Success stories for surgical weight loss patients

We can tell you all about our bariatric surgery services and list the qualifications of our physicians. But real stories—told through the words of our weight loss surgery patients and their caregivers—are the best way to show you the difference our treatments make.

Geno's Weight Loss Story

Jun 6, 2019

geno barberi -400x266-GINOAt 49 years old, Eugene “Geno” Barberi went from being an active bodybuilder to being immobilized due to chronic back problems. As the pain escalated, so did the stress, which led to Geno’s bad eating habits and substantial weight gain.

“Work was harder to do,” said Geno, recalling the agony of working while weighing 288 pounds. “Getting in and out of my service truck was challenging.” Being overweight also took him away from his favorite hobby: working on classic cars.

After years of suffering through the pain, Geno had enough and called The Hospitals of Providence. Their bariatric weight loss program offered just what Geno needed: a surgical procedure to help take the weight off and ongoing support to help keep it off.

After Geno’s gastric sleeve procedure, he lost more than 90 pounds. Now, he’s back on track, enjoying life behind the wheel of his classic car. “One of the best parts of losing weight,” exclaimed Geno, “is being able to get in and out of my Corvette!”

Interested in beginning your journey to a healthier life? Learn more about the bariatric weight loss program at The Hospitals of Providence. Call (866) 934-3627 (THOP) to connect with one of our doctors or use the physician finder tool.

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