For many people who struggle with obesity, dieting and exercise alone are not enough to lose and maintain substantial weight loss to improve their health. For some, bariatric surgery, in addition to lifestyle changes, may be the holistic approach to achieving and maintaining great health.
About 800 central Illinoisans have undergone bariatric surgery through Memorial Medical Center’s Bariatric Services program, all with the intended goal of living a more fulfilling, active life after shedding the weight.
One such success story is Ginny, who has lost more than 113 pounds since her surgery and was able to remove numerous medicines from her daily regime.
“I’m more outgoing now, and people are more receptive to me,” she said. ”
“I’m happier and enjoy life.”
Read Ginny’s story in her own words below.
(Or click to enlarge: Ginny Bariatric Testimonial.)