Meet Jerry

In Jerry’s words, “Losing that much weight makes me feel alive again.”

Jerry is a father, husband, and hard worker. When he was 500 pounds with a 78-inch waist, one of Jerry’s close friends passed away from a massive heart attack. Jerry realized he needed to change his ways, and change his life.

He was diabetic and had high blood pressure, and he couldn’t keep up with his kids. So, Jerry researched different bariatric programs until he found the one he wanted. At IU Health Bariatrics, he felt he had the support he needed for before, during, and after his weight loss surgery. He felt the staff truly cared.

Now, after his bariatric surgery, he is off of his blood pressure and diabetes medications. The only pills he takes now are vitamins. And recently he was able to do something he would have never dreamed—he rode a roller coaster with his 4-year-old son.

Watch Jerry’s inspiring story and see how this hard-working family man transformed his life.

*This information was provided by Jerry.


The IU Health Bariatrics team strives to provide you with the information you need to fully understand your weight loss journey. We are there to guide you every step of the way. We also know how valuable it is to get that knowledge first hand, from those who have already been through the stages you are getting ready to experience.

That is why we would like to introduce you to some of our patients, who are generous enough to share their stories of success in leading a healthier life.