Helping Patients Change Their Stories
Jackson’s surgical weight-loss programs have helped thousands transform their lives
When patients undertake weight-loss surgery at one of our Bariatric Centers of Excellence, our patients change their stories. They not only gain years of life and immeasurable quality, but many are freed from the dangers and despair of obesity-related conditions, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and constant fatigue.
We’re proud to share with you their stories of how we helped them change their lives.
Weight-Loss Surgery Leads to Unexpected Love Story
At 680 pounds, Richard Johnson worried daily that his life could end abruptly. A short walk from his driveway to his front door would leave him overcome with exhaustion. He relied on a scooter to help him get around. Even showering was challenging, so he would sit on a bath chair.Read More
After Losing 100 Pounds, South Dade Woman is Ready to Embrace Her Next Chapter
After giving birth to two children in her early 30s, south Miami-Dade resident Michelle Rodriguez struggled with managing her weight. It had always fluctuated when she was growing up, but she had been able to control it on her own.Read More
From Being In A Wheelchair To Walking Again: How Bariatric Surgery Changed The Narrative For South Florida Woman
Harris had become obese at 300 pounds, was using a wheelchair and her overall health was progressively declining.Read More
A New Year’s Resolution to Stay on Track with Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve Surgery
For as far back as she could remember, Nicole Ferrer has had an issue with her weight. Yet, it wasn’t how she looked or even the size of the clothes she wore that mattered – until potentially devastating complications with her health loomed.Read More
Sisters’ Lives Change Dramatically After Bariatric Surgery
Gloria Taylor underwent a successful surgery at Jackson North Medical Center. Almost immediately, her life changed dramatically. Taylor’s remarkable results motivated her sister, Linda, to follow in her footsteps.Read More
Gastric Sleeve Surgery Gives 21-Year-Old a New Beginning
“I was supposed to be living my best years and I knew I was not looking my best,” said Robert Toledo. “I knew I could do better.”Read More
Bariatrics Surgery Gives South Florida Man a Second Chance
While growing up, Robert Rodriguez was an athletic kid. He participated in a variety of sports, including soccer and baseball, and made it a top priority to stay active.Read More
Call Us For a Bariatric Weight-Loss Phone Consultation
Ready to learn more about weight-loss surgery and whether you might be a candidate?
You’ll learn about general requirements for bariatric surgery and get an overview of insurance requirements. You’ll also have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about Jackson Health System’s dedicated weight-loss surgery centers.