BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Med Center's Surgical Weight Loss Program combines procedures and a comprehensive program to help people with lifestyle changes.
Surgeries include laparoscopic, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures. There are many success stories that have come from this program. On Saturday, patients and the staff gathered for a reunion to celebrate their progress and new lives.
"i don't take anymore insulin injections, and i don't take anymore medication. so it's been a real blessing for me." says Teresa Stidham, nurse practitioner and office manager as well as former patient in the program.
At the reunion, patients shared their stories with the crowd about how far they have come. Some even talked about dropping well over 150 pounds, and not needing life threatening surgeries because of the weight they lost.
"I tell patients, if I recognize you you're probably not doing a great job, and I can tell you, 99% of the patients out there, I didn't know who they were, and when I see their before picture then I realize how successful they have been," says Dr. Onyeoziri Nwanguma.
Doctor Nwanguma has been the surgeon at the Med Center's Surgical Weight Loss Program for five years. He's done one thousand surgeries, and every patient at the reunion Saturday was grateful for his skill and passion.