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Bariatric Surgery Success Stories at Our Practice near Fort Worth, Texas

The DFW Bariatric Institute has received local and national recognition for an excellent safety record and tremendous results. The practice has some of the lowest complication rates in the country, and believes its patients have some of the highest satisfaction rates! The DFW Bariatric Institute’s team of surgeons serve patients at our bariatric surgery practice from throughout the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco area, including North Richland Hills, Southlake, Colleyville, Grapevine, Hurst, Euless, and Coppell. We invite you to read testimonials of many of the many patients that have been helped to Live Life Again, and contact us today for more information.

Our Patient Testimonials

Janet S. – Lost 93 pounds*
“It seems that I have been overweight all my adult life, with various phases that I was more “normal” weight. I had the ability to lose, but not keep off the weight. Plus, I would always add more poundage each rebound.

I finally decided I needed something more than just diets. So, I began researching the various surgical treatments for weight loss. Gastric Bypass was my choice because it has a better permanent weight loss and, to me, it was more of a commitment to a new way of life than the lap band would have been.

So, 93 pounds later, I have a whole new life. I’ve gone from a size 24 down to 10-12. I no longer have high blood pressure or high cholesterol. My knees, which were in sad shape before surgery, don’t hurt anymore. I joined a gym and participate in water aerobics and a latin impact aerobics class. My whole life has changed. I have much more confidence in myself and love to be with people. I’ve changed so much that I sometimes have to “reintroduce” myself to people who haven’t seen me in awhile. My husband is so proud of me and so are my children and grandchildren.

Although I have had some adjustments to make along with avoiding certain foods, I wouldn’t hesitate to have the surgery again. It is so worth it!!”

Erlinda N. – Lost 120 pounds*
“I have experienced incredible changes in my life after losing over 120 lbs with weight loss surgery. I no longer have high blood pressure. I also no longer have sleep apnea or have to use a CPAP machine. I feel wonderful and can do so much more than before. I take a yoga class, walk, swim, and have a new passion…golf. I began taking lessons and have found skills and abilities I never knew I possessed! I’m having a blast! I’m looking forward to going to a water park for the first time ever and having adventures I never thought possible. I am so happy that I took this life changing step and highly recommend DFW Bariatric Institute.”

Vivian P. – Lost 140 pounds*
“First off….this surgery will give you your life back. It is a total life changing surgery and I feel like I owe DFW Bariatric my life since they restored mine to me. My weight ballooned up to 273 lbs before my surgery. I have successfully lost and maintained a 140 lb weight loss… This is the wisest and best decision that I have ever made for myself and I am so very proud of all my accomplishments…This is the most amazing journey that anyone could ever take and the DFW Bariatric Institute staff will all be there to hold your hand and lead you down the road to your success.”

Sherrie M. – Lost 110 pounds*
“I am currently 29 years old and weigh 130 lbs. Before surgery I weighed almost 240 lbs…This is the best thing I have done with my life and would do it again today if need be. It changed my life drastically. I thank God everyday for my new chance in life and the doctors He sent me to.

And just a note to remember: my surgeon said to me, “I can do 50% for you and give you the surgery, but the other 50% is up to you. Your eating, your exercise, your total outlook on life make up the other 50%. And what you want from the surgery is what you will get, and the life you will gain.” Much love to you all and God Bless.”

John E. – Lost 90 pounds*
“I went to a seminar and left there with complete ease, feeling like everyone cared about me and my health. On first office visit I was totally impressed…I never felt rushed in the office, and always felt everyone cared. My surgery was completed and I am now down 90 pounds…The biggest part of recovery comes from the encouragement DFW Bariatric gives. Everyone is always positive and takes the time to explain things in a positive way.”

Kathy D. – Lost 161 pounds*
“There are no words to express the amount of change that weight loss surgery has brought to my life. I am a 54 year old female. Yes the surgery worked even at my age. There were so many things I was unable to do before the surgery that I blamed on age. It wasn’t my age at all, it was the weight. My life has completely changed. I am 30 again…The day of my surgery, February 5, 2007, I weighed 299 pounds. Today, May 14, 2008, I weigh 138 and wear a size 6…I feel so good about myself now and I am now engaged to the most wonderful man in the world. The surgery saved my life!”

Brian S. – Lost 130 pounds*
“After losing 130 pounds, I feel like I have a new lease on life. I was able to stop all of my diabetes, high blood pressure, and my cholesterol medicines. I have always had chronic knee problems and now I am able to run three miles per day without any pain. I was able to go on a hunting trip to South Dakota where we were walking 90 percent of the time, where as a year ago I would have never even dreamed that it was possible. I started back doing wood-working projects and actually enjoy it because my back does not hurt from being on my feet all day. My co-workers and family have noticed that my confidence has increased and I now have the energy level to go camping again with the Scout Troop, as well as play ball with my nieces and nephews.

I am able to go into a clothing store and buy a suit off the rack with no alterations. In my job I occasionally have to take business trips that require me to fly. Now I can sit in the airplane seat and have room to spare. I recently went to Universal Studios in Florida. While I was there I was able to ride all of the rides with comfort.

If I had a choice of doing this surgery again or not, I would definitely do it again. I feel that by having the surgery it not only gave me my life back but it also saved my life.”

Lorna Q. – Lost 107 pounds*
“I am a completely new person since my surgery. Before the surgery I was always tired and not wanting to participate in any kind of activities, I always had an excuse for not going out, I didn’t even wanted to go on vacations. I couldn’t enjoy myself. My health was going down the hill; I took blood pressure meds for over two years. Cholesterol and blood sugar were borderline; the future was not looking too bright for me.

The love for my family was a big part on my decision to have the surgery; I wanted to be part of their future. Pam and the staff were always on top of every little detail. I had so many questions and they answered all of them over and over… My commitment will be for life, I exercise on a daily basis, I walk at least four times a week and I always watch what I eat. I eat to live and not live to eat!!! I have lost the astonishing amount of 107 pounds in less than a year. I feel like I have my life back and I am in control again. It has been almost two years and I still fascinated with all the changes.

Before my surgery going shopping was a torture, I felt very angry and frustrated. Now is a different story. Going shopping and not finding things because they are too big feels so amazingly good, there are not enough words to describe how good it feels. My problem now is deciding which clothing I like the most. I just love it!!!…All my family and friends are always telling me that I look happier than before and they are right, I am much, much happier than before. I have to thank DFW Bariatric and my husband for helping me throughout this very emotional and amazing journey. I do not regret at all having the surgery, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. Being healthy and feeling good about myself is an awesome sensation. Even better is to be able to watch my kids grow by my husband’s side.”

Danielle L. – Lost 154 pounds*
“I want to say thank you so much for all the work and care. My outlook on life was so different before having my weight loss surgery in October 2006. I was taking medicine for diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression, and my back, legs, and shoulders hurt all the time which kept me from sleeping. My start weight was 298 pounds. And I am now 144. I’m no longer on any type of medications. My body is the best shape I have ever been in and I am so active I even outdo my two young kids. We go to all the water parks, Six Flags, ride bikes, run, and walk and just are together. I don’t take things for granted one bit. I am so happy to be where I am today mentally and physically. With my hard work and dedication and with the aid of DFW Bariatric, I am where I want to be. I had done a lot of research on the weight loss surgery and after doing my research I was 100% positive I made the perfect choice. I trust this team with all my heart.”

Dennis H. – Lost 170 pounds*
“As a baby boomer I was starting to look forward to retirement. However, at 365 pounds I was facing a lot of time spent at the doctor’s office…I was medicated for high blood pressure, diabetes, joint inflammation, and high cholesterol…I was a living example of morbid obesity. I knew then that it was time to do something with my weight…It was not easy to get through all of the hoops that my health plan demanded, but the DFW Bariatric team helped me every step of the way. My surgery was in June 2006…Today I weigh 195 pounds and feel great! From the time I left the hospital after surgery I have been free from all prescription medications. My last visit to my primary care physician showed all of my blood levels in the normal range or below. I know I made the right decision in selecting DFW Bariatric to perform this life changing surgery. I can never thank this team enough for giving me back my life. They helped me turn my life threatening, declining health to a brighter outlook of restored health and energy. Today, I am looking forward to years of healthy active retirement.”

Contact Our Bariatric Surgery Practice Serving the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco Area

To find out more about what’s involved with treatment or to learn which of our three types of weight loss procedures is right for you, we invite you to contact our bariatric surgery practice. Dr. Castro and Dr. Le have helped many patients in the Dallas, Fort Worth, and Frisco area like Lorna and Carl. They have the experience and skill to help you enjoy the same kind of results.