Patient Stories: Wayne


There was not one event that led me to consider bariatric surgery, it was more a gradual self-realization of where I was, and what I was doing to my life. It struck me that I was 35 years old and walking up a single flight of stairs had me huffing, puffing and sounding like I had just finished a 5K. Also, I had sleep apnea and ongoing back and knee issues that seemed to be getting worse and worse.

I came to realize that I wanted to change my life. I wanted to stop missing out on life experiences and be a better role model for my son. My health was not only negatively impacting me, but also my family and marriage.

I researched bariatric surgery and sat on the information for quite some time. When our family relocated to Minnesota for work, I decided I wanted to sort out my health issues. My general practitioner recommended I contact Park Nicollet Bariatric Surgery Center, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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