Short-haired man with goatee and glasses stares into the distance.

100 pounds lost

It’s nothing less than a fight to save his own life – and Robert Gillian is doing all he can.

He has lost 100 pounds, and now he is preparing for gastric bypass surgery to lose even more.

Roughly 12 million people in the U.S. are considered morbidly obese. At 500 pounds, Gillian is among them.

“I’m doing this for me and for my family,” Gillian said.

Hear Gillian tell his story in this segment of Discover Health.