Weight Management Center

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Priya Amador

Priya Amador

Phillipsburg, NJ • Down 215 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

I was made fun of and bullied my entire life – for my appearance and my weight. Life was tough. I suffered a traumatic injury and also endured a terrible loss at a very young age. Food became my therapy. I was sad, overweight, physically sick from asthma and emotionally sick from allowing others to put me down. One day, as I sat in my car, literally drowning my sorrows in fast food, something made me look up. When I saw the billboard above me advertising St. Luke’s weight loss surgery, it clicked. Since then, I haven’t looked back. 215 pounds lighter, I feel like I have been reborn and am living MY life.

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