Patient Stories

My new normal after bariatric surgery

After music teacher Molly Peterson became self-conscious of her size, she knew something had to change. Bariatric surgery from University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics her take back control.

Weight loss surgery offers a new beginning

As a former Marine and an avid competitor in sports like golf and tennis, Randy Cole saw obesity as a challenge. He wanted to lose weight and get back into playing shape on his own.

Keeping up with my kids through weight loss

Whitney Paul already knew that obesity had taken much of the fun out of her life. Still, when she stepped on the scale during an appointment with her doctor in August 2014, she had a shock that affected her deeply.

Ray's story

Thanks to the UI Hospitals & Clinics Ray Haas was able to get back to his very active lifestyle with no limitations after he had a hip replacement.

Bariatric surgery — it will change your life

"I can remember being chubby in grade school. I was the one who didn’t want to get on the scale so others could see what I weighed. You name the diet, and I’ve been on it – but after awhile your motivation lags, and you go back to your old ways."

New diabetes program connects pregnant patients and providers using cellular-enabled glucose meter

Erin Guthrie
Erin Guthrie was expecting a new baby, not diabetes.

Math professor counts on UI for innovative cardiac procedure

Roseanne Wolf and Dr. Michael Giudici
“Every time I come in for a follow-up with Dr. Giudici, he’s telling me to go run more races,” Roseanne says. “There are no restrictions to what I can do now whatsoever.”

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Katina Waldorf

Katina participated in the Transplant Games for her children. Katina wanted to show her children what she can do, and how healthy she has become. Donation has been a blessing for Katina since she can now watch her children and grandchildren grow.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Hailey Steimel

Hailey has turned her medical illness into a very positive experience. Hailey's transplant has given her a second chance at life and the ability to follow her dream of helping others. She is currently enrolled in community college and is leaning toward a career in medical social work.

2016 Transplant Games Athlete — Kevin Slifka

Kevin wants people to know that organ donation is an opportunity to give another person a higher quality of life. In Kevin's case, he feels physically and emotionally healthier than he did before his donation. For Kevin, he finds the reward in being able to watch his organ recipient accomplish great things — like participating in the Transplant Games!

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