Weight and Wellness Center


Please read the stories below to hear from patients who have been on a weight loss journey with the Weight and Wellness Center. If you are interested in our program please click here and learn how to join.


Julia Westover post weight loss surgery

Julia Westover's story

Read how Julia faced her fears
Nicole Taub after weight loss surgery

Nicole's story: More than becoming physically lighter

Read her journey past the number on the scale
Ollie Spears, a weight loss surgery patient.

Ollie's story: A new outlook on life

Read about his journey with weight loss
Ally after surgery

Ally Conway's story

Read why Ally came to the WWC
Steven before and after the weight and wellness center

Steve Flynn's story

Read how routine has helped Steve
Deb after diet changes.

Deb Leone's story: Weight loss without surgery

Read how Deb fought off sugars
William McGarrigle is a patient in the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.

William McGarrigle's story: Maintaining weight loss post gastric bypass surgery.

Read how William kept off the weight
Patient of the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts MC in a before and after shot.

Jack Glynn's Stoy: My “new” birthday thanks to gastric sleeve surgery at the Weight and Wellness Center

Read about Jack's experience at the Weight and Wellness Center
Scott is a patient of Dr. Kim and Dr. Shah at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston, MA.

Scott Walker's story: Over 200 pounds lost and a new lease on life gained.

Read Scott's story
A patient of the Weight and Wellness Center at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston.

Cheryl Costeira's story: Learn about her weight loss surgery journey and thriving new business.

Read about the Weight and Wellness Center
Emily Farnham is a patient at Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Emily Farnham's story: Learn about her decision to have weight loss surgery and the many ways her life has improved since.

Read why Emily chose Tufts MC


"Having bariatric surgery was the most important and best decision I've ever made.  My weight loss has been a true "game changer" in every aspect of my life.  And, there is no better place to have this surgery than at Tufts Medical Center's Weight and Wellness Center.  The staff provided outstanding guidance and support throughout the entire weight loss journey.  They are now part of my weight management program for life!"


"After decades of dieting it became more and more difficult for me to lose weight. After each significant weight loss, I would gain it all back plus more. The weight and frustration were affecting my mood and activities as well as my life expectancy. Always an optimistic person, over the past ten years, I had lost hope. After the surgery when the weight started coming off, I could feel my optimism returning. Today I am excited about life’s possibilities again."


"I’m not the typical WLS patient you hear about. My surgery went well but I ended up with a complication that kept me in the hospital four days versus two.  When people ask “would you do it again?” I always answer with a resounding “YES!”  I truly believe this surgery saved my life.  Before I was just living and now I feel “ALIVE.”  I am no longer tied to an insulin pump, a cpap machine and medications to control my blood pressure and cholesterol. I couldn’t have come this far without the help of family (my wife especially) and the true professionals at the WWC."

Mentor for weight lossVirginia

"The best thing I ever did for myself was to have gastric bypass surgery. My wake-up call came when my oldest daughter got married in May of 2001 and I saw the pictures of our family. I was forced to face the fact that once again, all the weight I lost previously had come back and brought some extra pounds along for the ride.  Facing the fearful age of 50, I made the decision to have the surgery.  Along with gaining back my self esteem, I have a new found confidence that has helped me in my personal life as well as my career."


"When I started this journey in April of 2011, I was unaware of how much it would change my life. I thought I would just be getting a new body, but now I have a new lifestyle and new opportunities; many of which I would not have had with the extra weight. Tufts Weight and Wellness Center changed my life; which was a wonderful gift at the age of 23 with so many plans for my future."


"The meal replacement program at Tufts Medical Center was great for helping me reach my weight loss goal. The weekly group offered support and useful information to help stay motivated and on track. The staff are supportive and encouraging. It is a positive atmosphere which really helps you keep going. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to reach my goal, and what a difference it has made in how I feel physically and mentally."


"I have found Tufts Medical Center's weight loss program to be an excellent resource in my efforts to lose weight. The program is a research-based program, coordinated by a highly trained staff of talented professionals. The program's staff have provided me with the necessary tools and support to achieve my goals. Using a variety of effective strategies, the program has helped me lose weight and substantially improve my overall health. I can wholeheartedly recommend the program to improve one's road to wellness."

*Photography by Kelvin Ma, Tufts University Photography

Are you a current patient who would like to share your before and after surgery photo?  If so, please fill out our “Media Consent Authorization Form” and send it along with your photo to us and we’ll add your to our Now and Then Book which is kept in our waiting area for others to view.