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Gastric Bypass
339 lbs. 212 lbs.
October, 2011 - 339 lbs. December, 2012 - 212 lbs.


Gastric Bypass
264 lbs. 142 lbs.
June, 2009 - 264 lbs. Sept, 2010 - 142 lbs.

Mark R.

Gastric Bypass
328 lbs. 226 lbs.
Nov, 2008 - 382 lbs. Nov, 2009 - 226 lbs.

Joe P.

381 lbs. 215 lbs
Oct, 2008 - 381 lbs. Nov, 2009 - 215 lbs.

Kevin W.

September 2008 - 370 lbs. September 2009 - 230 lbs.



With the Lap Band procedure, Angela went from 219 lbs. to 131 lbs. in 2 years!


With the Lap Band procedure, Brittany went from 251 lbs. to 179 lbs. in 1 year!




St. Clair Support Group

Patients from the St. Clair Support Group.  9 women with a collective weight loss of 1,067 lbs.  Their surgery dates vary; between 3 months ago and 4 years ago.
Congratulations ladies, keep up the great work!!


From 258 lbs to 128 lbs in 8 months!

Melisa B.

Benefit of Surgery: Resolution of Comorbidities

Before: 311 lbs, BMI=53

After: 1 year later (BMI=26 )

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Chris C.

Benefit of Surgery: Significant, Durable Weight Loss

Lost 150 lbs.
Maintaining that weight loss after 3 years



Before: BMI=55



After: At six months post-op -110 lbs.



After: Current BMI=25

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Benefit of Surgery: Significant Weight Loss



Before: BMI=42




After: 1 year, BMI=24

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Margaret C.

Lost over 100 lbs at one year post-surgery.






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Nicole H.

Lost over 100 lbs.







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Benefit of Surgery: Significant Weight Loss






After: - 100 lbs at 1 year



- 140 lbs at 2 years

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Erik M.



Before: Weight=540 lbs.




After: At 15 months post-op– 240 lbs

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Joel, Glenn, and Virginia


Joel and Glenn Before

Before: Joel was 445 lbs. and Glen was 346 lbs

Virginia Before

Before losting > 100 lbs

Virginia, Joel,  and Glenn After

After: Hundreds of lbs lost



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Chuck Before

Before: pre-op weight was 518

Chuck 8 months after

8 Months After: 318 lbs

18 Months After

18 Months After: 225 lbs

Chuck After

After: 300 lbs of weight lost in 2 years


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Joanie Before


Before: ~300 lbs.

Joanie After

After: Standing with Dr. Felix

Joanie After

After: Lost over 180 lbs.

Kurt S

December 2007, 284 lbs.

May 2008, 214 lbs.

David and Karen F.

Before: Husband & Wife, Jan 2008
337 Lbs. & 255 Lbs.

After: Aug 2008
249 Lbs. & 205 Lbs.

David M.:

Sept., 2007  360lbs.

Oct.8, 2008  210lbs.


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When you asked for a picture of me doing something that I can do now that I could not do prior to my surgery, I thought about it long and hard for several days. I thought I can send you a pic of me on the treadmill, playing freeze tag with my kids, going down the slide or across the monkey bars, I could even send you a pic of me tying my shoes. I thought about taking a picture of my shadow, the one thing I use to hide from. I hated my shadowit looked like a huge marshmallow with arms BUT now I love my shadow; I jump at the chance to chase it. But, the biggest change in my life is one that is hard to capture in pictures.
Prior to my surgery I had so many medical issues like gout, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, severe sleep apnea, Meniere's, arthritis throughout my spine, gull and kidney stones and I was just plain miserable. I remember lying awake at night fantasizing about what would make me happy againa big house, winning the lottery, a fancy car or maybe moving out of the state or even the countrysurely those things would make me happy. All the pain and discomfort and the sadness masked the fact that I had so much to be happy for because I have always had love in my life but I could not see it; I even think I stopped feeling it for a long while. I would smile at my loved ones and occasionally I would laugh too but it was more mechanical than anything else. It broke my heart the day my youngest son told his teacher that I never laugh. I thought he had to be wrong; surely I laugh but you know kidsthey are not easily fooled. I think Jayson knew that I wasn't feeling what you should feel when you are laughing or smiling.
Finally I made the decision to go with the gastric bypass surgery and I can tell you, with each day of recovery after the bypass I began to feel again; I was crawling out of a depression that I did not even know I was in. Before I knew it I was even laughing and smiling and I was truly feeling it. I am off the c-pap machine and all of the medicine I was on and the nights of fantasizing about what would make me happy were replaced by happy memories of the day's events and making plans for the following day. My happy memories are now of silly little moments like playing with the kids, dancing with my daughter, walking the dogs and laughing at random things my loved ones do. The plans I make for the future make me giddy; these aren't huge plans of travel or spending moneythese plans are bigger than that, they are of living my lifebaking cookies, coloring with my kids, playing freeze tag, and walking my dogs.
You see Cindy, the biggest thing this surgery did for me was to allow me to smile at my lifeand truly mean it. SoI am sending you a picture of me smiling.

- Lora

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