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Do you have dozens of questions about weight loss surgery? I know I did. I did hours of research. I had a coworker that went to The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) and had told me great things. ... Show more

Do you have dozens of questions about weight loss surgery? I know I did. I did hours of research. I had a coworker that went to The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona (WLIA) and had told me great things. I called and got an appointment right away to get in and discuss my options. I spoke to the dietician and to Dr. DeBarros and decided that the lap band was right for me. They walked me through the entire process. From my PreOp Diet, to the day of surgery, and to the present - 2 years later and 90 pounds down! I have nothing negative to say about WLIA and their team. Do yourself a favor and give them a call. They can help with any questions you have. Remember it is a process, its not overnight weight loss. We are here to get healthy and active. Make sure you go to a support group when you need extra motivation!

The Weight Loss Institute of Arizona

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Phoenix, AZ

I have lost more than I now weigh after getting the lap band! I could not thank Dr Feiz and his amazing staff enough! I had my surgery in May of 2009 and not a day has gone by that I dont think why didnt ... Show more

I have lost more than I now weigh after getting the lap band! I could not thank Dr Feiz and his amazing staff enough! I had my surgery in May of 2009 and not a day has gone by that I dont think why didnt I do this sooner. The lapband was the tool I needed to gain control of my out of control eating habits. The band does not DO the work, it is not a quick fix. The band was what helped me change my lifestyle. I now eat to fuel myself not out of boredom or an emotion. I now excersize because it feels good to continue taking care of what i have worked so hard to maintain. The encouragement and support Dr Feiz and his staff have given me has helped along this journey so much. I was the first Patient ambassador, recognizing me for my hard work. Thank you! Thank you for all that you have done and all that you continue to do. 150+ lbs gone and I will never let them come back!

Michael Feiz, MD, FACS

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Thousand Oaks, CA

Dr. Machado is AMAZING! She has a comfortable, confident bedside manner. ALL of my questions were answered (usually before I asked them). She has set up an after-care system that seems the most likely ... Show more

Dr. Machado is AMAZING! She has a comfortable, confident bedside manner. ALL of my questions were answered (usually before I asked them). She has set up an after-care system that seems the most likely to make this type of surgery successful. Her staff is timely, efficient, and thorough. If you are considering this type of surgery you owe it to yourself to contact Dr. Machado!

Laura L. Machado, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Sacramento, CA

He is a great doc. Very personable and good at his job.

Julio Rivera, MD

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Irving, TX

Meticulous surgeon. Second to none!

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, GBMC

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Baltimore, MD

Dr. Seger is a down-to-earth and compassionate person, who understands how difficult it is for an obese person to be taken serious and respected as a patient and member of society. He listened to me ... Show more

Dr. Seger is a down-to-earth and compassionate person, who understands how difficult it is for an obese person to be taken serious and respected as a patient and member of society. He listened to me as I explained the difficulties I endured while trying to lose weight on my own, to no avail. After he explained the procedures available in detail, I knew there was hope for me. In the two years I have known him, he has been by my side 100% of the time as he gives me the motivation I need to continue my goal in achieving a healthier lifestyle and a better tomorrow.

Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas

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San Antonio, TX

Had my surgery 2 days ago...I was up moving around the day of surgery...no pain. I felt like I had done too many sit-ups. Dr Marshall has been very helpful, explained everything and the support staff has been great too. So far so good!

Keith Norton Marshall, DO

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Warren, MI

I have no reservations recommending Dr. Marvin as a surgeon. He is self-assured and competent, in-tune and well versed in weight loss philosophy. ***Note - verify surgical assistant is covered by your insurance.

Robert Marvin, MD

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Houston, TX

Dr. Machado and her staff are the best. I tried eveything before I found Dr. M. I am now on the road to a new me. I am getting healthier everyday.

Laura L. Machado, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Sacramento, CA

I got my procedure on Aug. 3, 2005. As soon as I met Dr. White and his staff I felt comfortable. He, himself, took time to answer all of my questions. The procedure itself was flawless and Dr. White ... Show more

I got my procedure on Aug. 3, 2005. As soon as I met Dr. White and his staff I felt comfortable. He, himself, took time to answer all of my questions. The procedure itself was flawless and Dr. White was there for me through all of the recovery process! Using the LapBand tool was difficult at first. I had to change my whole way of thinking about food. I had to give up favorites like; pasta, bread and carbonated drinks. I made a lot of calls to Dr. Whites office and looked to Angie and Roxi for support. Thanks to all the staff and their guidance I have lost 75lbs and have 25lbs to go!!! I am at the point where I control my appetite and make wise choices. Physically and mentally I am much stronger and happier. I recommend Dr. White and his staff to anyone wanting to make the major life style change. I have no regrets, although I was scared to death. I have made it through the tough times and you can too!!

Thomas White, MD

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Omaha, NE

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