Success Story | Tom Arnold

Before: 638 lbs

After: 320 lbs










Tom (Tom’s journey of weight-loss was featured on the A&E show Heavy)
One day I stepped on the scale and weighed 638 pounds and that was frightening to me. At that point I was bed-ridden and I could not even walk and breathe. The high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and lymph edema issues that come along with obesity were no picnic either. I was about to die–I just did not know whether it would be while I was awake or while I was asleep. The last thing I wanted was my parents and brothers to bury me. I did not want to die without experiencing the big and small joys in life. I knew that I had to make a change and I knew that change needed to be immediate.

Within a year and a half with the help of Dr. Nowzaradan and his compassionate staff, I lost 318 pounds after starting a new way of healthy living and then gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Nowzaradan and his staff help you through every step of the way and they were there for me anytime–day or night. As of today, I can breathe, walk and live again. I have a beautiful fiancé; I am getting my education and living my life again. I went from not being able to leave my bed to moving across country and seeing what the world has to offer me. It was the best decision I have ever made in my life and I am continuing to progress with my weight loss goals.

I could not have done any of this without the help of Dr. Nowzaradan and his staff and they definitely surpass their mission statement of “Helping to provide a higher quality of life for those struggling with obesity.” Thank you Dr. Nowzaradan and your staff for helping me live again.