Our Patients Share Their Weight-Loss Journeys

The Center for Surgical Weight Loss at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center can help those struggling with obesity get the long-term weight loss they need and lead a longer and healthier life. 

The following patients talk about how weight-loss surgery at Desert Springs Hospital changed their lives. 

Tracy Hecker

Tracy Hecker

Tracy Hecker struggled with her weight as long as she could remember. She tried countless diet programs that would help her lose a couple of pounds, only to gain the weight back and then some. Watching her brother's weight-loss transformation inspired her to start her own. Read Tracy's story >

Sam Kaufman

Sam Kaufman

Sam Kaufman, former CEO and Managing Director of Desert Springs Hospital and current CEO of Henderson Hospital, had weight-loss surgery in April 2013. Sam Kaufman discusses how he, and his family, feel six months after his weight-loss surgery. Watch Sam's story >


Ashley Seminuk

As the practice supervisor for the Surgical Weight Control Center of Las Vegas, Ashley saw firsthand how patients’ lives have been transformed over time. She knew the commitment and hard work this weight-loss journey would entail, but she decided to embrace the challenge. Read Ashley's story >

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 sending an email or calling 702-369-7618

If you need a referral to a weight-loss surgeon or other physician at Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, call our free physician referral service at 1-702-388-4888