Kristina knew she had to make a change in her life. She had never struggled with her weight before she got pregnant, but after the birth of her daughter, she felt that she had lost control of her eating and it was becoming difficult to do the things she loved. After hearing that a co-worker had undergone bariatric surgery, Kristina looked into it for herself. Although she was skeptical about having surgery, she made an appointment with Seth Kipnis, M.D., FACS, a surgeon and medical director of the Center for Weight Loss Surgery at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, to see if she would be a candidate. Kristina had her robotic gastric sleeve surgery in February 2017 at Jersey Shore and has not had any regrets about her decision. She has lost more than 150 pounds in only one year and has changed her lifestyle to include healthy eating habits and daily walks.