Young father Paul Yanzick was the third generation in his family to struggle with diabetes and weight gain. This 36-year-old Sioux Falls man chose weight loss surgery to help him drop 160 pounds and end his family’s cycle of poor health.
Matt and Kristen Sperry saw their two young sons developing their same sedentary habits, and it helped spur them to action. See how this couple benefitted from weight loss surgery and transformed to help their family develop health habits.
Dani Yuretich hated missing out on her kids’ activities, but at 263 pounds she was embarrassed to be seen. “I just wanted to hide,” she says. See how she turned her life around with weight loss surgery.
At 250 pounds, Bud Myers could never have climbed a mountain, let alone the highest peak in Africa. See what happens when this 74-year-old reaches for help from the Sanford Weight Loss Surgery Program.
When Dr. Scott Helberg had heart failure he realized that he needed to do something drastic to improve his health. Learn how weight loss surgery helped this doctor heal his heart and help him get back the energy he needs to sing. Watch Video
Coffee shop employee Mandy Tentinger used to drink her java alone, fighting the health problems and low self esteem that came with a body weight of over 250 pounds. After gastric bypass surgery, she feels better and loves the attention her new body gets.
At over 300 pounds, Julie Bartels used to stay in the shadows, crippled with anxiety that kept her from being a fun, active mom. Learn how this Watertown woman paired weight loss surgery and a commitment to exercise to transform her life.
Kent Osborne could help plan a new city hall, but fought to control his own weight. Find out how this Vermillion man used bariatric surgery to drop almost 200 pounds and get a new relationship with his body and food.
Rick Reuwsaat was doing everything he could to keep from adding extra pounds, but his weight was increasing and so were his health concerns. Would gastric bypass surgery be the tool this Sioux Falls man needed to make a healthy change?
Fans of the Minnesota Vikings know that number 69 – Jared Allen – brought unbelievable energy to the defensive line this past season. Now meet his cousin and aunt from Fargo and see how they tackle obesity.
Not so long ago, the only kind of shoes Bob Hamel bought were the kind with Velcro fasteners so he wouldn't have to bend over. At 289 pounds, he couldn't do it. Today he laces up his shoes for his daily five-mile run.