Robert Gillian walks through a green field.

Robert Gillian weight 599 pounds at one time. He has lost more than 300 pounds.

“I’m going to reach my goal”

When Robert Gillian became a weight loss services patient, he weighed 599 pounds.

“A few ounces away from 600,” he said.

Since he started the process, he has lost more than 300 pounds as he continues to aim for his ideal weight.

Find out how he has been so successful as part of this Discover Health show segment, which originally aired on FOX Carolina.

Editor’s note: The video below contains imagery that is graphic in nature.


Robert Gillian had his gastric bypass surgery at Spartanburg Regional. The weight loss program is more than just surgery but involves a comprehensive approach including classes, counseling, team support and physicians and medical professionals working to improve the overall quality of life for patients and their families. The weight loss program is an accredited team, and in 2018 the group achieved National Accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Program. This achievement highlights that Spartanburg Medical Center has the highest standards of safety and quality of care for its patients.