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Meet Carla

Weight Lost: 105.5 Lbs
Estimated weight loss %: 80%
Procedure: Revision from Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve

 

When I was on the internet for looking to do the bariatric surgery I came across several doctors and read through each one of them. I chose Dr. Ganta because he is very well known and high rated with had excellent credentials. I went back to my medical doctor and I gave him a list of the doctors I had gone through and he agreed with me that Dr. Ganta was the top doctor to go with

That surgery actually was successful for me. So in July of 2013 I had the sleeve, and has been amazing for me.

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Final step I took before thinking about bariatric was when I had to have my knees done. I was 53 years old and he said that he could scrape up one more time but that I was headed for knee replacement and that I was too young for that. That's when he said, you know you've got to get some of your weight off and I knew he was right – I was unable to walk two miles without having to stop. Many times I had to think of grandbabies and my life - you know it was kind like, am I going to let my weight take my life, or have a heart attack?

So I decided on bariatrics, and was willing to go. Since I've had the surgery I have lost 123 pounds and it's amazing. I can now jog - I did my first 5k last week and it's totally amazing.  I can get on the floor and play with the kids and I'm not huffing and puffing all the time. I eat healthy and no longer have junk food in the house - we eat fish and chicken and just kind of try to remain as healthy as we can and now have a lot more energy.

When I was on the internet for looking to do the bariatric surgery I came across several doctors and read through each one of them. I chose Dr. Ganta because he is very well known and high rated with had excellent credentials. I went back to my medical doctor and I gave him a list of the doctors I had gone through and he agreed with me that Dr. Ganta was the top doctor to go with, and that he definitely knew what he was doing. When the first surgery was not successful. Dr. Ganta gave me some options that they could just remove the Laplander and go from there or we could do the sleeve. And he felt that the sleeve would be very successful for me – which it has been. He has just been there the whole time and very concerning and was helping me through everything: “You're not losing weight fast enough this way. Let's try this.”

Dr. Ganta is a fantastic doctor and he cares about you being getting back to being healthy –taking care of yourself, exercising and eating right. He’s just phenomenal.