With the help of the surgery and the post-operative support of Dr. Patel and her staff, I lost 110 lbs and have kept it off since that time. Prior to surgery I weighed 278 lbs and was plagued with numerous issues related with obesity such as sleep apnea, diabetes, high cholesterol and chronic joint/muscle pain. The journey started with the surgery, and continued from that point forward. Healthy eating habits, regular exercise and the support of my doctors, friends and family have become essential for my continued success. It is wonderful to be healthy again! My heartfelt thanks to Dr. Patel and her wonderful staff!