Bariatrics and Weight Loss

A Mother’s Day to remember: Meeting my weight-loss and fertility goals

Brianna Dedrick NDH Bariatrics B&a


Brianna Dedrick’s weight contributed to fertility problems in the past. Now, one-year after gastric bypass surgery, she is celebrating Mother’s Day expecting her second child. She’s also met her weight-loss goal, having shed 97 pounds.

The Hyde Park, NY, resident credits the partnership of Dr. Meytes and the entire bariatric surgery team at Northern Dutchess Hospital in helping her take control of her health with renewed confidence. If you are considering surgical or alternative weight-loss options, Dedrick says the 45-minute online seminar and bariatric support group are key resources to learn about the program and what to expect.

“This journey is a mix of discipline and empowerment, but because of their support, eating healthy is no longer a chore. I’m staying active and get to share the joy of growing our family with my husband, Randy, and daughter, Paisley,” she said. “I am proud to be a part of a program like this that is in our community, for the community,” she added. 

View the online seminar and support group schedule,

This story is one patient’s experience, recounted here for educational and general informational purposes only.