Ken 2.0: Bariatric surgery works wonders for some

Leah Melton lost 102 pounds after having a gastric bypass operation. Surgery is a lifelong commitment, and one that isn't always easy.

BY KEN RAYMOND Modified: July 4, 2010 at 8:11 am •  Published: July 4, 2010

Leah Melton can pinpoint the moment she decided to have weight loss surgery.

It was two years ago. Melton, who'd been on blood pressure medication since age 25, learned that her doctor wanted to double the dosage.

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