Sandy's Weight Loss Story

Jan 10, 2023

Sandy Butkus was headed down a path that could lead to a heart attack when she decided to make a big change: weight loss surgery at the Center for Weight Management. Now, she can dash up a flight of stairs in seconds—and has more energy than she's had in years. To learn more about weight loss surgery options, visit

Weight-loss surgery may be an option for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, or 35 or more with serious health problems related to obesity. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding may be an option for people with a BMI of 30 or more who have at least one serious obesity-related health problem. Weight-loss surgery is considered safe, but like any surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight-loss surgery. Weight loss results can vary by individual. There is no guarantee of specific results.

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