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The Doctors check in with past guest Chrissy, who once weighed over 500 pounds. She returns to the show after losing an incredible 245 pounds and she shares how her life has dramatically changed since she began her weight loss journey.
We are with her as she undergoes two different bariatric surgeries with bariatric surgeons Dr. Milton Owens and Dr. Daniel Cottam, after losing enough weight naturally to become a candidate for the weight loss surgery.
"I don't know how I managed before," she tells The Doctors after debuting her transformation. "The amount of energy I have and the zest for life is there. I'm excited for the future."
Now that Chrissy has lost the weight, she is able to do something she has not been able to do since she was a teen, ride a roller coaster! "I felt like a kid... it was awesome," she says of her recent trip to Disneyland. She also reveals she is now in a new relationship and couldn't be happier.
Dr. Owens says Chrissy will need to follow a "very prudent" dietary and exercise plan for the rest of her life, along with continuing to work with a bariatric surgeon to make sure she maintains her new lifestyle. Dr. Cottam says her outcome is better than most patients and notes it is a testament to how to hard she has worked.
Chrissy says when she first came to The Doctors she felt like she was "too far gone" to make these major life changes, but now tells us, "I've learned that I can do it... it might take a while. It's not going to be easy, but it's going to be worth it."