Bariatric Surgery Success Story with Dave

Actor. Uncle. Cart Jockey. Minimally-Invasive Surgery Believer.

Dave shares his bariatric surgery experience at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dave was always a heavy guy. But weighing over 400 pounds was interfering with his theatre performances and his career opportunities at the grocery store.

Dave decided to have gastric bypass surgery at UI Hospitals and Clinics. Instead of using an invasive procedure that leaves a big scar and requires a longer recovery time, the surgeons performed a laparoscopic procedure that uses a small incision and is much safer.

Dave has lost more than 200 pounds and is keeping it off with his team's life-long follow-up care.

Now a much smaller Dave is running the entire grocery store and giving other actors a run for their money.