Patient Stories

"For the first time, I love the person in my body and I have a positive sense of self."
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"I have lost about 140 pounds so far and have gained so much more than a scale could ever measure. I have a new body, a new outlook on life and a new confidence in myself. Words cannot explain the difference this procedure has made in my life. Medically, physically, emotionally and mentally, I am like a new woman!"
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"I use to walk with a cane. I would just go to work and come home. You can't keep me in the house these days!"
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"My dreams for a better life started with the staff of the Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center."
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"Before, I was unable to do the things I wanted to do. Now, I can do things I never thought possible. Before, I was limited in what I could do. Now, I have accomplished what I never thought I would. Before, I could get by. Now, I fly."
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If you are considering having surgery to treat obesity, the first step is to find a comprehensive program such as the Center for Obesity Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. The staff includes a nurse practitioner and registered dietitian, both experts in post-surgical weight management, who are readily available to patients.
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