After having to resign from firefighting due to his weight, Beau decided it was time to make a change and that bariatric surgery at Penn Medicine was the way to do it.
Since Chiara's sleeve gastrectomy, she has gone from being obese to completing triathlons.
With a sleeve gastrectomy, Chris has gotten a second wind.
For Penn pathologist, Dr. Bruce Sachais, will power and knowledge weren't enough for him to lose weight the traditional way.
Erika was tired of always feeling physically and emotionally drained. One day she decided it was time to make a change with bariatric surgery at Penn.
After weight-loss surgery, Fred has lost 153 pounds and was able to get back to a fit and active lifestyle.
Through weight-loss surgery, Gerry lost 120 pounds and was able to get off diabetes, cholesterol and acid reflux medications for good.
Jackie talks about how bariatric surgery helped her lose almost 150 pounds and cross things off of her bucket list.
With Penn Bariatrics, Karletta lost 130 pounds and no longer has diabetes, sleep apnea or osteoarthritis pain.
Kathryn shares how much better she felt as a mom and how much easier pregnancy was after bariatric surgery.
Medical weight management helped Lou live more actively and find more enjoyment in life.
With Penn and her running shoes, Michelle lost 100+ pounds and improved her lupus symptoms.
Air force veteran, Raymond, shares how losing 90 pounds with gastric sleeve surgery helped turn his life around.
Shawn explains why he chose to have bariatric surgery at Penn and gives advice to others.
Susan combatted her osteoarthritis with a roux-en-Y gastric bypass.
Susanne, a young nurse, discusses her lifelong struggle with weight and the decision she made to have bariatric surgery.
With bariatric surgery, Tonia said good-bye to asthma and congestive heart failure.
With bariatric surgery, Tre lost 200 pounds and feels like he is now a better father and husband.
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