Weight Management Center

Patient Stories

Jason Gerhard

Jason Gerhard

Freemansburg • Down a total of 159 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Gastrectomy

My father suffered with obesity and ultimately his weight claimed his life. I was determined not to let that happen to me. I’m an Air Force veteran and a fighter – I had to find a solution. Having the surgery was one of the best decisions of my life. I feel younger and am doing things I never thought I would do. I’m going back to school for my masters in Homeland Security. My loved ones are proud of me, and my children see me as a hero. My advice to others: follow your heart, give and get help where needed, follow the rules of the program and once you achieve your goals, give back by helping others succeed in their journey.

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