Real Stories

A great way to learn about bariatric surgery is from people who have undergone the procedure. To help you get a better idea of what's ahead, we've collected a variety of patient stories, told firsthand. Reading them will probably spark further questions for you, which is a good thing. Feel free to share your questions and concerns with us. It's all part of the preparing for the best.  Also, be sure to browse through our Before and After Gallery.

If you are a LifeBridge Health weight loss patient and would like to share your photos and/or story, please contact us.

Meet our Bloggers

Our bloggers are bariatric patients who have graciously offered to share their journey and experience with you. See what they have to say, below.


Bettina M. Straight

Bettina is a former bariatric patient and Employee Engagement & Communications Consultant for Human Resources at LifeBridge Health.



Diana Naanaa

Diana Naanaa, LPN, Division of Bariatrics, Sinai Hospital, is a former bariatric patient.