Bariatric Surgery Success Stories *

Meet several of Dr. Patel’s patients and hear what they have to say about their lives before and after bariatric surgery, as well as their experience with Dr. Patel.

Melissa Kuhn, 45, San Antonio Texas

Melissa began gaining weight in 2007 when she moved to South Texas. Her weight gain was brought on by lack of discipline and stress in her personal and professional life. Once she was diagnosed with a fatty liver, high blood pressure, and became a border line diabetic Melissa decided to see Dr. Patel. She has now lost over half of her body weight and began dating and socializing once again!

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Season Terrell, Corpus Christi, TX

After having kids Season Terrell saw her weight shoot up into the high two hundreds. She had tried fad diets and exercising, nothing worked. After being diagnosed with a fatty liver and hypothyroidism Season knew that she had to make a change if she wanted to increase her longevity. Now, coming up on two years Season had lost almost half her body weight and discovering a new active lifestyle!

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Cecilia Jimenez, Corpus Christi, TX

After marriage Cecilia’s weight shot up from eating heavy Mexican dishes full of rice, beans, and tacos. After being diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure Cecilia knew that she needed to make a change to better her health. After speaking with Dr. Patel she knew that this was the right choice for her. Now, after losing almost half her body weight, Cecilia’s diabetes has virtually disappeared.

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Jonnie Wilson, Austin TX

Jonnie Wilson adds years to her life following her decision to receive Gastric Bypass surgery from Dr. Nilesh A. Patel. She is off of all medications related to obesity, including insulin, and is now able to focus on the development of her career goals with newfound confidence.

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Fred Jeffries, San Antonio TX

Fred Jeffries enjoyed a frivolous life, full of good food, drinks, and adventure, up until the point of an unfortunate hip failure. From this point, his life became a struggle of increasing health problems associated with lack of activity and a lifetime of bad habits. Fred’s last hope was the proactive decision of bariatric surgery, which proved to be life-changing as he regained control of his health for years to come.

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Jackie Harris, Del Rio TX

After years of battling a wide range of health problems, Jackie Harris was losing hope of a brighter future. With kidney problems & arthritis issues rapidly increasing, Jackie knew her only hope at regaining her life back was bariatric surgery, and with Medicare she was more than willing to give it a go.

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Katherine “Missy” Harrington, Comstock, TX

Missy Harrington struggled for years with multiple health problems including acid reflux and being over-weight. When she decided to get a Gastric Bypass to lose the weight and get off all her medications, she was shocked by what was found in a routine clinical for Dr. Patel.

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Amanda Snelling, Corpus Christi

After having a baby at the age of nineteen, Amanda Snelling had a difficult time losing extra weight afterward. Tired of taking a high regiment of weight-loss pills, medications, and vitamins prescribed to her, she looked into getting bariatric surgery. Even though her insurance didn’t cover the procedure, she continued forward and found that the gastric sleeve quickly changed her life.

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James Yeamans, Austin TX

James Yeamans was a rather large guy, hitting 6 ft. by the 6th grade and earning the nickname “Big James.” He would eat up to 5 meals a day in large portions and never gain any weight. At age 34, his metabolism changed, leaving James desperate for help before his newfound health issues spiral out of control.

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Denise French, Killeen

Preferring sweets over friends, Denise French was an expert on keeping people at arm’s length. It wasn’t until she met Dr. Patel and had a gastric bypass that she found the courage to be in front of people other than her husband, and has taken steps in becoming a lawyer.

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