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Meet Jupiter Medical Center patients who have gone through a bariatric weight loss surgery. Each worked with the professionals at our Institute for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery to determine which procedure would work best for their health situations and lifestyles. See the results for yourself!


Dana M.

Procedure: Gastric Band

Starting Weight: 293 pounds
Weight Loss: 92 pounds

Having the gastric banding procedure literally saved my life. My blood pressure and cholesterol are now under control without medication. I’ve added years to my life. Before the procedure, I couldn’t walk. I was confined to a motorized wheelchair.

Now, I can do all the physical activities with my 12-year-old son that I had been missing out on. Surgical weight loss gave me my life back.



Mike S.

Weight Before: 320 lbs
Weight Now: 200 lbs

I was 59 years old and had been gaining 5-7 pounds per year despite working out regularly. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, was diabetic, and according to my wife had sleep apnea, although never diagnosed.

Immediately after the surgery, I was no longer diabetic, nor did I have high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and I no longer had sleep apnea, according to my wife.Approximately three years later, I had open heart surgery for heart valve replacement and double-bypass. Instead of being a morbidly obese person of over 350 pounds, assuming a 5-7 pound increase per year, I had successful surgery at a healthy 200 pounds.

I have maintained my weight loss for just shy of seven years and feel great.

Spencer M.

Procedure: Realize™ Band

Weight Before: 310 lbs
Weight Now: 225 lbs

Date: Dec. 2009

I would like to thank all of you for how great you all are. You have no idea how much this all means to me. I am now able to start living the life I always dreamed of living! You guys have literally saved my life!!! Please pass my thanks to Dr Vaughan and the rest of the staff for me! Thanks again!!

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