Patients at the Center for Bariatric Surgery and Weight-Loss Management have had tremendous success with weight-loss surgery. Explore the stories below to learn how bariatric surgery has changed our patients' lives.

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A New Outlook on Life

From diets to diet pills to hypnosis and support groups, Carisa Friedman's weight would go up and down, and so did her frustration. Learn how Valley's bariatric surgery team helped Carisa put a stop to years of riding the weight-loss rollercoaster.

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Losing Weight Together

Donna & Bill Gundlach

Donna and Bill Gundlach have always enjoyed doing things as a couple - even having bariatric surgery. With a total weight loss of 135 pounds, they're now living healthier, happier lives.

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A Life in Motion

Christine Pietroburgo

For 15 years, Christine Pietroburgo struggled with losing weight. As her 30s came to a close, she knew it was time to reclaim her life, starting with weight-loss surgery. 

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A Family Affair

Albert, Kenneth and Jose Verona

Losing weight and staying healthy is a family affair for Albert, Kenneth and Jose Verona, all of whom have undergone weight-loss surgery at Valley.

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Reclaiming Confidence

Shirley Fischer

Issues with her weight caused Shirley Fischer to become insecure and lose her confidence, but thanks to the support of Valley's bariatric surgery team, she's happier and healthier than ever before.

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Turning His Life Around

Brian Peters’ life was out of control. He knew something needed to be done and, through the help of Valley Medical Group’s Melissa Bagloo, MD, he was able to get his life back on track in ways too numerous to mention. 

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