Patient Stories

Bruce Ure

Bruce Ure

“That first information session created my path to change and a life free from high blood pressure medication. Since surgery, I’ve stopped wishing I was someone else and have started being who I really am.”

– Bruce Ure, 122 pounds lost in 10 months

Chelsie Ober

Chelsie Ober

“I’ve always wanted to have the self-confidence to sit in an airplane seat without a belt extender. I did just that by going on a mission trip to Haiti all by myself to help those in need. As an added bonus, I am much healthier overall and no longer have hypertension or diabetes.”

– Chelsie Ober, 151 pounds lost since 2012 and still going

Cindy and Kerry Harner

Cindy & Kerry Harner

“Surgery not only helped eliminate all of our health problems, it gave us our lives back. Between his love for photography, which requires much more mobility than he had before, and my adoration of horseback riding, we were both able to get back to doing the things we love most!”

– Cindy Harner (October 2012 surgery) with husband Kerry (May 2014 surgery), 285 combined pounds lost

Ivan Ortiz

Ivan Ortiz

“I woke up one day and took a look at my little boy and told myself I needed to be here for him as he’s growing up. That’s when I decided weight-loss surgery was right for me.”  

– Ivan Ortiz, 117 pounds lost in 6 months, and still losing weight

Sue Wenrich

Sue Wenrich

“As co-owner of a small line-painting business, I needed to be able to keep up with my husband out on the job. After surgery, I’ve eliminated my sleep apnea and high blood pressure and have a better appearance and more mobility. The best part is I’m now the person I was meant to be.”

– Sue Wenrich, 119 pounds lost in 11 months