Rusty’s Success Story with Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Down 124 pounds in 99 days! Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Rodriguez Lopez on 10/21/17
Is it health? Is it vanity? Truth be told, it was a combination of both that motivated me to research bariatric surgery. It was primarily a health issue but I would be lying if I said vanity did not play at least a small role in my decision.
After a little research, it was a no-brainer for me to choose medical tourism to have the procedure. The cost in the U.S. is very prohibitive (even with insurance).
It didn’t take long for me to choose Mexico Bariatric Center to do my gastric sleeve surgery. I never had any doubts about my decision. The level of care and service I received at MBC was unbelievable. Their team of doctors, as well as all of their support staff, do an amazing job.
They will do whatever it takes to make you feel comfortable with your decision at every step of the process. I couldn’t be happier with my decision and the results.
My Experience and Progress
I was sleeved on October 21, 2017. I am a 48-year-old male that is 6’7. At my heaviest, I weighed over 370 pounds. I was at 360 when I started my procedure. I currently weigh 220.4 pounds. I lost 140 pounds in 126 days. I know my results are probably not typical but I am living proof that it can be done.
Everybody needs to remember that surgery is a wonderful tool to help you improve your quality of life. It is not a magic cure. Once you make the decision to improve your health and your life, stay motivated and continue to work and you will achieve whatever goal you set for yourself.
Thanks again MBC. You have helped me change my life forever.
Update – April 2018
My scale this morning had a nice surprise for me. Saturday will be 6 months since my sleeve surgery with Dr. Christian Rodriguez Lopez at MBC. I am 48 years old. I’m 6’7. I started this journey at 365 pounds (I have been bigger). I originally had a goal to get under 245 pounds. I have definitely beat that. I don’t think I have been under 200 pounds since middle school. More importantly, I started with a BMI of 41.11. My current BMI is 22.3. I don’t remember ever feeling better in my life. Anybody considering this life-changing surgery… what are you waiting for??? Good luck to everyone on this journey. It will be well worth it in the end.