Bariatric Surgery Testimonial: Jason

Posted by | Posted in Bariatric Patient Stories, Bariatrics | Posted on 10-25-2013

Jason before surgery

Jason before surgery

Jason after surgery

Jason after 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 Centerā€™sĀ Bariatric ServicesĀ program, all with the intended goalĀ of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight.

One such success story is Jason, who has lostĀ 230 pounds sinceĀ his surgeryĀ in 2010.

Tired of being a burden to his family andĀ longing to have his hip replaced, JasonĀ turned to Memorial BariatricĀ ServicesĀ to lose weight and become healthy again. Since surgery, Jason no longer has swelling in his legs and ankles, can perform strenuous activities without becoming short of breath and has less joint pain.Ā Ā He has since been able to take his family on vacation and has joined the local fire department.

JasonĀ says, ā€œThanks to the Memorial Bariatric team, I am finally able to enjoy my life. The team saved my life and I can’t thank them enough!ā€

Read his story in his own words below.

(Or click here to enlargeĀ Jason’s Testimonial.)

Jason, Greenville

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