DeAnna battled weight with diet and exercise for her entire life. When knee surgery stopped her from exercising, and she regained all the weight it had taken her two years to lose, her primary care physician recommended bariatric surgery at UPMC.
DeAnna has always been an achiever and followed post surgery recommendations carefully. A year after surgery, DeAnna became a certified yoga instructor. Today she's 100 lbs. lighter and has lost 76 inches. She credits her whole UPMC team for being there for her and giving her encouragement when she needed it most.