Success Stories

Testimonials from real weight-loss surgery patients

Lori ColantuonoLori C.

"At my heaviest, I was 342 pounds. It was a wake-up call when I realized how far my weight had gotten. I didn't want to suffer from the same ailments as my mother - diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart issues. Plus, I have an 8-year old to raise, and I didn't want my health to get in the way of that. So I knew I needed to do something about it.
"From the time I first spoke with the office staff and Dr. Giordano, I felt confident that I was making the right choice to have the weight-loss surgery. They explained the process, what to expect, and what I needed to do to make sure everything was successful.
"I had the surgery in February of 2019, and since then, I've lost 129 pounds. It's been a life-changing experience. I'm more committed to living a healthy lifestyle than I've ever been. I watch what I eat, I'm exercising? it's really motivated me to make sure I don't return to the bad habits I used to have. I don't want the surgery to be for nothing, so I'm very focused on doing what I need to do to maintain my progress.
"I know this is one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I'm really thankful to have the team at Jefferson Torresdale Hospital's weight-loss surgery office. It's an amazing resource right here in the community that can help so many people struggling with weight loss. I've already recommended them to a few people and I'll continue to do that. It's been an amazingly positive experience."