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Bariatric Surgery Corner Team of Patient Contributors

The following contributors were invited to contribute their expertise to Bariatric Surgery Corner because of their personal experience with bariatric surgery. All of our contributors have been integral in helping us develop this website. Please read more about each of our contributors below.

Melanie Fumero







Amy McCarthy

Amy is a 39-year-old gastric sleeve patient of Dr. Tsuda, living In Las Vegas, NV.  She is almost 2 years post-op and has lost over 145 pounds.  Through this weight loss journey, Amy has discovered a passion for health and fitness.  Now, she enjoys sharing her experiences to help others on their own journeys.





Meet Morgan, a gastric bypass patient. Nine years ago, she changed her life, losing more than 50% of her TOTAL body weight. She then proceeded to gain some of it back and lose it again. We love her story and perseverance, so we’re excited to have her present to you all regularly.




Chad Reott

Meet Chad, a recent SADI patient. His story is so compelling as he was dead set against surgery until he saw a testimonial from a patient in a similar circumstance. After seeing what bariatric surgery could do, he went to Mobile, AL, to have surgery with Dr. Forrest Ringold at Surgical Association of Mobile. As of this post, he is two months out of surgery.

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Bariatric Contributor Shelly SouthallShelly Southall

Shelly Southall is a Rightsize Living Expert and a 21-year post-op Roux-en-Y gastric bypass patient. She specializes in helping people avoid (or overcome) regain after bariatric surgery. Shelly is the creator of WLS Delight, Bitesize Changes, and Rightsize Living Academy.

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