From Despair to Yoga After Weight Loss Surgery
At age 42, Robert Pruyne was not optimistic about his future. “I didn’t plan on seeing my next birthday,” he admits. “I had anxiety about how my heart would stop, which rendered me nearly non-functional.” In the 4 years since his surgery, Robert has lost more than 110 pounds, down from his peak of around 365. He’s back to regular hiking, spends hours a day in yoga practice, and says he’s in the best shape of his life.
Carrie's story: 156 pounds lighter after bariatric surgery
Carrie Feyler first learned of the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Weight Management and Bariatric Surgery from a coworker who completed the program. Soon after, she signed up for one of the center’s information sessions, which she says “changed her way of thinking about being overweight.” It was an inflection point for the 47-year-old mother of 2, who joined Weight Watchers at age 13 and had struggled constantly with her weight for 3 decades.
Michaylyn's Bariatric Surgery Success
"Here you're getting all the support upfront; you're getting the nutrition classes, you’re getting a booklet, and you're really well-informed and aware of what you're getting yourself into. And then you have that support continuously. They even have an exercise program if people want to join that as well. It's very nice to know you have everything that you need all in one place.”
I Took A Chance That Ended Up Changing EVERYTHING
"In return it gave me health, happiness, confidence and best of all, a love for myself I’d never had."
This Was One of the Best Decisions I Have Ever Made
"This program gave me the tools I needed to finally lose all of my extra weight and keep it off. I feel so much healthier now and I know that I am going to be around for a long time for my family."
- John Harvey
A New Lease on Life
“This decision already provided lasting benefits but will also provide countless benefits that I have yet to realize. I am no longer pre-diabetic nor obese, and I no longer suffer from sleep apnea. I feel unbelievable in my skin and my clothes.”
- Jeff Liporto
Patients Build a Community of Support on Facebook
“Just the fact that you’re on the page and somebody reaches out to you with a question, or they see your story and tell you that you inspired them, that just does something to your heart. It motivates you.”
- Scott Hamel
“I think a way of life is to surround yourself with like-minded people, who have like-minded goals and personalities. I think the group allows us to do more of that."
- Merrie Marks
Weight Loss Surgery Brought Me New Life
“When I met Dr. Dmytro Havaleshko, he looked me in my face and told me that he could make my diabetes go away. I trusted him and followed through with it and here I am a year later - diabetes free!”
Your Support Was What I Needed To Reach My Weight Loss Goals!
“The support from Dr. Havaleshko, Emily, Brenda, and Stacy--from the information session to our monthly support group meetings--is what I needed to keep pushing and showing them I could do what they said I could!”
- Gretchen Sacchetti
Every day, we help our patients pursue a healthier, happier lifestyle with personalized weight management and surgery plans. Because our weight loss surgery and obesity medicine programs are accredited by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, you can feel confident knowing we meet the highest national standards for quality and safety.
We are also proud to have earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinct designation for Bariatric Surgery.