Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery at Scottsdale Healthcare

Bariatric Patient Testimonials


Now the World is My Oyster

Amber Taylor 

Amber TaylorI am an Arizona native and obesity runs very heavily in my family. I was able to keep my weight under control until I was about 25 years old. After having my daughter, I gained approximately 85 pounds within the first year. I was eating the same as I always had and diet and exercise were not helping. My doctor told me I had PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), which can cause ...Read More


Who I Was, Who I Am, and Who I Want to Be

James Morales 

James MoralesThe world saw me as a 35-year-old husband and father of two young boys. I saw myself as a 365-pound morbidly obese man. I could not play with my sons without getting tired and winded within a few minutes. When I traveled, I could barely fit into the seat and was very uncomfortable. I love roller coasters but could no longer fit in the seat or close the lap or shoulder bars. It got to the point where I was tired ...Read More


Back in the Swing of Things

Bill Davis

Bill DavisBill Davis called balls and strikes as a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Major League Baseball (MLB) umpire for more than 30 years. If he wasn’t on the baseball field, he was in the gym working as a physical education teacher or painting houses as a small business owner. His active lifestyle always kept him in great shape – until a bad back rendered him unable to exercise. He began gaining weight and soon found himself considering bariatric surgery. ...Read More


A Life Changing Event

Bill Kelly

Bill KellyAt 5’9, and 270 pounds, Bill Kelly’s mother asked him how he got that big. Bill’s response was, “one bite at a time.” After 30 years of trying every diet on the market and spending tens of thousands of dollars on weight loss promises, his life took a dramatic turn on Nov. 6, 2008, when he received a gastric sleeve. ...Read More


Ballroom Moves

Joyce Lewis 

Joyce LewisSix years ago, Joyce Lewis walked with a cane, led a sedentary lifestyle, and experienced weight-related illnesses. She had hip-replacement and gall-bladder surgery, sleep apnea, increased blood pressure, and she was asthmatic. Both her parents were diabetics, so she expected the disease was in her future, too. Her doctors began to warn that if she didn’t lose weight, she was headed down a serious, life-threatening path. ...Read More