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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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