On December 20, 2013, my lifestyle change and begin with gastric sleeve surgery. I had the best surgical team ever. My surgery was lead by Dr. Elmo Aramburo and assisted by Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villarreal.
I want to update you that I've lost 40 lbs, am now under 300 lbs, and am happier than I have been in years. This surgery & decision to change hasn't just been a good physical health choice but an excellent mental h
I am doing fantastic!!!!. Had no vomiting or stomach sickness after surgery ,but still have gas pains,expecially at night.My husband and I had a pleasant trip and have no complaints. Our driver Hector picked us up at 9:00. He
I am very impressed with how easy it was to schedule my surgery, and how smoothly everything has gone. The drivers were prompt and courteous. The medical staff was very knowledgeable, efficient, and showed great concern for my
Everything went very well, the care I received from the Star Medica hospital was excellent. I really liked the beautiful, private room that I stayed in at the hospital. The entire hospital staff treated me like a queen. The dr
My name is Don. I had the surgery done 5 weeks ago today. I had the gastric sleeve and It has completely change my life in just 5 weeks. When I started this venture I weighted 340 pounds at my weight I had to go on a liver shr
Sorry we have not done this sooner. The before picture was taken in February 09 at Daytona Beach ….3 months before the surgery. I was weighing 300lbs and Belinda was weighing 233. The after picture was taken May 29th al
I am doing great after my surgery. I had tried every diet program that came along and never had the success that I have had with this surgery. I weighed this morning and have lost 49 1/2 pounds. I will reach the 50 lb. mark th
My first impression was that Dr. Jose Rodriguez was a caring man. My impression only changed in that I realized just how good he is at what he does, and that the patients come first with him. He brings his own surgical staff w
I am glad my journey with belite has been such a great experience. I have went from three blood pressure medications, two cholesterol medications to no medications. I had to add one blood pressure medication about three months
I haven't had the chance to tell you yet… but THANK YOU!. I had the lap band in December 2007. It will be three years in a couple of months. I have easily and happily lost over 150 lbs. I am only 50 lbs from my goal
Well it has been 6 months since I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery done. I am down 66 lbs. I have spent the last 25 years of my life trying to figure out howI got so heavy and how to get it off. I have tried all the programs and
I was an eating machine, a food-addict, the "big guy" at work; I lived to eat. I knew I needed to make a change and I could not do it alone. This is when I found BeliteWeight. My patient facilitator and I discussed a
HI GUYS, HOW IS EVERYONE. I AM DOING GREAT.HERE IS THE BEFORE AND AFTER PICTURES.THE BEFORE PICTURE WAS TAKEN ON 08-18-2008 AND THE AFTER PICTURE WAS TAKEN ON 07-16-2009 I WAS AT 378 LBS AND NOW I AM 252 LBS.
I converted from a Lap Band to a Gastric Sleeve and it has been very successful for me. I was so afraid to go to Mexico but Dr. Rodriguez and his team team are one of the best and most experienced Bariatric surgeons in the wor
I had the Lap Band surgery and started at 315 lbs at age 39 on August 28th 2010, and have ended up 196 lbs at age 39 on March 19th 2011. I feel great w/ tons of energy. I would recommend this surgery to anyone.
Dear BeLiteWeight, these are my before and after pictures 22 months post-op, (better late than never :-) I will always be ready to praise Dr. Jose Rodriguez expertise; I'm an RN in the OR and I questioned him on the phone.
My experience with BeLiteWeight has been nothing short of life changing and quite possibly life saving. It's the most pleasant surprise I've had in a long time. When I say "surprise," I mean it was everything
I am the definition of a roller coaster dieter. Every time I had a baby (I had 4) I would go on a new diet then gain twice of what I lost. I wanted to the gastric sleeve, but because my insurance changed the policies eve
I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I was always around 140 lbs. in high school and after I graduated I was married and had a baby. When I delivered my daughter I was about 220 lbs. I was wanting to have the baria
I had done WeightWatchers, bought all the over-the-counter weight loss aids, nothing worked. I had high blood pressure and both of my parents died young, scaring me to what the outcome of my future was. I am blessed with three
My name is Jennifer, I had Lap Band surgery in Tijuana, Mexico in March 2011. At the start of my pre-op diet, I was 264.8 lbs. and I am 5'4 tall. In less than 23 weeks, I have lost 80 lbs. at 184 lbs. I have struggled with
After 23 years of drugs, I turned my life around for the better by becoming completely drug-free, but it resulted with me constantly eating. By November 2007, I weighed my heaviest of 257 lbs. I needed the extra push so I coul
It was really hard to find before pictures of myself because I avoided the camera like the plague! Before I had weight loss surgery, I weighed about 210 lbs. I decided to have lap band surgery in 2009. I only lost 20 pounds wi
I love my doctor!! I think we all say that about the person that was instrumental in saving our lives but if I had to do it over again...absolutely and would never change my doctor. I love ya Dr. Rodriguez and thank you and yo
I have always been the "big" kid in class. I played 3 sports in high school (football, wrestling, track) and played football my freshman year of college. I hurt my knee twice that year, which is when the weight start
One year ago I reached rock bottom. I could not do anything I wanted to. If I had to walk a distance I would fret over how I was going to get from point A to point B. I started at 245 lbs, which to some that does not sou
My current weight is 138-140 (I started at 195) I do not drink protein shakes but I do get my protein in, I take daily vitiams I also take one biotin a day, I do not excerise but I do watch my 2 year old grand baby and she kee
Thank you Dr. Rod, Dr. Elmo and your staff and thanks to BeliteWeight. I now weigh 190 lbs, down from 340 lbs, it's been one year as of 7/1/12 and I've lost 150 lbs. I went from a 48 in my waist down to a 33 in my wais
For years I've accepted my being overweight as my curse. I tried everything to lose weight including the popular and fad diets. I approached my doctor about having weight loss surgery only to have my health insurance deem
I have been overweight ever since I was a child. Being ridiculed and teased my whole life about my weight growing up wasn’t easy. Trying various diet pills and workout routines just didn’t seem to work for me. So o
It was great talking to after 3 years. Here are the before and after pictures I promised. They are not the best pictures but boy can you tell how much weight I have lost. I have my life back and am having a
Wow, what a weekend. I have to say, this was an awesome experience. Your staff, Dr. Rod, Dr. Elmo and the staff at Star Medica, were all so awesome. I am so happy I chose to go with Dr. Jose Rodriguez a
I had the gastric sleeve done February 14th 2012. This has been the best thing I have ever done for myself! I weighed 199 lbs when I had to have a heart procedure which scared me into looking into weight l
I just want to tell you how happy I am with my new body. Dr. Jose Rodriguez did a fantastic job with my weight loss revision surgery. I had fabulous care. I know others that have gotten gastric surgery in the states. Som
Dr. Elmo Aramburo was outstanding!! From putting me at ease before the surgery to great follow-up care after, he checked on me a couple each day post-op, and was so personable and caring! I had a GREAT experience in Juar
Hello, I am almost a year post op and I am thrilled with my weight loss. I did not have a high BMI but I did weigh 205 pounds and only 5'3. I had high blood pressure and arthritis and pain daily walking carrying around all
My name is Angela, I have been over weight my whole life until BelightWeight helped save my life. When I say saved my life, I really mean it. I was so depressed that I didn’t even want to leave the house. One day searchi
Hi, My name is Erin. I am 37 years old. I had my weight loss surgery on 4/20/2012. I consider this date a re-birth. Before my weight loss surgery, I had gained and lost over 200lbs over the previous 12
If anyone is questioning what to do, Gastric Sleeve surgery is the right decision! I went down May 1st to have the Gastric Sleeve done. I truly enjoyed every aspect of the entire experience. (Well maybe not r
I have been very happy with the results from my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. I had a lap band for 3 years but had to have it removed when I had peritonitis (not related to the band). I of course gained back 40 pounds very quic
I had surgery July 11, 2012. I weighed 246 pounds. This is August 25, 2013 and I have weighed 150 for a couple of months now. I remembered that at the middle of October I weighed 190 pounds. So in three months I lost 50
My journey with my weight was a life long struggle, I was always overweight even as a child throughout life. My weight hit all time highs and on occasion I was able to take weight off, but it always came back.
In January of 2011, my husband, Victor, was given a gift with the stipulation he was to use the money for gastric surgery. We began to explore the options and facilities near us. We found the cheapest facility would do the sur
Letisha had her Gastric Sleeve surgery on April 16, 2012 with Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo. She sent us an updated before/after photo on October 27, 2013 and has lost 155 pounds. She gave us permission to share i
Rebecca and I cannot tell you how much we appreciate all the work and care you, Bibi and your team of doctors provided... us. You all should be recommended for the bronze star or legion of merit when it comes to going beyond t
It all started on April 20,2013 when I began to do research for weight loss surgery online. BeLiteWeight was the first thing to pop up and I decided to click on it. I called the number that they had listed and spoke to Ishi, a
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