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bariatric surgery

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‘Everything was kind of junk’

Bariatric buddies lose more than 230 pounds between them.

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‘I don’t want to go back’

Jalyn Phelps struggled with weight issues for years. Bariatric surgery helped her build an active, new lifestyle.

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‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Patient Story

Losing the old you

The result of Phill Carr's bariatric surgery has been so dramatic, old friends greet him with one question: "Who are you again?"

Patient Story

Forging a future

Bariatric surgery gave a Michigan couple the edge they needed to shed pounds. But the real progress came when they confronted their lifelong emotional burdens.

Patient Story

‘Just short of a miracle’

When Michael Travis suffered a sudden heart problem, quick action—and the instant availability of an AED unit—made all the difference.

Patient Story

Heart on the line

After bariatric surgery, Jaclyn Folkema is finally able to run, swim and play with her 9-year-old daughter.

The long game

Weight-loss surgery is a game changer for many, but diet and lifestyle are the major factors in long-term success.

The downside to yo-yo diets

Losing and regaining weight isn’t just demoralizing, it’s dangerous. There are better options for you.

A glorious triumph

Dale Coil's unwavering commitment to physical therapy and healthier living led him to shed more than 300 pounds—and gave him his first pain-free morning in years.

Patient Story

‘So much better’

ReShape's balloons and one-on-one coaching help a swim instructor enter retirement in great shape.

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‘I love me’

Bariatric surgery set Tonya Woods on the right path. A personal trainer, a high-tech gym and an indomitable attitude helped her stick to that path.

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