Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgeries help thousands of men and women achieve long-term weight loss to cure obesity.
Weight-Loss Surgery Stories for Orange Coast Memorial
Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Janet Pieson was taking insulin and the maximum doses of two medications in an effort to control her type 2 diabetes.
"Before bariatric surgery, I was diabetic and had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and constant pain."
"I've learned how to eat better and wanted to do this for myself to avoid the risk of diabetes, which runs in my family."
"My journey has been amazing. Seven months after my surgery I was able to complete a 26 mile bike marathon with my sons and I felt great!"