Living My Best Life

As a nurse and guardian of her grandson, Nancy Ford has always taken care of people. She had been morbidly obese for more than 20 years and started developing health issues. When her cardiologist recommended weight loss surgery, she realized it was time to do something for herself.

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Auburn Resident Undergoes Life-Changing Surgery

Crystal Lowy, 39, of Auburn was more than 100 pounds overweight and unable to keep up with her 10-year-old son. She had been obese her entire adult life, and decided something had to change. She made the decision to undergo weight loss surgery, and it changed her life.  

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Bariatric Patient Journey - Part 1 - Patient Chris Zito on KING-TV

When KING-TV producer Chris Zito tipped the scales at 400 pounds, he knew a major change was needed if he wanted to see his young daughter grow up.  After trying diet and exercise over the years, to no avail, he signed up for gastric bypass surgery with Overlake surgeon Dr. Thien Nguyen. In part one of this three-part journey, Chris shares with viewers his emotional story as he embarks on a journey to better health.

 

Bariatric Patient Journey - Part 2 - Patient Chris Zito on KING-TV

When KING-TV producer Chris Zito tipped the scales at 400 pounds, he knew a major change was needed if he wanted to see his young daughter grow up.  After trying diet and exercise over the years, to no avail, he signed up for gastric bypass surgery with Overlake surgeon Dr. Thien Nguyen. In part one of this three-part journey, Chris shares with viewers his emotional story as he embarks on a journey to better health.

 

Bariatric Patient Journey - Part 3 - Patient Chris Zito on KING-TV

In the third and final part of the KING-TV series, Chris Zito shares about his successes in the weeks that followed his bariatric surgery, including clothes that were becoming baggy, the ability to hit a golf-ball at the driving range and gaining the confidence to run around on the playground with his fun-loving daughter.

 
 

Bariatric Patient Journey - Clothing Donation - KONG-TV

Overlake bariatric patient Chris Zito has lost more than 100 pounds so far. As he shares in this KING-TV report, he made good use of his outsized clothes by donating them to our emergency department for patients in need.

 
 

Overlake Bariatric Surgeon Thien Nguyen, MD, with Patient Chris Zito on KING5's Facebook Live | KING5 NEWS

 

 


Husband and wife undergo bypass surgery at Overlake Medical Center | Q13 FOX NEWS

Kelly and Jason Guffin each lost 250 pounds in a single year. See their amazing transformation.

 

 


Bellevue physician sees weight-loss surgery as life-saving effort | Bellevue Reporter

At the age of 36, Dr. Thien Nguyen has already lived a full life and overcome challenging obstacles. Today, the Medical Director for the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue uses his past experiences to teach his patients about perseverance and quality of life.

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