Jamal’s life was at risk. Severely diabetic, and unable to lose weight through traditional methods, this former college linebacker had to make a life-changing decision. In two years, Jamal lost 240 pounds and regained an active lifestyle though successful bariatric surgery with Roper St. Francis’s Dr. Kenneth Mitchell. Hear his story:
For years and years, Shelley tried to lose weight but traditional methods weren’t working for her. Finally, she successfully lost 100 pounds and became a healthier person with weight loss surgery. Hear her story:
Roper St. Francis is First Off the Block with vBloc A Revolutionary Weight-loss Innovation
Surgery is not the final answer. How many times have you heard that? It’s true, and that is our mission as bariatric surgeons; to inform potential patients of their options regarding bariatric surgery.
There are several definitions of obesity. If one looks in the Merriam-Webster dictionary the definition reads: a condition that is characterized by excessive accumulation and storage of fat in the body and that in an adult is typically indicated by a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater.
More and more people are looking to have body contouring done after losing a significant amount of weight with bariatric surgery.
After a lifetime of being called “big guy” Wendell decided to make a change. See how Roper St. Francis helped him lose 151 pounds. Watch Wendell’s story.