Weight Lost: 97 Lbs
Excess Weight Loss: 50%
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve
My name is Linda. I had the sleeve done on January 13th, 2013. I'm doing fine and I have enjoyed my new life.
God had brought me to Dr. Ganta because I needed to have with me someone that cared about me and that's important. I had my surgery and the people in the hospital were so good and so kind to me. I enjoyed working with Dr. Ganta.
I chose bariatric surgery because I've tried every diet there was and could not lose any weight. I was going to Weight Watchers, and my weight would go up but it wouldn't go down.
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I had checked out a couple other bariatric centers and went to Dr. Ganta’s office because of his patience and understanding.
Life before the surgery was hard for me. I couldn't very walk far at all. I had trouble walking up hills, I had trouble lifting things. I just did not do very well. I tried a lot of different diets. I worked very to get that weight off but it would not come off. I've tried anything and everything that was out there. I couldn't do a lot of things because weight is a barrier to your job. I have a pacemaker and it was not healthy for me to be overweight. My general practitioner was one who encouraged me to get the surgery done in order to get that weight off. She knew how bad my knees were and how bad my health was overall. I had thyroid problems and other heart issues, and it just has wreaked havoc on my health.
I did go to another bariatric office to see a doctor about having the surgery; I went through the process there. She never told me that they could not get me approved for insurance. They wouldn't work with me and they told me that it would be quite a bit more than anything that I could afford at all. And she sent me for tests that cost me three thousand dollars that I couldn't pay for, and my insurance wouldn't pay for. And so I started looking online and I found Dr. Ganta’s office and saw that you could come in and he would answer questions. He answered all my questions and I knew at that time he was a man for me. I chose Dr. Ganta because he is a man that is dedicated to his patients. He cares about what happens to them. He cared about me. He was patient with me. He understood where I was coming from. I had prayed about it, and I knew that he was the man for me - that God had brought me to Dr. Ganta because I needed to have with me someone that cared about me and that's important. I had my surgery and the people in the hospital were so good and so kind to me. I enjoyed working with Dr. Ganta.
The surgery has helped because before my surgery I was very depressed and discouraged and had no hope. Now I have hope because I am continually eating better and have the hope of knowing that my health is only going to get better because of this surgery. Without it I wouldn't I wouldn't have lasted much longer. And that's what has helped me tremendously. I look more towards the future than I did before because I was depressed before and now I'm a lot happier and. I'm glad to be alive. If I had known about the effects and how great it was, I would have done this much sooner. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Ganta because he is one of the greatest surgeons I've ever met. That's all I can say. He's a very caring man. Dr. Ganta can make a big difference in your life. I'd like to take this opportunity to tell people who don't know Dr. Ganta to contact him and get to know him because he is a man that will work with you. He cares about you and he has made a difference in my life. I'm grateful to him.