Patient Stories

Changing Lives, One Pound at a Time

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

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. Read more. 

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. Read more. 

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. Read more. 

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