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John Konneker

Back to the hobby he loves because of bariatric surgery

John Konneker


John: Since I was a kid, I've been plane crazy. P.L.A.N.E. I've always loved flying. But at over 300 pounds, I couldn't even get into my airplane anymore. It was embarrassing to do even simple things like go to a movie, sit in a restaurant booth. I wanted to have bariatric surgery so I could fit in an airplane again.

Summa Health was recommended by the family doctor. So early after the process started, I met Dr. Pozsgay. I can't say enough about him. The nurses and caregivers on the bariatric floor at Summa Health were the best. Always friendly, happy, pleasant. Maybe one day I'll just stop by and bring them some flowers. Dr. Pozsgay gave me my life back. When I see him, I smile. I just smile to myself.

After the surgery, one of the greatest things is I can fit in my airplane again. Flying high, sunshine and blue skies.


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