Weight-Loss Surgery Gave Me a New Life

The day Mary Swannie-Ryan underwent the gastric sleeve weight-loss surgery at Desert Springs Hospital marked the first day of her new life. Swannie-Ryan had always battled her weight. Her blood pressure was high. Her energy was low. And she wasn't getting around as well as she wanted to. But with the help of James Atkinson, MD, FACS and Darren Soong, MD, FACS, all that changed.

Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.

For additional information about weight-loss surgery, read some commonly asked questions. You can also contact The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Desert Springs Hospital by using the chat feature, sending an email or calling 702-369-7618. 

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