Bariatric Surgery Testimonial: Michael

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 Michael, who lost more than 135 pounds and has seen many health benefits after her surgery. Read her story in her own words:

Michael before December 2009
After surgery | Michael now