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Rob's story

Published on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rob Rose
Gastric Bypass
December 2011
Weight loss: 118 pounds
 (and still losing)

The McLaren Bariatric and Metabolic Institute shares office space with the McLaren Wound Care Clinic in Clarkston. Rob Rose first came to the office as a wound care patient. He now returns as an energetic, healthier and happier post-operative bariatric patient.

“I first came here in September 2011 for wound care treatment,” said Rob. “My legs were so swollen they were cracked and weeping. By November, I knew I wanted to have bariatric surgery. I received clearance through my insurance quite quickly, and I had my procedure December 26.”

In just three months, Rob shrunk his waist size from 63” to 48” and continues to lose. Typically, patients realize their greatest weight loss one to two years after surgery.

“I can’t believe how much energy and pep I have,” he said. “I spend one hour everyday in the gym, using the bike, weights etc. I also like attending the support group sessions. It was a helpful way to have my questions answered before my procedure and now I can share with others what has worked for me as well as learn from others’ experience.”