Michael: I struggled with my weight all my life, and my body deteriorated where I wasn't able to walk anymore. And that led me to bariatric surgery at Summa.
When I committed to bariatric surgery it was a partnership between the whole department and myself. Besides the surgeon, Dr. Dan, there was a dietitian, Hanna, Psychologist, Jennifer, and everybody else in the department. The whole staff is special. Dr. Dan is a caring surgeon. He also wanted to know what your goals were and what you expected as an outcome from having the surgery.
I've lost almost 200 pounds due to bariatric surgery, and I feel like a new person. I don't recognize myself in the mirror. I'm getting my life back, enjoying things now that I didn't enjoy beforehand because I couldn't move, couldn't walk. I couldn't go to an Indians game or a baseball game. I'm looking forward to going back to the baseball games and enjoying things with my family, my friends. It all is credited to the Summa Bariatric Care Center. I'm just enjoying life everyday.