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Published on April 17, 2015

Steve Malley & Weight Loss Surgery

Steve Malley
Patient: Steve Malley, Germantown, MD

Location: Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center

Service: Weight Loss Surgery

Doctor: Tuesday Cook, MD

China, Africa, Ireland—Steve Malley of Germantown, Md., loves to travel. "Every time my wife sells a house, we plan a trip," he says. Sounds great, doesn't it? Problem was, Malley weighed over 300 pounds, and the hassles nearly outweighed the good times.

As they boarded a flight to Las Vegas, a clerk requested that Malley buy a second ticket. "You can't fit into one seat."

That wasn't all. He panted while going through airports. He couldn't keep up with walking tours. He felt like a real oddity in China, which ranks among the world's healthier countries.

He tried a couple of popular diet programs and lost lots of weight. But then it crept back on - and more pounds followed. Finally, a doctor suggested bariatric surgery.

Malley attended a seminar at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center given by Tuesday Cook, MD, a bariatric surgeon. Malley liked what he heard. He told Dr. Cook: "I'm ready to do this."

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