“Dr. Lopez performed my RNY surgery on November 15, 2012, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I have nothing but good things to say about him. I felt like I was in good hands with him and his team while in the hospital…”— Former Patient
“Dr. Lopez I wanted to contact you and say, OH what a difference a year makes. Today is my 1 year anniversary and my life has totally changed thanks to you. My wife Carolyn will be having her 2 year anniversary in July. We both had gastric sleeve surgery performed by you with only positive results. I have lost 140 pounds and no longer take meds for diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol. Carolyn also has lost over 100 pounds and is also at her goal weight. She is constantly on facebook singing your praises and urging people in need to contact you for help. There have been several that she and I have sent your way and are also on the road to a new life too. If there is ever anything we can do to help you, we would be greatly honored to do so! We both feel we owe you a huge debt. Again, thank you and may God bless you and your wonderful work. Ron & Carolyn Ellis”-Former Patient
It’s no secret that the obesity epidemic is soaring in the United States. Because of this trend, more people are actively seeking weight loss surgical procedures such as a gastric sleeve. Perhaps the most popular thing asked when asking questions about the procedure is the success rate and what results the patient can expect post-op.
It’s possible that you know someone personally who has their own gastric sleeve story. Here are some of our favorite success stories; we hope you enjoy them too:
Jamie from New York was 26 and was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Her BMI was 45, her height just 5 foot. She knew that in order to live a happy, healthy life she needed help. She traveled to Mexico to undergo her gastric sleeve surgery. Her mother took the trip to monitor her traveling and helped her during her hotel stay after the procedure prior to flying back to the states. In just 7 months, Jamie has lost 85 pounds. While she still has nearly 80 pounds to lose, she is confident in her ability to continue to eat small portions of healthy food and to remain active.
Michael has been overweight his entire life. His big Puerto Rican family ate rice and beans daily with no remorse. Before he knew it, he was 40 years and over 400 pounds. He had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obstructive sleep apnea. After years of unsuccessful dieting, he decided to try gastric sleeve surgery. After undergoing the procedure, Michael has lost over a hundred pounds in about 8 months. He continues to eat healthy choices of several meals a day and exercises 5 times a week.