Genre: Reality, Documentary, Medical
Premise: Telling powerful stories in hourlong episodes, TLC follows medical journeys of morbidly obese people as they attempt to save their own lives. The featured individuals -- each weighing more than 600 pounds -- confront lifelong emotional and physical struggles as they make the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. In addition to drastically changing their appearances, they hope to reclaim their independence, mend relationships with friends and family, and renew their feelings of self-worth.
S04, E05 (First Aired: Feb. 3, 2016)
Dottie wants to be a better mom, so she agrees to a drastic new diet, but her child's life-threatening emergency and her own self-sabotage threaten to derail all hopes for weight-loss.
S01, E03 (First Aired: Feb. 15, 2012)
Henry hopes to transform himself for his high school reunion, and gastric bypass is the first step to combating his 715 pounds.