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Patient Testimonials

One of the best ways to learn about the Bariatric Surgery Center at Highland Hospital is to read stories about our patients.

Gina's Journey

Gina  From the time she was about 12 years of age, Gina began having weight problems. Despite trying just about every diet available over the years, her weight escalated to 250 pounds.

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Jen's Journey

jen Jen struggled with her weight for years, and finally reached her goal through gastric bypass surgery at Highland Hospital.

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Leslie's Journey

Leslie By the time she was 40, she had high blood pressure, was pre-diabetic, and suffered from sleep apnea, back and neck pain. Her doctor told her if she didn’t make changes soon she would not be able to reverse the effects of living so long with obesity.

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Nick's Journey

Nick  The constant yoyo effect of dieting weighed heavily on Nick.  He is a cancer survivor, has an underactive thyroid post cancer treatments, and was on an insulin pump for his diabetes.

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Paula's and Debbie's Journey

Debbie Paula   When Paula Linza and Debbie Whitehair met more than 10 years ago they discovered they had a lot in common. They were both working at East High School in Rochester. They were both Special Education teachers. And they had both been morbidly obese for years but had taken the first steps to change that by scheduling bariatric surgery at Highland Hospital.

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