Patient Stories

Changing Lives, One Pound at a Time

Read stories from patients about their experiences with the Center for Weight Management. 

Kim Higby

Kim Higby

A nurse herself at the Genesis Center for Weight Management, Higby knows what she's talking about when she shares the benefits of bariatric surgery with her patients.

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Jennifer Avenarius

Jennifer Avenarius

Jennifer Avenairus, mother of four from Dubuque, Iowa lost 110 pounds as a result of her weight-loss surgery. Not only can she now keep up with her four sons, but she feels like she can truly live again. 

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Kurt Kritz

Kurt Kritz

Kurt Kritz is a changed man. After weighing nearly 450 pounds and suffering from both depression and high blood pressure, he decided to look into weight-loss surgery.

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Wendy Niswander

Wendy Niswander

After being diagnosed with borderline diabetes, Niswander went from being opposed to weight-loss surgery to the exact opposite. Ninety-two pounds later, she's happy she made the decision.

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Contact Us

For more information about our bariatric services, please contact:

Kathy Crooks, RN
Clinic Coordinator
563-421-8361
Email

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