In early 2015, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) released a campaign that included a motivational video telling the powerfully inspirational stories of a nurse, military veteran and former NFL player — all of whom had bariatric surgery.

This project was launched in order to provide a space for the many people who have had bariatric surgery and want to share their own unique weight-loss journey through video. The site provides a welcoming environment for them to talk about their motivation for surgery and the personal successes reached because of their life-changing surgery.

ASMBS recognizes the courage needed to have weight loss surgery and applaud you in your commitment. We encourage you to use This Time It Counts to help you share your journey with others who are considering bariatric surgery.

Patients share stories about their journey in overcoming obesity. Choose an image below to hear an individual’s story:

Want to be part of This Time It Counts? Submit your video here.



Randy
Sleeve Gastrectomy




Nikki Massie
Gastric Bypass




Cathy Johnson
Gastric Bypass





Rain Hampton
Gastric Bypass





Reo Davis
Sleeve Gastrectomy




Izzy Weiss
Sleeve Gastrectomy




Alex Brecher
Adjustable Gastric Band




Pam Davis
Gastric Bypass





Tammy Beaumont BSN, RN, CBN
Gastric Bypass