PATIENT STORY

‘It’s so incredible’

Robilynn Anders-Sterk is a poster child for weight-loss surgery—and she's helping others who want longer, healthier lives.

April 21, 2017 8
PATIENT STORY

‘It’s done wonders for me’

Mike Bowman had been a virtual shut-in—until weight-loss surgery gave him back his life.

March 27, 2017 11

Severe obesity linked to heart failure

Study sees connection between the two even without other conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

September 20, 2016 0
PATIENT STORY

‘I was totally blindsided’

After cardiac arrest at age 25 and heart failure at age 31, Rick Eding is waiting patiently for the transplant that could save his life.

September 9, 2016 3

Don’t get down about ‘Biggest Loser’ study

Yes, the body rebels against extreme weight loss, but don't give up! Experts offer suggestions for how to keep the pounds off in the long term.

May 10, 2016 4

After bariatric surgery, behavior determines success

A patient's commitment to lifestyle changes and continued follow-up are key to achieving best results.

August 20, 2015 0

Weight-loss surgery to control incontinence

If pounds stayed off, bladder control improvement was seen years later.

July 6, 2015 0

Lifts, tucks often follow weight-loss surgery

Weight-loss surgeries in the United States lead to greater demand for cosmetic surgery.

June 6, 2015 0

One size doesn’t fit all

Weight-loss breakthroughs help, but they’re not the ultimate long-term solution to obesity.

January 22, 2015 1

‘The results are amazing’

Bariatric surgery drastically cuts risk of developing type 2 diabetes, study finds.

January 20, 2015 0

Weight-loss surgery might just save your life

Researchers find patients who have surgery are half as likely to die a decade after procedure.

January 14, 2015 1

Obesity basics: 9 facts that could change your life

Knowledge is power when it comes to your weight and your health.

January 7, 2015 1