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Anissa: 141 lbs Weight Loss

I was 41 years old, 329 pounds and getting closer to death every day. I suffered from hypertension, GERD, edema, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, joint pain, shortness of breath, chest pain and bouts of depression that would have me lying in bed for weeks. [Read more]

After Gastric Bypass, Stay Alcohol Free

After a bariatric procedure like gastric bypass surgery, drinking alcohol is a poor decision. [Read more]

Recipe Tips Following Gastric Bypass

With careful meal planning and by following some key guidelines, you can properly nourish yourself while losing weight and recovering from your surgery. [Read more]

Limit your Menu to Lose Weight

New research suggests that gastric weight loss surgery patients may have more success losing weight by limiting their food choices. [Read more]

Gastric Bypass Improves Hopes of Conception

Almost all women experienced relief from other PCOS symptoms such as irregular periods, and hirsutism after undergoing gastric bypass surgery. [Read more]

Top 5 Questions to Ask your Surgeon about Gastric Bypass Surgery

Follow the lead of other bariatric patients and talk to your doctor about any confusion you have, here are five questions to ask your surgeon to help get the dialogue going!

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How to Begin Exercising After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Exercise is an important companion to successful weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or Lap-band surgery. [Read more]

Christy: 151 lbs Weight Loss

Before surgery I was 298 lbs. I’m only 5’4″ so that was a lot of weight to carry around. I was extremely inactive. I didn’t have the energy or motivation to do anything. I was living on the sidelines. I had asthma, my back and knees hurt, my blood pressure was steadily going up and I was being treated for depression. My 7-year-old son was missing out because I just couldn’t get around to do anything with him. My relationship with my husband was in turmoil. He was unhappy with the way I looked and so was I. I wanted to be the fun active mom and wife my family needed me to be. [Read more]

Jessie: 150 lbs Weight Loss

Hello, my name is Jessie. I’m 26 years old and spent the majority of my life overweight and unhappy with myself. I was a borderline diabetic with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. When I was 24 I got pregnant with my daughter Lillian. I wasn’t supposed to be able to have children and at 305lbs I wasn’t at a safe weight to carry her. She was born 14 weeks premature because of my PCOS and my weight. We spent 3 months in the hospital with her not sure if she was going to survive. Thankfully she did survive and with no complications, our little miracle baby! That was my turning point. My weight could have caused us to lose our little blessing and that almost killed me. I started looking into the gastric bypass process right away. I did a lot of research and all of my hard work lead me to the same place – Warrenton Weight Loss Institute. [Read more]

Kelly: 129 lbs Weight Loss

Hi my name is Kelly and I am 23 years old. I had my Roux en Y gastric bypass at the Warrenton Weight Loss Institute with Dr. Taylor in July 2009, and must say that it was the best decision I have ever made for myself. Like many others on here I struggled with my weight my entire life, going on fad diets, trying to make lifestyle changes, seeing dieticians, and had even been put on diet pills by my family doctor. In the grade 11 of high school I weighed my highest of 315 lbs. Over the next few years I had managed to take off over 40 lbs, however in the last year or two the weight returned as it always seemed to. [Read more]