Success Stories


Before After

Lost 74 lbs

Hi, I’m Lisa. I’m a 44 year old wife, mother, grandmother, and RN. I have had a 26 year battle with my weight. I’ve tried diet and exercise regimens but nothing stuck. I’d lose weight at some point and gain it back. The weight gain and loss struggle tears down your self-confidence and self-esteem. I’m starting to find both in my new life adventure. A year ago, I remarried and also found out I was going to be a grandmother. I wanted to change my life and become the healthiest and happiest version of myself. I realized some of my goals were to do normal daily activities (like tie my shoes) without becoming short of breath. I wanted to be able to run after the grandkids and live my life fully. I decided to have the gastric sleeve surgery and had it on November 28, 2018. It has dramatically changed my life and lifestyle. I am now 5 months post op and have lost 74 pounds at this point. I now realize my weight loss goals are attainable. I was told last week by a Doctor I work with that he’s “proud of me for saving my life”. This made me happy to know I had done something so life changing. Alexandria Bariatric Surgery has given me the tools to maintain this weight loss long term and taught me a new way to fuel my body. Dr Parrish and his staff are amazing, you’re not just a patient when you begin your journey, but family. I couldn’t have done it without all of their support, everyone becomes your cheerleaders. I’m thrilled to be on this journey and to add exciting new goals like scuba diving in the Caribbean and many other new adventures. I’ve moved far beyond my original goals of tying my shoes and many other things I didn’t even know were possible. My shoes are tied and I’m ready to run into my new future!!