Meet Bariatric Surgery Patients
San Jose native Megan Acaccia regularly missed school due to medical and social issues caused by her morbid obesity. After her lifesaving weight-loss surgery at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, she is full of excitement about her high school graduation.
|Video: Kylie Crovo
Marianne Favro, NBC-11
July 17, 2007
Kylie had bariatric surgery when she weighed 256 pounds. Nine months later, she was down to 107 pounds and was free of obesity-related health problems. Kylie discusses the lifelong lifestyle changes she has made to maintain a healthy weight.
|Video: Chelsey Lewis
Lyanne Melendez, ABC-7
March 9, 2007
Chelsey weighed 456 pounds when she had bariatric surgery in December 2005. In March 2007, Chelsey weighed 265 pounds and had her sights set on continuing to lose weight and toward earning a college degree.
In March 2006, Kayla underwent bariatric surgery, weighing 305 pounds and suffering from sleep apnea, high blood pressure and low self-esteem. A year after her surgery, she is healthier and is more physically and socially active than ever before.