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A 40-year-old woman transforms her life after weight-loss surgery, only to see the pounds return and her life spiral downward.

Rebecca came to my clinic complaining of weight gain. This wasn’t my usual case. As a gastroenterologist, I typically hear concerns over weight loss, which suggests a serious medical condition. Since adolescence, the 40-year-old had struggled physically and emotionally with obesity and eating issues. About three years before she landed in my office, she had a gastric bypass procedure to help her lose weight. The surgery was an unqualified success, and Rebecca, who had weighed 280 pounds…

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