Ah-Ha Moments from MBS Patients

Linda

I had the gastric sleeve in 2015 and have lost 110 lbs. so far.  I see my earrings when I look in the mirror and wear a belt now with my slacks!  Having the surgery has liberated me from constantly thinking about my weight, eating, and dieting.  I now feel free to think about my dreams and hopes about my future.

MBS has changed my life and my family’s future.  They have been wonderful, friendly, helpful, available.  They believed in me and gave me hope that I could lose weight.

... Linda
Linda
Joe

I had the gastric bypass in 2015 and have lost 70 lbs. so far.  I have more energy and can work longer.  My hips and knees feel so much better.  My experience with MBS has been great!

... Joe
Joe
Janine

I had the gastric sleeve in 2015 and have lost 30 pounds so far and my health problems have been resolved.  I can now walk and talk at the same time, can get off the floor without help, and put on my own socks.  I feel better, have lowered my blood pressure.  My experience with the staff at MBS has been good!

... Janine
Janine
Lori

I had the gastric sleeve in 2015 and have lost 58 lbs. so far.  I can carry on a conversation now and not gasp for air or reach for an inhaler.  Since having the surgery, I now pay attention to what I eat, I no longer crave fast food and I can exercise. My experience with the MBS team was wonderful.  I am always recommending them to anyone who asks or shows an interest in a weight loss procedure.

... Lori
Lori
Ernestina

I had the gastric sleeve in 2015 and I can now fit into clothes that I hadn’t worn in two years.  I now have more energy to do things I couldn’t before.  My experience with MBS was great!

... Ernestina
Ernestina
Sara

I had a band to sleeve revision in 2015 and have lost 70 lbs. so far.  My Ah-Ha moment came when I had to take my wedding ring off because it was so tight.  I knew I had to do something.  Recently, I was playing with my dog and when I threw his toy, my ring flew off my hand and I knew then that I had made the right choice!  It may seem silly, but it was such a huge moment!

Every part of my life has changed.   I am no longer scared to try new things or meet new people.  I think my favorite thing post-op is the energy I have now.                     I am halfway to my goal weight and I already feel a million times                                       better.

My experience with MBS has been absolutely amazing, my husband had the sleeve about 4 months after me and we feel so “at home” with this program.  They have saved our lives and helped us realize life after obesity!

... Sara
Sara
Brian

I had the gastric sleeve in 2015, and I have lost 100 lbs. so far.  I can get a center seat on an airplane now and fit comfortably!  Even with the medical bills, I love the way I look and fit in my skinny jeans.  The staff and doctors have been great, I thank you all for helping me through the tough times!

... Brian
Brian
Susi

In 2014, I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery and lost 85 lbs. I no longer need blood pressure medication. I can now walk for distance. The staff at My Bariatric Solutions is wonderful!

... Susi
Susi
Rene

Having the Gastric Sleeve surgery has resolved my blood pressure and cholesterol. No More Meds! I began as a size 20/22 and now am a 12/14. I am now running 3.5 miles 3-4 times per week. Everyone at My Bariatric Solutions is so nice and helpful. When I do have questions, I can either email or call and get my questions answered in a timely manner. I recommend My Bariatric Solutions to everyone!

... Rene
Rene
Sarah

Before having my Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 94 lbs., I had several problems, including: lack of fitness, high blood pressure and diabetes. Now, I am exercising again and my health issues are resolved. Not only that, I cross my legs without even thinking about it. I think everyone is friendly. I have a few things I would change and have let them know.

... Sarah
Sarah
Shawna

I have lost 74 lbs. since having the Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014. Now I am not tugging on my shirt trying to cover all of the bulges. My self-confidence is boosted, I have more energy for my kids and have a much brighter outlook on the future. My Bariatric Solutions is WONDERFUL!

... Shawna
Shawna
Jaclyn

In 2013, I decided to have the Gastric Sleeve surgery. I have since lost 58 lbs. and can play outside with my kids. I feel better about myself and enjoy shopping for clothes. I was embarrassed to see friends that knew me BEFORE I gained all of the weight, now I am excited to see them. My Bariatric Solutions is AWESOME! They are great people and very helpful!

... Jaclyn
Jaclyn
Summer

Since having my Gastric Sleeve surgery, I am able to cross my legs again for the first time in years and I am getting down to my pre-baby weight! I feel like having the surgery has given me a do-over. I have regained my lost confidence. I REFUSE to ever sit on the sidelines again! Best staff and Doctor around. so glad I found them!

... Summer
Summer
Regina

The best thing having the Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 105 lbs. was not being on blood pressure medication anymore and to shop for clothes and have a large variety to choose from. The loss of weight has made me appreciate all the hard work it took to get here. I also feel better and am healthier and can now enjoy more time with my family. Dr. Stowers and his staff have always been so kind and patient through my whole process. They made me feel like family and not just another patient. They truly are a blessing!

... Regina
Regina
Stephen

My sleep apnea, heart burn and joint pain are all resolved now that I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery and have lost 125 lbs. I recently went to Mexico on vacation and actually enjoyed it without getting tired or out of breath. I am now able to do things that I could never do with my weight holding me back. I am able to enjoy life with my family and be excited for my future. My Bariatric Solutions has been excellent in m y care over the last year. Any questions I had were answered with ease and professionalism. I give credit to My Bariatric Solutions for playing a vital role in supporting me along with my family in my journey. I will refer anyone to Dr. Stowers and his staff!

... Stephen
Stephen
Howard

I have now lost 146 lbs. after having my Gastric Sleeve surgery and my sleep apnea and knee pain are gone. Now, I have self-confidence, better health, I am able to be more active and do things I wouldn’t do before. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been superb, from the Doctor visit to the hospital.

... Howard
Howard
Chrissy

Now that I have had the Gastric Sleeve surgery and lost 65 lbs., I wear smaller clothes, and feel better about myself. My overall health has improved. My entire experience was great!

... Chrissy
Chrissy
Vicky

Before my Gastric Sleeve surgery, I had high blood pressure, knee problems, back problems and was borderline diabetic. Now, having lost 161 lbs., those issues are gone! I walk, fly on airplanes and don’t have to use a shower chair. I am actually living life again and not just existing. this has been life changing. I truly think I would not have lived another year without Dr. Stowers and his staff at My Bariatric Solutions!

... Vicky
Vicky
Denae

I have lost 67 lbs. after having the Gastric Sleeve surgery and my diabetes and high blood pressure are gone! Before the surgery I could almost not even buckle my seat belt on a airplane, but now it buckles easily and I even have to cinch it down with plenty of slack to spare! When I exercise, I see results, I look better, I feel better, I have more confidence. I get noticed more. When you are overweight, you are somewhat invisible and now I know longer feel invisible! I have known Dr. Stowers for many years and he was very excited that I came to see him. He was great throughout the whole process. He told me, “I know I can help you.” He was correct! Thank you Dr. Stowers!

... Denae
Denae
Diane

Now that I have had the Gastric Sleeve surgery and lost 67 lbs., I can go to the mall and walk around all day and NOT be just physically exhausted. I now have more energy to do things and keep up with my kids. My experience with the staff has been wonderful!

... Diane
Diane
Jennifer

Having had the Gastric Sleeve in 2013, I have now lost 115 lbs. My knee and back pain are less frequent. I can buy clothes that are in fashion and off the rack. Shopping does take longer because the whole store is available, not just one corner – and it is much more enjoyable. I hear others in the dressing room so frustrated and it reminds me of where I came from. I can zip calf knee-high boots up and tie my shoes without running out of breath. I am exercising without becoming a sweaty mess. I am much more comfortable in my own skin. The outer “me” is now a true representation of the inner me. I know I will be able to actively participate in my 3 year old life including sports, hikes and other adventures. My husband I both had the surgery and our only regret was not doing it sooner! Dr. Stowers is the kind of guy you meet and instantly like. He was very supportive, professional and helpful during this process. We have had 5 others use him and everyone has been pleased.

... Jennifer
Jennifer
Barbara

I have now lost 60 lbs. since having my Gastric Sleeve surgery and I can cross my legs! My hypertension and diabetes are nearly resolved! My experience was wonderful!

... Barbara
Barbara
Stella

After having my Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014, I am off of my diabetes and blood pressure medicines. I feel better and have more energy. Thank you to the whole staff!

... Stella
Stella
Lorinda

The Gastric Bypass surgery is what I chose and have lost 110 lbs. My high blood pressure and acid refulx are gone. I can wear a bikini and run without getting out of breath. Not only is my health better, but my life with my husband is so much better. Even though he loves me unconditionally, he is more proud of me. My son tells me he can put his arms all around me. He is 8 years old and that is a great feeling! I can live longer to see my son grow up. My experience has been amazing with Dr. Stowers and the staff. The journey from beginning to end will always be in my heart and soul. I highly recommend him to people I talk to that want the surgery. Dr. Stowers saved my life and I am so grateful for him!

... Lorinda
Lorinda
B.J.

After having the Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014, I no longer have sleep apnea or high blood pressure. I can fit into a seat belt WITHOUT having a extension. I now have a lot more energy and feel better all around. I have had a very good experience and appreciate the whole staff!

... B.J.
B.J.
Rebel

Since having the Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014, I have lost 88 lbs. so far and have been taken off all but 3 of my heart medications. I can wear size small scrubs and I am back in my size 10 jeans. This has made my life more energetic and much more fulfilled. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been great! I recommend all overweight people and people with health issues to have the sleeve with Dr. Stowers.

... Rebel
Rebel
Richard

I had the gastric sleeve surgery in 2014 and have lost 114 lbs. so far. I now run without being exhausted and fit into my clothes. Having the surgery has given me the opportunity to play with my grand kids and keep up! Everything that Dr. Stowers has said has happened. This has been the best decision that I have made in the last 20 years. I would recommend this to anyone and have!

... Richard
Richard
Amanda

I had the surgery in 2014 and my sleep apnea, adema, back pain and knee pain are all gone. I can walk and breathe easier and cross my legs! I feel as though I now live and don’t just exist. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been amazing! They are wonderful and life changing! Thank you!

... Amanda
Amanda
Tracy

I had the gastric sleeve in 2013 and have lost 107 lbs. My diabetes and heartburn are gone and I am no longer feeling lazy. I never had energy before and would come home from work and sit on the couch and watch TV. I now have tons of energy, exercise 6 days a week, complete 5k’s, just completed my first 10k, went zip-lining and I did a sprint triathlon! I love Dr. Stowers and the staff. I always get my questions answered and have not had any problems.

... Tracy
Tracy
Mary

I had the surgery in 2014 and since then, I no longer have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, hypertension and my back pain has gotten better. I realized that if I didn’t get healthy, I would die soon. I have now lost 133 lbs. and this has changed my life! My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been wonderful, I have no complaints!

... Mary
Mary
Autumn

I had the surgery in 2015 and I can now cross my legs! It’s really the small things that catch me such as the way I get out of a car or can weave through crowds. My confidence is back and I am more secure in myself. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been wonderful! Every experience I have had has always been positive from the call center to the office staff to the nurses.

... Autumn
Autumn
Michael

I had the surgery in 2013 and it has resolved my hypertension, GERD, pre-diabetic issues, knee pain and hip pain. I have lost 161 lbs. and I can sit comfortably on a airplane. I feel better, fit into “normal” clothes and can handle the work I do now – roof work and farming. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been OUTSTANDING!

... Michael
Michael
Michelle

I had the surgery in May of 2014 and I can now get down on the floor and play with my grand babies without hurting and feeling out of breath. I have lost 60lbs. so far and this surgery has given me my life back so that I can enjoy everyday life! It gave me my health back! I have self esteem now and feel better about myself. Truly the best decision that I have ever made for myself! My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been great! I would recommend this for anyone who has a weight issue and wants to change their life around!

... Michelle
Michelle
Cindy

I chose to have the Gastric Sleeve surgery and I can now fit into a size 8. I feel so much more confident about myself. I love going places now! I love Dr. Stowers and all the staff at My Bariatric Solutions. Everyone is always so nice and helpful!

... Cindy
Cindy
Ken

After having the Gastric Sleeve surgery, I have so much more energy and feel so much better. My experience with the staff has been good!

... Ken
Ken
Julia

I can now bend over and pick things up easier. Since having the Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 65 lbs., I feel so much better. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been excellent!

... Julia
Julia
Shawna

I decided on the Gastric Sleeve surgery and have lost 76 lbs. so far. I have learned how to turn BAD food away! I exercise now and I love it! I can now fit into a size 5/6 and I have NEVER been able to do that! I feel so much better about myself. My energy has been through the roof and I am ready for whatever comes my way! This was the best 40th birthday present to myself! Total lifestyle change! This experience has been life changing and amazing – Everyone at My Bariatric Solutions is courteous, friendly and knowledgeable. They have answered every question I have had!

... Shawna
Shawna
Clint

My health problems have now been resolved since having my Gastric Sleeve and losing 120 lbs. I am much more active. My experience with the staff has been good!

... Clint
Clint
Robert

Since having my Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 135 lbs., I can do things that many people do on a regular basis like cut my toenails. I can move without pain and feel better than I have in a long time! My experience with the staff was Great!

... Robert
Robert
James

Since having my Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 110 lbs., my blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar issues have all been resolved!!!!! I can now bend over without losing my breath. My back and knees are much better – I can walk and keep up with my grandkids. Sharon, Beryl and Dr. Stowers are as good as they come. They saved my life!! I truly believe that!

... James
James
James

After having the Gastric Sleeve surgery and losing 120 lbs., I was able to go back to work and that was very important to me. My experience with the staff has been wonderful!

... James
James
John

I work in a hospital and after having my Gastric Sleeve surgery, I can now actually run to the codes which is a life saving requirement. I can ride amusement park rides with my kids and not worry about having to step aside because of my size/weight. Since the surgery, I have lost a tremendous amount of weight, I am able to work more and have more fun with my kids. I feel more energetic and can focus more at my job. I can breathe easier, get around work easier and play more. I am more comfortable flying while traveling now. The staff is excellent. I enjoy working with everyone and feel extremely comfortable with all of the staff in asking/answering questions. They easily answer all of my questions.

... John
John
Marissa

I can now cross my legs and walk longer distances. Having had the Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014 and losing 50 lbs., I feel better than I have ever felt in my life. I feel like I can do more for my kids and have so much more confidence. The staff is absolutely amazing!

... Marissa
Marissa
Lacie

Since having my Gastric Sleeve surgery this year and losing 71 lbs. so far, little things used to be hard like drying off after a shower and now it isn’t work. Walking the mall with my family is not not a chore and shopping is fun again. My family is so much more excited about family outings now because my weight no longer hinders what we do. My 11 year old now want me to run with him or play basketball with him. The excitement of what summer brings is now exciting again. I have loved every experience! Not feeling like I was a faceless patient was important. The staff was very thoughtful and never made me feel uncomfortable.

... Lacie
Lacie
Cindy

Since having the Gastric Sleeve surgery, I am able to cross my legs like a lady and bend over to tie my shoes without having to prop my foot up on something. Most importantly, I am turning my husband’s head. I am a new person. I have more energy than I can ever remember having. I cook, clean and work full time without being tired. This has been the greatest experience of my life. Everyone has been so kind and helpful. I couldn’t have made it without you all. Dr. Stowers is the best!

... Cindy
Cindy
Joyce

I feel better now that I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery. I can get around much better and I don’t hurt as much. My experience with the team at MBS was great!

... Joyce
Joyce
Heather

I have lost 75 lbs. so far. I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery and I now have more energy to play with my kids. My high blood pressure and diabetes are gone. My self esteem is so much better. I actually like to look in the mirror now. I feel like I have extended my life expectancy. I am healthier now and have more energy to play with my kids. My experience with MBS was excellent. Everyone has been so supportive. Things run smoothly from your first visit through follow ups.

... Heather
Heather
April

Having had the Gastric Sleeve surgery in January of this year, I can now play baseball and basketball with my boys and not be tired. I have lost 72 lbs. so far and I am happier in general, more social and have increased confidence and self esteem. My experience with My Bariatric Solutions has been fantastic in every aspect!

... April
April
Kristina

I have lost 84 lbs. so far. After I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery, I am in smaller clothes and am more active. I can do more during the day without getting tired. My experience with MBS has been great!

... Kristina
Kristina
Randy

I had the Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2014. My Ah-ha moment came when I could bend over and pick up my grand baby without any problems. Having the surgery makes work easier and I enjoy singing and am now able to sing without getting out of breath. My experience with MBS was great.

... Randy
Randy