Obesity is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States, but fewer than 5 percent of people with severe obesity are able to shed their excess weight with diet and exercise. Metabolic and bariatric surgery—which can improve sugar metabolism and cause dramatic weight loss—offers hope.
Overlake Medical Center offers leading-edge surgery within a comprehensive program that gives patients the tools and support they need. As a result, Overlake patients experience fewer problems—such as infections, readmissions and lengthy hospital stays—than the national rates.
Kelly and Jason Guffin undergo bypass surgery in 2012 at Overlake Medical Center, each losing 250 pounds in a year. See their amazing transformation. | Q13 Fox
Watch this Q13 Fox News report on the Guffin’s experience. (Please note, this links to an outside video with advertisements. Overlake Medical Clinics Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and Overlake Medical Center do not endorse any products advertised in the video link).
At the age of 36, Dr. Thien Nguyen has already lived a full life and overcome challenging obstacles. Today, the Medical Director for the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue uses his past experiences to teach his patients about perseverance and quality of life.
Robotic Weight Loss Surgery: Thanks to advanced technology, one overweight family finally shed excess pounds | Healthy Outlook
In May of this year, three members of an Auburn family — all more than 300 pounds in weight — changed their lives.
That’s when Kelly and her husband, Jason, underwent robotic weight loss (bariatric) surgery at Overlake Medical Center, as did the oldest of the couple’s four children, Cory.