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Success Stories: Before and After

We are proud of every one of our successes!

We know that our successes are a team effort. After their bariatric surgery, our patients have been well-prepared to do their part to lose weight and keep it off.

The results show in their “Before and After” photos!


* DISCLAIMER:   These are individual results of our patients.
There is no guarantee of specific results and your results may vary.

Scott after weight loss


The pictures say it all. Started at 355lbs and currently 185lbs after 18 months. Full gastric bypass performed by Dr. Baranov in November 2015. I’d say it was a tremendous success!

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Vince holding before picture


I wanted to go on a helicopter ride and the guy said I was too big. Horseback riding–too big. So many examples of what I couldn’t do when I was 300+ pounds. I was on medication for high blood pressure. My wife and I were trying to have children for a number of years and […]

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Renee testimonial


I believe strongly that Dr. Baranov and his whole staff saved my life. I was very, very sick for over 10 years. I began to lose hope that I would ever accomplish some of the dreams that I had, some of the things I knew I could do if I was only well. Within six […]

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Sharon before and after bariatric surgery


    Photos of Sharon before and after surgery. After I had my third child I weighed 303 pounds and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get the weight off by myself. I’d always been an active person, but there was so much now that I just couldn’t do. I couldn’t do […]

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Abby after bariatric surgery


    Photo of Abby after surgery. When I first saw Dr. Baranov, I weighed 283 pounds. A year later, I now weigh 133 pounds and I’m off all my high blood pressure and diabetes medications. Getting Type 2 Diabetes became the turning point for me. Because I knew what often happens with diabetes patients. […]

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Amanda after bariatric surgery


     Photo of Andrea after surgery. I’d been struggling with my weight since I was a teenager, and by the time I turned 40 I was feeling like an old lady. There were so many aches and pains. Plus, I’d had three different surgeries for varicose veins, and was having lower back problems. Since […]

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I just had the gastric sleeve surgery with Dr Baranov and can’t give you results just yet because it has only been a week. I wanted to tell you all how amazing this staff is and the care Dr. Baranov puts into each patient. I was very wary of doing elective surgery and went to […]

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Cyndi before and after bariatric surgery


I struggled with my weight my whole life, I could not do the things I wanted to do,cause my body would not allow me too!! I finally decided to take my life back by having a gatric bypass! I tried dieting my whole life and I could never stick to it!! When I met Dr […]

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Diabetes changed my life. Christmas of 2008 I contracted Guillane-Barre Syndrome allegedly from the common flu shot. It rendered me paralyzed from the neck down and took the hospitalists at Saratoga Hospital three weeks to diagnose it. After recovery I was left with full blown type two diabetes. I was overweight, smoked, and drank heavily. […]

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Dr. Baronov was referred to me by my physician as the most highly qualified bariatric specialist in the area. His program is the most encompassing of anything I could have imagined. I knew once I attended the informational seminar and met Dr. Baronov himself that his practice was organized, professional and effective. After my initial […]

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For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my weight. At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and now I am 42. Three years ago I began using an insulin pump. I felt like “that was it,” I was going to have an insulin pump for the […]

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Faith-and-daughter-before-after bariatric surgery


Faith (with her daughter, Erin) Before and After I feel that Dr. Baranov has helped to save my life. I have struggled with obesity since I was a child. I’ve tried every diet out there, and I would lose weight, and then I would gain it back plus some. I was tired of feeling tired! […]

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Catherine at Machu Pichu


One year and two weeks post op and I just finished a four-day hike on the Inca Trail ending at Machu Picchu Peru. Thank you, Dr. B and everyone who helped make this possible. Catherine O’Hara

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At age 7, I remember weighing 140lbs, since then my weight was a constant struggle. I’ve done everything I could to lose weight with virtually no results. At a young age, I was bullied in school because of my weight so I tried cutting back on food, or not eating at all. I took an […]

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Tami before and after bariatric weight loss surgery


  Dear Dr. Baranov, I have attempted several times to write this but the words somehow failed me each time. I have been a nurse for 20 years. I have seen physicians with great skill and no bedside manner, some with a great bedside manner yet poor skill, and some with both or neither. You […]

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Abby before and after bariatric surgery weight loss

Abby and Erin

Abby and Erin Fillmore of Ballston Lake, NY Abby: Before and After Photos. Erin: Before and After Photos. Before we had our gastric bypass surgery, we did a lot of research and talked to a lot of people. When we met Dr. Baranov we knew immediately he was right for us. He was so knowledgeable. […]

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I am 65 years old and have tried every diet. There was a time 20 years ago when I’d lost over 100 pounds and gained most of it back. I looked at the bariatric surgery option a couple of times but was not comfortable with the clinics or surgeons. When I met with Dr. Baranov […]

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Jodi before and after bariatric weight loss surgery


I had the surgery in November of 2013.  I would highly recommend Dr. Baranov, as well as every last person who works with the program. Dr. Baranov is an amazingly talented doctor. He  takes the time with every patient to answer any and all questions, and provides viable alternatives to anything that might be steering […]

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Laura-before and after bariatric weight loss surgery


I’d been obese pretty much my whole life. I was always active. I tried every diet in the world, but it really didn’t make any difference. Short of starving myself, nothing worked. I had the surgery with Dr. Baranov in October of 2013. At the time I weighed 250 pounds. Today, eight months later, I’m […]

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I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you to you, Dr. Baranov and the staff for everything you have done for me during this last year. Prior to my surgery I, like others, had adapted my life around my weight. Now that I have lost 150lbs I have gotten over most of […]

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Norm before and after bariatric weight loss surgery

Norman & Donna

Norman and Donna Norman, 62, and Donna, 56, are engaged to be married. The two have something unusual in common: they each had gastric bypass surgery. Below you will find their stories about the experience. Norman: I’d been overweight all my life, but as I got older this issue really started to have a negative […]

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Scott and Melissa before and after bariatric weight loss surgery

Scott & Melissa

Scott: I tried for years and years to lose weight by dieting. It never worked. The weight would come off and then go back on. Meanwhile, I had developed diabetes. By the time I’d reached my mid-forties I’d been a diabetic for 14 years.  I also had high blood pressure, and a problem with cholesterol. […]

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