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Testimonials: Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Testimonial Video: A New Outlook on Life

Hear the stories of six individuals who found success with MidMichigan Health's Bariatric Surgery Program

Diane Keenan, Bariatric Surgery Patient

Hard Work and Bariatric Surgery are Helping Her Lead a Healthier Life

Diane Keenan - Saginaw, MI

Niece, Church Member and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"It's just amazing how it has changed my life in so many ways."

Cathleen Conley, Bariatric Surgery Patient

Breaking the Cycle with Bariatric Surgery

Cathleen Conley - Hemlock, MI

Mother, Medical Professional and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"I took charge and I'm never going back."

Jan Zileski, Bariatric Surgery Patient

From Frustrated to Fit - Bariatric Surgery Helped Restore Her Health

Jan Zileski - Midland, MI

Wife, Mother, Nana and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"Surgery was the best thing I could have done for myself and I'm so glad I did it."

Eric Dobrzynski, Bariatric Surgery Patient

He's Eating Smart after Bariatric Surgery

Eric Dobrzynski - Essexville, MI

Husband, Financial Advisor and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"The MidMichigan approach is different. I felt very at ease. There was no rush, no pressure."

Chris and Carolen Perez, Bariatric Surgery Patients

Bariatric Surgery Helps Entire Family Gain a Happier, Healthier Life

Chris and Carolen Perez - Beaverton, MI

Devoted Partners, Parents and Bariatric Surgery Patients

"We've been given an amazing second chance at life."

Brian Dargitz, Bariatric Surgery Patient

He Lost 200 Pounds Thanks to Determination and Bariatric Surgery

Brian Dargitz - Edmore, MI

Avid Hunter, Race Car Fan and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"Everything is easier now. I don't hesitate to climb a ladder or go up a tree stand - I can do anything I want to now."

Richard LaFontaine, Bariatric Surgery Patient

Looking and Feeling Years Younger, Thanks to Bariatric Surgery

Richard LaFontaine - Midland, MI

Father, Business Owner and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"I'm much more active now. In fact, I have so much energy it's hard for me to sit still."

The Smith Family, Bariatric Patients

Bariatric Surgery Helps Mom, Dad and Son Lose 245 Pounds

The Smith Family - Sumner, MI

Father, Mother and Son Bariatric Surgery Patients

"We went to the Louisville farm show and spent three days walking miles upon miles - I wasn't exhausted because I'm 60 pounds lighter!"

Cindy Kanitz, Bariatric Surgery Patient

A Life-Changing – and Life-Saving – Surgery

Cindy Kanitz - Cadillac, MI

Nurse, Mother, Grandmother and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"The bariatric coordinators are outstanding. Navigating this journey can feel like crossing an ocean, but they do everything they can to get you to the other side."

Lisa Brack, Bariatric Surgery Patient

With Hard Work and Bariatric Surgery, She is Active and Healthy Again

Lisa Brack - Manton, MI

Fitness Advocate, Devoted Mother and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"I love the results. I'd do it again in a heartbeat."

Jorge Fonseca, Bariatric Surgery Patient

After Bariatric Surgery, Nothing Slows Him Down

Jorge Fonseca - Midland, MI

Husband, Father, Martial Arts Student and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"I would do it again. I look good, feel good and I am very happy with the results."

Nicole Mavis, Bariatric Surgery Patient

She's Thankful for the Journey that Led to her Healthy Life

Nicole Mavis - Midland, MI

Wife, Mother and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"My weight had dimmed my personality. Now, I'm back to being myself. I'm happy and I just feel really good."

Bob David, Baritric Surgery Patient

He Lost 165 Pounds and Gained Hope for a Longer Life

Bob David - Midland, MI

Husband, Father, Doting Grandfather and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"It really boosted my self-esteem. I feel good about myself and what I've accomplished."

Angela Hathaway, Bariatric Surgery Patient

She Says Bariatric Surgery Was Simply Life Changing

Angela Hathaway - Midland, MI

Wife, Mother, Banker and Bariatric Surgery Patient

"I wouldn't trade my results for anything. I feel great!"

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