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May 4th, 2017

Bariatric Surgery Generates Far-Reaching Benefits for Scott Decker

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

Extra weight was ruining Scott Decker’s health and draining his bank account. Bariatric surgery helped Scott lose the weight and set the course to a healthier, happier life.  

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. David Ciresi, Mayo Clinic Health System, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, Weight-loss surgery


January 4th, 2016

Retired Nurse Goes “All In” for Weight Loss, Sheds Pounds, Gains Energy and Passion

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

It’s tempting to describe Sonya “Sunny” Johnson, a retired Mayo Clinic nurse, as a poster child for successful weight loss surgery. Cliché or not, she readily accepts the moniker as a point of pride. In fact, these days, when Sunny passes a mirror, she asks herself, “Who is that?” Her ambitious journey to weight loss […]

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Tags: Arizona Campus, bariatric surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Mayo Clinic Bariatric Program, Weight Loss


November 18th, 2011

Liver Transplant + Bariatric Surgery = the New Marshall

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Marshall Curtis was diagnosed in 2009 with end stage liver failure and cirrhosis secondary to Alpha1 Antitrypsin deficiency. Obesity and encephalopathy were additional challenges confronting the Mayo team. He was recommended for a new study program combining a transplant and bariatric surgery to improve his chances for a transplant and long term survival. Listen to […]

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Tags: 1841, 1859, 5275, 5325, 5335, bariatric surgery, encephalopathy, gastric bypass, liver failure, Marshall Curtis, Mayo Clinic, obesity


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