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These individuals found weight loss and improvement in health. Here are their stories


When someone decides to start a new lifestyle of making a choice to eat healthier, support is often desired— but when Brian Vanvranken started his diet last year, he never imagined that six members of his family would join in on his weight loss journey.

March 2, 2012 was the day that changed my life..

My journey to Tidewater Bariatrics started as many do, I was obese and had tried it all..

My husband and I went to Tidewater Bariatrics' orientation class and decided that day to do it

I was expecting to come into a doctor's office and get the same attitude you get from most primary care physicians -- like -- you need to lose weight

I have little baby steps. My first one is to be able to tuck my shirt in without feeling uncomfortable

It's a total approach. It's comprehensive in that they don't just look at the weight loss

Since I've been coming here for the past three weeks,
I'm able to not use my CPAP for my breathing problem

I am 34 years old and I have been struggling with
my weight my entire life

Dr. Gaglione asked me to carry for one hour the amount of weight I have lost, and I did so Saturday

I attended a Nurse Practitioner meeting where the speaker was Dr. Margaret Gaglione

When I began at Tidewater Bariatrics, I was wearing a
size 16 pant

Our family has lost 117 lbs in 13 weeks. Praise God

I have tried different weight loss diets in the past, but none of them had the structure of Tidewater Bariatrics

At that time I was 307 pounds and could’nt walk 1 block without needing a 10 minute rest, thanks to the help of all the people at TWB I am 72 pounds lighter

Dear Dr. Gaglione, Dave and my friends at TWB,

Words cannont express my thanks for your guidance and support along the way to my goal.  50 lbs in 12 weeks is a true testiment to the difference you have made in my life!  Always, T.W.

Dear Dr. Gaglione,

You are a hero among people!  You have not only changed the lives of your patients but SAVED them.  Many of us were headed on a destructive road to an early grave, but with the tools and skills of your center- we have reclaimed our lives!  We celebrate health, wellness, and the sweet joy they bring!  Thank you for believing you could turn an idea into a blessing for all who come in contact with you.  Although we are the "first" generation of your patients- you have impacted "other generations" to come in a HUGE way!  Thank you, D.B.

Dear Dr. Maggie,

Thank you so much for supporting my baseball team- and also for helping my mom.  She looks great! Sincerely, J.M.

I have to second the thank you! Thanks so much for your support and even more so, THANK YOU for helping me remember the person I was meant to be.  Gratefully, G.M.

Dr. Gaglione,

Hope your holiday is great! Thank you for helping have made this one so wonderful for me and my family.  This is the first year in a LONG time that I have my picture on a Christmas card!- K.K

This is the first step in improving your health and lifestyle.

At Tidewater Bariatrics, my staff and I are committed to helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

I am a board certified Bariatrician and Internal Medicine physician. I will tailor a program specific to your needs, time constraints and abilities.

Our program is modeled after successful academic university medical center programs, and is dedicated to decreasing your health risk, improving nutrition, providing health education, and increasing your overall wellness. You can expect to lose weight, improve your cardio-vascular health, and reduce your risk of developing long-term obesity complications.

Even if you already have the complications of obesity, weight loss can decrease or eliminate their effects.

Dr. Margaret Gaglione

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