Bariatric Patient Stories

Alisa Brewster (left) with Dr. Farah Husain.
Alisa Brewster (left) lost 150 pounds after bariatric treatment at OHSU that included gastric sleeve surgery with Dr. Farah Husain.

We take pride in helping patients meet their goals for weight loss and better health. Your team of providers will work together to help you find success.

'This is where I reclaim my life'

Headshot of Dorrian Rhodes

Dorrian Rhodes was worried about living to age 50 when he decided to have bariatric surgery at OHSU. The Navy veteran was carrying more than 100 extra pounds and dealing with diabetes and other health problems.

When he awoke from surgery and needed to start walking, he made a commitment: “This is where I reclaim my life.” See how far he’s come.

Taking control to meet her goals

Headshot of Alisa Brewster

At more than 330 pounds and with a range of health problems, Alisa Brewster knew something had to change. Yet she remained convinced that she should lose the weight on her own. “I really beat myself up,” she says.

Finally, she decided to have bariatric surgery: “It was the first time that I had a tool where I felt in control.” Read how surgery changed her life.

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