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 Yvette, who has lost nearly 120 pounds since her surgery in 2012.
Tired of watching life pass her by, Yvette turned to Memorial Bariatric Services to lose weight and become healthy again. Since surgery, Yvette is no longer a diabetic and is not on any medicines. Her cholesterol has returned to normal levels and she has more energy.
Yvette says, “[This was] the BEST decision I have ever made – I love me again! I am truly happy and healthy.”
Read her story in her own words below.
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