Doctors Offering Pro Bono Gastric Byp...

Doctors Offering Pro Bono Gastric Bypass Surgeries

There are 45 comments on the NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth story from Jun 13, 2008, titled Doctors Offering Pro Bono Gastric Bypass Surgeries. In it, NBC 5i Dallas/Fort Worth reports that:

Mark Nelson gets around with the aid of a wheelchair because walking causes pain in his knees.

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Santa Clara, CA

#26 Sep 3, 2009
Back in May, I weighed 320lbs. I bought a good pair of walking sneakers, a good pedometer, & 5lb weights. I walk 7miles a day & eat right. I've lost 70lbs & counting. Save your lives. follow my progress on facebook. Zakiyyah Moorehead

Santa Clara, CA

#27 Sep 3, 2009
Please don't waste another day carrying around all the extra weight!!....walk it off!! forget surgery. IT can be done.

Santa Clara, CA

#28 Sep 4, 2009
I know how hard it is to lose weight, I am on my own journey right now. After seeing countless doctors & not being able to get anyone to help me I'm helping myself. Good luck to all on their own journeys.

Kalamazoo, MI

#29 Dec 6, 2009

Kalamazoo, MI

#30 Dec 6, 2009
Sandy Fernandez

United States

#31 Mar 4, 2010
How do you get in contact with a physician that offers this service? [email protected] contact me plz. I am only 23 yrs old and need help. I am tired of hearing the "well you have a pretty face" I hate that. and My thinner friend will say don't say bad things about yourself. My mother will say you are pretty now but if you lost the weight you'd be beauitful..... Wow, thanks mom. Plz contact me.:) Sandy
catherine collins

Cary, NC

#32 Apr 11, 2010
Hello my name is cathy im 38 year old mom i am almost 300 pds i gained alot of my weight due to medical problems ,i just want some help i have tried every thing to lose this weight i just need a helping hand to finish please consider me i would be very greatfull ....thank u

Grand Rapids, MI

#33 Apr 26, 2010
hello im hoping i find some help here ive been all over the internet looking for the medical help i need i have no insurance and the drs i have say its a must for me to have this surgery i am morbily obese i have several medical problems that might subside or make it easier to deal with if i have the surgery, please if there is any chance for me to do this i would be very greatful ty,
teresa in mi.

Lincoln, NE

#34 Apr 28, 2010
I am 42 yrs old. I am a RN, I work very hard. It doesn't seem what diet I have tried, I get little results and then I gain it back. I have Type II Diabetes, Depression, High blood pressure and having more headaches. I am unabe to get my blood sugars under control. I have always turned to food for comfort. I have good intentions, but then I loose strength. My credit isn't the best. I would like to have Pro Bon surgery. i lost my mother when I was 13 and my father when I was 17. This surgery would turn my life around. Please help me.

Bakersfield, CA

#35 Oct 21, 2010
Janice Dacy wrote:
I need your help. My son is 45 yrs. old and is morbidly obese. Medical has denied funding for by-pass surgery. Don't know where to turn, we don't want to lose him. Can ou please point us in the right direction to get him help and the sponser- ship he needs? We don't want to lose him. Thank you.
if you get more info with the couty hospt ther are programs that he could get to get what he needs . where i live they will pay for it . he at kern count they offer M.I.A or C.I programs and it will pay all meds ,DOCTERS AND SURG. HOPE THIS HELP YOU.

Bakersfield, CA

#36 Oct 21, 2010
I would try to get more info with the canty hasptel they might help with the surgery for your son. here in kern count there are programs like M.I.A and C.i these some of the programs the you should ask . they will help if they have it where you live. and sarry about my spilling
Viewer 52

Plano, TX

#38 Nov 21, 2010
When you chase off all the Mexicans from Farmers Branch, you'll wind up doing your own cleaning and yard work. You'll be amazed how quickly you will shed those extra pounds!
Monica Powell

Dallas, TX

#40 Nov 25, 2010
I have ballooned up to 400 lbs. I feel completely hopeless. I can't afford surgery but I pray sincerely that someone will help me before I die. I can only walk very short distances and I have so much trouble in my day to day life. I am raising my grand daughter who begs me to go shopping with her, or to school functions. I just can't do it. It is a heartbreaking experience. Please help me. my e-mail address is [email protected] Can you answer my prayer?

Oakland, CA

#41 Jan 22, 2011
I'm not sure if i qualify for a pro-bono weight loss surgery but i am only 26yrs old, almost 300lbs and it hurts to even walk. I cant feel half of my left hand and i have anxiety preventing me from leaving my house. I also am unemployed, i cant be on my feet long enough that a job requires. I plan on going back to school this fall hoping to start some what of a decent life but it's going to be hard. I doubt i can even fit into chairs. I was about 6 sizes smaller and i barely could when i was in school. Please help me, i've exercised my recourse out. [email protected]

New York, NY

#42 Feb 4, 2011
I am a 48 year old woman, I am looking for a Dr that will do a probono gastic bypass surgery, I'm not sure in reading the other's letters as to why they want a free gastric surgery, my would meet in comparison, not trying to compare because each of us have our own story to tell. I have been through beatings from ex-husband that could have left me dead( but GOD ). I have been ( without going into detail) sexually assualted more than I care to remember, and through my lifes proccess I was left over height. I no longer want to be victom, I am trying to feel good about myself and move on with my left, if I can just get through this hurddle,I know I can make it from there. I met someone who loves me, and we are getting married in Sept. But I don't want this to carry into that relationship, Please help me to close that part of my life, to successfully move into a better life.

Texarkana, AR

#43 Jul 28, 2011
Is Dr. Alexander still in, 2011, helping patients who cannot afford the cost of gastric bypass?
Yatanisha Sortor

Asheville, NC

#44 Sep 21, 2011
I am insearch of this wonder doctor I'm over 350 pounds and it gettin harder for me to walk my back feels like it's splittin in half I'm confined to me home and I'm goin into a state of depression I need this weight off of me

Fincastle, VA

#45 Jan 8, 2012
I'm 21, 5'3" and weigh 323lb please someone help I really have tried everything when I was young we moved from city to country and I became major depressed took all kinds of meds for it and ended up gaining 100lb in the first year then it stayed steady for about 2yrs then I started gaining again I've been with my fiancee for 3 years now and I've gained 100lbs since I met him! I would love to have kids one day and be healthy enough to watch them grow and play in the yard with them! Please I have NO insurance no money I barely get by with what I make can anyone help with gastric bypass
Zakiyyah M

San Antonio, TX

#46 Jan 8, 2012
Diamond, I have been in your position. Gastric Bypass isn't the answer. I went Vegan & walk 5 miles a day. I will also be getting an Elliptical trainer soon. Consider going Vegan. It will save your life.
desperately needing help

Houston, TX

#47 Nov 7, 2012
are there any doctors out here looking to help pro bono. i need weight loss surgery really bad and i dont have insurance...please help

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