For patients struggling with obesity, joint replacement and weight-loss surgery often go hand-in-hand. Yet for people with severe or morbid obesity – 75+ pounds of excess weight and a body mass index, or BMI, over 35 – the risks associated with joint replacement surgery are dramatically increased.
Weight-Loss Surgery Success Stories
Devoted husband, father of two boys and successful businessman Ray Arocho of Lake Forest was 51 years of age when he committed to making dramatic lifestyle changes. With the help of a gastric LAP-BAND, Ray has shed 115 pounds and transformed his weight, health and outlook on life.
Gastric bypass and other bariatric surgeries help thousands of men and women achieve long-term weight loss to cure obesity.
Before undergoing gastric bypass surgery, Janet Pieson was taking insulin and the maximum doses of two medications in an effort to control her type 2 diabetes.
"Before bariatric surgery, I was diabetic and had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and constant pain."