Patient Stories

Our Weight Loss Patient Stories

Jeanmarie Meet Jeanmarie DeBiase. After the death of her husband, a 9/11 first responder, Jeanmarie gained more than 100 pounds. Determined to be there for their children, Jeanmarie had gastric sleeve surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
Read Jeanmarie's story
Kyle Meet Kyle Sanders. After losing 175lbs thanks to bariatric sleeve surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton, Kyle is able to preach longer, breathe easier, and feels blessed with a new life.
Read Kyle's story.
Antoinette Antoinette, a Belleville resident and mother of three, had a long history of medical issues—obesity, out-of-control diabetes, high blood pressure, nerve damage, sleep apnea—and she needed a change.
Read Antoinette's story.

At 6-feet tall and with a body mass index of 57 – a number putting her in the super morbidly obese category – she knew the process would be a significant lifestyle change, and she wanted to do it the right way.
Read Sally's story.

The Ocean, N.J. resident and retired high school assistant principal has a background in health and exercise physiology, but having the knowledge did not guarantee successful weight loss results.
Read Fred's story.