Melissa's Spine Surgery Story

Melissa enjoyed yoga, biking and hiking with her active family. She never imagined that a herniated disc would leave her completely immobile. The pain was constant, from her hip all the way down to her foot. Learn how the orthopedic spine team at the Detroit Medical Center helped Melissa get back on her feet and back to living life again.

Chelsea’s Story: A whole new outlook on life

Apr 26, 2021

The day 29-year-old Chelsea Meixner was supposed to take her final scuba diving test is a day she’ll never forget. “When I couldn’t get into the biggest male wetsuit they had, I knew I had to make a change,” recalled Chelsea. “I had at least 100 lbs to lose and I knew there was only one choice for my bariatric surgery—the Detroit Medical Center.”

Chelsea’s gastric bypass surgery went smoothly and she was back at work a few weeks after the procedure. After losing 137 pounds, she has more energy, is no longer a diabetic, is off blood pressure medications and no longer has back or joint pain. She has completed her Emergency Medical Technician training, bringing her one step closer to her goal of being a Flight Nurse.

The best time for new beginnings is now. Start your bariatric journey today and discover the comprehensive approach to weight loss and bariatric surgery at the DMC. She shared with pride, “It’s given me a whole new outlook on life. And I truly believe I would not be here today if it wasn’t for the DMC and my bariatric surgery.”

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