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Success Stories

Squashing the Stigma of Weight Loss Surgery

Many people think that weight loss surgery patients all weigh in excess of 600 pounds and have been house bound for years. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Most of our patients weigh between 300-350 lbs, although we have certainly helped people who were much heavier as well. Our patients come from every walk of life, every socioeconomic level, and they range from 18-65 years of age. The one thing they do all have in common is that they have finally had enough.

  • They’re tired of being overweight.
  • They’ve diligently tried every diet under the sun but they just don’t make a big enough difference.
  • They’re frightened by the other health issues that their weight is forcing upon them.
  • They’ve had it with not being able to participate in family activities.
  • They’re sick of how other people treat them and they’re ready to take action.


Our patients are not lazy, uneducated, or lacking in will power. They’re simply stuck and to move forward, they have to make a bold decision and finally take control of their body and their life.


Watch the video below featuring Jon Hardersen, PA-C, talking about our "typical" weight loss patients.

*Individual results may vary. Results are not guaranteed.

Patient Stories

Now, we’d like you to meet some of these brave men and women and hear their stories. You’ll be inspired by them.  You’ll be proud for them.  And you may find that you’re just like some of them.


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