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FLINT, Mich., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aeschliman family of Midland, Michigan have a new lease on life. Nancy Aeschliman Grau and her three children—Katie, Chris, and Mike ALL underwent Roux-en-Y bariatric surgery at Hurley Medical Center—the first facility in Genesee County to offer this life-changing surgery. The surgeries were performed by Kurt Kralovich, MD, and the results are amazing. The family has lost 445 pounds, and counting.

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"At Hurley, we provide the most comprehensive clinical care with an individualized approach for all bariatric patients. We work closely with each patient to provide the best treatment options for successful weight loss, and provide the support these patients and their families need, every step of the way. For the Aeschliman family, the surgery has been life-changing and altering in so many ways. I'm so glad to see the success this family's had in reclaiming their health, and their lives," adds Kurt Kralovich, MD, FACS, Hurley Bariatric Surgeon.

Nancy says, "Before surgery, I had lost over 100 pounds on fad diets, but they never worked. I would lose the weight, only to regain everything, and then some.  I felt like I was this thin person living in a heavy person's body. I suffered from back and knee pain, and high blood pressure, and my life was truly passing me by. I had the surgery in March, 2009, and have successfully reached my weight loss goal: 160 pounds. And, I've never looked back."

Katie Aeschliman, 23, had the surgery in May, 2010.  “I have lost 110 pounds, and the surgery has completely changed my life.  Today, I am dating, am the President of my sorority, and can’t wait to buy clothes.  I am a new person, and it’s all because I took the step to have this surgery at Hurley.”

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