Jacob's Story

After his weight loss surgery at FMC, Jacob is running down a dream.
Jacob Garcia, Flagstaff, AZ

Jacob never knew what it felt like to be a healthy, average weight. He was overweight as a child and continued to gain weight as an adult. At 30, Jacob was 317 pounds, was prediabetic and had high blood pressure. Jacob knew he had to make a change – he was determined to wake one day as a fit man.

The experts at the Bariatric Surgical Weight Loss Center at FMC supported Jacob clinically and psychologically before and after his weight loss surgery. This team of physicians, nurses, dietitians and therapists are passionate about giving patients like Jacob the tools for a healthier life.

Today, Jacob has realized his dream of being fit and is 130 pounds lighter. Now, it’s on to new dreams – like running a marathon.

Give us an hour and we’ll show you how to change your life. Jacob did. Flagstaff Medical Center’s free weight loss surgery information sessions are from 6 - 7 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month in Flagstaff.