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Bariatric Surgery Patient Success Stories

Meet Scripps bariatric surgery patients: On a life-changing journey

Dustin Smith, Scripps Health Bariatric Surgery patient.

Meet Scripps bariatric surgery patients: On a life-changing journey

Weight loss surgery is a life-changing event and a life-long journey. Read inspiring stories of how bariatric surgery and Scripps’ medically supervised Weight Management program have helped patients tackle weight-related issues through a comprehensive, personalized approach that includes diet, exercise, lifestyle and surgery. 

Losing to Win

Scripps Health bariatric patient Elizabeth Mireles Riggs, on the beach looking into the distance smiling.

Losing to Win

Elizabeth Mireles Riggs’ journey to good health includes a 115-pound weight loss after bariatric surgery.

Conquering New Heights

Dustin Smith walking on a path outside illustrating a Scripps Health Bariatric Surgery patient story success.

Conquering New Heights

When Dustin Smith underwent bariatric surgery at Scripps, it changed more than his size — it changed his life.

Racing Back to Health

Michelle Feliciano holding a picture of herself before her bariatric surgery illustrating her journey.

Racing Back to Health

Michelle Feliciano hit roadblocks during the pandemic until she recommitted to weight loss and set out on the road to health.