Local Family Loses 650 Pounds, Appears In TV Commercial
Dec. 13-A Midland, MI family lost 650 pounds after bariatric surgery at Hurley Bariatric Center. After researching many hospital's weight loss surgery programs, they chose the Hurley Bariatric Center because of our depth of experience and compassionate, highest-quality patient care.
Less Weight, New Lives
Nancy Aeschliman Grau of Midland, MI and her three children—Katie, Chris, and Mike all underwent Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery at Hurley Medical Center's Hurley Bariatric Center—the first facility in Genesee County to offer this life-changing surgery. The surgeries were performed by Kurt Kralovich, MD, and the results are amazing. Together, the family has lost 650 pounds, and counting.
“At Hurley Bariatric Center, we provide the most comprehensive clinical care with an individualized approach for all bariatric patients. We work closely with each patient to provide the best treatment options for successful weight loss, and provide the support these patients and their families need, every step of the way. For the Aeschliman family, the surgery has been life-changing and altering in so many ways. I’m so glad to see the success this family’s had in reclaiming their health, and their lives,” said Kurt Kralovich, MD, FACS, Hurley Bariatric Surgeon.
Nancy said, “Before surgery, I had lost over 100 pounds on fad diets, but they never worked. I would lose the weight, only to regain everything, and then some. I felt like I was this thin person living in a heavy person’s body. I suffered from back and knee pain, and high blood pressure, and my life was truly passing me by. I had the surgery in March, 2009 and have successfully reached my weight loss goal: 160 pounds. And I’ve never looked back.”
Katie Aeschliman, 23, had the surgery in May, 2010. “I have lost 110 pounds and the surgery has completely changed my life. Today, I am dating, am the president of my sorority, and can’t wait to buy clothes. Before the surgery, I hated to shop and would always wear sweatpants and shirts, because I couldn’t find clothes that fit. Today, I am a new person, and have renewed confidence. And it’s all because I took the step to have this surgery at Hurley," she said.
Chris and Mike Aeschliman, 19 and 21 respectively, both had surgery on Dec 13, 2010. So far, Chris has lost 85 pounds and Mike, 92 pounds. Both are down from a size 46 pant size to a size 40 or 42, and from a 3X shirt to an XL. Mike is now playing basketball and is much more happy and outgoing. Chris pledged a fraternity at EMU and is truly enjoying life at college.
Choose the weight loss option that's just right for you
At the Hurley Bariatric Center, we recognize that weight loss surgery isn’t for everyone, and that each of our patients is unique with their own personal story and goals. That’s why our team of highly-skilled bariatric surgeons partner with patients to help them choose a custom-tailored plan that’s right for them for successful, sustained weight loss. We provide pre- and post-surgical emotional support, nutrition and exercise counseling, and all the information patients need to make this life-changing decision, as well as 24-hour post-surgical care by our expert surgeons and staff.
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