• Janet Cody

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  • Janet Cody Before and AfterName: Janet Cody
    Birth Date: Aug. 7, 1968
    Hometown: Caney Branch, Tenn.
    Occupation: EMT-IV in wound care and hyperbarics
    Weight Lost: 110 pounds
    Surgery Date: Oct. 13, 2005

    Janet Cody knows exactly what weight-loss patients are going through. She opted for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery in 2005 and had a revision surgery in 2010 for a gastric sleeve.

    “It has changed my life,” Janet said. “If I had the opportunity to do it over again tomorrow, I would.” 

    What is most different about your life now?

    “My self image is so much better. I wouldn’t go see my daughter cheer in high school because I was afraid people would make fun of her for having a fat mom. I felt like people were staring at me. They probably weren’t, but it’s how I felt.”

    What has helped you the most in your weight-loss journey?

    “You’ve got to make the decision to take charge of your life. If you know you’re going to eat something late at night, don’t even put it in your grocery buggy.”

    What advice do you give others struggling with their weight?

    “Hold your head up. You’re just as good as anyone else, heavy or not. But this is a way for you to feel better. It has given my life new meaning.”

    The Comprehensive Weight Management Center has been designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.

  • How do I get started?

    If you have questions about the weight-loss options Wellmont provides, please contact us and we will respond at a time convenient for you. We are ready to answer your questions and provide information to help you in making this life-changing decision.