"Before and After Procedure: Eileen Carter-Campos"Life can take unexpected turns, and Eileen Carter-Campos found herself in a challenging place after the turbulence of the COVID pandemic. She continued to struggle with her weight and weight-related health issues.

“I found myself falling into bad habits, and I was tired of being tired,” she reflected.

Frustrated with her situation, she knew she had to reclaim her life not only for herself but for her beloved children too. That's when she heard about Bariatric Surgery at Garnet Health—a decision that transformed her life in more ways than she could have imagined.

The moment Eileen stepped into Garnet Health, she knew she was in the right place. The warmth and compassion of the staff, especially from Seth Judd, MD, FACS, FASMBS, Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery for Garnet Health Medical Center, instantly put her at ease. The entire process, from the initial consultation to the post-surgery follow-ups, felt like a seamless journey towards a better self.

But Eileen knew that the surgery alone wasn't a magical fix—it was just a beginning. She realized that true success lay in her desire to change her lifestyle fundamentally. It required commitment, dedication, and a mental shift to make healthier choices, prioritize self-care, and embrace an active lifestyle.

“You must be ready to change your mind as well as your body,” she explained.

In 2022, Eileen underwent the surgery, and the results were nothing short of remarkable. Shedding an impressive 120lbs, she effortlessly transitioned from a size 22 to a size 8. However, the physical changes were only part of the equation. Eileen's newfound energy, reduced pain, improved sleep, and love for staying active showcased the incredible benefits that the surgery brought into her life.

What was once a daunting workout routine became an exhilarating part of her daily life. 

“I enjoy working out now! I never thought I’d say this, but I miss it when I don’t work out!”

As a teacher, Eileen has been helping children for years, but now hopes she is assisting adults too, empowering them to take control of their lives through her own inspiring transformation.

For anyone contemplating bariatric surgery at Garnet Health, Eileen offers some sage advice: Prepare yourself for an unwavering support system, but the real success lies in your willingness to put in the effort and follow through with determination.

“If I can help one person and inspire them to take control of their life, then I have made one more life better!”

To learn more about Weight Loss and Bariatric Procedures at Garnet Health, please visit, or speak to one of our weight-loss specialists at (845) 333-2123.



Chris Thurtle, MA
By Chris Thurtle, MA

Chris Thurtle is Garnet Health’s Digital Marketing Manager in the Marketing and Corporate Communications department. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Combined Studies (Psychology/Information Systems) from Leicester University, U.K. and his Master's degree in Psychology from Marist College. Chris is passionate about building awareness and effectively communicating the services and support that Garnet Health can bring to the citizens of Sullivan and Orange Counties through digital and traditional marketing. He provides planning and leadership in digital marketing strategy, and digital communications. Chris can be reached at (845) 333-2363 or 

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