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Jennifer Nizzi

Surgery Date: April 2015
Starting Weight: 239 lbs.
Current Weight: 177 lbs.

After trying diets her entire life and always gaining the weight back, Jennifer chose weight loss surgery. She says: “It was the best decision I’ve ever made for myself and my family!”


What made you decide to have weight loss surgery? My weight was at an all time high and I was completely unhappy.

How long did it take for you to decide to have weight loss surgery?  Did anyone either encourage or discourage you? My friend confided in me that she was considering surgery. She encouraged me to go to an informational class and I was so impressed with the IWLS team that I started the process right away!

What kinds of things are you able to do now that before the surgery were difficult or impossible? Everything! The most important thing is that I have my confidence back. For a while I just felt so bad about myself that I didn’t want to leave the house, even to see my family and friends. Now I am up for anything! I am so much more active now, because I have so much more energy!

Besides the external changes you have experienced, how has surgery altered your outlook on life? I feel happy again. I’m confident and feel good about my weight.

What would you say about Dr. Eibes and his team? They are all great! I was informed about everything involved with the
surgery and frankly, the surgical team at the hospital was the best I have ever seen!

What would you tell someone who says weight loss surgery is a “quick fix” or is “cheating”? I wouldn’t say that it is a quick fix. The surgery just made my stomach smaller. I still have to choose what I eat every day and my level of activity. I make the choice every day to eat and drink what is best for me. I have tried diets my entire life and have always gained back the weight. This was the best decision I have
ever made for myself and my family.

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