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Success Stories

Real People, Real Stories

Considering a major weight loss surgical procedure such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band or duodenal switch  procedure can be daunting. But hearing how others have benefited from surgical weight loss can be reassuring and instill hope that you could do the same. If you want to become one of our success stories, call Alexian Brothers Weight Loss Solutions at (800) 433-3130, to start your journey.

Please click on a person from the carousel below to read how Alexian Brothers Weight Loss Solutions has helped others. You can change the direction and speed by moving your mouse over the photos.

Kevin - Lost 245 lbs.

Before: 455 lbs. Now: 210 lbs.

"I went to three or four other practices that specialize in weight-loss and didn't feel completely confident about any of them. Then I went to the Kane Center seminar and heard the testimonies of many people who went through the same search I did for the best surgeons. And they all agreed that the Kane group was the best choice they ever made. I knew at that moment that I agreed, too. The Kane Center is the reason I had success." Read more of Kevin's story.


Barbara - Lost 182 lbs.

Before: 342 lbs. Now: 160 lbs.

"In 2004, my doctor mentioned weight loss surgery to me. I started looking on the websites and investigating what that might be like. I did a lot of soul searching. When I decided to do this, I did it right. Dr. Wallace is the greatest! My life has changed completely. I'm down 11 sizes. I travel a lot. Shopping used to never be fun, but now I enjoy buying new clothes." Read more of Barbara's story.


Tamara - Lost 23 lbs., so far!

Before: 243 lbs.

"I had high blood pressure and diabetes. My mom was sick with diabetes, and had to have a triple bypass. I didn't want to go through that or have my kids watch me go through that. After my child turned a year old, I decided to do something about my weight. Now I see that it's not just about the weight. It's about health." Read more of Tamara's story.


Lori - Lost 80 lbs.

Before: 290 lbs. Now: 210 lbs.

"I got to a point where I had tried everything else and I was tired of struggling. Everything else in my life was pretty close to perfect, but I just wasn't happy with my weight. At first, everyone thought I was crazy for wanting to have weight-loss surgery; I always presented myself well. But I wanted to do this to feel better about myself. It was a personal thing. I knew I was ready to do it and I went for it. I love knowing that I have my health back. I workout with a trainer and I feel so much healthier. Whenever I gain a few pounds, I remember how bad it was before and how much more hope I have because of the surgery. I feel so much more freedom in my life now." Read more of Lori's story.

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