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.
Bariatric Sleeve Surgery Gives Miami Mother New Lease on Life Post-Traumatic Car Accident
“My mental health deteriorated immensely, not just because I lost my legs, but because I lost my life,” Diaz said. “I was very worried about what my future would look like.”Read More
Making Mannie: One Woman’s Weight-Loss Journey
“I couldn’t make it through the park when we went to Disney. Most of my weight was in my belly and I would get horrendous backaches and leg pain. I couldn’t cook a whole meal for my family without sitting to rest. My husband and I were fighting because I was so angry and miserable.”Read More
South Florida Mother Undergoes Dramatic Weight-loss Transformation
“I was always on the heavier side,” she said. “I always felt left out, and it was such a traumatic experience for me. Clothes did not fit me, and I hardly wanted to go out.”Read More
South Florida Man Battling Obesity Transforms into Bodybuilding World Champion after Undergoing Bariatric Surgery
Danies was so focused on transforming his body, and would look up workout videos and recipes online.Read More
Weight-Loss Surgery Helped One South Florida Woman Regain her Health, Energy, Confidence and Start a New Business
On January 24, 2018, Dunn had gastric sleeve surgery, a weight-loss procedure where part of the stomach is removed.Read More
Weight-loss Surgery Helps a Miami Woman Lose Weight and Prepare for Safe Pregnancy
While 35-year-old Juliette Accius was always active, she struggled to maintain a healthy weight. When she lost her brother to suicide in 2016 and then lost her sister a year later, stress and grief magnified the issue.Read More
How bariatric surgery takes courage and brings hope
The time had come for Mike Llanes to courageously take his life back. He wanted to wear a pant size less than 68, fit into sneakers again, and stand without pain deep in his bones. Llanes, 28, wanted to live again, have people see him and not his weight.Read More
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.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
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.