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.

Gastric Bypass Surgery gave Thomas His Life Back

As a child Thomas never had issues with his weight. However, when tragedy struck his family Thomas was unable to cope with the side effects of his depression and his weight became uncontrollable. Reaching a maximum weight of over 400 pounds Thomas decided to change his life and see Dr. Patel for gastric bypass surgery. […]

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Austin Patient has Gastric Bypass Surgery

After a neck injury in 1995 Linda Ellis slowly began gaining weight. She didn’t think much of her initial weight gain at the time. However, Linda eventually found herself weighing over three-hundred pounds and suffered from multiple co-morbidities including being a border-line diabetic and having high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. After she decided to […]

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Austin Patient Has Gastric Sleeve Surgery

As a kid Judith, Judy, began struggling with weight issues after her swim team relocated to an area further away than she was willing to drive. She made a habit of coming home after a long day and eat until she was stuffed.  After being diagnosed with high blood pressure and struggling after doing everyday […]

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Gastric Bypass Surgery Allows San Antonio Woman to Date Again

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 […]

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Corpus Christi woman becomes active again after RNY Gastric Bypass

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 […]

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Patient No Longer Depends on Use of a CPAP Machine or Insulin for Diabetes as a Result of Gastric Bypass Procedure

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. Read more>>

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Disappears as a Result of Gastric Bypass Procedure

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, […]

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Successful Gastric Bypass Performed by Dr. Nilesh A. Patel Reverses Patient’s Infertility

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. Read more>>

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Austin Medicare Patient Adds Years to His Life as a Result of Gastric Bypass Surgery

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 […]

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Dr. Nilesh A. Patel’s Extraordinary Gastric Sleeve Helps Patient Finally Lose Baby Weight

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 […]

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