Kerry's Success Story

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Kerry’s Story – “I Should Have Done It Sooner”
The decision to undergo surgical weight loss is more than improving health — it is about transforming lives. Kerry Aghoian had weight-loss surgery at Emerson Health in 2022. Less than a year later, she continues to lose significant weight and is living a healthier, happier life. Learn in her own words why Kerry had surgery, how it has already impacted her life journey, and her best tip for people considering weight loss surgery.
Type of surgery I had: Single-stage duodenal switch, which combines elements of a sleeve gastrectomy with an intestinal bypass

Bariatric surgeon: Laura Doyon, MD, FACS, FASMBS

My motivation: I needed a hip replacement for several years but could not have the procedure due to my weight.

How my life changed: I am 110 percent happier, more confident, more energetic, and most importantly, healthier. My high blood pressure and diabetes are gone, and I am having my hip replaced soon at Emerson Health. Emerson gave me my life back. I should have done it sooner. I have many plans for the future, including charity walks/runs, and I would like to become a licensed dietitian so I can help people who struggle with obesity.

My tip for people considering weight loss surgery: Do your research, talk with people, and learn about the different surgeries available.
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