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  • Name: Belinda Jenkins
  • Age: 48
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: March 16th, 2017
  • Testimonial date: June 14th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
The idea of gastric surgery was mentioned to me a few years ago; however, I was not even close to considering the idea. It seemed that I should be able to lose whatever weight I wanted just by proper diet and exercise. We have all struggle with this balance. As time passed I lost the same 15 lbs several times. Frustrating!

A couple of years ago, I started hearing more about gastric surgeries two friends had procedures and I watched them losing weight and getting healthy. I decided to go to a meeting at a local hospital to learn more. I gathered some great information but the biggest component was learning my insurance would not cover this surgery a surgery that would have almost immediate health benefits! So I started searching for other options...

A recommendation came to me to research Dr. Mario Almanza. As I searched the website and researched other testimonials and web posts, I saw Dr. Almanza described as "the best" and "expert in his field", and basically the surgeon to entrust with gastric surgery. I am glad I did and would do so again. This week marks three months out from surgery, and I have lost 40 pounds. After a lifetime of gaining, losing, and regaining, I am learning to get used to what I refer to as the "permanence of weight loss" that this surgery has afforded me. From the beginning, there have been benefits like lower blood pressure, the end of back and joint pain, and the diminishing threat of diabetes. Apart from healing from my surgery and getting used to new eating habits, I felt better within weeks of the surgery.

Dr. Almanza spoke to me and the group of people that had surgery the day I did, and the words he emphasized were encouraging -- essentially he told us that after surgery, each day will get better and better as we heal, lose weight, move, and get healthy. He was so right! Not every day has been easy, but no day has been unbearable, and every day has been better than the day before. I am excited that I took a leap of faith and sought out Dr. Almanza for this life-changing procedure. He and his staff have been supportive every single step of the way, and I would do it all over again. I trust him implicitly and am thankful for his passion and expertise in this field.

I highly recommend Dr. Almanza and his professional and sweet staff to anyone who is considering gastric surgery.
    * This is an actual testimonial, however, your results may vary. For more information, please read our Testimonial Disclaimer and Risks of Surgery.

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