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Briana and Brian's Story

After having weight loss surgery at University Hospitals over a year ago, newlyweds Briana and Brian Hallisy look and feel better than ever.

More People Are Now Eligible for Weight Loss Surgery

Updated for the first time in decades, new bariatric surgery guidelines reflect the proven safety and effectiveness of modern weight loss surgery.

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Reverse Diabetes?

Significant weight loss is often an important health goal for people with Type 2 diabetes. For some, bariatric surgery can change the body’s metabolism and reverse diabetes.

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Why Obesity Is a Double Whammy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

After the pandemic began, studies of COVID-19 patients showed obesity may triple the risk of hospitalization with the disease. The chances of being admitted to intensive care or dying also increase substantially for these patients.

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Commitment To Weight-Loss Journey Spells Success For Bariatric Surgery Patient

Ailene Zaebst walked down the aisle at her wedding more than 140 pounds lighter from bariatric surgery, completing a weight-loss journey that began 18 months earlier at UH Parma Medical Center.

Courtney Pound pictured after weight loss procedures

Bariatric Surgery Helps Patient Reclaim Health

Before Courtney Pound’s bariatric sleeve surgery, her primary care physician was very concerned about her health, due to a number of medical conditions. Bariatric surgery helped get her health back on track.

Rebecca Rym pictured before and after weight loss procedures

Weight-Loss Surgery Reverses Woman's Declining Mental Health

Rebecca Rym found that struggles with mental illness don’t automatically cancel out weight loss surgery at UH Parma Medical Center’s Bariatric Surgery & Nutrition Center.

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Weight-Loss Surgery May Have Benefits Beyond the Scale

Two recent studies show there appears to be benefits to weight-loss surgery that underscore the long-term value of dropping excess pounds.

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