Diabetic Weight Loss Surgery Success Stories

Raquel

Prior to surgery I wasn’t even able to walk across my apartment without getting winded. I couldn’t do any normal activities at all. I decided to have the Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Duperier and that was the best decision of my life. Since surgery I have lost over 77 pounds and now I can walk up to 2 miles without much distress. I am very grateful to Dr. Duperier and the staff at BMI of Texas and wish I would’ve had the means to do this sooner.

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Betty

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Before

I am so grateful to Dr. Seger and the staff at BMI of Texas. I had the Gastric Bypass last year and since then I have lost over 105 pounds. I no longer suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, or GERD. Having this surgery has truly changed my life and has allowed me to start living again. I feel great about myself and feel like a new person.

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Olivia

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Before

I had tried every other option to lose weight before I finally decided to come in for a consultation with BMI of Texas. I knew this was the answer for me after my first meeting with Dr. Seger and his staff. I decided to have the Gastric Bypass surgery and I can honestly say I have absolutely no regrets. I now have a much happier and healthier life and my children and spouse are very happy with the new improved me! I always knew there was a good person inside of me and now everyone else can see that same person on the outside because I am so much happier with myself as well. I have lost 87 pounds and no longer have diabetes or high blood pressure. Thank you Dr. Seger and BMI for helping me regain my life back.

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Hope Marie

Before

Gastric Bypass surgery was a decision that was thought of many years ago. Never felt that I could or wanted to. I had gone to Dr. Seger’s seminar way before at the Medical Towers that my PCP recommended that I go to. His demeanor was like no other Dr. Did I decide that day to do it? No actually I didn’t. Years went by I found a new primary Doctor. Dr. Linda Esquivel also brought up gastric bypass surgery. She didn’t push me to have it, it was just mentioned. Even my OB/GYN brought it up because I have endometriosis. She couldn’t perform a hysterectomy due to my weight. I even couldn’t be put to sleep due to my weight. Cardiologist never pushed me. Dr. Ortiz felt if it was going to happen, it’s going to happen. I was prescribed 14 different medications. I would take 2 oral meds for diabetes. 1 shot of Lantus of 80 units a day. 20 mg of Humalog 3 times a day. That was only for diabetes So here comes August 29, 2011 when the decision was made to have the surgery finally, I remembered Dr. Seger. He was the one I knew that was going to take care of me. So in August of 2011 I finally got the courage to go speak to the staff of BMI of Texas. This is a place that performs Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve & Lap band surgeries. At that point the process began. Dr. Seger saved my life. The BMI of Texas staff has saved my life. I have no regrets of having this surgery. I would do it all over again. His goal was at 180 pounds. My personal was 190 pounds. I workout 6 days a week, I started walking at 10 minutes a day. Moved up to 20 minutes a day of walking, finally the most I have ever walked is 5 miles. Then finally I started taking classes at Gold’s Gym. I now take Body Combat, Body Pump & Body Attack. My instructors are amazing there. They gave me the confidence and the drive. I shadowed my first class with my Body Attack instructor. Body Combat is my heart and one day I hope to shadow one song. Until then I will keep moving and doing what is good for my body & heart. I am no longer on any medications for diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. I will be doing my first half marathon in December with the BMI of Texas staff at the Rock-N-Roll Marathon here in San Antonio. I have a huge family system and friend support that has guided me through this journey. I am so grateful because of this surgery. I will live longer for my Daughter who is 11 years old and is Autistic. She needs me so much but honestly, I need her so much. Without you BMI of Texas I would have never reached where I am now. You guys have given me the goals and strength to move on in my life. I been a prisoner in my body and now I know what it is to live for me. My daughter taught me life has so much meaning. But now, I know what it’s like to love myself and be there for me. Thank you guys with all my heart. I love you all with everything I am. I AM FREE!!! My highest weight was recorded at 420 Pounds 11/2/2011: Surgery weight was 380 Pounds Current Weight as of 1/21/2013: 162 Pounds Total weight loss: 218 Pounds Hope Marie Cueva 

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Sandra

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Before

My Journey I had my Laparoscopic RNY on Aug 9, 2004 at Methodist Hospital by Dr. Terive Duperier. One of the greatest gifts & decisions I have made in my life. I am 5’2” & when I started this journey I weighed 249 lbs-BMI 45.5. Today 4 1/2 yrs later, I am maintaining about a 95 lb weight loss & a BMI of 29. I feel wonderful, have energy, & a healthy future. I have struggled all my life with weight. Growing up I was always active, playing tennis, softball, marching band & all ways outdoors-but heavy for my age. Even into adulthood I continued to play softball & do all my own yard work. As I got into my 60’s my health was beginning to show the effects of my weight. I was diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, & Heart Disease. When I had to have two Heart Stents-that was a real wake up call. My husband had passed away in 1999 after a long illness & I did not want that for myself or for my two daughters to go thru what I had done with my husband. Time To Take Care Of Myself… This was not a decision I made lightly. I did a lot of research-read, talked with experts, & visited support meetings. I had already retired & had no idea that being 60 or over put you in another whole category, so I contacted my insurance-got all the information of what they would require. I knew what I had to do for myself & I was ready. I contacted NDWLS, went to a seminar and was paired with Dr. Terive Duperier-already knew Dr. Duperier, but that’s another story. Between the efficient staff helping with the paperwork & getting the necessary referrals, I was approved very quickly. My weight loss surgery was very uneventful. I was off my Diabetes meds before I left the hospital. I had no problems, came home & started learning to “listen to my pouch” and live day by day. My blood-pressure meds have been reduced & my heart problems will always be there, but they are very much in control and I can look forward to a long life. The few small bumps in this journey were usually fixed with a call or visit to Dr. Duperier. I would hope that my story is not unusual & that most people have as smooth journey as I have. I did not go into this journey in order to have make my life perfect. It will not make you more interesting or attractive to people or make all your dreams come true. It is a journey & you can improve yourself, but at the end of the day you are still the person you have always been inside. Support is very important-no matter if you get it from meetings, the internet, friends, family or from within yourself-just be sure it is the kind of support YOU need. Some of my WOW moments- * Cross my legs… * Put on a hospital gown & have it cover you…Hooray * Slide into a meeting late & no one notices you… * Walk down the aisle of an airplane & fit in the seat comfortably-not have people praying that you are not their seatmate. * Take a Cruise or travel & not have to worry about your accommodations or how far you will have to walk on this outing…..Just enjoy all of it… * Keep up with your daughters walking from the parking lot to the Spurs games… * Sit in your Plaza level Spurs seat comfortably…Go Spurs Go!

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Belinda

My primary doctor recommended that I meet with Dr. Duperier to discuss weight loss surgery because of my high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. That was the best referral I have ever gotten. I decided soon after that to have the gastric sleeve surgery done and I am so happy that I did. I am so thrilled at how this surgery has improved my life. Not only have all of my medical issues resolved (which was my biggest concern), but also I feel so much better about myself! I have so much more energy and sleep all night now so I wake up very rested. I have no regrets about having this surgery done and I would recommend it to anyone. Thank you, Dr. Duperier for giving me a second chance to live a healthier and happier life.

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Pedro

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Before

my name is Pedro H. De La Cruz Sr. I am 62 yrs old. I use to be very obese weighing in at 374 pounds. My pcp Dr. Wanda Anguiera referred me to go to a seminar hosted by Dr. Segers talking about weight procedures like the lapband, the sleeve, and gastric bypass. I had alot of medical problems before my surgery. I was obese, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, diabetes, swelling of ankles, acid reflux, congestive heart failure, high cholestrol, too much iron in my blood, and retaining water. I was a walking pharmacy before surgery. Since May 15th 2009 i was no longer a diabetic. I had my Gastric bypass surgery on June 9th 2009. Now i take five medications split in half plus my viatamins. I have lost 20 inches off my waist and i have lost 132 pounds after 7 months since my surgery and now weigh 242 pounds. i feel good i never want to go back to being an obese man or person again. Surgery went just the way Dr. Segers told me it was going to be. All my Doctors have set my goal weight loss at 200 pounds due to my height and bone structure. up to this date Dr. Segers has change my life to the better being that all my doctors said at the rate i was going i would only live up to 3 yrs and now my life has be expanded. i was always tired had pain all over my body, Hard to get out of bed. Now i just jump up out of bed like a 20 yr old man. I belong to Spectrum gym. Dr Segers and his team have made a big impact on my life and i am thankful for them for giving me a new life. So you decide which surgery will work best for you.

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Arnold

Prior to visiting with Dr. Jenny I was contemplating the gastric sleeve surgery but decided to learn more about Dr. Jenny’s program. Upon my first visit with Dr. Jenny I weighed 268 lbs. and was taking 50 units of insulin each day for my diabetes. Dr. Jenny met with me for 3.5 hours to discuss my health history and provided me with nutritional information to review. The information helped me adjust my eating habits and provided suggestions on what foods to avoid. I visit Dr. Jenny every month to discuss my weight loss and set monthly goals. After 6 months, I have lost 30 lbs. and more importantly I am down to only 4 units of insulin per day for my diabetes. I look forward to continuing my weight loss journey with Dr. Jenny and her staff.

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Mirce

After

I met with Dr. Seger to see what I could do about my weight problem. I was diabetic had severe back, neck, and joint pain. After talking to him about all of the different options I decided to have the gastric sleeve done. That was the best decision I ever made. I no longer have high blood pressure, joint pain or diabetes. I have lost over 115 pounds since surgery. I am now living the healthy lifestyle that I have always dreamed of. I would recommend having weight loss surgery to everyone who needs it. I would do it all over again and again!

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Miguel

I had the gastric bypass surgery with Dr. Seger about a year ago. I knew that if I didn’t do something soon that my health would only get worse. I had so many healthy problems just from being over weight. I had sleep apnea, diabetes, high blood pressure, back and neck pain and a lot of joint pain. Since having the surgey I have lost over 83 pounds so far and couldn’t be happier. I am no longer taking any medications and I’m enjoying the life I have now because I know I’ll be around a lot longer for my grandkids. Thank you Dr. Seger for giving me my life back!

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Why Pay More?

Gastric Sleeve Surgery can range drastically in price, but you aren't necessarily getting better service for your money. BMI of Texas's state of the art facility allows us to cost effectively provide this proceedure while providing top quality service.

Example of how our Gastric Sleeve Sleeve Pricing Compares to the Competition
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Dallas A$13,400
Dallas B$11,000
Houston A$16,000
Houston B$14,300
Houston B$14,300
Los Angeles A$12,000
Los Angeles B$25,000
BMI of Texas$9,400

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