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Bariatric Success Stories

Because of our extensive experience in bariatric surgery, we are proud to have thousands of satisfied and successful patients. The individuals seen below are everyday people who decided to change their lives with bariatric surgery and each are true success stories.


Learn about Stuart’s journey through his video log!
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Weightloss Timeline

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Jose S.

Before I had the surgery I was weighing 295 pounds, pre diabetic and would fall asleep everywhere. Ten months after surgery I lost 135 pounds. The surgery has changed my eating habits and together with exercising I have gotten great reaults and I am in the best shape of my life. Although any surgery is a difficult decision/experience, I definitely recommend it to anyone who has been battling with weight gain all their life.



Lost 116Lbs with the Gastric Sleeve

What weight loss has done for me so far:

At my pre-op weight, I couldn’t walk more than a few feet without having to stop to rest. My knees and right hip hurt so much that I physically could not stand the pain. After only a few moments on my feet, my breathing became hard and I had to stop just to catch my breath. I missed going to numerous family events over the past 10-12 years, because I simply could not keep up with my wife and daughter.

  • This year I was able to walk on my own at Disney,
    and actually be a part of the group
  • About 2 months ago my wife and I went to Zoo Miami
    and spent 5 hours walking around the park taking photos.
  • I can now sit in chairs with arms or booths at restaurants, where I used to have to stand and wait for special chairs. It has become a great joy not to have to worry about crushing chairs when I sit down, as ending up on the floor was always an extreme embarrassment.
  • The biggest pitfall that I have experienced since surgery, is keeping up with my clothing. Shirts that once looked painted on me, now look like tents and I am on my 5th new belt since surgery.

I cannot say enough about how my life has changed for the better since surgery, adding only that one has to also follow the doctor’s instructions regarding proper diet and exercise, which is something else I could not do before my procedure. Now I exercise daily and ENJOY it. But most important is that I know I am looking forward to more time to enjoy the things I had missed being so overweight.



Nick M.

“I just wanted to thank Dr. Jacobs and his entire staff for changing my life. The Gastric Sleeve surgery was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I am living a much happier and energetic life. If you’re considering the surgery, Dr. Jacobs is definitely the surgeon you want performing it. My surgery was a complete success without a complication.”




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