Patient Success Stories

We’re so glad you’re here!  This is where we share our patient’s success with you so you can envision yourself in their shoes.  We help people revive their health and life and get them back to doing the things that make them most happy.  Could be walking through the grocery store on their own or playing in the backyard with their grandkids.  Whatever you want to get back to, we can help! We’re here to guide you to your personal best results!

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Ginny is down 100 pounds and feels like she’s finally LIVING!!!

I suffered for so many years with Gerd. I was miserable, but continued to eat fast food and work long days on the road as a traveling CNA with hospice. It was so easy to swing through the drive-through and get right back on the road. I knew I should pack healthy snacks and meals with me, but I was too lazy to put in the work. Then one day I was told that my liver was bad, very bad! I was directed to get a gastric bypass or my liver would just get worse.

It wasn’t easy at first, but it made it easier to stay away from the junk that got me where I was. I had to make goals, write them down, and posted on the fridge. When the weight started falling off after I started a daily exercise routine, I became so excited, and it encouraged me to keep going.

I know I don’t want to go back to where I was. I’m actually living now, 100 pounds down, and still working on myself. The staff and Dr. Joseph are amazing to work with.  They are always there to answer questions or get advice.  Most of all to cheer you on along your journey. This is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. Thanks and I have so much appreciation for Dr. Joseph and his girls!!!


Jim is down 218 pounds in 1 year and fulfilled his lifelong dream of skydiving for his 40th birthday as an added bonus!  His Gastric Sleeve procedure has been a total success.

Jim traded a life of high blood pressure, extra weight, and limitations for skydiving, being healthy, and mobile for his grandchildren! The results look great on him too!

To say we’re over the moon for Jim is an understatement.  This kind of lifestyle enhancement is what we talk about all the time.  Yes, you lose weight, but what you gain in life is unmeasurable! 

Male before & after gastric sleeve surgery

Robert had Gastric Sleeve done in May 2022 and has already lost 115 pounds! His recovery and experience were smooth and the lifestyle adjustments are now a part of everyday life!

A few things we learned about Robert’s journey:

  • If you do what Dr. Joseph says, everything will turn out.
  • Incisions were tiny and healed quickly
  • Back to work ‘lightly’ within the 1st week
  • Was up and active quickly
  • Created a new normal – his adjusted lifestyle
  • Get in your zero-calorie liquids
  • Get in your protein
  • Take the vitamins
  • No sugar

Making the decision to get out ahead of medical conditions was his motivation and we are so happy for him and the results he’s earned!

Successful gastric bypass patient & his weight loss journey

Eric had Gastric Bypass in November of 2021 and is down to his junior-high size, sleeping through the night again, off his blood pressure meds as well as acid reflux meds and his diabetes is far more manageable.  He’s down 102 pounds after 1 year!

Dr. Joseph takes the time – It wasn’t easy but worth it!

Gastric bypass success story
Linda's gastric bypass success story

Linda had Gastric Bypass in November of 2021 and is down 120 pounds and feels like she got her life back!  She was close to 300 pounds when she started and feels like she gave her husband and grandkids the old HER back!

Medical conditions vanished – Life is good!

Man with before & after bariatric surgery story

Robert’s fear turned into triumph with his surgery… 

He’s sure it saved his life and noted it as the best thing he’s ever done for himself!

‘If you’re on the fence, don’t be, they’ll take good care of you!’

‘When I started this weight loss journey the preliminary stuff was all good, but the closer I got to the surgery I became terrified that I would not live through it. My health was really bad. BUT I made myself do it because I felt I’d die if I didn’t. When I woke up after surgery I was surprised and happy and it’s been the best thing I have ever done for my myself. It turned my health around and I feel great! If you’re on the fence about having the surgery, don’t be, they’ll take good care of you! Thank you, Dr. Joseph and your team!’

-Robert O’Neill

Bariatric surgery patient losing 101 pounds

‘Dr. Joseph and his team have been amazing during this journey. I am off blood pressure meds after being on them for 13 years and my knees and feet no longer have pain!  My arthritis is doing so much better!  Dr. Joseph and his team have been there for me any time I had a question or concern, I would absolutely recommend them!’ – Tracie

Man loses over 100 pounds after gastric sleeve surgery

Winston had Gastric Sleeve done in December 2020 and hasn’t looked back! Down 108 pounds after 2 years.  The whole UBCKC team is SO proud of his success!

Leanne loses 82 pounds after bariatric stugery

Leanne is down 82 pounds after a revisional surgery and we are all so proud of her success!

Bariatric patient lost 146 pounds post-surgery

I had gastric sleeve surgery in December 2014 and have had excellent results with minimal side effects.  Before I started my weight loss journey I weighed 311 lbs and in poor health.  I had hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and PSVT. 

I have kept most of the weight off and my diabetes and hypertension have resolved.  

I  got down to 165 lbs 1-year post-surgery.  I have never regretted my decision to better my health by getting this procedure.  

Dr. Joseph is an excellent surgeon and I feel privileged to be one of his patients.


Woman before & 1 year after her bariatric surgery

“I just had my 1-year post-op (revision) appointment with Dr. Joseph!  

Thank you for fixing my GERD…. and THANK YOU for giving me my life back. 🎈🎯

– Jenny

Before & after weight loss photos from 2016 & 2022
Before and after bariatric surgery testimonial

“I am so glad I made this choice. It’s been very rewarding and I’m looking forward to doing more things as I keep losing weight. I have two granbabies now that I’m able to do things with that I wasn’t able to do with their parents. Dr. Joseph is AMAZING and his crew are one of a kind. I am truly honored to work with them and have their support. This was LIFE-CHANGING and to this day people don’t recognize me.”

– Joni

Woman that lost 52 pounds after gastric bypass surgery

She had gastric bypass 3 months ago, diabetic with 11 heart stents in place. She was also advised to have heart bypass surgery. I saw her in the clinic today and she is doing remarkably well! She’s lost 52 pounds and counting, is off her diabetic medications, and the cardiologist advised her that she no longer needs heart surgery. We’re so happy for her!

Bariatric surgery patient before & after photos

Currently down 137 lbs since surgery and feeling the best she ever has!!! Read all about Crystal’s story…

I started this journey in July 2021 and my surgery was in Dec 2021.  I originally saw a different doctor in 2020 about the sleeve, but I got scared and I backed out.  In July 2021 I decided to try Dr. Joseph’s office and I LOVED THE ENTIRE TEAM!  They made everything so easy to navigate.  The day I met with Dr. Joseph I said I’m going to do this, and do it correctly!

I left the office and that day I changed my eating and lifestyle habits.  From July to December I lost approximately 50 lbs just by changing what I ate.  On surgery day I was 248 lbs, and I believe surgery was the best thing for me.  It has helped my PCOS and back pain.  I am so glad that I did it!  Just remember these words…”Mind over Matter”, those words are what made this journey successful for me.  I cant wait to see what else the rest of my life is like.

I’m was down 115 lbs, 6 months post-op.  I’m so excited about what my future holds!  Thank you UBCKC!

– Crystal

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On October 11, 2016, I had Gastric Bypass surgery performed by Dr. Joseph at Centerpoint Medical Center.

I have struggled with my weight for years which gave me type 2 diabetes. My weight was up over 350 when I went to see Dr. Joseph to help my diabetes and my heart condition. Now 5 months later I am down to 260 lbs. I was taking 300 units 75/25 Humalog insulin a day, now I take 30 units a day. I was taking Trulicity once a week now I’m done with that. I was taking Xarelto for my heart, no need for that my cardiologist says.

I’m feeling a whole lot better, able to ride my bike and take the dog for lots of walks and do things around the house.

I’m not at my goal yet which is 195, but I’m doing good thanks to Dr. Joseph and all at his office, especially Denise Johnson.

Thank you, guys, so much!

– Bruce T.

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I have fought with my weight since I gave birth to my youngest child. I had tried everything, if there was a diet I did it, a program I did it, I had some success, but the weight always came back.

Since the surgery, I have lost 18% of my weight, my goal is 28% so I am within 10% of it in only 8 months. The support before the surgery was amazing, the team helped me understand completely what to expect and helped me be ready for how my life was going to change.

I have now lost 2 dress sizes and have more energy to get out and walk. I have stopped taking my cholesterol medication. I just went on a cruise and was able to wear a bathing suit and I looked GOOD! Dr. Joseph and his team are outstanding in making sure you are ready before and support after the procedure, always ready to answer questions.