Ray Feels Like Himself After Weight Loss Surgery

February 12, 2017

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For years Ray struggled with his weight. Ultimately, he needed to have his knees replaced, and that was the straw that broke the camel's back.

"After visiting two doctors, they both told me if it hadn't been for my weight and other medical problems, they could've performed the surgery," he said.

Chief of Bariatric Surgery Brett Cohen, MD, performed a sleeve gastrectomy or gastric sleeve surgery at the Memorial Weight-Loss Surgery Program.

"I don't avoid doing things now. I get up and do it. I can do so much more now at an older age, than I could've 10 years ago."

Memorial Weight-Loss Surgery Helped Ray Feel like Himself Again

Ray struggled with his weight for most of his life. When he needed knee replacement surgery, doctors put it off because of weight-related medical issues.