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  • Age: 56
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: January 12th, 2017
  • Testimonial date: January 27th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
This is long but I think worth the time to read it.

I grew up with my grandparents so I was always told to eat everything on my plate. I was undernourished before I moved in with them so I went from skinny to fat. I stayed fat until I was 16 years old when I started using the diet pills. I have used diet pills and yoyo dieted for 40 years.

I could lose weight on the pills and did a good job at keeping my weight at 135lbs because my jobs were very physically demanding until I had three knee surgeries and both my big toes broken and reconstructed. As the years went by, I could exercise less and less especially after two more knee surgeries and a shoulder surgery. At the age of 55 there were days when I could barely walk because of the pain in my body and I was now weighing 200lbs.

I am a binge eater. I know I will have to diet tomorrow so I will stop at every fast food place on the way home because, in my mind, I will never get to eat those foods again. I practically swallow my food and never take the time to eat it slowly and enjoy it. I would steal an extra piece of pizza and go in the restroom away from everyone else and eat it. I used laxatives to try to lose weight.

A month before my 56th birthday I was told I needed a total knee replacement and would need both my big toes fused. I have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypothyroid, hypertension, depression and lots of arthritis. I broke down at the doctor s office and could not stop crying. I was too young to feel this old. I cannot hike, bike, walk a long distance and I have not danced in eight years.
The doctors told me if I could lose weight my pain would decrease and my new joints would last me longer.

LOSE WEIGHT! Those are two ugly words.

I started checking into the gastric sleeve. If I went through my insurance I would have to go through months of therapy, counseling, dieting etc. AND then I may not even be eligible to have the surgery. In my search I found Weight Loss Agents. I read good and bad reviews but I am also aware of fake news.

I emailed them and they were extremely quick to respond, in fact, even after surgery they are very quick to respond. We scheduled my surgery for my 56th birthday. IT WAS THE BEST PRESENT I COULD EVER GIVE MYSELF. I flew to San Diego; I was picked up in a van and a group of us were drove to the hotel. The hotel is very clean and everyone is very friendly. The next day our group was driven to the hospital where we meet with Dr. Mario Almanza. He had his gastric sleeve surgery completed six years ago and looks fantastic. We had some vitals completed and then the first person went in for surgery and then the next. I came out of surgery feeling NO pain. I was taken to my room where there was another female in our group. We stayed in the hospital that night and I have never through all my other eight surgeries had so much attention. THE NURSES ARE ALL SO FRIENDLY AND SWEET CARING PEOPLE. I was up and walking the halls with everyone else from the group within an hour.

The next day we left the hospital and were taken to the hotel where there is a nurse s station in room 127. The nurses would come in and check on my roommate and me, change our bandages, gives us pain medical and give us chicken broth and popsicles. The following day the nurses also came to our room gave us our pain medicine through our IV. We also went to another facility to have our leak test completed. Later that night we went to the nurse s station and they removed our drain and IV. The next day we were driven to the airport.


My work had not given me FMLA paperwork before I left and it was needed before I could return to work. I uploaded it on the Weight Loss website and within two days it was on the website for me to print and take to work. Good customer service is hard to find now days BUT not with this company.

Since the surgery I have lost 14lbs in 15 days. My feet and knees already feel better. I know I will soon be off some of my medications. I SMILE MORE THAN EVER NOW.

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