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.
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.
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.
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.
Denita Jones, Killeen TX
Denita Jones was what one would consider a “junk-food kid,” filling her pockets with candies and her stomach with sodas. It wasn’t until being diagnosed with diabetes and sleep apnea as an adult, and the persistence of a close friend, that Denita decided to make the leap of help that changed her life.
Senetta Curtis, Killeen TX
Senetta grew up an emotional eater and avid soda drinker resulting in a steady increase in weight throughout the years. As her weight increased, so did her body aches, leading to a shocking discovery that had her eager for help.
Margarito Garcia, Corpus Christi, TX
When he discontinued his use of protein powder and Kreatin to gain muscle, skinny 6’0” Margarito Garcia started gaining weight and was unable to stop. Shooting up from 200 lbs to 525 lbs, he quickly was diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure and both his knees gave out. A phenomenal gastric bypass reversed all that in mere months.
Earl Singer, San Antonio TX
With such an active lifestyle, Earl Singer never expected to gain enough weight to be considered morbidly obese. After numerous tests, an unforeseen diagnosis was revealed to him leaving him with little hope at losing the weight, but his own determination led him to the office of Dr. Patel who helped him get his life back in order through Bariatric surgery.
Charles “Gipper” Nelson, Corpus Christi TX
Gipper Nelson had been struggling with severe acid reflux attacks and a wide range of other life-threatening health problems for years before stumbling upon Dr. Patel’s Bariatric clinic. It was determination, accompanied by luck, and turned into success. With his new-found energy, Gipper would never think about looking back.
David Tenorio Austin, TX
One year after his Gastric Bypass procedure and weight-loss of 150 lbs, David Tenorio no longer craves his old party lifestyle or sugary drinks after years of enjoying them. Now he craves water and has the extra energy to keep up with his young daughter who was his motivation to change.
Robyn Shaw, Corpus Christi, TX
In 3rd grade, Robyn Shaw was diagnosed with a Hiatal Hernia that gave her terrible heartburn and was prescribed medications for years to ease the pain. Now, a year after a successful Bariatric Surgery, Robyn no longer needs to take any heartburn medication and she has overcome social anxiety from being overweight.