1. Success Stories: Dorothy S.

    Dorothy S. Retired One day in 2012, Dorothy S. was at work when she suddenly passed out, dropping to the floor and nearly hitting her head in what could have been a tragic accident. Thankfully, she was OK and wound up in the emergency room with only minor injuries. While she was there, she was given the news that she had full-blown Type 2 Diabetes, a disease brought on by her weight and unhealthy …Read More

  2. Success Stories: Teresa C.

    Teresa C. Mom Getting healthy can be a family affair. Just ask Teresa C. who, after years of struggling with her weight, found the courage to make a change after her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. “I’ve had body image issues most of my life, dating back to high school. When I had difficulty with birthing my two children, the weight just crept on. Being a mom is stressful, and I w…Read More

  3. Success Stories: Kristi N.

    Kristi N. Registered Nurse Have you ever thought that no one understands how you feel about your weight? Kristi is one of those people who can relate - she’s someone who truly knows what it is like to be overweight and unhappy about it. She is also someone who had the courage to make a change and is now living her best life for it. “The summer after fourth grade, I went to stay with my grandmo…Read More

  4. Success Stories: Patrick J.

    Patrick J. US Air Force Veteran Imagine having to get off a crowded elevator because you caused it to be over the weight limit. Or not being able to participate in a zip line adventure on your family’s vacation to the Philippines. This is what Pat, a decorated former member of the US Air Force, was dealing with after a decade of gaining weight. Ashamed of his body, Pat would sneak away when it w…Read More

  5. Success Stories: Cindy M.

    Cindy M. Property Manager Cindy first heard about Dr. Clark and gastric sleeve surgery through a co-worker. “I knew I needed to do something. I was up to 250 pounds. Even going on a walk with my husband was difficult, I would get too easily winded. I had tried Weight Watchers and Tops Club, but none of the programs worked for me in the long-term. We have five grandkids and I wanted to be able to…Read More

  6. Success Stories: Valerie C.

    Valerie C. Artist, Stay-at-Home Mom “Growing up, I was often bigger than most of my friends. I wasn’t ‘the fat girl,’ but I always felt like I was fighting my weight - but it was a fight that never went anywhere. Things took a turn in my mid-thirties, though, when I went on medication and began treatment for high blood pressure. Everything seemed to be creeping in on me. I knew things need…Read More

  7. Success Stories: Sarah B.

    Sarah B. Flight Attendant Meet Sarah, a busy wife and mother of four who found herself at the end of her rope after steadily gaining 114 pounds over the course of 15 years. Like so many women, she struggled with her weight after having children. “After my kids were born, it was like my body rebelled against me. My hormones were so out of whack that I couldn’t lose any weight no matter what I t…Read More

  8. Success Stories: Maddie P.

    Maddie P. Mom, Competitive Runner Maddie P. isn’t your typical wife and mom of four. She’s a competitive runner, Zumba freak, and practicing yogi. But things haven’t always been this way for her. After reaching her peak weight of 252 pounds on her petite frame, Maddie knew it was time to make a change when she couldn’t catch her running toddler. “I’ve never been super-skinny; curves ru…Read More

  9. Russell F.

    Russell F. PFD technician, retired military “Before my surgery, I couldn’t even walk 150 yards. I couldn’t do anything with my children. Now I’m walking 2-3 miles a day, climbing 12-15 flights of stairs. I have a lot more energy and I’m a lot happier. I saw my sister for the first time in two years and she didn’t even recognize me!” Russell F. had his first appointment with Dr. Clark…Read More

  10. What the journey REALLY looks like

    Those "Before and After" pictures sure are compelling, but have you ever wondered what the "Middle" part really looked like? How does it feel to be in the middle of a weight loss journey? If the "After" seems unreachable sometimes, take a look at what Kat H. is doing and it just might change your mind. At 367 pounds, Kat, a mother and grandmother, could barely make it through the day. The joint pa…Read More

  11. “I was sick of the yo-yo dieting” so what did I do??

    Meet Dorothy, a retired restauranteur and mother. Her story is a familiar one. Coping with pressures from work and family, Dorothy neglected her health until a dangerous event nearly cost her her life. Now down over 100 pounds and feeling great, Dorothy wants to share her story in hopes of helping others. Dorothy worked in the restaurant industry and was on her feet for eight or more hours per shi…Read More

  12. Wow! Look what she did!

    Wow! Look what she did! We are SO proud of Teresa for losing over 90 pounds since having gastric sleeve surgery just one year ago. Teresa says, “If you or someone you know is struggling with weight issues, come to Anchorage Bariatrics right now. Don’t hesitate and don’t let anyone else tell you that you can’t do it. Set your mind and go for it!" Thanks, Teresa! We couldn't have said it bet…Read More