Weight Management Center

Patient Stories

Chelle Benner

Chelle Benner

Stroudsburg • Down 100 pounds
Robotically-assisted Gastric Bypass

Being overweight runs in my family. I watched my mom struggle with her weight and diabetes, which ultimately claimed her life. I decided that I needed to take control of my health before I became my mom, and my daughter became me. Attending a St. Luke’s info seminar and listening to real patients share their success stories gave me the confidence to know I was in good hands. Immediately after surgery, I started walking a little each day. Now I have completed multiple races and my family spends our weekends hiking, camping and kayaking. We are finally living the life we were meant to live, and I’m not sitting on the sidelines anymore!

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