• Angela .

    Thank you all for giving my family and me our lives back.

  • Carrissa Clark

    I don't really know how or where to begin, but when in doubt, always start at the beginning. I suppose that I have been overweight my whole life.

  • Brian .

    This story started many, many years ago. Like most obese people, I had struggled with the attempt to manage my weight for most of my life.

  • Billie Ann

    You are walking a quiet path through a beautiful park. Something glimmers ahead of you. As you reach it, you look down and there in the rocks is a single antique key.

  • Patty Fredericks

    bariatric , swedish


    Patty Fredericks is no longer hiding behind the struggles of weight loss after turning 50 this past year she decided it was time to do something. “I want to tell people to come out of hiding. I did and it’s the best choice I’ve ever made in my life” explains Fredericks. After years of spending money on diets and trainers, nothing seemed to work.

  • Jane Ginsberg

    bariatric , psl


    Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center patient, Jane, talks about the weight loss surgery program and her transformation.

  • Chad's Bariatric Success Story

    bariatric , northsuburban


    "I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life. I could lose a little weight by I always gained it back. I felt my weight was robbing me of the life I used to have. My health became affected by my weight and I had high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, difficulty sleeping and lack of energy."

  • Shelli's Bariatric Success Story

    bariatric , skyridge


    "I decided to talk to a doctor about the procedure so I continued to research until I came across Dr. Chae. He had the most experience in sleeves and I couldn’t find any negative reviews. I went in for my consultation in October and it was a whirlwind from there."

  • Kendra's Bariatric Success Story

    bariatric , rosemed


    "I have struggled with weight all my life. I went through years of ups and downs of extreme dieting and exercise, and it got to the point where I felt frustrated and had basically given up on weight loss success. When I finally reached about 280 pounds, I knew I needed something permanent and effective."