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November 10, 2016

Minimally Invasive Bariatric Procedure Brings Relief, Joy in Food Again

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Stephanie Cortez had been battling the scale for most of her 47 years. Weighing 240 pounds, the Lake Park, Georgia, resident decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery in 2008 in the hopes of losing a hundred pounds. Stephanie made steady progress for the next six years. She adopted and maintained a healthier lifestyle and better […]

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Tags: Dr. Scott Lynch, Dr. Victoria Gomez, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Gastroenterology, Mayo Clinic in Florida


January 4, 2016

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

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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


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