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Success stories

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s true. You can read all day about how bariatric surgery works, but nothing compares to seeing how real people have changed themselves for the better.

Those patients all started where you are today—and look at them now! With the help of surgery and lifestyle changes, and with the support of the Salem Health team, they’ve accomplished their weight-loss goals.

Below, they share in their own words how much bariatric surgery at Salem Hospital has meant to them. Click on a name to read the full story.

Sleeve gastrectomy success

Jessica's story
“I’ve been able to maintain my weight loss and finally feel like I have a healthy relationship with food and with being active.”

Steve's story

“This has changed my life. My diabetes is undetectable, and I’m off all medications. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”