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Weight-Loss Surgery: Preparing for Post-Op

For bariatric surgery candidates, the journey to long-awaited weight loss only begins on the operating table. Every post-surgery step is crucial in ensuring patient safety […]

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Weight-Loss Surgery: Challenges Facing the Pre-Surgical Patient

Weight-loss surgery can seem like a big step, but for the morbidly obese, the challenges of daily life can be their own kind of struggle. […]

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The Penn Difference: What Sets the Penn Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Program apart

The decision to have surgery is rarely an easy one, but having confidence in the quality of medical care you will receive can help ease […]

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What is Bariatric Surgery?

Nearly one-third of Americans suffer from obesity. Obesity continues to be a national health issue despite growing awareness of the problem and national campaigns to […]

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Jess Minot: Genetic Heart Disease. Survivor. Fighter.

Just this one time, Jess Minot didn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. But when she turned 18, she was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy, […]

Maureen Maguire heart transplant
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Maureen Maguire: Strong Relationships. Strong Heart.

Discovering Her Heart Disease. The best relationships can stand the test of time. Just ask Maureen Maguire, a heart transplant recipient who began her relationship […]

Zach Conrad
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Zach Conrad: The Right Place. The Right Time.

Sometimes the balance between life and death hangs on being in the right place at the right time.  Zach Conrad learned that firsthand on June […]

Carlton Sherwood LVAD
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Carlton Sherwood: Journalist, Dancer, Heart Failure Survivor

They say good things come in three. Just ask Carlton Sherwood. He was given three more chances at life thanks to the doctors and nurses […]

Joseph Belletiere
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Joe Belletiere | A Whole New Life

At just 23 years old, Joe Belletiere may not look like your classic heart disease patient. But born with a complex heart condition, cardiomyopathy with […]

Doug Krampel LDL Apheresis
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DOUG KRAMPEL: LDL Apheresis, a New Look at Life

Doug Krampel knows his body. So 12 years ago, when he experienced an unusual chest pain while working out, the avid athlete immediately went to […]

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Derek Fitzgerald: Cancer, Heart Transplant, IRONMAN

Looking at Derek Fitzgerald, you’d say he is the picture of health. In 2012, he competed in 17 endurance races, including marathons, half-marathons and triathlons, […]