Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

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Melissa’s Story

February 4, 2018

Dr. Robert Wegner performed my RNY gastric bypass surgery on November 9, 2015. I was 36 at the time, and while I’ve never been skinny, I have an athletic build and played three sports throughout high school. I started struggling with my weight my first year of college when I was 18 years old. I have tried just about every diet on the market. I … Continue reading

Chip’s Amazing Story!

January 10, 2018

I have always struggled with weight ever since I can remember. In the Navy, I had to join the “Fat Boy” program because my BMI was too high. When I got out of the Navy, I started working in a fast food restaurant. This started a 20+ year career in the restaurant industry ranging from fast food to family dining to casual dining finally to … Continue reading

Leslie Albers, program manager, discusses the benefits of Weight Loss Surgery

January 9, 2018

The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

January 11, 2017

Amir Caldera – Mendoza, Surgical Weight Loss Patient I am 33 years old and I am 1 year and 3 months post Bariatric Surgery. I decided to do the surgery because I gained weight after my pregnancy.  The excess weight left me feeling sad, frustrated, tired and depressed. People called me names like “big whale” and “three hundred.” I tried dieting, exercise and I hired … Continue reading

The 6 Month Mark

November 30, 2016

Allison is at the 6 month mark in her post weight loss surgery journey. Since her surgery, she’s lost 72 pounds and her high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea have been solved. Exercise, supplements and her healthy diet have helped her lose 60% of her excess body weight. Check out our latest addition of Allison’s Adventure to hear about her new exercise routine … Continue reading

Brandi McWhirter

November 10, 2016

My name is Brandi McWhirter. I’m 31 years old. When I was 18, I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and insulin resistance. Doctors told me that losing the extra weight would help me out tremendously but that was easier said than done. On April 26, 2016 I had Gastric Bypass surgery. When I started my weight loss journey I weighed 241 pounds. I’ve lost … Continue reading

Rosalyn’s Surgical Weight Loss Journey

October 27, 2016

My name is Rosalyn. When I started my surgical weight loss journey, I weighed 243 pounds. I’m still in transition but now I weigh 186 pounds. My life changed for the better on May 26, 2016 when I made the right decision to take this journey and live a healthier lifestyle. I used to dread getting out of bed due to hypertension and swollen legs … Continue reading

3 months out – Allison’s Adventure

August 17, 2016

Allison Clay is back and is joined by a very special guest, her mom and inspiration for her life-changing surgical weight loss surgery. Allison is down 57 pounds since starting her journey three months ago and her mom, Melynda, is down 88 pounds after a year. Check out our latest addition of Allison’s Adventure where she and her mom discuss their journey together and how … Continue reading

Our Former Patient Reflects on Losing 365 Pounds

July 20, 2016

Carlos came to us as a last hope to get his life back and gain a new life he could only imagine.  At almost 700 pounds, living was almost nonexistent. As a young man of 25, he was experiencing sleep apnea, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, back, ankle, and foot pain and a severely decreased quality of life. Carlos is famous around here for being … Continue reading

Checking Back with Jed Warren

July 6, 2016

It has almost been a year and a half now and I wanted to share another update with you all. Since last October I have done my workouts everyday 5 days a week without missing a beat. I went through T-25 Alpha, Beta, and Extreme Gamma. I then decided I wanted to do the 8-week insanity work out and completed it as well. I started … Continue reading

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