Seminar Patient Success [UPDATED Nov 2021]
Rena and her husband attended the Atlanta seminar in 2018 with the recommendation of their friend, Lance (the past patient of MBC). She met Dr. Ron in the seminar and signed up to undergo VSG surgery with Dr. Lousisiana Valenzuela. She is 167lbs down in 3 years!!!
- VSG in May 2018
- Revision from sleeve to DS in June 2021!
- I’m at 282lbs currently! I’ve still got 30+ lbs to lose… No particular goal, anything under 250 would suffice!
- 5’9” – HW: 459 – VSG SW: 428 – Lowest VSG weight: 309 – DS SW: 325 – DS CW: 282
I’m just thankful to be where I am! Thank you MBC, all staff, my surgery sisters, and all of you for this amazing journey!!
Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and became the unofficial capital of the “New South” after the city was burned to the ground during American Civil War in 1837. The city made a major contribution to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Atlanta has the eighth-largest economy in the U.S. and is ranked 17th in the world. The city hosts the third-largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies, such as Delta Air Lines, AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola, CNN, The Home Depot, SunTrust Bank, Porsche North America, Equifax, Invesco, and UPS. It has become a major hub for film and television production. Atlanta has one of the highest educated workforces in the nation as well as top colleges like the Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech). Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest passenger airports, is a driving force behind much of the region’s success.
Atlanta is home to four professional team sports:
- The Major League Baseball (MLB) Atlanta Braves
- The National Basketball Association (NBA) Atlanta Hawks
- The National Football League (NFL) Atlanta Falcons
- Major League Soccer (MLS) Atlanta United FC
Atlanta has numerous parks, including:
- Piedmont Park is Atlanta’s most iconic lush space located in Midtown.
- Centennial Olympic Park is the legacy of the 1996 Summer Olympics.
- Woodruff Park is connected to the campus of Georgia State University.
- Grant Park is house to Zoo Atlanta.
- Chastain Park is home to an amphitheater used for live music concerts.
Located between downtown Atlanta and the Buckhead area, Midtown is a vibrant arts hub. It is comprised of businesses, residential neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants, cultural attractions, retail shops, green spaces, and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks. Each year more than six million tourists visit the Midtown area to shop in one of the kind local boutiques, dine in the more than 140 restaurants, and delve into the robust art scene.
Bank of America Plaza – The Bank of America Plaza is the tallest building in Atlanta and the entire Southeast, standing at over 1,000-feet in height. At the top of the building is a gold pyramid that illuminates with a brilliant glow within the night sky, making it an easy and captivating structure for anyone to behold.
Piedmont Park – Midtown centerpiece, Piedmont Park Conservancy is a 189-acre urban green space established in 1887. The park has a running track, two soccer fields, two softball fields, and sand volleyball courts. The guests can enjoy swimming at the Aquatic Center or feed the ducks at Lake Claire.
High Museum of Art – High Museum of Art and Woodruff Arts Center host Internationally renowned art exhibitions, musical concerts, and theatrical plays. These facilities provide art awareness programs for school-aged children, educators families, and veterans.
CNN’s Global Headquarters – You can take a guided tour of the CNN studios, the television network which pioneered 24-hour news. Get an up-close look at main newsrooms and studios for several of CNN’s news channels and witness global news in the making. CNN produces documentaries like The Kennedys American Dynasties.
World of Coca-Cola – Travel along a bottling line and through the 125-year history of a company that produces over a billion gallons of cola every year. Interact with multiple exhibits and sample more than 100 different beverages.
Georgia Aquarium – Right next door to Coca-Cola, you find Georgia Aquarium. It is the largest aquarium in the world with over 10 million gallons of water and more than a hundred thousand animals. It is one of only a handful of places in the world where you can swim or scuba dive with whales and sharks. Guests can also swim with dolphins and get up close and personal with sea otters and penguins.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium – World-class sports and entertainment facility, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is the official stadium of the Atlanta Falcons NFL and the Atlanta United FC of MLS. It is a multi-purpose stadium with a retractable roof. The fans park free if they drive a Mercedes!