Skip to Main Content

Bariatric Stories

We take great pride in being able to share a few of our patients’ stories with you. Click on each link below to meet Elliott, MaryLou, and Donna & Debra and see how their lives have changed through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program at MetroWest Medical Center.

Elliott’s Story

MaryLou’s Story

Donna & Debra’s Story


These testimonials reflect the experience and outcome of this patient. Actual results will vary.


Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.

Are you a Candidate?

Find out if weight loss surgery is right for you.

Find a Bariatric Surgeon

Fill out a contact form and we'll call you to refer a doctor.

More Information