/2013

    Drew Bell is doing something most weight loss surgery patients would probably not consider. He agreed to let us follow his story from surgery until he reaches his goal. Drew agreed to video reports of his progress and promises to share everything - the positive moments and the setbacks he encounters. Drew is a special young man, and he is on his way

  • Drew Bell – Part Four

    10/04/2012

    Drew Bell is doing something most weight loss surgery patients would probably not consider. He agreed to let us follow his story from surgery until he reaches his goal. Drew agreed to video reports of his progress and promises to share everything - the positive moments and the setbacks he encounters. Drew is a special young man, and he is on his way.

  • Jill Johnson

    09/27/2012

    Many people who meet Jill Johnson today would assume she's always been a health-conscious woman. She looks beautiful, vibrant and active. But Jill's life used to be anything but active and healthy. That was before she made the decision to have weight loss surgery.

  • Drew Bell - Part Three

    09/26/2012

    Drew Bell is doing something most weight loss surgery patients would probably not consider. He agreed to let us follow his story from surgery until he reaches his goal. Drew agreed to video reports of his progress and promises to share everything - the positive moments and the setbacks he encounters. Drew is a special young man, and he is on his way.

  • Drew Bell - Part Two

    09/23/2012

    Drew Bell is doing something most weight loss surgery patients would probably not consider. He agreed to let us follow his story from surgery until he reaches his goal. Drew agreed to video reports of his progress and promises to share everything - the positive moments and the setbacks he encounters. Drew is a special young man, and he is on his way.

  • Drew Bell's Story Begins

    09/21/2012

    Drew Bell is doing something most weight loss surgery patients would probably not consider. He agreed to let us follow his story from surgery until he reaches his goal. Drew agreed to video reports of his progress and promises to share everything - the positive moments and the setbacks he encounters. Drew is a special young man, and he is on his way.

  • Anetra Dexter

    09/16/2012

    If you meet Anetra Dexter today, you will never guess she ever had a problem with her weight and her health. She did, but she doesn't anymore. Anetra has her health and her life back.

  • Judibeth Taylor

    09/16/2012

    For Judibeth Taylor, weight loss surgery was not about how she looked. She knew she had to do something to keep from losing time with her husband, children and grandchildren. Her weight threatened what matters most to her. Family

  • Robert Lee

    09/16/2012

    Robert Lee had sleep apnea, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and increasing joint pain. He figured his body was trying to tell him something. Robert listened. Following successful weight loss surgery, he's very glad he did.