Patient Testimonials

  • Elizabeth LatortueElizabeth Latortue
    My weight affected every part of my life. I was too tired to run and play with my two young children. At the movies I had to choose a theater with seats that had adjustable arms. On airplanes, I had to ask for a seat belt extender and no one wanted to sit next to me. Even visiting my kids’ schools was a challenge because I couldn’t fit in the desks.
    Kristi ParkerKristi Parker
    My early 20s were spent battling eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. Then, after my second daughter was born, my metabolism changed and it was a lot harder to shed the weight. I hated having my picture taken until I realized I was taking myself out of my kids’ memories.
    Steve ScholarSteve Scholar
    Being 420 pounds dictated everything in my life. I wore the same pair of size-60 dress pants to work every day and arrived early to meetings so I could scope out where to sit. It was so embarrassing. I was suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. When my knee went out, my doctor refused to do knee replacement surgery.
    Dexter ScottDexter Scott
    At 6-feet-5-inches tall, I’ve been a big guy all my life; but when I hit 451 pounds, all those years of overeating began to take a toll. I was on a lot of medications and I had two back surgeries and two knee replacements. When it looked like one knee had to be replaced again, my doctor got serious.