Weight Management Center

Patient Stories

Rey Pacheco

Rey Pacheco

Emmaus • Down 125 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

I was thin as a kid and never had weight issues until adulthood. I worked night shift for seven years and struggled with eating late and eating whatever was convenient. It took its toll. Then one day, my daughter and I were at Dorney Park and I couldn’t fit on one of the rollercoasters. That’s when I knew I had to do something about my weight. I did my research and decided on St. Luke’s. Even the hospitals in New York City, where I worked, couldn’t compare with the support and experience of St. Luke’s. Today, my life is much healthier. I shop for fresh produce a couple of times a week, have stopped eating the junk I used to eat and I participate in Crossfit – an activity I never thought I could do. Now, I can do anything!

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