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John Di Maggio is on His Third Wardrobe

In 2012, John Di Maggio had reached a peak weight of 505 pounds. He had diabetes mellitus, requiring treatment with three different anti-diabetic medicines. He also suffered from hypertension and hyperlipidemia, and required daily treatment with an ACE Inhibitor along with taking cholesterol lowering medication.
“I was clinically depressed,” John admits. “I couldn’t fit comfortably into […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Joint Replacement

As we get older, many adults complain of joint pain. One reason joint pain is so common is that each pound of weight you carry puts about four pounds of pressure on your knees. For this reason, a person who is overweight or obese is likely to have even more joint pain.
This is a frustrating […]

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It Starts Today – Inspirational Video

View this inspirational video about how obesity surgery helps people reclaim their lives.

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Steve Sheds 100+ Pounds in 9 Months after Gastric Bypass Surgery

Steve dropped nearly 110 pounds in 9 months after gastric bypass surgery. Here, he describes how his struggle with obesity began, and the questions he had for Dr. David Provost before making the decision to have weight loss surgery.

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Teresa Celebrates First Year of Weight Loss Surgery Success

Teresa Malgren had gastric bypass surgery with Dr. David Provost in January 2013. Less than a year later, she is down more than 80 pounds and is celebrating her weight loss surgery success.

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Not Too Old for Weight Loss Surgery – Gary’s Story

Gary McCoy was concerned he might be too old for weight loss surgery when he first met with Dr. David Provost two years ago. But, at age 74, Gary was still a good candidate for bariatric surgery. He underwent the Lap-Band procedure, and two years later, Gary has not only maintained his weight loss, but also bikes up to 100 miles each week and recently took up scuba diving. Hear Gary share the story of his journey in this video interview.

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Darren: How Weight Loss Surgery Changed My Life

It’s been right at a year since I have had surgery from Dr. Provost. I never realized how big I actually was until I lost the weight. In my mind’s eye, I didn’t look like I actually looked and felt, never saw myself as an obese person, just a little overweight. Looking back at old photos, I am ashamed of myself for getting to that point.

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I was 300 pounds and counting. When I looked into the future, all I could see was me getting larger and more secluded since I was SO embarrassed and uncomfortable. Being shy from birth didn’t help, but I hated going anywhere that there was a chance of a crowd even small settings were uncomfortable.

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I have been struggling with weight issues most of my life. I have tried all kinds of exercise programs and eating plans, only to end up heavier after each attempt. In 2009, I began breaking out in a sweat with any attempt of physical activity and I would get out of breath walking up a flight […]

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I am a woman in my mid 50s with diabetes and liver disease. My doctor (a liver specialist at Methodist Hospital in Dallas) referred me to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  After seeing my medical records, the doctors at UT chose Dr. David Provost as being best qualified to do my surgery.
I had Lap-Band surgery […]

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