01.27.2014 Back to News

Women Feeling Great After Bariatric Surgery

For Linda Nelson, the difference between weighing 280 pounds and 177 pounds is much more than physical.


“I feel more feminine. Does that make sense?” she says. “I feel more like a lady than what I did.”


Linda, 66, is 103 pounds lighter thanks to stomach-reduction surgery she had last January. She and her husband, Adrian, traveled from their home in Harlan, Iowa, last week to the Omaha office of her surgeon, Dr. Gary Anthone, for Linda's one-year, post-surgery checkup.


Dr. Anthone is a bariatric surgeon with the Methodist Physicians Clinic bariatric program.


Read more of Linda's story in the Omaha World-Herald.