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Joan Tabak

I am living a life that I never had before

Joan Tabak’s journey toward weight loss surgery began at age 39. She had hit 320 pounds – her highest weight ever. Having struggled with extra pounds during her early teen years, her weight soared out of control following a hysterectomy.

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Weight loss surgery

It's not the weight you lose, but the life you gain

More than 10,000 people throughout the Twin Cities and Minnesota have achieved long-term weight loss, and started a new, healthier chapter of life with weight loss surgery at an Allina Health Bariatric Center.

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With a ranges of choices: locations, surgeons and procedures - our dedicated program staff will guide you through options that will help you live life to the fullest.

arrow points to link to weight loss surgery class information The first step toward a healthier life is to attend a free information session.