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      Manny made the decision to undergo weight loss surgery for himself and for his children.
Manny's Story
Lost 140 pounds

Manny looks much different than he did a year ago. At 29, Manny decided to undergo weight loss surgery and his life has changed for the better since.

With the help of the Bryan Bariatric Advantage team Manny lost over 140 pounds.

"The surgery is not just a small fix, it's for a lifetime. People can get their lives back." said Dr. Forse, who performed the bariatric surgery.

Manny decided to make a change for his young children. He now is able to keep up with them at play and really enjoy their time together. 

 

 

 

 

Christina's Story
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Today, the possibilities are
endless for Christina.

Lost 250 pounds

"I was watching my life go by. Then I fully committed to losing weight, and it was like a new world opened up for me."

At 28, Christina weighed 430 pounds and was unable to walk without discomfort and fatigue. Christina knew she could no longer continue this lifestyle, enough was enough. Through her dedication and the expert team at Bryan, Christina lost over 250 pounds by evaluating her life, undergoing weight-loss surgery and committing herself to a healthy lifestyle.

We congratulate Christina on this accomplishment and are proud to have provided her with a continuum of care to give her a new lease on life!

If you are struggling with weight and have had enough, attend one of our weight-loss surgery information sessions. Details here, www.bryanhealth.org/bariatrics.

 

 

 

Margaret's Story
Lost 95 pounds

Margaret Bennett of Lincoln said that she was tired of all the adjustments she had to make to her life because of her size. She was tired of the aches, the pains, and the excuses. “It was a slow process for me to be able to admit that being overweight was affecting my life. I always thought I should be able to do it on my own. Finally, I realized I needed help. I had to do something.” 

Margaret exercising with LifePointe staff.


Margaret started researching the different types of bariatric surgeries and met with several medical centers in Nebraska that offer weight loss surgery. In the summer of 2012, she met Dr. Armour Forse, gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon, Bryan Bariatric Advantage. “When I met Dr. Forse, I knew he was the one I could trust to do this.”


Since she began this life changing journey, Margaret has lost 95 pounds. She has learned how to tell when her body is full. She exercises regularly because her joints no longer hurt and she sleeps better, giving her more energy and motivation. But she didn’t do it alone. 


“That’s what I really liked about Bryan’s program. After the surgery, I had a support system at Bryan’s Lifepointe campus. My exercise specialist helped me get into warm water aerobics and other exercises.  My dietitian was always there for me. I could call or email her questions anytime. She helped me get the right vitamins and a protein supplement. I never spent much time in the kitchen before, but now, I actually enjoy shopping and cooking - being in charge of my own nutrition.”


Margaret says her weight loss has made a noticeable difference in her activity level. “I do more in a day than I used to do in a week.” On her last visit to Dr. Forse, Margaret thanked him for saving her life. “I believe this surgery saved me – emotionally and physically.” 


Bryan Bariatric Advantage offers a full range of education and support before, during and after procedures. If you're interested in a free information session to learn more about weight loss surgery visit our calendar here or call 402-481-5490 and register. Classes are offered from 6-7 p.m. at the Bryan LifePointe Campus, 7501 S. 27th St. 

 

 

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