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.
Raul Diaz grew up indifferent to his large weight, but as he got older he was making frequent visits to his primary care physician for follow-up on his high blood pressure and diabetes. When his doctor told him he didn’t think he’d live past fifty years old, Raul knew it was time to get help. Now, one year after making the decision to get a RNY, Raul has lost over 240 lbs!
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. He has now lost over 200 pounds and is looking forward to a full, active, and healthy life.
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 see Dr. Patel Linda lost over a hundred pounds and is on track to living the life she had before becoming obese.
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 tasks she decided to see Dr. Patel. A year after her weight loss procedure Judy has lost over a hundred pounds and participates in different relay races around Texas!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.