I like to thank Dr. Awad and his staff for changing my life. Before Dr.Awad did my bariatric surgery, I weighed over 350 pounds at time of surgery 318. I had high blood pressure & Diabetes, I was on various medications. I had severe back and knee pain from the weigh I was carrying, and I was physically exhausted. I schedule and an appointment and meet with Dr. Awad and his staff and decided to have the surgery, and my life has changed for the better. I've lost 125 pounds. I no longer need to take any of the medications I took prior to my surgery. I have a lot more energy, and I exercise twice a day I run 8 miles. I feel healthier. I am not in constant pain as I once was. I enjoy life food is longer the main focus staying healthy & keeping active drive my now. Thanx to my MAIN MAN DR AWAD THANX
Cathy Ripley, an employee at the El Mirador Center at Desert Regional Medical Center, recently found success through gastric bypass surgery in 2010. After seeing success in another patient, she made up her mind that she was “tired of being the fat chick”. Right before Thanksgiving, Cathy had the surgery and instantly saw results. She dropped 66 pounds in only four months through the support of the approachable bariatric team who has “become like family to her” always available to suggest good dietary alternatives and practices. Cathy also found support through a friend who went through the surgery the same day. They share solutions with each other on what healthy foods taste better, among other ideas.
One of the most dramatic changes for Cathy, however, is with her family. This the “first time in my life that I look like my family in face and body” (always lower weight until now) and they’re telling me “I look fabulous”.
Cathy recommends this life changing surgery to those seeking a solution and would refer people to “Dr. Awad all day long”! It has changed her life to the point that she can now state “I’ve found the real me”.
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