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Inspiring Stories

Real People Losing Weight and Living Better

The following stories tell the experiences of bariatric surgery patients at NYM.


Amanda Ortiz

Amanda Ortiz tried for years to lose weight. "I'd drop 50 lbs and then gain it back," she says. So she decided to seek help through New York Methodist's bariatric surgery program.

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Derick Brothers

The primary motivator for Derick Brothers to lose weight was fear – fear that his health problems would get out-of-hand and eventually end his life.

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