Most diet plans were hard for me to stick to long term; I would lose weight and always gained it back-plus more. After years of yo-yo dieting I topped the scales at 206 Lbs, at 5’4″ with a BMI of 35.4 and had actually given up on losing weight. Then I learned about the gastric band. I learned if you are ready and willing to commit to a new lifestyle, then the gastric band is right for you.
I chose the gastric band because it was the least invasive surgery, it is adjustable for life and the down time was minimal. And it was a tool that would teach me to make better choices and take better care of myself. I needed to lose the weight slowly and learn to make lifestyle changes. I chose Dr. Baptista, as he genuinely cares about your well being and constantly gives words of encouragement. Dr. Baptista prepares you for surgery and as long as you follow his regimen and work at it, you will see results. I have gone from a very tight size 20 to a comfortable size 8*, and my BMI is now 23.5*. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Baptista and his staff. Their continuing support has been awesome and has helped me to be successful. I would recommend the gastric band and Dr. Baptista to anyone interested in making a real change in their life. I have been asked if I was glad I had the surgery and my reply was “I WOULD DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT!!
Many Thanks to Dr. Baptista for helping me to have a happier and healthier life!
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