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Meet Cheryl
Cheryl Before and After“I was never overweight as a child or young adult. But after I had kids, I just continued to gain. Eventually, I weighed 389 pounds and had all the comorbidities—Pioneer Valley Surgical gave me my life back.” ~ Cheryl*
LOST 230 POUNDS!200%
“I was never overweight as a child or young adult. But after I had kids, I just continued to gain. Eventually, I weighed 389 pounds and had all the comorbidities—diabetes, high blood pressure, all the health risks. I could barely get off the couch. I am an RN and had to stop working, and I missed a lot of things my children did. Every day was a struggle.

“I had considered weight loss surgery for several years. I actually had gone to Boston and Worcester, but no surgeon felt right until I met Dr. Haag. He was so assuring and supportive, and together, we decided on gastric bypass. Within 6 months of having the surgery, I was off many of my meds and already felt like a whole new person. I have lost 230 pounds and am down to a size 12. Even three years later, when I’m doing laundry, I’ll hold up my jeans and still can’t believe I fit into them.

“Losing the weight has made me outgoing again and allowed me to enjoy all the family activities I had been missing. My younger son races cars, and I am at the track nearly every weekend. I have received my bachelor’s degree and am working toward becoming a nurse practitioner. Teaching is a big part of the job, and my goal is to educate patients on living healthier, richer lives.

“This is a photo of me on the morning of my gastric bypass surgery, and then me in my nursing uniform—the first time I had put on scrubs in 11 years. My weight had taken over my career, my family life, everything that is ‘me.’ Surgery has given it all back, and even better than it was.”

Meet Linda
linda-before-and-after“I feel like a whole new person! I was in a wheelchair. The Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band has given me my life back.” ~ Linda – West Springfield, MA*

Linda has had the band since 2005 and she finally reached her goal of 200 lbs lost in 2011. Her statement was that she would give up her husband before her band!

LOST 200 POUNDS!200%

Meet Amy
amy-before-and-after“Since my gastric bypass surgery, I have stopped taking a daily medication and feel younger than I did twenty years ago. I drag my family out on bike rides, did a mile-long Army training obstacle course with my son’s ROTC unit, share clothes with my daughters, find the seats at Fenway Park roomy, and find that people treat me differently.” ~ Amy – Western Mass*

LOST 135 POUNDS!135%
Meet Katherine
katherine-before-and-after “I never thought that I would lose this weight. My swollen ankles and lower back pain have improved greatly.I’m going white water rafting again!” ~ Katherine – Feeding Hills, MA*



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