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  • Name: Brandee Stokes
  • Age: 36
  • Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
  • Surgery date: August 17th, 2017
  • Testimonial date: December 15th, 2017
  • Surgeon: Dr. Mario Almanza
I would do it over again and again and again! I'm so happy with my results!

I have a little different story to tell. I am not your 100lbs+ over weight person. I was not obese by normal standards. I was 50lbs over weight and I'd "tried it all" to loose my weight. I went in for surgery at 170lbs (size 12/14) and 4 months later I'm happily at 125lbs (size 5/7). I'm a little heavier than my pre-baby weight but very happy still!

The experience as a whole was good. The hotel is nice and the surgery center is clean and beautiful!

I haven't had any problems other than the things they worn you about!
My issues: Heartburn! I'd never experienced that before! The first 2 months it was brutal but now I rarely experience it at all.
I struggled to eat the first 8 weeks also. Nothing sat well or it went straight through me but again I have no trouble now!
Spicy can get me sometimes as well!

All in all I'm sooo happy with my results! I'm asked all the time what I did and when they hear I had the sleeve they want to know more! You don't find very many testimonials from "smaller" people but there are a lot of us that have had the sleeve and I wish more of us would talk about it!
It's worth 2 months of..... "uncomfortable" to have my body back!
    * 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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