Bariatric Surgery Testimonial: Margarita

Margarita after surgery

Margarita before surgery

For many people who struggle with obesity, dieting and exercise alone are not enough to lose and maintain substantial weight loss to improve their health. For some, bariatric surgery, in addition to lifestyle changes, may be the holistic approach to achieving and maintaining great health. 

About 800 central Illinoisans have undergone bariatric surgery through Memorial Medical Center’s Bariatric Services program, all with the intended goal of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight. 

One such success story is Margarita, who lost more than 140 pounds, saw her diabetes disappear practically overnight and has gone on to participate in multiple 5K runs and a biathlon. And now, she’s training for her first half-marathon! 

Read her story in her own words below. (Click here to enlarge.)


Read more about Margarita’s health journey since undergoing bariatric surgery here and here.