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Leslie

The past two years has been an amazing journey for me! From the beginning everything has gone perfect- I have lost approx 70 pounds total and have had no problem maintaining my weight. I feel so much better in general just wish I had been able to have this done years ago ! I tell everyone that ask about my weight loss how wonderful your company has been and give them your website. I never could have imagine how smooth the process has been. Again I want to thank you for all your help in getting me where I am today!

 

Gastric Sleeve

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Gastric Sleeve before and after

Falicity B - 1 year Update*

I am doing fabulous! Right now I am 150lbs. I have lost 175lbs in total.

 

RNY Gastric Bypass

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Weight Loss Surgery Gastric Sleeve before and after

Jason S - 3 Year Update*

I'm still doing great maintaining a weight of 185 -190..

 

Gastric Sleeve

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Gastric Sleeve before and after

Terrica C - 6 Month Uptade*

Lost 94 ibs in just 6 months.

 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Before And After

Tammy L - 3 Year Update*

Hello. Sorry for the late reply! Life is totally amazing! I'm so glad I chose to do this life choice! Total loss 136 lbs and I couldn't be more pleased! Here are some pic collages for you

 

Mini Gastrib Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Before And After

Meghan H - 3 Year Update*

Thank you I am doing great and maintaining my weight loss. I started at 215lbs on 10/19/2018 currently 137lbs today.

 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Before And After

Davina G - 6 Month Update*

As of July 31st I had lost 70 pounds. My husband and I felt I was at a good weight so I've learned to maintain and have lost 3 more pounds since then. I now weigh 169. You may use the pictures. I couldn't believe I lost 70 pounds in 3 1/2 months!! I also go to the gym every day now!!

 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery Before And After

Donna M - 6 Month Update*

I'm doing fine I've healed nicely. I've had a few stalls along the way. I'm able to eat more now than I was before and I can honestly say that worries me but I weighed in at 227 and this morning I weighed 165.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Lynn J - 5 1/2 Year Update*

Hi JoAnne! 

I'm doing great feeling fantastic going on my 5 1/2 year anniversary!!! Still working on me... now I just need a tummy tuck and well honestly a mommy makeover lol. But I feel younger than I ever have in my life I'll be 42 this Friday & can't stay seated down!! 

Its been 5 years since I had the gastric sleeve done in Mexico. I set out on this journey on April the 7th. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I had some friends a couple who had gone before me and walked me through what to expect. I must say that the doctors and nurses all exceeded my expectations, and did a woderful job. 

I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 148 pounds since I had the surgery. Literally a whole person!! I feel amazing!

I've walked my 1st 5k Marathon  (which I never in my life time imagined I could do that). I went from wearing a size 26/28 3XL TIGHT to a 10/12 Medium. It is a great feeling to be able to walk with out back and leg pains, and to be able to actually enjoy life with my family especially outside playing basketball with my 8 year old son!!

Also how I can enjoy a theme park now & actually fit in the rides!  I can now cross my legs, I get so much compliments that my confidence is at high! 

I felt safe, well tended, and was back to work on Monday. I haven't had any complications! It's changed my life! if I had to do it all over again I would!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Dekethia T - 2 Year Update*

I am doing good with my weight loss.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS 

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Jennifer W - 4 Year Update*

I lost a total of 100 pounds and have been able to keep a good 90 of it off. I fluctuate between the other 10.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS 

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Danielle A - 5 Month Update*

Thank you, everything is going great! Lost 90lbs!
From 230 to 140. Feeeling great.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS 

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John S - 2 Year Update*

I recently bought a house and another blessing to my family with a beautiful 8 1/2 pound baby girl. I am very happy and best decision I made going with beliteweight. at one point in my life I reach 464 when I contact your team I drop 33 going in to surgery at 434 or 431. as of today two years later I weight 276 pounds! I go up and down but stay in that range. I went from a 6xl t-shirt to a 2xl - Size 60 in pants currently a 38. I now shop for clothes at costco or my nearest mall store..no longer shopping at xl for men. I'm very happy!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS 

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Douglas K - 6 Month Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS 

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Michelle C - 6 Month Update*

I'm doing great tho. I have slowed down on losing I'm at 200lbs. Which I'm very happy with. I'm having no problems at all. Feel great. And have told everyone that ask about my weight loss. I give them the info and tell them they need to go with BeLiteWeight. Best people and best thing I have done. Thank u for checking in. Here's a few pictures. Weight loss 98 lbs in first 6months!

Gastric Sleeve

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Katelyn B - 1 Year Update*

Doing good at 130lbs loss! 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Shannon L - 2 Year Update*

I have maintained the weight loss and am still down 110 lbs.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Brendon P - 4 Month Update*

I'm doing great I'm holding a steady weight of 180 I'm 5'11 so I feel good about it.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Latanua G - 4 Year Update*

Hey! The top pic was while in the hospital there. The bottom right is 2 weeks ago. I would love to be added to those that need to be reassured. The procedure changed my life. I started typing but it was soo much I wanted to say. So I just saved it and created a collage. The gastric sleeve gave me my life back.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Adam C - 1 Year Update*

I am  holding my  weight right around  215 lbs .  I am  doing  awesome and  enjoying my life.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Shekia G - 18 Month Update*

Hello ladies! I know it's been a while since I've updated you guys on my progress. As of today I am happy to say that I finally made it to Onderland weighing in at 194 this morning which was my original goal set prior to surgery in March 2019. It definitely hasn't been easy. This last stall took a lot of trial and error to overcome. As always thanks a million for all the support before during and after surgery. Without the Belite weight team none of this would have EVER been possible!!!

Gastric Sleeve

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Shelly S - 2 Year Update*

I'm doing good! I started at 240 two years ago and I lost down to 175 over the next few months. But then it stopped. I am still currently at 175. I've maintained for a year and a half now. The weight was never the biggest issue for me, it was how I felt. I feel amazing now. The Dr even took me off a few of my prescriptions! I completely appreciate your program. I've told all of my friends. I am always pitching this program to them! It has been life changing!

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Lilian S - 1 Year Update*

I'm loving my decision to come to you guys...I've lost a 100 lbs and I'm looking really good. I've gotten off all the blood pressure meds that was something I was shooting for...So yes yes i wouldn't change a thing.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Amanda D - 3 Year Update*

Everything is still going great. I'm maintaining and now building muscle by working out regularly.
 
I will forever be grateful to you and your company for making this a reality for me.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Teressa H - 2 Year Update*

241 lbs to 135 to 140lbs, doing great!

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Michaela D - 5 Month Update*

I am doing great! Highest weight was 303lbs to current 187lbs

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Revision of a Gastric Bypass

Cynthia M - 2 Year Update*

Hi JoAnne, it's Cindy M, from Oklahoma! It's nice to hear from you!

Things are really good on my end. Gosh, since we last communicated I'm down to 120.6 and have been for the past month. Prior to that I was weighing 126 for the past 9 months, and before that I was 135-140 for a while. Prior to the weight loss surgery, that I had 2 years ago in August 2019, I was averaging 180-200lbs. So, I've come a long way!

My weight loss journey is going well, thanks to you, your team and the doctors. Actually I have nothing to complain about except now a lot of my clothes are too big! LoL! If I was asked about any complaints or side effects, resulting from the surgery, it would be that since the surgery, I have a lot of gas's, but other than that, everything is great and I feel wonderful!

You have definitely made this girl "oh so very happy"! People constantly give me compliments and that makes me feel special. I am sending you some current photos of me and what my body size/figure, looks like now. Feel free to contact me for any additional info and/or pics. Hope you are doing well. Cindy

Gastric Bypass to Bypass Revision

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Andrew T - 3 Year Update*

Howdy BeLiteWeight team!!!! 3 years out and holding steady at 180-190lbs. Starting to save for skin revision surgery. Even through the pandemic have stuck to basics and not gained and kept myself in that weight range. I still swear by your service and brag all the time to anyone that will listen!

Gastric Sleeve

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Chantee J - 2 Year Update*

I FEEL GREAT!!! I have been able to maintain keeping the weight off and I am so happy about that I haven't been as happy as I've been in the last two years in my whole life!! Thank you so much for helping me and giving me the opportunity to make my dream come true.

Gastric Sleeve

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Tammy O - 2 Year Update*

Have kept off 49lbs with a fluctuation of about 3-5lbs here and there.

Best decision of my life. I'm more active and enjoy life again.

Gastric Sleeve

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Patsy B - 1 Year Update*

A year has almost gone by. I've still at my stall but I've lost 125 pounds total! Went from a size 22/24 to a size 12 and Lg shirts from 2/3 x . I am content.

Gastric Sleeve

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Tempestt B - 2 Year Update*

My weight loss has been going good. I have slowed down some but still maintain and lose slowly.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Heather S - 6 Month Update*

It's been the best experience of my life...just wish I would of done it sooner!!

Plication to RNY Bypass Revision

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Susan C - 3 Year Update*

I have done very well so far and I have had no problems. I weight 150 lbs somedays 152 so I feel much better and it helped my iron count also... it's still low but not like it was.

I just want to Thank yall for helping me get back to where I needed to be.

Mini Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Ronnah B - 1 Year Update*

Down 116 pounds!!

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Linda R - 14 Month Update*

One year later.. I have lost 140 pounds and gone from size 24 to a size 10!

Dr. Rodriguez and the BeLiteWeight staff really have been there for me through this entire process. I am truly grateful and looking forward to my skin removal surgery. Before and after pictures tell it all.

I am so happy and healthy God has blessed me with this company and their dedication to each patient is so personal. I love who I am now!

Gastric Sleeve to RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Lynda F - 10 Month Update*

I have had surgery twice with your team. The first time was for the sleeve. I regained my weight back very quickly. So I decided to go one more time!

The gastric bypass was the best decision!! It was much easier the second time around! However it's taken longer for me to lose & reach my main goal. But I have achieved over halfway to my goal - 246/178 equaling a loss of 68lbs which I am very happy with my second decision!!!

There is more to the story!! 2 of my daughters also had the gastric bypass surgery as well!! And they have reached their goals and one was able to get pregnant & have a beautiful little lady!!

Gastric Sleeve to Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Dawn W - 1 Year Update*

I'm extremely happy with my results!!!  I've lost 80lbs since surgery and still losing. Losing 130lbs total.

I feel amazing. It was the best decision I could have made for myself.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Jonathan L - 1 Year Update*

So 1 year out, I'm officially 200lbs less!! I went from a size 56 pant to a 40. 6xl shirt to a 2xl/3xl (pending the style).

I changed careers and now averaging walking 4 miles a day to keep check on my field workers as I am a construction safety manager overseeing 150 plus workers. I actually turned down a buggy so I could keep getting my steps in. I'm officially not snoring anymore. I was trying to get to the gym but working 6 days a week makes it difficult.

I'm able to enjoy life much more now. I thank you and the entire staff for a new lease on life that I have been given.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Stacy S - 3 Year Update*

Maintaining my weight and feel 1000 percent better!

Band to Mini Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Lisa A - 1 Year Update*

Before pictures at 176 lbs and the After picture (w/butterfly) taken June 15, 2021 (50 lbs lighter!) This was just after a 5-hour drive arriving in Palm Springs...LOL

Gastric Sleeve

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Katie - 2 Year Update*

I've Lost 100 lbs!

I am doing great - had a baby boy in October 2020. I lost back down to 147.  I am maintaining this weight for a while and I think I am doing great!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gary B - 26 Month Update*

Total weight loss is 133 pounds.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Shannon D - 2 Year Update*

Still maintaining a healthy weight! I'm able to play a skinny Cinderella for my granddaughters 3rd birthday!!

RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Caroline M - 1 Year Update*

I am so glad I made this decision and did it while I was young.

I've lost about 70 lbs and kept the weight off. My confidence is back. I'm less fatigued and drained. I can keep up with my 2 small children. It was just what I need to continue maintaining my health.

I love buying clothes now because I know exactly what size I am. It's never a guessing game. The freedom that has come with the weight loss is priceless.

Gastric Sleeve

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Deborah P - 1 Year Update*

First I want to say thank you! Without BeLiteWeight I wouldn't be the woman I am today.

My Journey started a few years ago but the monumental stage of my journey began almost two years ago. I have struggled with my weight for years, using excuses of depression, I work too much, I don't have time, to justify my poor choices and how I allowed myself to become 287 pounds. Finally having enough of the knee pain (after 2 reconstructive surgeries on my left knee before graduating high school) and back pain and just being tired all the time I decided it was time to do something about my health... and not just say I was going to do something.

I started doing my research: types of weight loss surgeries, speed of weight loss with various procedures, complications, USA vs. Mexico, surgeons and support groups... so many support groups. I was online one day and started a conversation with a wonderful woman who had used BeLiteWeight to coordinate her weight loss surgery. So I reached out and talked to a representative Sylvia, I love her dearly, she coordinated my surgery and all the needed documents and information to the point all I had to do was get on the plane. After talking with Sylvia I sat down and talked to my husband. I had a very emotional conversation explaining why I wanted to have the surgery, who I wanted to do my surgery and he listened to me. After our conversation it was decided that I would dedicate 1 year to proper diet and exercise. His reasoning was that if I was going to have the surgery I had to start making changes that would eventually become my new lifestyle.

Keto was very popular so I decided that it would be the best for me, I mean after surgery it is a high protein low carb diet so this would be perfect. I also joined a gym and committed to at LEAST 3 days a week. A year and many ups and downs later I had lost almost 40 pounds, frustrated and ready for surgery. For the first time in my life I had a surgery scheduled that I was looking forward to having. Losers bench here I come!

My husband and I flew into El Paso, at the time we were dealing with Covid restrictions so I traveled to Juarez by myself. The shuttle driver was so kind and comforting and conversation flowed from the airport all the way to the hospital. I was escorted inside where I had a meeting with patient services, and then off to have pre-surgery testing done. After testing I was taken to my private room to get comfortable for the evening and surgery would be first thing in the morning. Surgery time came and I have NEVER received such attentive care as I did from the staff at the hospital in Juarez. After surgery I was taken back to my room to rest but shortly after I was up and walking, and walking, and walking. Lots and lots of laps around the floor to help prevent blood clots and get that gas moving. It was the next day I had my leak test done and once confirmed all was good I started the post-op diet and my slow progression back to full lifestyle diet.

The next few weeks were EXHAUSTING for me. I had this renewed energy and drive to do better to be healthy and not waste one moment. Unfortunately in the early stages of the diet after surgery calories consumed are very low and the smallest things drained my energy. But I did what I could as I could: I walked a little bit every hour, I had a timer on my Fitbit reminding me to sip on my fluids. Gradually as my caloric consumption increased so did my energy. The first bite of Ricotta Bake was amazing, I definitely had a new found appreciation for variety in food, spices, and anyway that made it possible to put a new twist on the same old food that I was on for the week. Portions started at a few bites and is now anywhere from 3-4 ounces depending on the textures and density of the foods. I lost anywhere from 1 to 3 pounds a day and I was so excited!

As the weeks stretched into months the weight loss slowed down, I was averaging 1-3 pounds a week and stalls happened as my adjusted and continued to heal. I joined the amazing weight loss community on Instagram and shared experiences, answered questions, asked questions, cheered for people that were preparing for their surgery and made many new friends that have become so dear to me.

Fast forward to a little over a year after surgery, I am down 106 pounds, I have lost inches all over my body from my neck to toes, I have confidence. I wore a bathing suit for the first time in over two decades, I have gone from a XXL to a S/M, a size 26 to a 6. But my biggest achievement to date I love myself. I am Healthy. I am no longer morbidly obese. My body doesn't hurt.

This journey has not been easy every day is a battle to drink all the liquids your body needs, to eat all the protein your body needs, to make good food choices, to eat the right portion, to LISTEN to your body. This surgery is an amazing TOOL that will help you achieve your goals if you are willing to put in the work and the amazing family at BeLiteWeight helped me achieve mine. I reached my goal weight 7 months after surgery, the real struggle to maintain is my current journey. I have learned that it is ok to eat French fries, or cake or all the stuff that we have programmed ourselves to think of as evil... in Moderation. I work out 6 days a week so I can have French toast and not worry that I am destroying all the hard work I have put in. This journey has tested my strength in all aspects of life, physically, mentally and emotionally. The people that you surround yourself with along your journey makes all the difference in the world. Just remember if you chose to have weight loss surgery that you will make mistakes, you will stumble, and that is OKAY, it happens to everyone. Allow yourself grace, take lots and lots and lots and lots of pictures so you can look back at your progress, your achievements and reassure yourself that you are capable and you can achieve your goals.

I am a new and improved me and I give thanks everyday and am so proud of myself for making the decision to me and my health first.

I cannot say THANK YOU enough for all of the help and support before and after my surgery.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Sean S - 7 Month Update*

I'm pretty close to goal.  My weight on January 14, 2021 was 262lbs and today I'm 209lbs. I'd like maybe 5-10 pounds more, but I am ecstatic about how I feel and look now!

I can't believe how much better I feel now!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Carmen C - 1 Year Update*

All is well thank you.. I am down 110 lbs now and doing pretty good.

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Nashay J - 1 Year Update*

I lost 144lbs and am happy! I'm still working on losing a bit more! 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Savanna L - 2 Year Update*

I'm still maintaining my 120lb loss. Absolutely enjoying life!  I am living my best life.

My children are what kept me going and now I can actually live and make memories with them instead of pain, misery and being on the side lines..Tons of energy.  I  have also accomplished graduating from cosmetology school over the last year. 

Thank you for being there for me through my decision... it was the best I have made.

RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Bypass

Karen R - 2 Year Update*

I am doing great! I'm a size 4 to 6 depending on the clothes!

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Maria L - 3 Year Update*

Maria had her mini Bypass 3 years ago.  She is now 120lbs!

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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RNY Bypass

Kimberly W - 1 Year Update*

Lost 157 lbs from pre-op until 1 yr anniversary.

RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Laura L - 11 Month Update*

I am really happy and I am at 200 lb. I think I am building more muscle and I'm in a size medium. Very very happy with my progress.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Sydney C - 6 Month Update*

Doing great. I'm down 94 pounds. Feeling amazing!

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Alexandra K - 3 Year Update*

Things have been amazing. I have had no issues and have maintained 130lb loss.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Debra F - 1 Year Update*

Down to 140 pounds. My ribs and hip bones show now--my momma said NO MORE LOL!!

Bypass to Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Demittri B - 4 Month Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeon: Bernie Hanna, MD, FACS

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Gastric Band to RNY Bypass Revision

Karla C - 1 Year Update*

Coming on my one year mark and still no regrets. So far I have lost 118 lbs!

Gastric Band to RNY Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Revision of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Colleen S - 2.5 Year Update*

Colleen recently sent photos and wanted to share her weight loss with everyone.

Bypass to Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Autumn He - 2 Year Update*

I've been doing great. Thank you for checking. I started at 315 Lbs and am now at 175. I am considering some cosmetic surgery to fully complete my new body. I hope you and the team are doing well and again, thank you so much for helping me change my life.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Band to RNY Bypass Revision

Ashley B - 6 Month Update*

JoAnne! I'm doing amazing!!! Thursday I actually hit 85 pounds down and I have so much more energy to live my life now. That surgery has saved me in so many ways.

Band to RNY Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Amanda R - 12 Month Update*

Amanda sent a text for her 1 year update: Hi JoAnne, I made it to 100lbs!. Loving it. Only wishing I'd have done it sooner!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Leslie M - 2 Year Update*

Leslie has lost 266 pounds with her Mini Gastric Bypass in May 2019.

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Weight Loss Surgery

Ed and Susanly W - 4 Year Update*

Hey Ms. Joanne. I have done very well after the revision of my Sleeve to RNY Bypass. I started at 368 and I stay between 175 and 180 all the time. My A1C stays at 3.1, BP at 105/70 and life is great.

I have had a right hip replaced. I had both knees replaced at the same time last Year and went back underground 86 days later until I retired after 42 years in mining this past March.

Susanly got down to 144 lbs after her Gastric Sleeve but has slowly gone back up a little. She can't exercise any longer with a bad hip and knee but won't have them replaced. She stays about 160-170 but that's still down from 235. She will be 71 in June.

I have sent no less then 10 people your way and I know of 6 who had the surgery and are doing well. Life is good, thank you Dr Rod, his Team, and of course you Ms. Joanne.

Ed And Susanly W.

Sleeve to RNY Bypass Revision and Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Sarah R - 1 Year Update*

I've lost 102 pounds!

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Ian H - 1 Year Update*

It's been a year and what a change! I'm holding at around 260-265 lbs at 6'6".  My start weight was over 440. I started with a 52 waist and now I'm in 36's. Physically I feel like I did in 2005.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Bypass

Ronnah B - 6 Month Update*

I think you all do a great job and Dr. Rod is an exceptional Surgeon.

I'm 82 pounds lighter!!! I had my Gastric Bypass with Dr. Rod 12/8/2020

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Rudi G - 4 Year Update*

I began at 195 and have maintained my weight between 130-137. I'm happy with that. Here are some photos.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Bypass

Jennifer J - 1 Year Update*

I am doing great! As of now I am 118 pounds down .. so excited. I feel great . I would do it all over again !! So thankful . I will show a picture from Saturday . My son graduated from law school.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Marissa N - 1 Year Update*

It has been one year since my surgery I weigh 146 pounds! I am so happy and I'm in extremely good health. I started at 258 pounds.

This journey has been amazing and I am so grateful for all you and your team have done for me.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Linda G- 1 Year Update*

Hi! The journey has been great! I've lost 90lbs so far.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Larry B - 1 Year Update*

It's been an Amazing journey.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Angela C - 1.5 Year Update*

I was 210 I'm now 125 lbs and maintaining it for a year and a half now. I would do it again, my life has changed for the better.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Patrick B - 2 Year Update*

My Gastric Bypass surgery was July 26, 2019. Before surgery I was 365 and now I am 160. Very much impressed.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Shasta S - 3 Year Update*

I would do the surgery over again in a heartbeat. I feel beautiful and confident.

Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, MD

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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Sydney J - 3 Year Update*

Hello, I've been feeling great. Been maintaining since last year. I went from 250 to 178. I'm glad I got the surgery and happy. Thank you guys really helped me out with my journey.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Tamika B - 2 Year Update*

My two year surgiversary is approaching on the 27th! I am excited as this journey has been very amazing! I have lost 140 pounds! I fluctuate now between 182-185. I love where I am! Starting at 322.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Jennifer B - 3 Year Update*

I'm doing pretty well. 1 year out was my lowest weight of 143. I have tried really hard to stay in the 150's. I am maintaining and able to lose weight.

I am so pleased with your services and this surgery.. Thank you so much!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Alicia P - 2 Year Update*

I've lost 159 pounds and have kept it off. I did give someone y'alls info to help get her surgery. Thank u so much!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeon: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, MD

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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Tara C - 2 Year Update*

This was me before surgery and this is me now. We just got back from vacation so over look me. I caught a shark and I was excited.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve before and after

David B - 2.5 Year Update

I lost 300 pounds and I am very happy about it. I was 525 pounds before surgery. Thinking of starting a YouTube channel, and I already started posting pictures on Instagram. 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Jeremy S - 18 Month Update*

It has been 1 year and 6 months since my Gastric Sleeve procedure. This procedure truly saved my life. I am down 110 lbs and couldn't be happier. I am no longer pre-diabetic or have hypertension. I now workout daily to help maintain the new tool provided to me to stay successful in my weight loss journey.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Bridget Y- 6 Month Update*

Just six months down and have lost 70lbs....

BeLite literally saved my life! I had high blood pressure and was borderline diabetic and my cholesterol was on the high end of Normal. I was facing all kinds of ugly diagnosis. When I went to the doctor in January, all my levels were normal and my blood pressure was low! Now I take vitamins and feel great!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Rachel S - 2 Year Update*

I am doing great, I can't believe it's been two years already.
Thank you so much for continuing to check up and check in after all this time .. speaks volumes about you and your company.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Katelynn B - 6 Month Update*

Hey I am doing good. I have lost roughly 93 lbs in 6 months. I started at 250 and I'm currently 157. My doctor report says no vitamin deficiencies.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Leslie K - 1 Year Update*

I have lost 120 pounds!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve to RNY Bypass

Brandy D - 2 Year Update*

I've hit and been maintaining below goal at 135-140 for over a year now and feeling AMAZING! Currently in a size 2-4 clothes and living my best life!

Sleeve to RNY Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

Amy C - 2 Year Update*

I have struggled a bit during COVID but have lost 77 lbs!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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RNY Bypass

Stepenie B - 1 year Update*

I'm doing well I'm at 145 and just had full mommy make over worst surgery of my life had it at US in Knoxville, TN 23k and it sucked. I'm 4 weeks out one boob looks deformed and I have big knot on my stomach. Just didn't receive the care or quality I did in Juarez and people say you had surgery in Mexico, I'm like yes and 100 percent happy. You all saved my life.

Procedure : Sleeve to RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tiffany L - 1 year Update*

I have lost a little over 100 lbs. I walk through my neighborhood daily and I actually keep up with my kids.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Bypass

Charles Y - 4.5 months Update*

100 pounds less! I wish I had not waited so long to have my surgery. I spent so much time in pain and misery because of my worries about going to Mexico. I feel so much better and more like myself again. Please let everyone there know how much I appreciate everything. And a special "thank you" to you!! I'm so glad you helped me decide to go with the bypass verses the sleeve. I'm now off of most of my medications and I'm on lower doses of the ones I still need. Also, I was taking 60 units of insulin twice a day along with meal-time insulin which I'm now completely off of with glucose levels back to normal!! I guess if there is a drawback it's that I now need to buy new clothes because the ones I have are literally falling off/down. LOL. I'm totally good with that!!! Thanks again to you and everyone else at BeLiteWeight!!! Cheers!


Procedure : RNY GASTRIC BYPASS

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gloria P - 2 years Update*

It changed my life for the better was it worth it absolutely would definitely recommend, especially for health reason. Healthy life change.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Brandy - After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Laura C - 1 year after Update*

I'm very happy with the progress!!! Total loss 106 lbs!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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Gastric Sleeve

Danielle L - 5 years Update*

I'm a former client it's been 5 years since my surgery I had a friend asked me who I went through. I brag about you so much!  I started at 229 and hit a personal best of 138 lbs and a size 4!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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RNY Bypass

Tina W - 1 year after Gastric Bypass Update*

I'm doing very well. 180 pounds down with just a few more to go to reach my goal!

Procedure : Band to Bypass revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jaynie T - 2 years after Gastric Sleeve Update*

Losing the weight changed my life. I feel better and have more energy.  I am happy and healthy!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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RNY Bypass

Christie T - 1 year Update*

I have been doing well. In total I have lost 90lbs and am now at my target weight. I have had a few complications during my journey but nothing to major. When I had questions or concerns, they were always addressed quickly and effectively. 

I have been extremely impressed with the service you guys have given and will continue to refer business your way.

Procedure RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Lucy M - 2 years Update*

I have kept most of the weight off, I lost a total of 72 lbs and maintained for the last 10 months or so.  I feel great and am so thankful for the change! Thank you so much.

Procedutre : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Teresa S - 1 year Update*

I am so excited I have Lost 100 lbs....I am loving the new me. The surgery is the by far the best thing  I've ever done for myself..I feel amazing....Thank you and your team for making my dream come true.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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RNY Bypass

Grace L - 3 years after Gastric Bypass

I am doing amazing.  I have still been maintaining for over 2 years now and I feel great. Thanks to you and your team.

Procedure : Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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Gastric Sleeve

Victoria - 4 years after Gastric Sleeve Update*

I am doing great. I have lost 200 lbs. Smallest I have been since high school. The picture with matching shirts is from last year and this other is from October. This was the best decision I have ever made.

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.


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RNY Bypass

Candy N - 4 years Update*

I am doing very well in these crazy times!! I am maintaining my weight working out 7 days a week, kickboxing at least 4 days a week, weight training 2 times a week and walking at least 2 miles 4 days a week...
I have attached an updated before and after pic!

Procedure :RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve before and after

Patricia B - 27 Months Update*

 

"I am so glad I had the surgery!  Lost 90 pounds!  Only regret is that I didn't do it sooner."   

Procedure Gastric Sleeve
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Randall K - 2 Year Update*

Choosing Beliteweight was the best decision of my life! The entire process exceeded my expectations. VSG saved my life and I'm forever grateful for everyone who helped with the process.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Laisa N- 3 Year Update*

Choosing Beliteweight was the best decision of my life! The entire process exceeded my expectations. VSG saved my life and I'm forever grateful for everyone who helped with the process.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Stacy L - 1 Year Update*

It's been an amazing year with a lot of changes! I've had a 181 lb weight loss so far! I haven't been this size since middle school! It's truly been a life changing experience! 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Luan O - 2 Year Update*

This was the best decision I've ever made and hands down the best money I've ever spent on myself. It sure beats paying for a few new joints years down the road. Weight loss 135 lbs

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jericho D - 1 Year Update*

Before any Pre-Op I weighed I believe 368. So I am down 200# in 13 months. I was in a car accident in 2003 and I hade been in pain everyday since then till about July/Aug of 2020. Since then I have been pain free, no more back or ankle pain. I am able to work out.. run. Since my car accident I was unable to walk up and down stairs.. now running up and down stairs is part of my workout routine. I am no longer snoring or using a CPAP machine.  I am still struggling with what I can and cannot eat. But overall all the struggles in the beginning are all worth it.  I went from a 4X short to a Small, A 54 Jean to a 33 Jean with a belt.  Thank You Guys.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Christopher B - 1 Year Update*

It's been the best thing I've done this far and thanks to the surgery I can experience so much more

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Roberta J - 1 Year Update*

I have done really well and I am so happy with my results!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Estelle F - 2 Year Update*

My weight fluctuates between 123 and 126.  I was really concerned that as time went on I would put in weight as my stomach grew.  The surgery has completely changed my life and eating habits.  I also feel a lot healthier.  Still wearing size 28 (waist) jeans.  I can't recall when I could.  Hopefully COVID-19 hasn't affected business too much.

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Elizabeth M - 2 Year Update*

I've been doing good everything. Continue to do good just have to exercise:)

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Pam S - 4 Year Update*

It has been exactly 4 years since I went to Juarez,  Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery.  It has been the best thing I have ever done for myself.  
Never at anytime was I afraid for my safety or felt fearful.  The hospital was spotless and everyone so professional.   Dr. Rodriguez was wonderful.  
I lost 80 lbs and have maintained my weight for 4 years.  I would recommend using Belite Weight to anyone.
Here are my before and after pictures.  The after picture was taken 2021.

Pam S

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Ashley J - 3 Year Update*

Hello!

I just wanted to share my weight loss story! In 2017, I had reached my limit. I made up my mind after failing at nearly every other weight loss tool. I was 5’3 and 223 the day I finally decided to go through with WLS. I was denied by my insurance for not meeting the qualifications, so paying out of pocket was my only choice. So I began researching tirelessly. I came across BeLite and immediately knew that this was the one! After reading all the amazing success stories, I decided to give them a call. They were extremely informative and seemed to truly care! Shortly after my initial call, my Mother and I were off to Mexico! From the time we got off the plane we were greeted with the absolute best service ever! Although this was a scary decision, the hospital staff, doctors, and Belite Representatives were simply amazing. That was the beginning of a long road and a huge lifetime transformation! Fast forward 3 years later, I’m much more healthier and my confidence has tripled! If you’re contemplating WLS, look no further! Belite is in a class of its own!

Best Wishes,
Ashley

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Eli K - 1 Year Update*

I have lost a total of 205lbs in the last year. I've gone from a size 54 waist to a size 36 and from a 6x shirt to a xl or xxl depending on brand. I'm still losing slowly. Not sure where the bottom is, but I'm definitely a lot better off than I was. Overall I'm very happy with my decision to take control of my life. 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Holly G - 1 Year Update*

Minus 82lbs and still dropping

It was the best decision I've ever made for myself and for my family. The journey is well worth the result. The care I received was excellent. I'm very thankful for getting my life back and giving my kids back their mother. It's been a blessing to be able to be active with them and have so much fun. It's also given me confidence I didn't even know was possible. I've stopped hiding and started living. My only regret is that I waited so long to do it.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tom C - 2 Year Update*

I started out at 319 lbs. I currently weigh around 205 lbs. pretty much maintained that. I've been very happy with results and entire process.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Cassandra B - 6 Month Update*

I'm down to 150lbs. I feel great abs feel like I'm doing really good. My body fat is down to 22%. (The gym has an inbody so we checked it). I'm getting around 100-120g of protein a day with tons of veggies and at least half a gallon of water a day if not a little more.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Michelle P - 7 Month Update*

240lbs to 146lbs

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Lyndsay C - 1 Year Update*

I am doing great and feeling amazing!
I'm currently weighing in at 123 lbs., so that's a total of 107 lost.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Celina H - 3 Year Update*

Controlled diabetes after surgery, main reasons I did it! Still doing good! I still see my diabetes dr once a year to keep check on things. I feel great still!!

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jennifer T - 2 Year Update*

Jennifer - Lost 115lbs Yes, it's been two years since my surgery!! Best day of my life!  I am maintaining now....my blood work is always spot on! I am so very happy! This was the best thing I have ever done for myself, wish I would have done it years ago!!

Oh and I'm off all medications! No more high blood pressure meds, no more diuretics....just vitamins!!

So thank you for such an amazing gift!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Shawn F - 1 Year Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Amanda W - 1 Year Update*

Hey. I am doing great! I have lost at total of 60 lbs, so I'm down to around 152lbs. Thanks again for everything you all have done.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.elow

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Gastric Sleeve

Diane F - 6 Month Update*

 I've lost a total of 39 pounds. I'm feeling comfortable in a size 4 size 6.

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Happy patient - 4 Year Update*

I'm Maintaining Was Around 408lbs, Now I'm 285ish

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Robert G - 1 Year Update*

111 Pounds lost - Heaviest was 356 and now 245.

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Autumn H - 1 Year Update*

I have had great success! Thank you so much! I've lost 110lbs!

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Teresa B - 4 Year Update*

I lost a total of 90 lbs after surgery back on Dec 27, 2016.. to date, I have gained about 20 lbs back but am now maintaining the level of where I am. While I would like to lose about 15, I can live with it.. the holidays are always hard but I am doing pretty good.

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jennifer W - 3 Year Update*

I am doing wonderful. I have lost 230 pounds and I'm loving life! I still haven't reached my goal weight but I only have 30 more pounds to go! I will meet this goal in 2021!! I am also looking at getting the skin removed hopefully by summer 2021! I can't thank this company enough for your support through the years and for excellent service, doctors, and staff!! Hope you all have an amazing 2021!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Larry F - 1 Year Update*

Larry I'm very happy down 151 lbs. No more High Blood Pressure No More Anxiety attacks No More Prescription Meds.

Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Cofi B - 2 Year Update*

I'd struggle all my life with my weight, trying every diet there was out there and never being successful ultimately becoming diabetic and having high blood pressure. I was told that I would never be able to have kids because of my weight. After having this surgery all of that has changed. I have reversed my diabetes. I no longer have high blood pressure, and now I am a mom to my beautiful baby girl. This surgery saved my life and gave me what I've always wanted. To be a mother.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Stacy D - 3 Year Update*

 I'm still doing great so happy I made the decision to go with you.  I have lost and maintained over 100 pounds and am 3 years out now.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

David L - 2 Year Update*

You guys give the best follow-up care I've ever seen. I'm doing great. Along with my wife who is 12 years out. I'm in the best shape of my life and the only trouble I've had is with my iron. I can send over pics. My wife Melissa just got her extra skin taken off and is loving it. To answer your other questions yes all that contact information is correct . I started around 250lbs with high cholesterol, prediabetes, sleep apnea and on my way to a heart attack. Now I float around 177-182lbs.This pic was taken at 175-177ish. All blood work is perfect except iron and I still snore but much less.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Jennifer H - 1 Year Update*

I'm excited to celebrate my surgerversary! Everything is well. Down 132 lbs and feeling great, hoping to lose another 40-60 lbs.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tim D - 1 Year Update*

I'm doing great I'm down 130  lbs sleep better no high blood pressure issues no leg swelling issues  no anxiety issues feel 100% better when I went in surgery I weigh in at 340 lbs - currently 205 lbs to 208 lbs.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Deborah P - 6 Month Update*

Doing great! A little reflux now and again but very minor. I am averaging between 56-100g of protein a day and keeping my daily calories between 500-800. I have lost almost 87 pounds and feel awesome. So much energy. Doing great! Size 26 to a size 8

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Bypass

Stephan M - 11 Month Update*

All is well with us and I trust the same with you.... so very thankful that I had the surgery....would do it all over again... lost 100 lbs

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Marsha A - 1 Year Update*

I am feeling great and I am down 75 lbs!!!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Aliesha G - 1 year Update*

I hit my goal of 200lbs lost!! Im so excited of where I have come i appreciate all of the help and support you guys have provided me!!

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Revision of Gastric Bypass Surgery

Cynthia M - 16 Month Update*

JoAnn and the staff at BeLite Weight are phenomenal. I have had the opportunity to work with BeLite Weight on two separate occasions, (10/2012 and 08/2019), and each time I was assisted very promptly and professionally. Thanks to BeLite Weight, I am a new-old person!
 
I feel like a new and improved person who has my old life back. After my Weight loss surgery I am healthier, since I no longer require all the various medications.. and I am happier as I weigh the same as I did before all of my weight issues began. The customer service at BeLite Weight, is top notch.
 
JoAnn and her staff, didn’t just treat me like a client, they treated me like I was someone important, like I was a family friend. The doctors who work with BeLite Weight are among the best in their field, I appreciated the time they took in explaining my procedure to me, in great detail, and their care and follow-up was superb. I couldn’t of asked for better service and the results speak for themselves. The overall experience with my weight loss surgery journey was economically worth every penny, and lifesaving. I owe my new lease on life and getting back my girlish figure to BeLite Weight. Words cannot express how appreciative and grateful I feel. Thank you BeLite Weight! CM"

Revision of a prior Gastric Bypass Surgery

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jaja N - 1 Year Update*

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeon: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Kimesha M - 3 Year Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Amanda R - 6 Month Update*

Hi JoAnne!!! 70lbs down. 70 more to go! I'm LOVING IT. Should have done it sooner and you should be getting some calls. I've been sharing the heck out of my experience.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Zandra R - 1 Year Update*

DOWN 128 POUNDS

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Kristy G - 2 Year Update*

I am happy with how I look. All my labs are perfect and have no other health problems.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Madeline A - 3 Year Update*

I have lost my weight and feel amazing thank you!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeon: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Anthony B - 1 Year Update*

Doing great have lost 175+ lbs!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Kirby B - 4 Year Update*

I had Mini Gastric Bypass through BeLiteWeight in November of 2016 when I was just 24 years old. I topped the scales at 297 pounds, and after trying many other diets, pills, exercise regimens, etc., I knew I needed a drastic change. JoAnne and the crew at BeLiteWeight made the process as easy and stress-free as possible. I've successfully lost (and more importantly kept off) 110+ pounds, and I feel amazing. I finally feel and look my age. I would recommend this company to anyone looking into weight loss surgery. I have absolutely zero regrets.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Linda G - 6 Month Update*

I'm doing great. I have lost 75lbs! I was a size 2xl/3xl & 18 in pants. Now I'm in a large & 8-10 in jeans. I feel amazing. Can't thank y'all enough!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Shelly S - 14 Month Update*

I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I just wanted to write you back and tell you how wonderful it’s been. I’m down 65 lbs. which has greatly improved my life! I feel much more energized and excited for life. I was very down on myself before the surgery. This procedure has changed my life so much! Your program was my lifesaver. I’m not very good with doing stuff like this. I get confused pretty easy sometimes (Lol). But the ease of your program with the step by step instructions gave me comfort.
I’ve been singing your praises for a year now. I’ve talked to a few of my friends about getting the procedure done through you guys. You really take care of your people! 
The facilities were immaculate and the staff was very helpful and comforting. 
I had to have gallbladder surgery in January, and the hospital by me was a disappointment compared to the hospital in Mexico. (Lol, they spoiled me). 
I just wanted to truly thank you and the program! It saved my life! 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Leslie Y - 1 Year Update*

Lost 118 lbs

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Plication to Sleeve Revision

Jerrilyn R - 2 Year Update*

Beyond happy with my results.  So far it's been a smooth ride.  I would recommend BeLite to anyone in a heartbeat.

Gastric Plication to Sleeve Revision Surgery

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Kimberly H - 3 Year Update*

I'm doing great.Thank you so much for your help in this journey. Lost 84lbs and maintaining for 2 years

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Kay B - 2 Year Update*

This is me at my lowest weight. I started at 216 and this is me about 7 months later at 146 pounds. Started at a tight size 18 and now i'm a size 8.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Barbara T - 4 Year Update*

 I still feel that getting the surgery was the best thing I have ever done 2705. I was probably over 200lbs at my highest. I was 187 for my surgery lost 67lbs went down to 120 my lowest and maintaining between 120 125 never felt better!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Metabolic Mini Gastric Bypass

Rachael B - 2 years Update*

I am doing well. I have lost over 100 pounds and I'm no longer on diabetic medication. I am working out and trying to firm up now. Thank you for the new vitamin patch link. They are very convenient.

Metabolic Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Kelli M - 17 Month Update*

 I'm doing well.  Progress is great loss of 98 lbs so far

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Mike R - 4 Month Update*

Starting weight was 320 and now is currently 233

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Anais O - 13 Month Update*

Lost 52 lbs. I am so happy with my weight loss! My activity level is so high. My new husband was supportive of me and also lost 20 lbs and qualified to get into the Navy. We are both excited!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Tiffine R - 7 Month Update*

Lost 150lbs in just 7 months.

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Bailey M - 14 Month Update*

Lost 115lbs
Things are really awesome and I feel so good being smaller and more healthy now! 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

LaTarsha E - 1 Year Update*

I'm doing very well and happy with the process I am 89 pounds down.  No complications. I plan on coming with my daughter next year and still working my way down

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Nael J - 2 Year Update*

Everything's great.. still maintaining my weight.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Sarah F - 8 Month Update*

Loss 140 lbs in 8 month

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lap Band to RNY Gastric Bypass Revision

Sydenia R - 1 year Update*

I am feeling wonderful 90lbs down.

Thank you for helping me gain back my health and confidence I had lost! This was definitely a decision well made. A Game changer.

 

RNY Gastric Bypass

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, MD, FACS

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Gastric Sleeve

April B - 3 Month Update*

Hello, I'm doing great as of Saturday when I weighed in I was down almost 150 lbs so far

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Tabatha L - 3 Year Update*

I have greatly enjoyed the journey over the last 3years.
I have felt awesome!
My highest weight was 303lbs
I currently weigh 135lbs and I am in a size 6 petite. I would have never dreamed to be that size ever!
BeLiteWeight has given me the opportunity to achieve a more healthy way of life!
3 yrs ago I never would have dreamed that this was possible for me.
I was on blood pressure meds, metphormin for pre diabetes, thyroid problems also now al take is a vitamin Wow! Life is truly amazing!
I am more active now and have lots of energy that never had before.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Nidia C - 2 Year Update*

Wow time flies two years already. The surgery was the best decision I made, till this day I do not regret it. 
That's big old me two years ago and That's how I look today. My stats
The day of surgery  I weighed 223 Lbs today I weigh 135 lbs 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Ana - 3 Year Update*

Feel that I'm a new person and everybody said I look younger now I'm happy. I lost 70 pounds in total I'm maintaining my weight eating healthy.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Dennise - 2 Year Update*

I started at 286 lbs went I got the sleeve done. And I lost a total of 116 lbs. I was weighing 170

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Stephanie - 6 Month Update*

I feel great !

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Julie K - 1 Year Update*

Down 120 pounds

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Karen R - 9 Month Update*

I am doing well.  I am a size 6 and 138lbs

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gary B - 1 Year Update*

It has been a successful year for me. My surgery weight was 263 with a heavy weight of 293 and my current weight is 166. Over the last year with the weight loss about 6 months ago I started to jog then run. Yesterday I did a half marathon 13.1 miles. I feel Great and look Great!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeon: Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Sarah L - 1 Year Update*

This is a photo of me(right)and my sister(left)taken Labor Day Weekend 2020. My sister and I both got the Gastric Sleeve Surgery. My surgery was 09/19 and hers was 02/20. I have lost 105lbs so far and she has lost 145lbs. My starting weight was 245 and hers was 380. Very happy with our progress

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Wendy G - 4 Year Update*

My weight loss has been great!  I lost from 235 to 140. A great experience!

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jose M - 2 Year Update*

Everything has been great 
Very happy 2 years later with the choice that changed my life forever,
I lost over 200 and my current weight is 220 which I gained a lot of muscle

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Colleen L - 1 Year Update*

I am doing GREAT!  A Grand total of 58 lbs lost.  It was the best thing I have ever done and i don't regret anything about the decision. I have referred three friends who have successfully completed the surgery also.  And they feel the exact same way!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Laura S - 6 Month Update*

 I am doing well. I have lost 90 pounds since surgery and a total of 140 pounds including a two month pre surgery diet. I am currently 160 pounds and am working toward 140 pounds. The most exciting results were the blood tests I am attaching. Combining a higher protein ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting I have gone from type 2 diabetes with every complication of metabolic syndrome to the results attached. I still have days where I eat things I shouldn't and I'm grateful for the physical limits resulting from the surgery. It helps a lot. Please pass along my gratitude for all of the medical staff that cared for me.  - My A1C was checked the same day and is now 5.6 with no medication. I have stopped all diabetic, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other medications.  In January my A1C was 7.0 on the highest dose of Metformin. Two months after surgery it was 6.0.

This "after" photo is from July when I was about 178, down from 300 pounds in January.

My before photo I found a photo from about eight years ago. I actually gained another 50 pounds after this photo was taken but I would never let anyone take my picture.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Kathryn H - 2 Year Update*

My weight is 145 (From 225) maintaining there I feel great no regrets. I have had zero medical problems or side effects size 16 down to 4.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Christina A - 3 Year Update*

I have not reached my goal and definitely got harder as time went by but I have maintained my weight , I work on it daily and continue to remind myself where I was 3 yrs ago !

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Deborah B - 13 Month Update*

 I am well pleased I dropped a total of 85 pounds every thing is going great .I am enjoying my new me and getting plenty of compliments on how I look! Thanks to you and your staff for bringing my self confidence back I sometimes look at myself in the mirror and don't recognize myself! Thanks again to the doctor and staff that took great care of me before and after the procedure

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Michael B - 6 Month Update*

I have lost tons, blood pressure has dropped to an excellent level and its staying. My total IG have lost 120lb's in 6 monG

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Amanda D - 2 Year Update*

Everything has been going well. I've maintained for about the past year but lost 140 lbs total.

Gastric Sleve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Laura T - 16 Month Update*

Down to 142. I have 18 more lbs to go.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Brittany E - 2 Year Update*

Lost 70 punds

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Lissa G - 4 Month Update*

Lost 41 punds 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Connie O - 1 Year Update*

I've lost 85 lbs over the past year. I had hoped to do better but I'm still very happy about what I've lost so far. Of course, it's harder to do now but I will get there. I hope to lose another 30 to 35 lbs.

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Sophia D - 3 Year Update*

I'm doing absolutely amazing! I maintained at around 180lbs and recently started a nutrition program and lost an additional 29 pounds. I'm currently weighing at 154 pounds from 256 pounds. Here is a current picture.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Taylor C - 2 Year Update*

I am 2 years post op as of yesterday. Down about 150lbs 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Brandon B - 1 Year Update*

The first two pictures are in Mexico right before surgery, and before being released, the other picture is at 168# last week. Just under 1 year after surgery.
I was very tight 42 jeans to now 31" jeans.
I am good, I weigh 168# and have been staying at that weight for several months.
I no longer take any medication for diabetes or blood pressure, or cholesterol, as a matter of fact, now my Dr told me just a few days ago all my numbers on all my labs were perfect.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Angela T - 4 Year Update*

Best decision I have ever made. Thank you for the service and support. Went back again to be a support to a friend of mind who utilized your service via my recommendation . She also is doing very well.
I walk everyday and exercise 5 times a week to maintain being fit. The surgery certainly has helped me keep my weight down consistently- something I wasn't able to do on my own. I always dieted - lost the weight and gained it back no matter how much I was active.
4 years ago this September I was 180 lbs. I have lost 40 lbs and am maintaining that 

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Olivia S - 1 Year Update*

I’m beyond pleased. My mind has yet to catch up with what my body actually looks like but I definitely see it in pics and  the scale

Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Jaimee C - 3 Year Update*

I have been doing well. The sleeve changed my life and made a confident strong woman. I am no longer ashamed of myself and it has made my family life more enjoyable due to me not trying to hide my body. I have been maintaining my same weight. I want to thank Be Lite weight for changing my life and educating me on being successful with the tool I received for weight loss. Your company is a blessing. Thank you all so much!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Cindy S - 4 Year Update*

Great and healthy and 127 lbs at 5' 5"

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Linda W - 2 years Update*

Thank you again for assisting me in becoming half the woman I used to be.  Loss of 123 lbs

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Jennifer J - 3 Month Update*

Lost 65 lbs in 3 months

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Stephanie H - 2 Year Update*

I am doing wonderful I have reached my goal weight recommendations by my primary care provider of 185. I was over 300 when I had the surgery

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gregory C - 2 Year Update*

 I am doing really well. I am maintaining weight at around 185. Feel like a much younger version of myself. Here are some before and after 

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Linda M - 17 Month Update*

 I wanted to tell you I've lost 130 pounds now. I'm so thrilled. It was by far, the best decision of my life. Photos:This was on my 70th birthday on the left, and my 72nd birthday on the right, 17 months post op and was able to have a hip re placement I needed in December. I'm a complete new person. I've lost 130 pounds and weigh 129. More than half my weight. Dr. Ahmed was very surprised I've done this well!

Gastric Sleeve 

Dr. Mustafa Ahmed

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Gastric Sleeve

Kim N - 1 Year Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Charity S - 3 Year Update*

Those pictures were taken on my 40th Birthday in June... almost three years. I'm staying within 10 pounds of where I want to stay. The current situation has made it harder due to stress but I'm maintaining. Best decision I ever made for myself.

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Ligia H - 3 Year Update*

 It has been the best thing I have ever done I do have Heart burn and had my gallbladder removed. But for the first time in my life I am a size 2 sometimes 0. I lost 100 pounds in about 9 months or so. Lately went up around 5 pounds. But working on it.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Laura T - 4 Year Update*

Thank you for checking in with me.  I can't believe how different my life has changed in the last 4 years.  My highest weight was 233, surgery was 198 and my lowest weight was 108... but have settled in and maintaining 114-116 for the last 3 years. And at 70 years old I have never felt better. Was able to tour through Europe and didn't miss a step and living in Orlando, spending 12 hrs days at Disney is a snap.
Thank you so much, BeLiteWeight saved my life.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Chantee J - 1 Year Update*


Wow, I never would've thought that I would be down 90 pounds today!!! I was so uncomfortable and hopeless but because of you all at BeLiteWeight I can live and breathe again. My confidence has increased and I get to wear all the things I thought I would only wear in my dreams. You have all been so patient and kind and I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, you have changed my life forever and I will never stop singing your praises.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Brittney S - 6 Month Update*

Lost 89 pounds since surgery

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Sameni N - 6 Month Update*

I been doing great and lost 62 lbs so far. No health issues. Feeling good

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Anniuska M - 2 Year Update*

What to say it was the best decision I have made. It was life changing. The doctors where super and hospital was clean and beautiful. Amazing stuff.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Keith & Camilla A - 2 Year Update*

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Phyllis W - 2 Year Update*

Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Olufunke R - 1 Year Update*

My life has totally changed. I am down by 85 pounds since doing the sleeve and 125 pounds from my heighest weight. I have to pinch myself sometimes because it still feels so unreal. I wasn't even this size when I got married. I feel great all the time.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Ginger D - 3 Year Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Andrew T - 2 Year Update*

I truly am finally living life the way it was supposed to lived. Couldn't have done it without y'all!
I am doing amazingly well. Holding steady at 189 lbs. Gone from a waist size of 54/56 in pants to a 34. And a 6xl to a medium-large in shirts.

Started at 375 in 8/2018. Overall loss 186lbs about 1/2 of his previous weight.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Heath G - 2 Year Update*

So I basically found BeLiteWeight by accident, and boy am I thankful I did! At my biggest weight I came in at 400 pounds. I was a food addict in the worst way and I couldn’t stop. I had been overweight since I was about 10 years old and at 42 I knew it was time to do something drastic. I began researching weight loss surgeries and settled on gastric sleeve. After some “googling” I found BeLiteWeight and right from the beginning they were simply awesome. They explained the process and matched me with the doctors in Mexico and I was off to the races.

Let me tell you that the hospital in Mexico was amazing. My doctors were top notch and the nursing staff was second to none and professional doesn’t begin to describe it. My stay went off without a hitch and I was back to the States.

I followed the doctor’s instructions to the letter. In no time I was losing weight. All in all I ended up at 180 pounds after about 8-10 months. It was an amazing journey. The surgery worked and 2 years later is still working! It has changed my life and I do not have any issues getting the proper nutrients or fluids. This is an issue many people fear, but if you follow the plans given and are vigilant you will have no issues as the years go on.

I am so thankful for BeLiteWeight and the doctors in Mexico. I would do it over 1000 times if I had to. I feel so much better I can’t even begin to describe it. I went from a size 50 pants to 34! I have more energy than I can have imagined and my kids and wife thank you as well.  THANK YOU BELITEWEIGHT!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Tonya G - 6 Month Uptade*

267 and is now 168 

RNY Gastric Bypass 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Teressa H - 11 Month Update*

I had surgery Sept 13, 2019 in Juarez. It has been a wonderful experience.  I went from 41 BMI to 23! Weight began at 241 and am at 138lbs.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Latrice W - 4 Year Update*

It was a great experience. Trust me, best decision I've ever made and I would do it again. Lost 90

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Lenette R - 4 Year Update*

Lost 80 lbs

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jerry B - 2 Year Update*

Was 530 and is now 276

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Chyna L - 4 Year Update*

I had my surgery 4 yrs ago and never shared a before & after. I got to my goal weight in less than a year, but in 2018, I was diagnosed w/ stage 4 colon cancer and peritoneal cancer. I ended up losing a lot more weight than I wanted after my diagnosis due to treatment and extensive HIPEC surgery, but I’m still here to tell my story. Here is a before and after, but before I lost the unwanted additional weight.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Stephanie S - 3 Year Update*

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Victoria N - 3 Year Update*

202 to 130

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Cheryl K - 6 Month Update*

I am down 95 pounds since February. I think I am doing great. I went from a size 24 down to a 10 so far. Would like to get into an 8.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Lorie M - 1 Year Update*

LOST 110 POUNDS

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Mini Gastric Bypass

Maureen G - 3 Year update*

I'm doing good. My lowest weight was 148, but mostly maintained 155. I maintained that well until COVID. I've gained 12 lbs in 4 months. I know why and just need to stop eating the sweets. I love how I feel with the weight off. Thank you for being part of my journey

Mini Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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RNY Gastric Bypass

Tiffany C - 18 Month Update

Starting weight 320 and today I'm 160

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Linda B - 1 Year Update*

Hey, I'm doing great! From a size 18 to size 4/6. 110 pounds gone and loving life. Thank you for being a part of my life change.

Linda B

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Whitney T - 1 Year Update*

Hi! I'm doing really well. I've lost 98lbs and trying so hard to get to 100 by the 14th.
I've had no complications, no set backs. It's honestly been so good and I'm so happy with my results. Thank you and the doctors so so much!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Metabolic Mini Gastric Bypass

Sheila W - 2 Year Update*

Metabolic Mini Gastric Bypass for Diabetes

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Liliana L - 5 Year Update*

My weight loss is 66 pounds .. hi to Dr Rodriguez he changed my life to a healthier me .

Gastric Sleeve 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Jennifer B - 5 Year Update*

 5 years and 156 lbs gone.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Sleeve

Jennifer R - 5 Month Update*

5 months out 50 pounds gone

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gastric Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision

Shelly H - 16 Month Update*

I had my revision surgery done with Dr. Rodriquez in Juarez on Feb 14, 2019. My original surgery was with another surgeon in 2014 when I had the Gastric Band placed. I have lost a total of about 70lbs between the two. I have always been treated so kindly by the people in Mexico and we travel to Mexico often.

Gastric Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Christina C - 7 1/2 Year Update*

Going on 8yrs post op and weight loss journey finally complete with 360 lower body lift (additional 7 lbs of skin removed) Happy lady right here!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Sleeve to RNY Bypass Revision

Indira F - 6 Month Update*

Forever grateful for another opportunity, I am 4 months out and 68 pounds lighter

Gastric Sleeve to RNY Gastric Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jenni M - 3.5 Year Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Alicia M - 5 Year Update*

Sleeved April 9, 2015. A little over 5 yrs post op

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Ariana M - 1 year Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Eva T - 4 years Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Amanda H - 7 Month Update*

7 months post op down 130lbs

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Judith & Jerry W - 5 Year Update*

We’re almost 5 years out and off all of our medications!
Thanks Dr. Rod!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Karen L - 10 Month Update*

My surgery was Oct 17 ... I'm down 130lbs

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Sherri C Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jericho D - 6 Month Update*

Hello... I'm doing better each day. I finally got to where I can eat and drink without hurting so much. I'm still adjusting to the amount of food I can eat. Only issue I e had lately is losing a significant amount of hair, I got tired of it so I had to shave my head.. but I'm loving the results. I'm at a 144 lbs lost at my 6month point today!!!


Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Eden C - 6 Month Update*

 I'm doing great I lost a total of 100 pounds so far, couldn't be happier. My experience was wonderful and I hope to lose another 30 pounds!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Lisa Stansell - 6 Month Update*

I have lost 92 pounds total now. Certain things I can't eat different kinds of chicken ,eggs.. I definitely know when my cut off point is. With Covid it made it really difficult to go to the gym so we started kayaking and camping instead.

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jamie P - 36 Month Update*

 I'm doing very well at this point. I initially lost around 100lbs and then gained back around 15-20 and have been holding steady there for around 2 years. From everything I read that is exactly what most people experience. More importantly though, I've been able to enjoy and experience life so much more since my surgery. I've been able to travel to Norway (where I went reindeer sledding and swam in the Arctic Ocean) and travel the USA, visiting many National Parks, including a solo hike in The Narrows at Zion National Park and a challenging uphill hike to visit Delicate Arch at Arches National Park. I look great and my confidence is high, but I also feel so much more comfortable in my own skin. 

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Diana S - 36 Month Update*

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Savannah L - 12 Month Update*

To say the last year has been easy would be a lie but was gastric bypass worth it? Absolutely! Let me tell you a little  bit about my journey.

I received the gastric bypass on my birthday, July 16,2019. I was excited because I struggled with my weight all my life. This was a decision I didn't take lightly. I spoke with my doctor about it for more than a year before going through with it. I did  my research and asked all the questions  I could think of. I got nervous several times and went back  and forth with myself for a little while.

The reason I decided on getting the weight loss surgery is because I have been very sick for 10 plus years. I have seen my doctor and had every test you could think of to figure out why I was in pain daily and fatigued all the time. I was at a point that life didn't matter and it wasn't worth it anymore. I was depressed and anxious all the time. I was suicidal because no doctor could figure out what was going on. Most doctors just told me my weight could be the problem with my  health issues. I tried for several years to go to the gym, watch what I eat and lose some of my excess weight. Mind you I needed to lose at least 80 lbs after 4 children.

I suffered for years. Even  as a child I was constantly sick. I followed through with  the gastric bypass in  hopes that life would have some kind of quality to it again and I could be that active mom again and enjoy my life. My life consisted of me being in bed 90% of the time and heart palpitation when standing or walking. I would be short of breath, dizzy, weak and fatigued all day every day. After having the bypass done I felt great for the first 6 weeks. I struggled mentally because food had always been my comfort. It was how I dealt with my emotions and feelings and worked my way through them. Now it's not there and so emotionally I did struggle.

After the first  6 weeks, I questioned if I did the right thing and even considered having it reversed at my year mark if I wasn't any better. I got really sick, I became unemployed, I missed out on  my children's activities and I  became even more bed ridden. I was losing weight and that felt great. I found a new doctor when I had had all I could take.
She ran blood work and sent me to every specialist that she could think of. I was hospitalized for several weeks and went through every test imaginable. Nothing came up. Everyone would tell me it's a bad reaction to the bypass. I didn't believe  that because 10 years prior to my surgery I struggled with the same symptoms so it couldn't be the bypass. I was finally sent to an immunologist and much to my surprise, this was the last place my doctor knew to send me. After this we were at a brick wall. After many blood tests, allergy testing and immune testing we finally have it!!!

I was diagnosed one month ago with an immune deficiency. I have probably suffered with this all my life after reviewing my medical history as a child. I was diagnosed with S.A.D. (specific antibody deficiency). My body makes antibodies  to fight off infections and bacterias  but my antibodies don't work, leaving me  with no immune system and vulnerable to recurrent infections.
Because of this I have had many many surgeries and almost felt like a pin cushion. Now I have an answer and a treatment.  I receive Immunoglobulin infusion therapy 2 times a month. I sit in a small room with an IV hooked up to plasma and I sit for several  hours. I  just received my first treatment and I feel so great and I am starting to wean off my nausea medicines and pain meds.

With all of that said, I just want you to know that I am living my best life since being diagnosed and starting treatment and I am 120lbs lighter and I have so much energy and getting to actually enjoy my weight loss. I  had to walk through a storm to get to the sunshine but  having the bypass saved my life in more ways than one. If I hadn't  had it done most doctors would keep looking at my weight as ALL my problems, and I wouldn't be the mom I am able to be right now. I am active, I play softball, I just recently started going back to the gym and lifting weights and I feel free!!! I love myself again and I am so happy I made the decision that I did 1 year ago on my actual birthday. I had a wonderful staff that was so sweet and caring in a very nice facility. I would tell anyone that is considering weight loss surgery it is hard mentally the first several months but if you really want change and stick with it you can get through the mental part and have a better life. I eat normally now but I have learned to push away and make better choices with food. It is a tool that can really help you.

Thank you so much for all your help and patience with me when I was making my decision. It was the best thing I ever did!!!

started: 260lbs
now: 140lbs
Here's a few before's and after Pictures for you!!
These are just some of my logged journey pics. I will have to get a more recent one for you and send it. I am so grateful for all of your help and that in the end the struggle was worth it all!!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Lyndsay E - 21 Month Update*

This is me now in the middle photo. I have been able to maintain my weight loss perfectly. This was the best decision I have ever made for myself.

Procedure : Gastrc Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Sarah M - 12 Month Update*

I am very happy with the results! I am a little over 100 pounds down...continually working on weight loss

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Alison T - 24 Month Update*

My testimonial… I only wish that I would've gotten this done sooner.  I needed my relationship with food to change and this did exactly that. Overall loss 100lbs

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Katie C - 10 Month Update*


I love having the surgery. Feel awesome! I went from a 24 to a 6/8 small!!!!! Never did I dream that!

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Shannon P - 24 Month Update*

I have super excited about my progress! I had surgery July 27, 2018 in Juarez,  Mexico. BeLiteWeight facilitated the surgery. I would recommend them to anyone even thinking about weight loss surgery. Now I just need skin removal surgery!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Roberta J - 7 Month Update*

 I'm doing well thank you. I'm in the 100's again yay!! 42 pounds gone and loving it! I'm staying the course .. eating clean and exercising also. I love the BeLite experience.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Morgan G - 38 Month Update*

I am very happy. I was 290 and I am 156 pounds. Thank you all for changing my life.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

James P - 37 Month Update*

I lost 385.  I was 595 before I went to you. I'm at 215 now.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Lisa T - 24 Month Update*

 Things are going well for me and I'm at a steady 118 to 120 (down from 240ish).  I would also be willing to be a reference if that is ever needed if it would help someone decide if the surgery is right for them.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Hope C - 24 Month Update*

 I am doing good and have been maintaining at 145-148. I'd like to get about 10 more lbs off. My experience with BeLite has changed my life and I am so grateful!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Joe S - 24 Month Update*

Lost about 105 total. I bounce between 178 and 182. Went from a 46 inch waist to 30. Having no problem yet maintaining the weight. But i understand that i am now in the time where it will become a problem. Skin is fragile on arms, but that is common in my family as we age anyway. Satisfied with the results so far.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Shannon D - 12 Month Update*

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Steven M - 24 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Kathryn A - 12 Month Update*

Just wanted to share!  Loss is slowed but still moving. These are the same pants. They're 16 years old. No idea why I saved them. I’m down 87 pounds since my band revision and 132 in total since I bought these pants.

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Larry F - 6 Month Update*

Lost 115lbs in just 90 days!

Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Ahmed

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RNA Bypass

Pamela K - 12 Month Update*

What a year it's been! I am almost at 100 lbs lost since doing the sleeve to bypass revision one year ago. I definitely have had to learn to listen to my body a lot closer than ever on what it needs/doesn't need but I don't regret it one bit! I am overall doing excellent in my journey!

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tracy T - 3 Year Update*


I am so thankful i found your company. Gastric sleeve surgery saved my life. I weighed 430 lbs the morning i had surgery july 15, 2017.  I now weigh 120 and have for the last 6 months.  I feel great and look great.  My husband now has a hard time keeping up with me!!  

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Diana T - 12 Month Update*

I'm extremely happy, I have lost 126 Pounds to date. I had my surgery a year ago on July 9th I wanted to be I. The 100's and I weight 200 pounds. I wish I would have gotten the surgery sooner. Very happy 

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNY Bypass

Maria L - 12 Month Update*

I'm doing great, I've maintained my weight. I weigh 130 now from 253. I'm doing great so far. 

RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Raeann B - 12 Month Update*

Original surgery was a Lap Band in 2007 - Had a Band to Sleeve Revision 7/3/18

I had my Lap Band in 2007 but it had to be taken out in 2017. I had my revision to the Gastric Sleeve in July 2018. My starting weight with the band was 315 and got down to 100 pounds (I'm only 5'1"). I lost a total of 215 pounds with my band. In the year after my band had to be removed I regained up to 206 and then had my revision and I got down to 139. 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Gina B - 13 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Autumn H - 8 Month Update*

Im doing great!!! Down over 75lbs. Feeling strong and confident! Thank you for everything!

 Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Amanda W - 7 Month Update*


 I've lost right at 50 lbs.The pic on the left was taken before surgery and the one on the right was after I lost 40 lbs. (about a month ago). I want to tell ,I continue to be impressed with y'all's customer service both before during and well after my surgery!! Y'all are outstanding. Thank you so much for all you have for me!!

Procedure : RNY Bypass/ Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Melisa G - 7 Month Update*

The last few months have made a huge impact on my life! 6 months ago I wasn't able to walk across the room without feeling like my lungs were gonna collapse! I have four beautiful little girls who were watching their momma die! I was able to reach out to BeLite and they quickly got me headed in the right direction!!
It was a little difficult at first, after the surgery, learning how much I could eat to get full! But the weight came off fast and I am so thankful! Having this surgery was the best thing I have ever done! I feel so much better and I am able to give my kids a better life!! If you're on the edge of a decision on whether to get the surgery or not I can tell you don't waste another minute!! Schedule your surgery now because it is worth it!!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Alejandra Q - 31 Month Update*

Because of the sleeve I was able to keep my portions small and I learned what foods help me build muscle and I must keep my heart rate at or above 150 so I can burn fat. I have lost my boobs and they are a sight for sore eyes and my skin is very loose but I feel like a teenager inside! Thank you!!! Now I am a great example to my 3 daughters. They eat healthy and workout with me! 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Naike E - 12 Month Update*

This experience was a great thing ever. This far I've lost 100 pounds might be a little bit more if I can do it again I absolutely will. I do encourage anyone that's thinking about it go ahead and go through with it, the process was easy and it was smooth I have no complaints at all. Thank you guys so much Beliteweight

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Daniela S - 13 Month Update*

Today Marks 1 year Praise God!! I'm down 109 lbs Extremely Happy... Thank You BeliteWeight

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Veronica L - 14 Month Update*

I just want to thank everyone at BeliteWeight! 100 % satisfied with their services and do not regret having the surgery at all !! Thank you all very much

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Kyler W

Hey! I am so happy with my results. I, like many people, tried so many diet plans, exercise routines, and even personal trainers; and I could not lose the weight. Whenever I found out about BeLiteWeight I was little unsure because I was only 19, but I am so pleased that I made up my mind and did it. One year later and I'm 94 pounds down! I went from 267 pounds down to 173 pounds. BeLiteWeight has changed my life for the better. THANK YOU. 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Cheryl H

Have maintained at 110 pounds lost . I feel pretty well and have learned what not to eat . I can't wait to get back into working out . I am in a size 8 pants and a medium top from a 3 x top and 20 pants so I feel great in my clothes . My hair started falling out around 6-8 months in and has no come back in very curly and gray but oh well!

Procedure : Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Tatyana J - 13 Month Update*

I feel so bad that I haven't reached out I've had such a hard but rewarding year !! My life was changed in so many ways more than weight loss I can't thank everyone enough I lost 180 pounds 

Procedure : Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Michael P - 13 Month Update*

Finally hit Onederland! This quarantine was rough, but still managed to lose 13 lbs in the last 10 weeks. Now if I could be brave enough to go get a pedicure for these darn feet!
HW:399 (was probably over 400 at one point)
CW: 199
Total loss: 200
Best part: off all medications and I feel great!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Britney C 18 Month Update*


I'm doing pretty good. Up 7 lbs from my goal weight. The quarantine is making it hard!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Joy B - 7 Month Update*

She wrote “I'm doing well. Down 114# Before 346. Current 235.Before 3-4X. Now XL”

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Nathan P - 13 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Dr. Ahmed

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Lequeita W - 27 Month Update*

 Tomorrow is my 2 year anniversary. I've maintained my weight loss without any complications. 112 pounds gone forever!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Adrianna M - 14 Month Update*

I am currently at 185 pounds! I feel amazing! I can move and function so much better now! And I can dance!! I'm so grateful for you guys and all you do!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Rachel S - 12 Month Update*

I cant believe it's been a year already.. it's gone by so fast. I am down 70 pounds since my surgery still have about 60 more pounds to go. It's been slow and steady which was what i wanted. I feel like I've gained a huge part of my life back, been so healthier now and active. Wouldn't change it for the world.. thank you

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Terri Y - 13 Month Update*

 I cant believe it's been a year already! I have officially lost 85 pounds to date. It hasnt been the easiest journey but it is definitely worth it. Thank you for checking in with me

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Theresa M - 24 Month Update*

 I am doing okay, I have lost 110 lbs and have kept it off

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tanya L - 28 Month Update*

Loving my health and body!  Down 100LBS I am very happy!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve'

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Misty D - 13 Month Update*

It's so nice to hear from you! This was the best decision I ever made in my life. I made it to 170-175 and have maintained this for a year now. I am struggling to lose the last of where I wanted to be at goal. 150.. I feel my pouch has grown and it stresses me out. I don't ever want to go back to where I started. I owe my new life to you all and I appreciate you all more then you will ever know. Thank you for helping to find myself. I discovering a new me through this journey and I feel so blessed and great full. May you all have multitudes of blessings.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tina T - 14 Month Update*

60 pds and holding

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Dawn S - 5 Month Update*

I authorize beliteweight to post my pictures on their website. Reached my second goal today 175. Only 25 more to go
 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Natalie O - 24 Month Update*

I am doing fantastic. I have sent several clients to you guys. I have lost a total of 110 pounds and maintained them off.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Sharon W - 12 Month Update *

I'm down 110 lbs so far. I'm very pleased with my surgery just working on my last 40 lbs.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Mike J - 24 Month Update*

Honestly, I'm doing great.  Couldn't be happier.  My health is good, blood pressure is great, no more CPAP and I've kept the weight off.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Jessica S - 5 Month Update*

Hey there! Well, I was around 325 when I had surgery and I'm now at 238! Thank you so much! I'm still struggling with dieting properly, I've had a lot going on and haven't made time to really work on a healthy diet, so I'm still vomiting a lot. I had a potassium deficiency as well, but those patches do wonders and my doc gave me s
ome supplements. It's a learning curve, but I'm feeling so much better.

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Nancy W - 14 Month Update*

 I have had great success with no complications. I have lost 76 lbs. I would like to lose 10 more lbs but if I don't I won't be upset. I am starting to focus more on getting toned & in better physical shape. I am starting training for a 10k.

Left picture my heaviest around 275, picture on right was in Oct 2019  175. My heaviest weight was 275 around 2010, my surgery weight was 246, & my current weight is 170.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Dr.  Westmoreland

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RNA Bypass

Karen H - 13 Month Update*

Its has been a year!! I'm doing quite well. I went from 218 to now 163. No problems at all.

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Tamika B - 13 Month Update*

Hi thanks for checking in! The journey has been amazing! Yes my one year is April 27th and I am down 111 pounds! Very exciting! And still going

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Michelle G - 1 Year Update*

 

After my pregnancy I only gain 10 Pounds in total. Loosing a total Of 80 pounds

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Christina N - 26 Month Update*

I am doing amazing. I am down 180lbs from size 22w to a 0 now. Being in shape has made a huge difference I am off all my medications for lupus and diabetes.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jennifer B - 25 Month Update*

Green shirt about 220. Brown shirt 148 Flowered bathing suit maintenance weight 154. I keep myself between 150-160 I have not had any issues. Total weight lost was 93 pounds. I just looked to skinny, and felt uncomfortable at 143. I feel good where I am.. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. 2 year's out and still sticking to my plan..

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Frank L - 13 Month Update*

Feel great off all meds, down 150 lbs almost to goal.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Amy N - 18 Month Update*

I weigh 136… Started at 242. For at least nine months I weighed 132 and never budged now since the quarantine I weight 136 so I gained 4 pounds and I am going to lose that… I'll just go back to having my protein shake in the morning and no carbs or low carbs...I also just bought a stand up paddle board… There's a lot of water around here and it's starting to get warmer out and I have a bike and I'm only a block off the a River Trail so that's really awesome that goes along the river… And I bought a tent I'm going camping even if it's by myself… I can keep up with my grandchildren I can do just about anything…

Procedure : Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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David T - 12 Month Update*

Im doing great at my 5 month down 105 lbs

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Adam M - 8 Month Update*

Doing great!! Down 140 pounds. No longer prediabetic range, blood pressure, pulse and pulse ox...perfect. Playing ball again!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Monica F - 7 Month Update*

Hello! I was just thinking about my sleeve-aversary! Let's see I'm down 44 pounds which puts me at 133, goal weight was 135! I could not be happier. It's been 12 years since I have felt comfortable in my own skin?. I wish I would have done this after the birth of my second child. Health wise I continue to do well, I did end up with a kidney stone a few months back but that was my own dehydrated fault, lesson learned. I have definitely adjusted to my new way of eating and it feels very normal to me now. I will FOREVER be grateful to everyone who was involved in my journey. It was the best experience and I have since referred a few of my friends, one of which recently had surgery and the same amazing experience. Thank you ALL for all you do! Hope all is well and everyone stays safeve

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Tina B - 25 Month Update*

I'm doing good. I've been maintaining last 8 months. My weight is staying at 145. I work out a lot so no weight changes but still body changes. I feel like I've been successful and couldn't be happier but i know it still a lifetime commitment. Thanks for checking on me

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Sydney J - 25 Month Update*

Hello, I've been feeling great I been under 170 since last year and I'm glad I got the surgery and happy u guys helped me out with my journey..

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Tiffany C - 16 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Shanille B - 28 Month Update*

it's been a while. lifes been great. down to 137 from 275....yay me

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Xenia D - 8 Month Update*

Hi! My progress has been great! I'm proud to say that I'm done from my pre op pant size of 22/24 and can now wear an American eagle size 4 regular. My mom and I actually found the shorts I came in for my surgery in and we can now both fit in them together ? currently sitting comfortably at about 133 to 135 pounds depending on the day. I'm sending a picture of me and mom in my pre op shorts. You'll notice we're even both wearing jeans under them! I've never felt better and I have so much more energy. I'm actually able to keep up with my son now and I'm so glad I'm able to take him out to do more of the things he loves without ending up exhausted. Only bad thing is I lost the weight so fast that my body was NOT prepared for a Nebraska winter without all the extra insulation. It felt like I was damn near freezing to death all winter haha

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tara C - 6 Month Update*

I am doing great I have lost a total of 89 pounds and looking the best. I feel so much better on the inside and outside. The only things I having a hard time with after it I'd hair loss. I was told I need to eat more protein and I'm trying to do that. Glad to hear from u and I'm a very satisfied patient threw start to finish"

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Teressa H - 7 Month Update*


Thank you! 73 lbs down. From 40.7 bmi to 27.2! It's been amazing! So happy I did it!

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Marjorie G - 10 Month Update*


Here the good news am 12 lbs away from my goal weight...am so happy thank u guys so much.Ive lost 67lbs so far

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Genia R - 22 Month Update*

Loss 120lbs

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kay K - 15 Month Update*

113-lbs gone
Thanks
Kay

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Honey G - 15 Month Update*

I am so happy with my results. I feel great and look so much healthier. Thank you so much! Y'all have changed my life
97 lbs. I am in a size 6. From 22.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jacqueline T - 22 Month Update*

I had my surgery August 17, 2018 with ther financial and moral support of BeLite. The support was literally step by step. Great doctor , great facility and great financial plan. It's not easy but it's worth every struggle. The picture in pjs is the day after surgery. I was 245 lbs when I did the surgery I now weight 133lbs. Thanks to this surgery I have lost a whole person 112 lbs.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Karen L - 8 Month Update*

 It's been 3mo.  69lbs loss

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Candy D 17 Month Update*

Hi!  I lost 98 pounds fairly easy. My goal was 100. Then came Thanksgiving. From Thanksgiving until two weeks ago I gained 12 pounds and couldn't get back on track. Jessica sent me an email on my 1 year anniversary and I told her my delima. She told me to do a reset.  In 7 days I dropped 14.2 pounds and hit my goal. I am maintaining a loss of 101 right now.  I love your company. Thank you for giving me and others the opportunity to change my life.  Dalena -my friend that came with me and also had it done good another lady about our life change.  She called and had surgery the first part of December and is also very happy.  Ty again!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Shannon D - 10 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Josephine L - 12 Month Update*

The surgery has changed my life and I plan on continuing my weight loss journey would like to lose another 29 lbs then plan on getting a tummy tuck! This time next year

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Jordan C & Rustin G - 12 Month Update*

Jordan:
I am 100 pounds down, and life is completely different. Not once have I questioned my decision, I'm 100% happy and thankful.

Rustin:
I'm doing great, have lost over a hundred pounds and feel better than ever. Pictures of me and Jordan who also got the surgery at the same time as I did immediately after and now one year later

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Arlene P - 5 Years Update*

I had my Gastric Sleeve surgery December 2014. I'm doing great. I went from 248 to currently 125 and from size 20 Jean's to a 5/6. I've had absolutely no problems and I'm very happy with the results and It's nice having that self esteem back.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Shionna P - 13 Month Update*

I'm doing good I'm down from 250 to 129 feeling great. I'm feeling doing good and look good. Here is progress pic. On the left starting, middle is 6.5 months later and the right is now

Procedure : Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

David L - 15 Month Upadte*

My weight floats between 197-202lbs. I've been as low as 193 but feel my best at 198.

I am so grateful to the Belite team. They saved my life. Gave my children back their father. Gave my wife back her husband. And gave me the opportunity to feel physically good again. I am eternally grateful to Belite, my wife and everyone who supported me on this weight loss journey.

From the bottom of my soul... thank you

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Julie N - 21 Month Update*

It's been 2 years since my surgery and I'm maintaining my weight loss off approx 90 lbs. I'm 131 and holding! Love it! The downside is I shop too much! LOL

Thank you all for your help and support. You are all awesome.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Christina S - 18 Month Update*

I went from a size 20-22 to a 8-10
 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Dee H & Vanessa D - 12 Month Update*

Me and Vanessa are down 100lbs a piece!!! We are so excited and so glad we took this journey!!

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Gastric Sleeve

Chrystal P - 12 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Derrcik - 12 Month Update*

I love my progress,it was the best decision I've ever made in my life.Beliteweight is a life saver. I've lost 150 pounds

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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RNA Bypass

Tiffany C - 13 Month Update*

I'm officially down 150 pounds

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Veronica K - 12 Month Update*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Bypass

Amy O - 18 Month Update*

Hey JoAnne I'm doing great! I'm so glad Shae took my recommendation! I'm feeling so so good. I can't even describe the difference!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve

Michael S - 10 Month Update*

I started my weight loss journey in March of 2019. At that time my BP was 180’s/110 while on 3 BP pills, I was eating horribly, addicted to sugar, not exercising at all and just super depressed which lead to even more eating and sugar As of today I am down 102 Lbs. My BP is 140/80 and I am off all 3 BP pills. I am eating vegetarian, avoiding sugar as much as possible and working out 5-6 times a week. I still want to drop another 20-25 Lbs but I feel great both physically and mentally where I am. I know that the rest of the weight will come off if I keep doing what I am doing. OH, I ran an 8:10 mile this morning at Orange Theory Fitness. That is the fastest mile I have ran in 20-30 years!!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Tracy T - 2.5 Year Update*

Good afternoon!
I wanted to share my update with everyone.  On the day of my surgery i weighed in at 430 pounds.  Two and a half years after Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal did his magic i now weigh 115 pounds.  Ive dropped from a 34W to a size 4. People who havent seen me in years are amazed.  Im really amazed that I dont have more loose skin than i do.  (I recommend to anyone who has had this surgery to drink plenty of water whole you're losing weight to help with the skin elasticity. ).  Thank you so much to Be  Liteweight and Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal for saving my life!!


 Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Joseph M - 2 Year Update*

 

Procedure : Gastric Band to Sleeve Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Perry P - 21 Month Update*

I am working as a Respiratory Therapist. I started at 700lbs. I could barely get off the couch without being in constant pain. Now at 1.75 years after surgery I have lost close to 400lbs. Though my weight loss has slown down I still am losing about 1-3 lbs every week or so. I went from not being able to walk to being on my feet for 12 hour shifts. At times I have found myself running to answer Codes in the hospital. I can climb stairs and not be out of breath. In short, I not only am able to live my life, but most important I can play with my little girl. I'm living a full life doing things I had imagined were only in my past. I had been told by everyone I'd never get the surgery, then my wife found Beliteweight.com. After my first conversation we had the money and trip schedule within 3 weeks and my life was on track to being what I now have. Thanks for this service! You all are great! I may save lives on a daily bases but you saved my life!
 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Gloria P - 1 Year Update*

These are the before and after when I had lost 66lbs.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Misty C - 1 Year Update*

Surgery 12/27/2018  Down 90 lbs.  

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Donna B - 8 Month Update*

378 Starting - 224 Current

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kandius M - 8 Month Update*

I LOVE Belite weight! I would be glad to do ANYTHING to promote this company! You are /have /and will continue to be an Absolute blessing to so many people ??

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss Surgery

Michelle G - 4 Month Update*

Want to wish you and all your team a merry Christmas!!! Thanks to your help and guidance I feel alive again . Here is a picture of my almost 4 months post op and 55 lbs less !

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve Life Changing Before and After

Michelle D - 7 Month Update*

My name is Michele DePalma I worked with Steven through BeLiteWeight in order to get my surgery. I was at the end of my rope! I had put on almost 30 lbs to be approved by my insurance company for the gastric sleeve over 7 months time. THEY DENIED ME... I immediately looked for a way to get my life saving procedure. Had I known BeLite and Steven existed I would never have put on the extra 30 lbs to begin with. I want to say thank you for helping me save my life, and thank you for bringing me back to me. I was insulin dependent, had high cholesterol and high blood pressure. My knees where in constant pain and I was constantly crashing from the insulin.

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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tiggany 10 month

Tiffany S - 10 Month Update*

Procedure : Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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tamika 5 month update

Tamika B - 5 Month Update*

I haven’t taken many photos but wanted to see where I was since it has been 5 months now going on 6 since surgery. I wanted to share my photo and don’t mind it being shared. I am 78lbs down from my surgery date of 4/27/19. This journey has been amazing! Thank you guys again!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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gastric sleeve shay 6 month

Shay S - 6 Month Update*

I’m doing well! So far I’ve lost 75 lbs. I am so grateful that I made the decision to change my life. This is just the beginning! Now I have the tool to help me achieve my goal!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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shannon d

Shannon D - 4 Month Update*

44awesome SW-205 CW-155

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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savannah 10 week

Savannah L - 10 Week Update*

190 lbs now

That's 60 lbs down

Size 22+pant down to a 14

3x shirt down to xl/1x now

I joined a women's softball league...have more energy than I have in years...I have learned what to eat and not to eat...my quality of life has improved 110% just thought I would give an update.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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sarah 6 month

Sarah M - 6 Month Update*

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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michael s 6 month

Michael S - 6 Month Update*

I am down almost 80lbs, I’m running, BP is down (not as far as I’d like but down) and I’m off 2 BP pills. Couldn’t be happier at this point.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kay B - 1 Year Update*

I had my surgery October 25th 2018. I am thrilled with my sleeve results. I couldnt be happier. I'm down 70 pounds and feeling fabulous.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Honey G - 6 Month Update*

starting 247. Current 161

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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6 Month weight loss surgery

Heidi B - 6 Month Update*

It has been great! I have lost 90 lbs in 6 months! I started at 306 (before the preop diet) and I'm down to 216

Procedure : RNY Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve weight loss surgery

Amy P - 6 Month Update*

I'm doing great. At 6 months I was down 106 lbs. I have attached some pictures for you. 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Michelaine - 10 Month Update*

I will say that he and I were completely impressed with Dr Rod and staff as well as Hospital Angeles’ . We had a better experience in Mexico than we have at most American hospitals and not once did we have to ask for anything medical wise and wait on someone to assist us.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Mini Gastric Bypass

 

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Tammy L - 1 Year Update*

I feel amazing !! 105lbs lost. Thank you!! ...best decision have ever had.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Mini Gastric Bypass

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Kyla P - 6 Month Update*

I am doing great. I am down almost 60 pounds. I can eat anything without issues. Love my tool. Thank you. I feel pretty and it have been a long time since I have felt that.

Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Mandy C - 6 Month Update*

Starting weight was 309 lb - I am at 242 now. Feeling great, off a lot of my medications and not really having any problems so feeling blessed. I am so happy with the surgery and you guys worked so hard for me. Thank you I have my life back.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Band to RNY Bypass Revision

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Jennifer R - 9 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Kimesha M - 17 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Grace F - 1 Year Update*

I started at 298 lbs I had tried everything to lose weight and just could not and my body and health were taking a beating so I had gastric bypass and it has been the best decision I have ever made. I am down to 164 lbs and have never felt healthier. Thank you to Belite and my wonderful doctor I got my life back.

RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Dionne S - 1 Year Update*

I really had to send my biggest thank you to you and everyone at Beliteweight and a special thank you to the surgeons and the whole team. I wish you guys knew how much you’ve change me as a person and not just my physical appearance although I do enjoy it. I’ve realized that I was just existing and not LIVING. Love you all, please share with the team.Thank you again! I’m still shooked at how much my body has change. I certainly have NO regrets at all. My last weight was 188.

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Gloria P - 5 Month Update*

Down 66 lbs so far, since my surgery on January 7 of this year. Never thought I could be down to this weight again, and am still losing it. Today is June 2, 2019. I decided to do the gastric sleeve after learning about other peoples\' experiences. Because no matter what I did, I just could not lose weight on my own, and the pounds were piling up onto eachother, year by year. I did a lot of research. After all, this is a life changing decision, and you put your life in the hands of whom you hope they know what they are doing. I finally found the perfect place! If you aren\'t sure, please consider BeLiteWeight. Their customer service from beginning to end is spot on. The hospital in Cd. Juarez, Mexico, is just like any American hospital, with the highest standards of cleanliness and comfort. You almost feel like you are at a resort!!! The medical staff, from the person with whom you register upon arrival, to the nurses and doctors, are kind, responsive, and warm professionals. The follow up is awesome. And if you are still unsure, may my \"before\" and \"after\" photos be a testimony of what you can achieve. And I do have to admit that I don\'t exercise, other than walk about a mile, 2 or 3 times a week, just to feel that I have made at least this tiny change in my life.My only regret is not doing this sooner. But it all boils down to \"Better health, feeling great, looking amazing and being happy\". Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. I am always happy to share my experience. My email address is gloriaiprice@yahoo.com. Thank you to all the doctors, personnel, JoAnne Narayan, and all involved in my journey to an improved, great life!!!

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Amanda D - 8 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Kayte M - 11 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

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Julia C - 9 Month Update*

I am so happy! I feel so much better.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure RNY Gastric Bypass

 

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Pennie M - 3 Year Update*

Surgeon Dr. Wayne Westmoreland

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Deborah S - 19 Month Update*

fter working out for decades and trying all sorts of meal plans, I’d never been able to achieve my weightloss goals. I’d stopped smoking 9 years prior to surgery, cut out soda for 4 years, adopted healthier recipes and had been competitively been walking 5ks for two years. My weight wasn’t increasing but neither was it decreasing. The final straw was when my previous gynecologist said “you need to quit shoving food in your face”. He didn’t care to know what I was doing nor did he take my health issues, like PCOS, into consideration. The insurance I had access to excluded bariatric coverage. So after consulting with my family doctor, he agreed that my best option was surgery. He said he could do tests to find out why I had trouble losing but surgery would be my best option, if I was comfortable with it. He agreed to follow me, if I choose to go to Mexico. I choose BeliteWeight and Dr. Villarreal-Rodriguez because I was able to find several local people from Indiana who he had also treated. The stay and the staff at the hospital were wonderful. I loved the security of being in a safe hospital setting with immediate access for emergency medical help, although I didn’t need it. I’m thankful I had made so many healthy changes prior to surgery. It made post op life easy to adjust to. It was amazing to watch the pounds melt off. My heaviest weight was 298. Preop, I was 275. By nine months after surgery, I had made my original goal of a healthy BMI for my height of 5’7” - 159. I realized that I hadn’t dreamed small enough. I made my ultimate goal of mid range healthy BMI by 12/18. I now average 140. (Picture is a size 22 to a size 4.)Instead of needing two blood pressure meds twice a day, I only need one pill once a day. This summer I’ve signed up for my regular 5ks but now have added a couple 10ks. Being able to squeeze into the back seat as a third person is fun too. The best advice I received with surgery, from a friend, was to not stop working towards your weightloss goals just because others tell you you’re getting to small. For me, most people have never seen me at a healthy weight, as the last time was 3rd grade. Some days will be hard, when you routinely hear “you’re almost (or are) to small” but don’t give up or back off. Seek out positive people, they’ll be help strengthen your resolve.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Jeff T - 4 Year Update*

The process was worth it, the cost was unbeatable and the way my life was changed cannot be put into words.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Patty H - 1 Year Update*

Just wanted to share my progress pictures to the ones who gave me an open door to get the sleeve done!!!! It has been a struggle but worth it. So far after 1 year I have lost 92.5 lbs with the help of my tool. I give permission for Belite to use the pictures attached for the website or any other form of advertising, education, promotion, or just plan proof having the surgery in Mexico is safe and life changing. Thanks everyone. Here are my stats JUST IN CASE!!! LOLSleeved on 5/10/18 in Juarez MexicoHeight: 5\'3\"SW: 285 lbsCW: 192.5 lbsGW: 150-160 (healthy)Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Jennifer B - 1 Year Update*

I am extremely happy with my progress and so happy I had all the support.Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Kasie R - 11 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Jennifer W - 10 Month Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Nicole L - 9 Month Update *

I started this journey at 333 lbs. Today I weighed 187lbs. Making the decision to trust BeLiteWeight was the best decision I’ve ever made! I had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez and his team in Juaraz, Mexico nine months ago. The experience was wonderful. I have had NO complications, and the staff and surgeons were amazing! Thank you all so very much for changing people’s lives. God Bless You all!

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Paul S - 1 Year Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Gabrielle G*

I received a call today from a patient considering surgery. I of course, told him that I trusted you, and Dr. Rodriguez with my life more than once, as well as my brother. I was just wondering how you are doing and if everything is going well for you. It serms like you just keep getting more popular and busy. Your honesty, kindness, and sincere caring for your clients is a rare and wonderful thing. I will always appreciate everything you have done for me and my family. As always, if there is ever anything I can do to help you, do not hesitate to ask.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Karina S - Three Year Update*

My heart is full of gratitude as I sit down to write this email . Next week will mark 3 years since I’ve had surgery with Dr.Rodriguez. What a roller coaster this ride has been. From learning to portion control, learning new habits, learning to love the gym , it has honestly been learning how to live again. >>>> We all these changes came self love I never knew I had . Confidence to follow my dreams and the well power to keep going. I have been able to maintain an average of 105lbs lost and have gained about 15 safely . I have had a breast reduction with a lift and I am currently recovering from a tummy Tuck with lipo of the back and flanks. I feel great . Life is great. The work is never done that’s for sure . We will forever gain and loose and fluctuate. What’s important is the healthy habits I have been able to maintain and the structure I have set for myself . I will once again tell you I’ll never forget that lunch time phone call outside my local Starbucks where you told me your story and within a month I had my surgery booked . I was ready .

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Jamie D - 8 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure RNY Gastric Bypass

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Jennifer N - 9 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Sara and Bill C - 1 Year Update*

Look at this!! One year on the 16th. I’ve lost 88 pounds and bill has lost 122 pounds. We are feeling amazing!

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

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Shaylee N - 1 Year Update*

Omg I can’t believe how fast time has gone I have my 1 yr up date picture!! Thank you Dr. Rodriguez for giving me my new life!! Not one complication not one regret!

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Mike S - 14 Month Update*

Jennifer had her surgery in May of 2016 and went from 245 lbs to 140 lbs her current weight. I had surgery in March of 2017. My weight went from 335 lbs to 215 lbs my current weight. The pictures speak for themselves. We both had the mini gastric bypass.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

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Jamie P - 1 Year Update*

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Megan W - 13 Month Update*

I am currently a little over a year post op, May 11, 2017 was surgery:) I have lost 157 pounds and 4 sizes in clothing. I feel amazing. I am so thankful for this amazing tool I have been given. I feel like I was given a second chance at life.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Kathy N - 8 Month Update*

Thank you for helping out and enabling me to have a better life.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Heather L - 1 Year Update*

It is amazing! I cant believe that I feel so good body wise. I can do anything. I just did my first 5k obstacle course and even though it was super challenging , I was Impressed with my success and desire to do it again! So many victories like that! Thank you for being part of my journey!

Procedure RNY Gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Kasie R - 4 Month Update*

The Doctors/surgeons, were amazing. They came in my room to check on me more often then doctors here in my home state Texas. I’m 4 1/2 months post op and feel great. I went from a size 14 to a size 6 and am still losing.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Tracey T - 8 Month Update*

Finally I found Beliteweight and they literally saved my life. I was nervous and a bit scared of going to Mexico, but I did my research and realized that this was the only way I was going to be able to do this. So, after being given a MUCH easier to follow liver-shrinking diet for the 2 weeks prior to the surgery, my best friend and I headed to El Paso for the trip across the boarder. I am so very thankful I made that trip. I owe my very life to Dr. Jose Rodriguez Villareal and the staff at Star Medico Hospital in Juarez.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Sheree C - 1 Year Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure RNY Gastric Bypass

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Candy N - 15 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

I am so glad that I had weight loss surgery, my life had definitely improved and I feel I will live longer, side note, been off high blood pressure medication for over 6 months. I really enjoy working out, walking, just got a new 3 speed bike cruiser, I joined a kickboxing gym and I actually just SKYDIVED for the first time in my life. It was worth the wait to lose all my weight for the SKYDIVING ADVENTURE.

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Ashley L - 3 Year Update*

Still so happy with the surgery

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Bypass

 

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Wally P - 1 Year Update*

I am doing great! I weighed 375 on the day of my surgery, and this morning I weighed in at 182.8. That puts me down 193 lbs since my surgery. My high weight was 425, so I am down 243 lbs overall. It\\\'s been an incredible year, and it feels so good to be healthy again!!...I am Sooooooooooooooo happy that I found BeLiteWeight! My life has been forever changed.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Bypass

 

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Victoria E - 15 Month Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Jeanne M - 17 Month Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Alex P - 1 Year Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

At my heaviest I was 425 lbs...One year later and 155 LBS. lighter, I feel amazing.

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Ariel W - 1 Year Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

I decided on bariatric surgery after being diagnosed with PCOS, I was told I would not be able to conceive without losing a substantial amount of weight. I had other reasons for wanting to lose weight obviously but having a child was the main goal. I lost 100lbs within a year of having surgery. My starting weight was 286lbs and I weighed in on my one year anniversary at 183lbs. On a bigger note to me though, my birth control actually failed two months post surgery so three weeks before my one year anniversary I gave birth to my daughter.

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Shaylee N - 8 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Randy M - One Year Update*

Surgeon Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

I have lost close to 100lbs, I am working out four days a week, and I feel AMAZING! I am pretty sure I haven\'t felt this good since my 20’s. Just like everyone says it was by far the best decision I have ever made.Thank you so much!

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Julie B - 4 Year Update*

I am now a constant 118 and have maintained this weight from a healthy diet, daily yoga practice and balancing my life mentally, spiritually and physically.

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Karen B - 5 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Metabolic Mini Bypass

 

Thank you Be Lite Weight for changing my life!!!

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Kyndra C - 1 Year Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Bypass

My doctor told me I no longer qualify as a “Type 2 Diabetic”, I’ve been taken off of my blood pressure meds, cholesterol meds and all diabetes medication! I was able to donate over $8000 worth of insulin to “self-pay” patients that were in need! I am looking forward to 2018 and all the new experiences my new body and life have to offer! Thank you so much for your assistance and support!

 

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Rebeca B - 10 Month Update *

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure RNY Gastric Bypass

 

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Teri B - 2 Year Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

Thank you Be Lite Weight for changing my life!!!

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Misty M - 9 Month Update *

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Wendy N - 14 Month Update *

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Don L - 14 Month Update*

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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April F - 6 Month Update *

Sleeve to Mini Bypass Revision

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Weight Loss with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Torrie S - 5 Month Update*

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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April J - 6 Month Update*

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Anita S - 14 Month Update*

"I feel good,  I have energy to walk, run, climb, dance, bend and swim.  I will be 50 in less than a month, but don't look or feel a day over 35 years old.  The changes that have come with having the mini bypass are simply amazing.  I am in awe of who I am every day.  I thank God for giving me the ability to have the surgery and for saving my life.  I am a new me, but most of all, I feel good about me.  I've even found love again!"

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

 

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Alex A - 7 Month Update*

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S

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Shaylee N - 5 Month Update*

Hi my name is Shaylee and I had my gastric sleeve surgery on May 12th 2017. My start weight was 303 and I'm currently at 227 as of October 9th 2017. I am so happy thanks to Beliteweight and Dr. Rodriguez the whole team was amazing my life is so much more healthier.

 

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Meagan D - 8 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was 267 lbs and current weight is 160 lbs.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Barbara F - 1 Year Update*

I have been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember.  My highest weight was the year I got married and I weight right over 300 pounds.  My husband and family has always been very supportive of my weight and tell me how beautiful I am not matter what I weigh.  However, the issue was to be beautiful but to be healthy.  I went on a diet in 2010 and was able to lose about 85 pounds with help from my doctor and a drug called Phentermine. I got down to approximately 200 pounds but very quickly started putting the weight back on.  In July 2016 I started looking into the surgery and what it would take to get it done because I had gotten back up to 279 and was still gaining.  I did lots  of research and found Belite Weightloss.  My advisor was with me every step of the way and within a few weeks I was scheduled for surgery.   I live very close to Juarez, Mexico so it was nice to be able to just drive over with a friend and get everything taken care of.  The hospital I stayed in was nice and the staff were all very helpful.  I had no complications from my surgery and just followed instructions that were given to me exactly the way I was supposed to.  I lived on sugarfree popsicles for a few months. 

It has been a little over a year and I am currently down to 195 pounds.  I am about 10 pounds shy of my goal weight.  I am attaching a picture but getting healthy for me came with other bad news.  Apparently my weight had been hiding a tumor in my breast so a year after surgery I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer.  I have been on treatment since August of this year and I am currently without hair.  I am glad I chose to do the surgery because who knows when I would have noticed the tumor otherwise. 

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Song J - 8 Month Update*

Before and after 8 months out...close to 100 lbs. 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Yaneisy D - 1 Year Update*

I am very pleased and very happy with my results. I lost 160lb in 1 year.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Jesse S - 6 Month Update*

6 months after surgery 112 pounds lost

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Barbara T - 1 Year Update*

After completing my 1 year surgeversary I am happy to say I lost 72 lbs. I started at 197. my surgery weight was 187 and now I am 125!

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Deb K - 2 Year Update*

2 years ago today I had my Gastric Bypass Revision surgery. One of the best decisions of my life.  I've gone from 300 lbs (size 26) to 125 lbs (size 6).  
God Bless Dr. Jose Rodriguez - Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo at Star Medica Hospital in Juarez Mexico - they are AMAZING!!  I have not had one problem in 2 years.
I am healthier and happier than I ever imagined.  
??   I thank God every day that I did this!!

 

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Edessa W. - 6 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was 278 lbs and current weight is 222 lbs.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Candy N. - 5 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was 285 lbs and current weight is 217 lbs.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

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Amber D - 10 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was  353 lbs and current weight is 251 lbs.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Katarina R - 8 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was 240 and current weight is 153.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Angela D - 6 Month Update*

 I'm doing great and down 115 lbs.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Rebeca C - 5 Month Update*

Starting weight at time of surgery was 288 and current weight is 214.
 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Wally J - 4 Month Update*

Starting weight 375 Current Weight 269

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Mitch J - 14 Month Update*

"My Journey.

My journey started in May of 2016. My doctor had told me that if I did not do something about my weight and diabetes, I would be dead sooner rather than later. I had just turned 61, 5’10, weighed 303 lbs., and had an A1c of over 15. Sleep Apnea, neuropathy in my feet, on 6 different medications from diabetes to blood pressure, you name it, and I had it. 

I had considered weight loss surgery in the past, but my insurance would not cover it, and I just could not afford the cost. I went to google and typed “can weight loss surgery be financed?” And voila- Beliteweight! I will admit, the part about going to Mexico to have the procedure done was a little intimidating, but after extensive research and interviewing several people who had already done it, my wife and I decided to proceed. I need to interject here that I would have probably chickened out if not for the incredible support that my wife gave me every step of the way. It gave me great piece of mind having her by my side throughout. 

The people that I dealt with at Beliteweight, JoAnn and Jamie were great! Once, we decided on a date, July 4, 2016, they took care of everything. Any question that I had was always answered immediately. They sent me all the paperwork and made sure that I understood it, and was always clear on what I needed to do. There are some pre-op things you need to do to minimize post op pain and maximize recovery, and it was clear they cared enough to try to make sure I was following these guidelines.

I arrived in El Paso at noon on the 4th. Before I could get my bag out of the overhead bin, my ride to the hospital called and was waiting for me in baggage claim. We got to the hospital between 1 and 2, was in my room by 2:30, taken down to surgery at 4, and was walking the halls at 10 that evening. That is not an exaggeration! I spent all day Tuesday walking the halls, was visited several times by the surgeon and hospital administrator, and learning the next few weeks diet. Wednesday, I was discharged at 10, and driven back to the airport and was home Wednesday night. I went back to work on Friday.

The hospital was incredible. The nurses for the most part did not speak English, but we got good at charades, and they were always so sweet. As an example, the night nurses used the flashlight on their cell phone so they would not have to turn on the room light and wake up my wife. Both doctors spoke perfect English, and saw me several times during my stay. Frankly, American hospitals could take a few lessons from them.

I mentioned earlier that I was on 6 medications before the surgery. I went to my local doctor 3 weeks after surgery, and he took me off all my meds! My type 2 diabetes was in total remission, my neuropathy was gone, and I put my c-pap machine on my closet shelf. That, dear people, is a miracle!

I had lost 20 lbs. before weight loss surgery, so I was at 283 Lbs. and had a 52-inch waist. Last August, I decided to take some of the money I was saving on groceries, and eating out, and hired a personal trainer to help me tone and get some flexibility. On my one-year anniversary of surgery, I weighed 203 lbs. and a 38-inch waist. Heck, I even went extreme zip lining in January in Jamaica. Pretty miraculous for somebody that a year earlier had to sit at a table in a restaurant because he could not fit in a booth.

On July 24, this year on a very hot day, I was at work, and started feeling light headed. I fainted, and was rushed to the hospital where I was told that I was in the middle of a heart attack! I needed to have quadruple bypass surgery. My surgeon gave me a 98% chance of a full recovery and said he honestly believed that the one reason I was not already dead was because of the weight loss and exercising! The surgery was a success, and less than 6 weeks later, he has cleared me to resume normal activities. 

I started this journey because I knew I needed to change my life style. I have been able to do things that I thought I would never be able to do. People treat me different since I have lost the weight, I can buy clothes at a regular store, and have more variety. Flying in an airplane is a LOT more comfortable. Things like hang gliding and zip lining are back on the table.

But, more importantly, much more importantly, weight loss surgery saved my life! And If I had not found Beliteweight, well, then I would not have been able to bore, I mean regale you with my journey.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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weight loss surgery before and after gastric sleeve bypass

Flora A - 16 Month Update*

"I had my VSG with BeLite on March 11, 2016.  At that time I weighed 334 lbs., at 5’5”, 61 years old.  On April 7, 2017, I hit my goal of 175# and  am currently holding steady at that weight, but would like to lose an additional 10-15# and that would be my final goal weight wise for myself.  While I would like to lose that amount by September-ish, that is an open goal for myself while working on maintaining my loss.
 
I have gone from 3/4X top and 30/32 pants to a size large top and a 16/18 pants (I’m pear shaped).  In a fit and flare dress I can comfortably wear a 12 (and wore a 10 yesterday, with a little bit of gapitis at the bust; it was the largest size they had and I wanted it!).  I am also able to wear regular, non wide calf, boots and that pleases me to no end.
 
It is a pleasure to shop now and my sister teases me that I’m like Barbie, in a new outfit everyday!  While that is not true, it is true that I can shop just about anywhere and don’t miss going the plus size stores.  At. All.
 
I feel well, have a much higher energy level and enjoy improved mobility.  Kudos and and thanks to Dr. Villarreal and his team of professionals at BeLite!" * 

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Cindy S - 9 Month Update*

"I am so happy with my surgery. I have lost almost 90 lbs, my weight is 110 and holding. If anything I might try to gain 5 lbs.." 

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Teresa B - 6 Month Update*

"Here you go!! I'm proud and so thankful I learned about BeLiteWeight, you and Dr Rod and his team!!" *

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

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Desarie S - 3 Month Update*

"I had my gastric sleeve surgery on Feb 23rd 2017. Sa was very helpful and addressed all of my concerns.
Even though I am 38 years old my mom called Belite as well to make sure we would be safe traveling to Mexico. They were also able to put her mind at ease.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous to travel through Juarez. Everything went so smoothly. Their driver was already at the airport before we even arrived. He droves us straight to the hospital.
Where we were met by very friendly staff members. Mostly all of the staff spoke English. After checking in, I was taken to my room and asked to change. By the time I came out someone was there waiting to take me down stairs.
All of the nurses and the anestiologists could tell I was nervous. All of them sat and talked to me. The anesthiologist said she was going to give me some medication to relax me. Next thing I know I wake up and my surgery had been completed. I was surprised at how smoothly everything went. I did have mild discomfort but no major pain. Once I got home I still did not have any real pain. I am glad I found Belite. I feel as if this surgery has given me a chance to do everything differently. I do have a thyroid issue and I continue to take my medication but after the surgery I feel like I no longer have the same symptoms as before. Most of them have gone away along with my snoring. Please see a before and after picture attached. 

Thank you Belite!" *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Amanda J - 3 Month Update*

"Amanda Jones. Sleeve. Starting weight 212. Current Weight 169. Surgery Date February 24, 2017 at Star Medica in Juarez. Best decision of my life!" *


Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Lisa P - 5 Month Update*

"January 12, 2017 RNY at Star Medica Hospital in Juarez, Mexico. By Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo's ! Wonderful experience, went by myself. Lost 85 lbs in 6 months. Best decision I ever made to take my life back. I eat healthy and exercise as a life style now. My energy has stayed high during the healing. I couldn't ask for more! Thank you so much Jessica Espina and Beliteweight for all your help and encouragement through this transition! Starting BMI 49 height 5'5 weight 294lbs today 6-1-17 209lbs Diabetes gone, sleep apnea gone, low self esteem gone! ????

This is the first time in 28 years I have been at this weight. I love how I look and feel. Lisa P" *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

 

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Lyndsey D - 7 Month Update*

"140 lost pic!" *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Mini Gastric Bypass

 

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Stefanie N - 9 Month Update*

\"I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I just ran 3 miles without stopping and realized I would have never been able to do this 9 months and 90 pounds ago. You have completely changed my life and I am forever grateful. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.\"

Surgery weight: 281 
Current weight: 198 *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Rosalinda J - 14 Month Update*

"My name is Roslinda It has been 1 year & 2 months since I had the gastric sleeve done in mexico at Star medical hospital. I set out on this journey on April the 7th. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I had some friends a couple who had gone before me and walked me through what to expect. I must say that the doctors and nurses all exceeded my expectations, and did a wonderful job. I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 110 pounds since I had the surgery .  I feel amazing, I've walked my 1st 5k Marathon  (which I never in my life time imagined I could do that) I went from wearing a size 26/28 to a size 14. It is a great feeling to be able to walk with out back and leg pains, and to be able to actually chase yes I said CHASE my little 3 year old around! Also how I can finally enjoy a theme park now & actually fit in the rides!  I now can dance all night long, & I can now cross my legs!! Lol Dr Rodriguez is amazing. I felt safe, well tended,  I had surgery on Thursday and was back to work on Monday, I haven't had any complications! It's changed my life! If I had to do it all over again I would!" *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Holly J - 10 Month Update*

"Thank you so much!!  I am super happy with my progress" *
 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Kirk B - 8 Month Update*

"I attached a picture that a friend shared with me recently...I had not seen a side by side comparison of my progress until he did this. It was almost a year to the day that he took a pic from our work BBQ. OMG was my only response. It has been one heck of a time. No issue at all with anything. The weight just fell off. I am working on doing more and replacing the fat with muscle at the gym, but I walk 2+ miles a day at work and try to eat right. I am happy I did this, but wish I had done it sooner. 140lbs down, more than 10 inches off my waist, I can finally buy clothes at a clothes store instead of the big and tall store...Thank you for all your help." *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Bryan - One Month Update*

"I just wanted to connect for my 30 day update.  Life is amazing!  For someone who is skeptical about the internet, I can not stop talking about what a life saving and financial savings BeLiteWeight has been to me.  Honestly, when I filled out the online questionnaire I never really thought any would contact me and for sure not as quickly. It should also be noted that this journey allowed me to address many of the prejudices that I held as a poorly traveled American.  All of my fears about what I held about Mexico I kept until I actually arrived at Star Medica and met the medical staff.   I wish I could say until we were met at the airport by the driving services but I honestly felt that was all apart of the scheme.  I will make this short, my wife and I had and amazing time, the staff was awesome, and the assistant, butler...George was AWESOME!!!! What we also appreciated was when it was even believed we did not understand something, the staff made sure that someone, even if they had to find George made sure we were crystal clear.  I am so grateful that BeLiteWeight exists. Below you will find my 30day photos... I began my journey at 324lbs, 30 days later I am down 59lbs and weigh 265lbs! I have not taken my blood pressure medication since surgery. I went for a recent medical check up and here are my numbers:

Blood pressure: 115/75

Blood Sugar: 81

Heart Rate: 93

Oxygenation Rate: 98%

Thanks again for all of you help and support, I am so excited that this is a real program for people to change their lives and get healthy!!!" *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Dana S - 15 Month Update*

Hello, I am down to 189. :) I've been in onederland for about 3 months now. :)*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Meagan D - 4 Month Update*

4 Months and 3 Weeks*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Jennifer D - 4 Month Update*

Down 75 Pounds!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Yuleimy C - 2 Year Update*

"FIRST WAS IN THE HOSPITAL IN CITY JUAREZ, ON APRIL 1, 2015, 2 HOURS AFTER MY SURGERY........ SECOND WAS ON AUGUST 15, 2016, THE DAY OF MY WEDDING. VERY HAPPY AND THANKFUL FOR THIS SECOND OPPORTUNITY IN MY LIFE" 

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Kindra G - 8 Month Update*


 I don't mind if you share my story.  I hope it inspires others to start their journeys as well! I am 32 years old and have been overweight/obese since I was a teen. Binge eating has always been an issue for me and so I would lose 20-30 pounds, only to gain it all back and then some.  My parents both passed away in 2014 due to issues with diabetes, COPD, and heart disease.  2014 was also the year that I had my daughter and she was born with blood sugar issues (due to my poor eating habits and not taking care of my gestational diabetes during pregnancy), and had to be flown to another hospital for treatment immediately.  She is healthy now, but it breaks my heart that I put her through that to begin with.  I knew if I didn't make a drastic change, I too would be suffering the same fate as my parents.  I couldn't do that to my family, especially my baby girl. 

I have adopted a healthy diet focused on meats, veggies, fruits and whole grains.  The surgery was an amazing opportunity to get my life back on track and I have done my part in making the tool work for me.  I exercise 5-6 days a week and it has become a habit that I love.  I look forward to going to the gym or for a run after work.  I never in my life thought that I would be able to say that.  I intend on losing another 22lbs to get me to 150 and then at that point I'll re-access my goals from there.  In the end, I just want to be healthy.

I appreciate everything BeLiteWeight did for me on my journey to a better me!"

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Sierra K - 13 Month Update*

"My name is Sierra K. I weighed 295 pounds before I decided to have weight loss surgery. Doing day to day activities was a struggle. I couldn't enjoy life and do things I normally love to do. I was also unable to become pregnant. Wanting to be able to enjoy life and start a family was my motivation to do something about this weight. A friend referred me to Beliteweight. I called and talked to Joanne and she talked me through everything and was there step by step through the whole process. I went to a facility in Juarez, Mexico to get my procedure done. The staff was friendly and professional. Recovery was pretty smooth for me. I got up and walked a lot like I was told to, so I healed faster. I did have some struggles though. Learning how to cook and eat healthier was a challenge. I almost gained my weight back because I was still eating bad. I picked up a cook book that was full of healthy recipes and learned how to make delicious healthy meals. I am a little over a year out and have lost 100lbs. I am weighing 195 now and feel amazing. I am able to do what I love with little to no struggle. I am also 14 weeks pregnant! Weight loss Surgery completely changed my life for the better."

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Ricky A - 6 Month Update*

"Down about 85 lbs. . Was a 46 waist now 36 don't think I am quite through. Feeling great"

 

Surgeons Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg vertical gastric sleeve bypass lap band before and after &

Ann B - 5 Month Update*

"Highest weight: 334
Current weight: 272
Gastric Sleeve: 11/4/16"

Surgeon Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Letitia W - 8 Month Update*

"I have lost 58lbs and went down 4 pants size, feel tons better! Still, have 40lbs to go but am feeling confident that it will happen and in the meantime, I'm much happier with the way that I am looking thanks to Dr. Rodriguez and Joanne at BeLiteWeight!"

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Ashley L - 2 Year Update*

"Hi this is Ashley L. Just updating with my 2 year anniversary pics. I've been so happy with my surgery. It's the best thing I've done."

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Tammy B - 18 Month Update*

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

 
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Penny C - 1 Month Update*

I am DOING FANTASTIC !!  I am down 34 lbs since surgery on 2/2/2017, no problems what so ever, went to Dr. Rod and had all labs done, all my numbers are normal again, cholesterol, bp, liver enzyms, etc, all normal !   Wounds are healing nicely and I am down from a 3x to an xl.  :)
 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

 
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Mairim P - 1 Year Update*

3 Month Letter:

I want to thank BeLiteWeight and Dr. Rodriguez for being my life saver and changer.

I had a friend recommend BeLiteWeight and the doctor. Although nervous and scared to travel to Juarez it was the best decision, I received excellent care better then I would state side....

It’s almost 3 months post op and I can’t stress how much better I feel in all levels.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

 
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Josh and Kelsey - 7 Month Update*

I wanted to touch base with you on mine and Josh’s progress. We have lost a combined weight of 290lbs!! I’ve lost 130 and he has lost 160. We both have a lot more energy and enjoying every minute of it!!! This is the best decision we’ve ever made!!!

1st picture was when we landed back in Memphis after surgery. 5/22/16

2nd was at family Christmas. 12/18/16

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Klista G - 8 Month Update*

This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself. First week out of surgery asthma symptoms gone, no more body aches and pains, hey I don't snore anymore, and when I go to sleep at night I can sleep 7-8 hours without awaking. All these benefits are awesome but most if all I'm down 70lbs in 8 months and I feel great. My only regret is I didn't do it sooner. Here are my before and after pictures!
 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Michael D - 4 Month Update*

I have been overweight most of my adult life trying every diet and scam plan available. I decided to to have the surgery although I was very nervous about doing this in Mexico. After the initial shock or being overwhelmed from being in another country having this procedure done I relaxed and enjoyed the great care and treatment I received from all the staff. I have lost around 70 pounds and feel great and my friends and family say I look great. This was the best decision I could have made to turn my life around. I can now enjoy my granddaughter and going to buy clothes. Went from XXXL to XL and some large shirts. From 42 waist to 36 and some 34's. 52 jacket to 48 regular. I think shopping is the most fun now when I used to hate it. Thanks again to BeLiteWeight and Dr. Jose Rodriguez and staff.
 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Debbie L - 8 Month Update*

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Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Daniella L - 8 Month Update*

Heighest Weight 267 
Current Weight 165*

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Jennifer L - 8 Month Update*

230 starting 175 now*

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Debi S - 28 Month Update*

 Appreciate you all and the great job your team does for those of us that needed the help and benefits I feel regaining so much back like my health, confidence, and overall happiness.  Doing great about 15 or 20 lbs away from my goal of 175lbs.  Best decision I ever made.  Refer alot of people to yall.  Merry Christmas! 
 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Stephanie M - 8 Month Update*

Lost over 100 pounds!

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Vida B Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Vida B - 6 Month Update*

I have lost a total of 115 pounds and I feel great I work partime for the NFL my 18th season and this is the first year.. I added extra shifts to my schedule because I have so much more energy now.. YOU have a Blessed holiday and Happy New Year!

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Shirley M - 5 Month Update

Shirley M - 5 Month Update*

I'm 42 years ol and I've lost a total of 76 lbs. as of my fifth month! The before picture was taken in March but My surgery was July 29th. I weighed 274 lbs then. I was four months post surgery when the after picture was taken and I had lost about 64 lbs. at that time. 

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Tammy B - 9 Month Update

Tammy B - 9 Month Update*

Tomorrow is my 8 month surg-iversary! Everything is going great, I couldn’t be happier!

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Nicole S - 6 Month Update*

It has been almost 7 months since I had the gastric sleeve done in mexico at Star medical hospital .  I set out on this journey on April the 22nd. I was nervous and excited all at the same time. I had several friends who had gone before me so I knew a little bit about what to expect. I must say that the doctors and nurses all exceeded my expectations, and did a woderful job. I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 59 pounds since I had the surgery .  I feel amazing, and from all the comments I get from people I must look amazing. I went from wearing a size 18/20 to a 9/10. It is a good feeling to be able to walk into a regular store and pick something off the rack and know you can fit it, and not have to try it on first. I am thankful for this second chance at life and I will never take it for granted again. thank you Ishi for all your help


Heighest weight 245
Surgery weight  230
Current weight 171
Goal weight 150


Nicole S

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Flora A - 6 Month Update*

I'm down 96 lbs, five pant sizes, and 3 blouse sizes.  I can fly comfortably and no longer need a seatbelt extender

Thanks for helping me with a huge kick start to a healthier me

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Tish W - 3 Month Update*

30 Pounds Lost

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Karina S - 1 Year Update*

I can't believe it has been one full year since dr Rodriguez and dr Elmo changed my life. Actually they gave me life .This has been the best decision of my entire life and I am so happy. 

Starting weight was 228 that's the last known highest weight . I am currently bouncing between 126-128. Thank you again for taking the time to answer all my questions and concerns .

Left picture was last May in New York before surgery and the picture on the right was New York this year last week on the 14th when I actually celebrated one year post op. 100lbs baby ...

Thanks again 

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Tabitha A - 10 Month Update*

Gastric Sleeve Surgery 10/7/15 in  Juarez, Mexico with Dr. Rod and his awesome team

Starting weight 382
Today 8/21/16 9 months post op 237

 

Surgeons  Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo
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Robert W - 4.5 Month Update*

“So easy a fat man could do it. "

 

Loss to date is 80lbs

 

Surgeon  Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Surgery Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve


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Maria & Eduardo T - 9 Month Update*

Here's a bit about our weight loss journey, this is the best thing both Eduardo and I could have done. So blessed and happy that we were able to do it together. We both had the gastric sleeve on November 9, 2015 by Dr. Rod and Dr. Elmo at Star Medica. Both doctors, the staff and the hospital were great! 

We are super excited to say that we are right about 9 months from having surgery and we are down a total of  222 lbs between the both of us. Eduardo is down 135 lbs and I am down 87 lbs, we are so happy with our results so far! After trying different ways to lose weight for years and nothing working, we realized this was our only option left. Again I can't express how grateful I am that we decided to do this together at a Team!!

We are very thankful for BeLite Weight, because of them we are a lot healthier now than before. Even though we still more to go and at times our weight loss slows down we knew that sooner or later we will be where we want to be at. 

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Dana S - 5 Month Update*

I started at 322 and now I weight 238. I've lost 84 lbs. 

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Sierra K - 4 Month Update*

The First picture I weighed 295lbs. The second Picture I weigh 240lbs. I have lost 55lbs in 4 almost 5 months

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Deborah R - 5 Month Update*

On March 17th 2016 I went to Juarez Mexico and had the VSG Surgery I weighed 184 . It is now July 26th 2016 and I'm 139 Before and After photos included best decision of my life I also was a smoker for 20 years and I quit that. BeLite not only changed my life but gave me a new one now I can look forward to a longer healthier life. I'm not on a diet I'm on a completely different lifestyle the most important part of this journey for me is the realization that I had to change my way of thinking  (Because we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them) 

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Tricia F - 16 Month Update*

This is a picture of Kraig and I two years ago before having surgery and a picture of us now. Belite has changed our lives!

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Tonia R - 1 Year Update*

Today (July 22, 2016) marks one year since my gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana.  Having any type of surgery is a pretty big deal and this was no different.  However, after researching through the BeLiteWeight website, talking with Sylvia from the company, and researching on my own there was no doubt that undergoing either bypass or sleeve surgery was going to be the best decision for me.  Like so many people, I am a professional weight loser.  I have lost hundreds, but also gained back hundreds over the years.  Although there have been some bumps in the road, I still believe it was the best decision for me.  I continue my journey in finding what foods work best for me, the amount of sugar that is ok before I start to feel nauseous but what someone with chronic low blood sugar needs, and how to get all the water in each day that my body needs combined with living in the middle of the desert.  I have invested in lots of very small food storage containers that I can divide meals into and freeze, and I suggest this to anyone as not to waste meals and help with portion control.  This has proved so helpful and easy for meals on the go.  I know that my life has changed forever.  I still am working on portion control when I’m not eating one of my frozen meals, still working on getting to a gym, but still loving shopping in the juniors section!  I am so happy to report that as of today I have gone from 280lbs to 146lbs/size 26 to a size 8.  Thank you BeLiteWeight!        Tonia R

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Surgery Gastric Sleeve


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Kimberly J - 1 Year Update*

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Hope R - 18 Month Update*

I wanted to send an updated picture. I am still 7 pounds from what I originally wanted to get down to, but I am below my size goal. I am down from 16-18's to 6-8's. We went on vacation to Mexico last week and I wore a bikini on the beach and had nothing hanging over anywhere! Unfortunately because we were on the beach we didn't have phones to take pictures. this is me 85 pounds lighter. I have been fluctuating with in 5 pounds of my current weight for 8 months so I would say that this is my new normal weight unless I really kick in to working out hard. 

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Lisa Marie R- 13 month update*

5/22/2015 surgery date 206lbs

7/9/2016 124.5 and proud of my results 

Bust 40 
Today 32 

Levi button fly jeans 48 x 30
Today 30 x 30

Tshirts XXL  
Today S - M

Women s 28
Today 6 - 8

 

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
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Scott V - 8 Month Update*

After talking to BeLite we decided to go to Mexico to have gastric bypass surgery on 03/21/16. Next to my wife and kids this is by far one of the best decisions I have ever made. All my medical problems have reversed. No prescription meds. Feeling great. Here is before and after pictures. My starting weight was 343 LBS and 17 weeks later 242 LBS. THANKS BELITE!!!

Surgeon  Dr. Jose Rodriguez
Surgery Gastric Bypass


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Rachel B - 8 Month Update*

This surgery has changed my life! I feel amazing! I can't thank Dr. Rodriguez and his team enough for this second chance at life. My surgery was 10/13/2015 my heighest weight was 330 my current weight Is 196.4! I'm so glad that I was introduced to BeLiteWeight.com! You have certainly saved my life! Everyone was amazing!! They made me feel right at home! Took care of me and my husband. They were always cleaning and always checking to see if I was okay! I have told everyone who is looking at having the same procedure that I did to go here. Thank you for taking care of me. - Rachel

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

 
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weight loss surgery before and after sleeve bypass vsg bariatric healthy fat loss

Karina S - 10 Month Update*

Left pic heighest weight of 228 in May 2015. Right picture was today June 6,2016 almost 10 months post op I am bouncing between 133-135


Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 
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weight loss surgery before and after sleeve bypass vsg bariatric healthy fat loss

Heather F - 8 Month Update*

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Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

 

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

 
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weight loss surgery before and after sleeve bypass vsg bariatric healthy fat loss

Mairim - 3 Month Update*

I want to thank BeLiteWeight and Dr. Rodriguez for being my life saver and changer.

I had a friend recommend BeLiteWeight and the doctor. Although nervous and scared to travel to Juarez it was the best decision, I received excellent care better then I would state side....

It’s almost 3 months post op and I can’t stress how much better I feel in all levels.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

 

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

 
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Pam N - 13 Month Update*

I, Pamela N, personally authorize BeLite Weight permission to use my pictures and testimony in regards to my weight loss.


My journey has come from here to there and back again, about 3 times and then some.  When I was 40 I was down to 124#, I mean really? REALLY?  But, I’m 65 now and never thought I’d be back to a svelte, well certainly not 124#, but my weight is down and never will it dare rise again!


In 2009 I was the victim of a Black Hawk helicopter accident.  I was standing on the ground, the force of the wind from the copter rotors pushed me down and threw me around then picked me up and dropped me 11 feet!  Surprisingly I didn’t break any bones but had multiple contusions, back and hip pain, shoulder and neck pain.  I was then diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and GERD and was put on drug therapy, neurotoxin injections, back therapy, physical therapy, pain clinic therapy and sleep therapy.  What a painful mess!  Due to meds and inactivity I escalated to 200#.  My BMI was 31.6 and I couldn’t find anywhere in the US that would consider me for bariatric surgery.  I researched several out-of-country facilities and found Belite Weight to be the perfect fit.
My surgery for Vertical Sleeve Gastectomy was scheduled for April 14, 2015.  I was scared and hoped I was doing the right thing.  At 9pm, on April 13th the EKG tech asked me if I was nervous, I replied yes, and he said, “You are in good hands.”  He gave me the confidence I needed.  The next morning I was prepped was the first into surgery. I was back into my room by 2:45 but by 5:00 it was obvious something was wrong.  I could not move without passing out, my blood pressure and oxygen levels were very low, and at 8:40pm I was rushed back into surgery.  Drs. Rodriguez and Aramburo found a large hematoma at the upper part of my stomach. I awoke in ICU at 10:30 and truly felt great and everything has been uphill since.


A year later I no longer need my C-Pap, my incontinence is completely gone, I’ve been taken off 2 meds, my blood pressure and my cholesterol  are perfect.  I’m still dealing with chronic pain, however with the weight off the pain is now manageable and I am told I am as healthy as a 40 year old! I have lost 60#!!!!  Would I do it again, absolutely!  Do I love my size 8, you betcha!


The attached "before" picture was February of 2015 and the "after" picture is in June, also in 2015.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 
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weight loss surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve bariatric

Ed B - 1 Year Update*

I weighed 352 on April 29, 2015. I contacted BeLite and had my surgery May 18, 2015. I chose Juarez for my surgery. We flew and were met and driven across the border to the hospital. My surgery was done that afternoon. I spent 2 nights in the hospital then back to the airport and home. Every part of my experience exceeded my expectations. The hospital, the doctors and nurses, the room, everything. Today is May 3, 2016 and I weigh 227, down 125 pounds in less than a year! The best thing I ever did. I spent $7500 for everything including airfare for me and my wife. I highly recommend this to anyone considering this operation. BeLite was great for me.


Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass Revision

 
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Deb K - 8 Month Update*

MY LIFE HAS CHANGED FOREVER!!!!


I cannot begin to tell all of you how my Gastric Bypass Revision by Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villareal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo has turned my life around.

I have been heavy all my life.  In 1984, when By-pass surgery was new on the market, I decided that I would no longer struggle with my weight.  I had my stomach stapled – Yes – that’s how they did it back then….with surgical staples.  I went from 270 to 125 in about a year.  I stayed thin for about 5 years, had 2 boys and then the weight started to come back on!  Well… eventually some of those staples came out.  My original stomach pouch became usable again and a lot of scar tissue built up.  Slowly but surely, I got up to 300lbs!!  That’s when I contacted BeliteWeight and am I ever glad I did.  

My experience in Juarez was AMAZING.  It was the best care I have ever received in a hospital facility – MUCH better than in the U.S.  I’ve had NO complications at all.  This has been a change of lifestyle but it has been a breeze!

I had my surgery on Sept. 29, 2015.  Today is April 29, 2016.  It has been 7 months and I have lost 125lbs.  I am down to 175lbs.  I’ve gone from a size 26 to a 14.  From a 4X to a L/XL.  I have never felt better in my life I can garden and do all the things I love with ease.  

Now I know I will see my grandchildren grow up and hopefully see some great-grandchildren!  I love how I look but more importantly….I LOVE HOW I FEEL!
                                                             Thank you  - Deb K

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass Revision

 

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Tamale B - 13 Month Update*

BeLiteWeight is the best thing that ever happened to me I started at 247 now I'm at 160 ten more pounds to go

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Lisa J - 2 1/2 Year Update*

Here is my before and after... 2 1/2 years difference. I had my surgery there in July 2013.  I weighed 201 and I'm currently 135.  Best thing I ever did for myself and my family. Now I work out 5 days a week! *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Stacy N - 1 Year Update*

Down to 190 from 305!

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery before and after vsg vertical gastric sleeve

Kathleen M - 21 Month Update*

I had gastric sleeve surgery June 1st, after having severe thyroid  problems, gaining more and more weight, and adding medications  to combat painful joints and almost no energy. Several of my family members previously  had surgery with Dr. Rodriguez in Juarez. I had to try something, soon. I had no problems with getting to the hospital, checking in, or having surgery. I was pleased at how I was  treated during my entire stay. I am energetic, much healthier, on a minimal amount of medication, and so happy to have my life back.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Celicia C - 20 Month Update*

Almost 2 years ago I contacted BeLiteWeight and went to see Dr. Rodriguez.  I was top weight at 268lbs and was very unhappy with myself. I was wearing a size 20 and shopping was no fun!  Almost 2 years later.. I am down to 132lbs and wearing a size 6.  My husband can't keep me out of the shops now!   I think this was the best decision I've ever made.  With proper exercise, and eating smart I've managed to avoid a lot of extra skin.  I guess I got lucky on that part.   I would recommend this to anyone who has tried everything and needs the push to get started on the road to happiness.*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Tondi J - 1 Year Update*

I had the Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Rodriguez March 27 2015. I got pregnant two months after my surgery, it was very difficult and scary but I was still able to lose 130 lbs. As of today I went from wearing a 24 jeans to a 9 and a size 11 ring to a 7. Not only was I over weight but I also have lupus which causes pain in my joints and other complications. Losing the weight had helped make my lupus flares easier to manage. *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

John B - 14 Month Update*

I've always been a big boy and had came to terms that i always would be, but reaching almost being closer to 600lbs than 500lbs actually 560lbs I was a ticking time bomb. I am 14 months out and I'm loving life now I'm at 345lbs now and hitting the gym 3 to 5 days a week. I am so blessed and thankful... I also was in a 8xl shirt 72 inseam pants now 2 and 3 xl shirt 50 pants... *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Tammy W - 20 Month Update*

WOW what a difference! I'm loving life!! Feel so much better! I still would like to lose another 30lbs which should not be a problem as I still have a lot of restriction with my sleeve. You can't believe the people who look at me and say your skinny now I love it!!  Again just wanted to give you a update thanks so much for all you done getting me to this point ;) *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Marci G - 8 Month Update*

When I first contacted BeLite I was at a very low point in my life. I had tried every diet I could think of, I'd lose weight then gain it back. I was a little hesitant to get my surgery in Mexico, however after doing my research on the BeLiteWeight facilities I was pleasantly surprised. I had my surgery in Juarez with Dr. Rodriguez and everything went smoothly and easy. The doctor and staff was amazing and I had no complications. I've lost 133 lbs in less than 8 months and I've never been happier or healthier. BeLiteWeight saved my life... And I'm forever grateful!

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Amanda O - 5 Month Update*

When I first contacted BeLite I was at a very low point in my life. I had tried every diet I could think of, I'd lose weight then gain it back. I was a little hesitant to get my surgery in Mexico, however after doing my research on the BeLiteWeight facilities I was pleasantly surprised. I had my surgery in Juarez with Dr. Rodriguez and everything went smoothly and easy. The doctor and staff was amazing and I had no complications. I've lost 133 lbs in less than 8 months and I've never been happier or healthier. BeLiteWeight saved my life... And I'm forever grateful!

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Ashley L - 11 Month Update*

From 258!*
 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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Bobbie B - 13 Month Update*

I started my journey on January 6, 2015.  Had my surgery in Juarez Mexico with surgeon Rodriguez Villareal Jose Guadelupe. the pictures are from Sept 14, 2015 and January 6, 2016.  to date I have lost 71 pounds... my goal is/was to loose 80 pounds. I have cured a liver ailment, by having lost this weight.  I can do all the things I was struggling to do a year ago...like walk... ride my bike with ease, chase my grand children...  and my self esteem has grown 10 fold. I can not encourage anyone considering this enough...  it has been the best life saving thing I could ever of done for myself.

I went to Juarez by myself... for me, that is the one and only thing I would not do again...  it was lonely as the language barrier was huge.  very few nursing staff spoke English. the Surgeon did, and was very kind and compassionate.  I had no medical issues afterwards and healed quickly and with VERY minimal pain... more discomfort versus pain. Learning to eat the proper amounts took a couple weeks... like one to many bites and I had trouble keeping foods down, but that was easily learned....   I would do this over in a heart beat, just for me, I would bring someone with me...

Thank you BeLite, for organizing this surgery for me...  

Bobbie B

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Diamond A - 1 Year Update*

Good Morning ... Here are some before and after pictures of me. Today is my one year anniversary after surgery. Thanks to the BeLiteWeight Team! Thanks so much for the great opportunity on my Weight Loss journey... *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Karina S - 6 Month Update*

Just following up with you and sending an updated picture :) Current stats
are High weight 228 Surgery weight 219 (hospital had me at 223) Current
weight 150.2 :) 6 month post op :) *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Morgan C - 15 Month Update*

I had the surgery Nov 24 2014 &&& then here are recent pics... The first pic is actually while I was at the hospital for the surgery. The second & third are recent. I weighed in at 251 when I had surgery with diabetes & high blood pressure... I now weigh 173 & I no longer have nor take any medications for diabetes or high blood pressure. I'm loving my new life!!*

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Jeri V - 1 Year Update*

It has been almost 1 year since my Surgery.  I am doing great.  I went from 206 Lbs to 134. Hope you have a great day*

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Elissa B - 2 Year Update*

It's been 2 years!!!! I lost close to 100 but I've gained about 15 back because I looked sick at first so about 80-85 lbs*

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Rebecca S - 11 Month Update*

My most recent picture!!! Taken January 2016!!!*

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Mini Gastric Bypass

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

Misty KB - 8 Months*

Love my new legs!*

 

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Anthony S - 4 Month Update*

Thank you guys so much, I am a truck driver and my medical card was coming due in November so I went in and had blood drawn in August and my blood sugar was over 300,so I went to you guys in September and had the sleeve procedure. In November I went back to the same clinic and had blood drawn again and my blood sugar was 95.my C.D.L. had been unblemished, Had my surgery in Sept. and so far I'm 100 lbs lighter. THANK YOU!

 

Surgeons Dr. Thomas Umbach

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial revision after lap band

Theresa B - 9 Month Update*

I just wanted to say thank you for changing my life. These pictures are taken exactly one year apart.

Starting Weight 293 Current Weight 192 Surgery Date 3/6/2015*

 

Surgeons Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve Revision

 

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Crystal S - 1 Year Update*

My name is Crystal and I had my vertical sleeve surgery in December 2014. So this my one year update. I started at 200lbs. and I am currently 123lbs. I am still working on strength training. It feels amazing to run and I am delighted with my new life. Wahoo!

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial mini gastric bypass

Brandy W - 2 Year Update*

5 Month Letter:

My weight has been a constant struggle over the past 10 years. It was a day to day battle. I tried every product, diet plan, and  exercise program available and nothing ever seemed to work for me. I would lose 5 to 10 lbs and then I would gain it right back, plus some. I was constantly frustrated and depressed about my appearance and the way it made me feel inside. I lacked confidence and allowed myself to pull away from my family, friends, and activities I enjoyed.

BeLiteWeight not only altered my appearance, but it completely changed my life. I actually enjoy looking in the mirror now, and sometimes can barely recognize the person starring back at me. I am beaming with confidence and energy. I feel like a teenager again and I owe it all to Dr. Elmo Armburo and his team at BeLiteWeight. The staff and facilities are amazing and a true reflection of care and sincere hospitality.  My experience was wonderful and I am beyond satisfied with my results.

It has been almost 5 months since my surgery. I started out at 195 lbs and am almost down 50 lbs.* I see a daily change in my appearance, but more importantly, I see a daily improvement in my attitude. BeLiteWeight has given me back the desire  and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle and the confidence to succeed at it.*

 

2 Year Letter:

 

I just wanted to say Hi and send you some updated pics of how my experience at BeLiteWeight is still helping me live a happy and healthy life! I tell everyone I meet about your facility and team! My experience has even helped me in adventuring out and achieving one of my dreams of acting and modeling. So just want to extend a big Thank YOU! It has been an amazing adventure.*

 

Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery
Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Lisamarie R - 7 Month Update*

 As of today down 65 lbs. Here are my best pictures*

 

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

 

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weight loss surgery before and after vsg vertical sleeve gastrectemy

Lormicia C - 4 Month Update*

 I started at 263 lost 20lbs before surgery and am 64 lbs 4 months postop now. I'm 178 wearing a size 10 dress.*

 

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

 

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weight loss surgery success stories vsg bariatric surgery gastric sleeve

Lucy H - 14 Month Update*

Had my Gastric Sleeve Surgery January 2014 in Juarez. Starting Weight 262 lbs.. Current weight 185lbs .. Went from a size 18 to size 9.. Have lost 77 lbs and lots of inches... Couldn't be any Happier..*

 

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

 

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weight loss surgery success stories before and after vsg gastric sleeve bariatric

Stacy E - 7 Month Update*

I can't believe the difference in my life. THANK YOU for giving me my life back. I am now down 143 pounds and I feel soooo great.*

 

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Gastric Bypass

 

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weight loss surgery success story before and after vsg gastric sleeve bariatric

Nadean S - 1 Year Update*


Thanks BeLite Weight! I'm feeling much healthier and able to keep up with my 4 kids. Just celebrated my 1 year surgery date, October 24th. I've lost 100lbs and still losing. My start weight was 320lbs.*

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

 

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weight loss surgery success story before and after vsg sleeve bariatric

Suzanne P - 8 Month Update*

Starting weight 240, Current weight 153. Down 87 pounds January 2016 Sleeved 5/7/15 Juarez at Star Medica with Dr Elmo. I went from a size 20 to a size 10! Best Decision I ever made. Thank you for the great experience. Your company made it possible for me!*

Surgeons: Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

 

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weight loss surgery success story before and after vsg gastric sleeve bariatric

Denise T - 6 Month Update*

So happy to send my 6 month picture!! & in 6 months I will send you a 1 year pic!! Cause I am still losing!! Yay!! Thank you guys for everything!!*

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve vertical gastrectomy before and after

Terri H and Linda P - 4 Month Update*

We are very happy with our results and going to Mexico was a great decision for us. We are both nurses, it was scary to think about surgery in another country but the care was fantastic. We are both down 50 pounds and would like to lose 25 more for sure!*

Surgeon Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

Torre B - 6 Month Update*

I wanted to send an update on my weight to Ms. Jamie who has been a tremendous help!! I've lost 65 pounds since my surgery on July 18, 2015. I went from a size 16 to a size 7. I'm happy to report that I'm medication free. I'm no longer on High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and no longer in danger of being on diabetic medication. I no longer have sleep apnea and no longer sleep with that dreaded CPAP machine at night. I want to thank BeLiteWeight and their staff for saving my life and giving my life back. I love me and that hasn't been the case in a very long time. I hated shopping prior to my weight loss now I can't stay out of the stores! Lol...I would like to lose about 10-15 more pounds to complete my goal. I've referred lots of friends and family to BeLiteWeight and I hope their journey is as wonderful as mine has been. Again thank you from the bottom of my heart for my new life.....*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Sherri and Shauna W - 13 Month Update*

Merry Christmas!

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Donna G - 1 Year Update*

These are my before & after pictures.  I still have 20-25 lbs to lose.  I am only on Oxygen at night and when I go to the gym.  My Oxygen capacity has increased from 50% to 70%.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Norma G - 15 Month Update*

These are my 1 year before and after surgery pictures, thanks to Dr Jose Rodriguez, Dr Elmo and BeLiteWeight , I have a new and healthier life, I would do it any different, I hope that my story can help somebody , just like others stories did to me,  I went from a size 1xl shirt and 17 pant size, to small shirt and 5 pant size now, and I haven't had any problems with my surgery, I feel great like a new person :)

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial bypass

Ashley L - 9 Month Update*

258 down to 138!!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Bypass

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

Pam B - 18 Month Update*

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial mini gastric bypass

Mike F - 4 Year Update*

I am enclosing some pictures, I never did a really before and after pictures.. I went from a 64 waist to 38 now and from a 6x shirt to a X large, my exercise program is dancing, I go dancing 5 nights a week and dance every dance.  I am now in the best shape I have been in years and years...

I am down 221 lbs. and holding pretty close to that for going on 5 yrs. now.. I recommended a friend just the other day, and told him how to find the website.. I am willing to talk with anyone that would like to about the surgery.. Only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner..

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Mini Gastric Bypass

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

Karina S - 4 Month Update*

I'll never forget receiving the first phone call from you and it changed my life.
Thank you so much for all the advice and the help you have provided me with.
I'm not where I want to be but I'm so much closer now .
Here are some stats for you
Heighest Weight 228
Starting Weight 219 ( hospital had me at 223)
Current Weight 167.8lbs
This month will be four months since my sleeve :)
125 does not seem to far away now*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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John W - 6 Month Update*

I am a huge (much smaller) advocate of the surgery!  I feel amazing!  My bp is and cholesterol had reach normal levels within three weeks when I had lab work done*!  

If you are considering this surgery, don't wait.  The only regret I have is waiting to make this decision.  I had an amazing experience in Juarez.  The staff was great and my recovery was easy.  Within three weeks of surgery, my blood pressure and cholesterol were normal for the first time in years!  Surgery was on July 17,2015.  My highest weight was 275 and I am now 195.  Down from a size 42 pants to a size 34 and XXlarge to a medium.  Thank you BeLiteWeight and Dr. Rodriguez!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

John B - 10 Month Update*

By far the best decision of my life sleeved 2.2.15 in Juarez...  Starting 560 Current 372!!!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve before after photos testimonial

Bobby C - 20 Month Update*

Had weight-loss surgery with Dr. Rodriguez April 2014 and this is where I am today 160 pounds less thank you so much.

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Bypass After Vertical Gastroplasty

 

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weight loss surgery vsg gastric sleeve

Hope R - 1 Year Update*

This was my company Christmas party December 11th, 2014 and December 7th, 2015. BIG change in me thanks to you!*
- Hope

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Quanna B - 14 Month Update*

My surgery date was October 18, 2014. My goal was to lose 100 pounds. I am down 120 pounds. I enjoy such little things I didn't realize I couldn't do so well prior to my surgery. For example, cross my legs. I do not snore now. There are just tons of things that make me smile daily. I will never regret having my surgery. I do however wished I would have had it sooner. Lovin life! Thanks to the Staff at BeLiteWeight!*


Sincerely,
Quanna

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Jolie C - 9 Month Update*

I had the mini bipass with lapband removal. I was at my highest weight ever in my life 255lbs. I had surgery on 2/24/15 in Juarez Mexico. The process was so smooth and staff at hospital were awesome! I had the best care.  Ive never felt better in my life! I have my energy back and can keep up with my grandbabies! Thank u BeliteWeight!*


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vsg gastric sleeve weight loss before and after surgery

Christianne S - 22 Month Update*

Before 202 lbs  - After 139 lbs
 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Surgery Gastric Sleeve

 

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Robert H. - 6 Month Update*

Robert has lost 153 pounds IN 6 MONTHS. He recently accompanied his cousin to the hospital in Tijuana, Mexico for his own surgery and gave us an update on his Gastric Sleeve surgery.*

 

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Jeff M - 1 Month Update*

As a nurse for twenty years, I know too well the tragedy of runaway diabetes and obesity. I had both. No matter what I did: diet, exercise, diet supplements, and just plain fear, all of my good intentions eventually imploded and I was once again packing on the pounds and watching my diabetes and weight soar out of reach. Eventually, I just wrote my will and resigned myself to my fate.
 
I had been aware that bariatric surgery could radically improve one's chances of limiting, or even putting diabetes into remission, but for all my knowledge and experience I was baffled where to begin. A phone call to BeLiteWeight and Nicky and Jamie smoothly clarified my options and helped me to understand which bariatric option would be best for me.
 
Then there was the scenario of having the surgery in Mexico. This was a better option for me, as I live next door to Juarez, but another weight loss agency described their surgeon's services as being done in a strip mall, with the recovery period taking place in a hotel room. Not good.
 
Again, BeLiteWeight gave me information about Star Medica, one of the finest hospitals in Juarez. I know a lot of people who are intimately connected with Juarez, and without exception, every single one highly recommended Star Medica. If there was any trouble, I would have found it. I was also somewhat relieved that Star Medica is the official hospital of choice by the U. S. Consulate in Juarez.
 
I had less than perfect credit because of the stock market debacle five years ago, and wondered how in the world I could afford to get this life saving surgery. My insurance considered it a "cosmetic procedure." Cosmetic my foot, literally. My diabetes was making its presence known.
 
Again, Nicky and Jamie efficiently steered me into a loan company who provided terms I could easily afford. The complications of getting into Mexico, and out? Jamie and Nicky made that super easy, as well.
 
Transportation: the shuttle was there right on time and whisked my wife and I smoothly to Star Medica's front door.
 
The hospital: I have worked in many hospitals throughout the United States. Star Medica was spotless and comfortable, the staff friendly and professional. I was processed in with remarkable speed and efficiency. The room was more like a pleasant suite, again spotless, comfortable and roomy.  I would gladly prefer to have any surgical procedure done at Star Medica over many of the hospitals I have worked in the United States.
 
The procedure: Again, it can be summed up as efficient in every way. They told me what they would do and when they would do it, and it went exactly on time very smoothly. Dr. Rodriguez came and met with us, and cordially answered all my questions in English.
 
The pain: there wasn't any. At worst I felt a little sore once it was done. The staff kept me well supplied with good pain and nausea medication, and I was up walking about the facility, doing my laps, within an hour of the procedure. Going to a dentist is much more difficult. I was back to work at the end of the week.
 
The surgical wounds: there was never a trace of infection. There was no bleeding. Dr. Rodriguez made the smallest of incisions and sealed them with Durabond and already, a month later, the small scars are beginning to fade.
 
Psychologically: Life after stomach. I was out the next morning following one day in the hospital. It is an adjustment to going from eating like a horse, as I did, to being only able to tolerate food in very small amounts. My brain says "EAT," and my stomach says, "NO THANKS." Each day gets a little easier. In the first week, I did have signifigant hunger pangs, but they are lessening daily. Every day gets easier to get my brain around eating just a little amount, and my tiny stomach feels more and more comfortable.
 
The weight loss: BeLiteWeight provided me with a comprehensive pre and post surgical eating plan. Lots of vitamin supplements. The pounds are melting off me like snow in July, and I don't have to fight it. I went from 265 pounds the day of surgery to 234 pounds in a month. My feet don't hurt so much. I can sleep on my side again, which I couldn't do because my obesity hurt my hips. My knees don't hurt so much. I can tie my shoes and getting in and out of a car isn't like trying to climb Mt. Everest any more. I have more energy.

My blood sugars are rapidly returning to almost normal. It is soon yet, but I have gone from using two hundred, or more, units of insulin every day, to using less than twenty, and some days not at all. It is too soon to predict the final outcome, but it strongly appears that my diabetes is going into remission.
 
Paying for it: No lie, I save so much on groceries and eating out that it is no trouble making payments. I still get to enjoy food, just in very small amounts.
 
The hope: Best of all I have hope for the future. I no longer wonder when my diabetes is going to ruin my life and my ability to support my family. I have hope for a long and healthy life to provide for my family. Bariatric surgery was the best decision I ever made, and BeLiteWeight helped me every step of the way. I cannot thank you enough for getting me over the hump.*
 
Very Best Regards,
 
Jeff M
El Paso, Texas

 

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Andre M - 1 Year Update*

"A year ago...

I weighed three hundred and forty pounds. Yikes!

But thanks to the awesome patient advocates, nurses and doctors at BeLiteWeight, I am enthused to say that today I weighed in at 183.7 lbs.

Still some 15-20 lbs. from where I need to be, but a massive step in the right direction.

I liken it to a tectonic shift. A change in, not only, physique but perhaps even moreso, in mentality - a complete lifestyle overhaul. Of which, I could not be happier about!

I feel for the first time, I am able to live life to the fullest and thus look forward-to and plan for, the future. And the future is as bright as the noon sunlight!

For this, I am forever thankful to the people who made this all possible. Principally, my grandparents parents, friends and outlying family members, who have ALL supported me through this transition.

So here's to health! Here is to life!

And Thank you for what y'all have given me; As my sister, most aptly phrased it, a chance to hit the 'reset' button." *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Emily S - 1 Year Update*

"A year ago today I was waking up in a Mexican hospital, screaming for help, and had the worst chest pain ever. As the next 48 hours progressed and I was dismissed from the hospital I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into. I spent a night in a San Diego hotel and when woke up the next day I was thankful to be alive, ready to get on my flight home, and more than ready to kiss my baby. The last year hasn't been easy, it wasn't magic, and there were SO many tears cried.

I found a quote a few weeks ago that said, one day your workout will become your warmup.  It really inspired me as over the last few weeks the intensity of my workouts has really increased and I've really been pushing my body. A year ago at this time I wasn't even going to the gym, I was stressed with the ending of a relationship, preparing for this trip to Mexico, and wondering how I was to afford the life I so badly wanted in Colorado. At this time last year, I was working night shift and planning my diet for the first month after my surgery, planning my 25th birthday outfit because I KNEW I would be at 165 by then (hah). Over the last year I've realized I had/have a toxic relationship with food. I've learned that when I eat sugar, I want to eat more sugar, it makes me emotional and basically a psycho.

 I've learned that it really was possible for my workout to become my warm up, and that there is much more satisfaction in burning/sore muscles than there is in frosting covered pumpkin shaped sugar cookies. I've realized that realistically I will NEVER weigh 165 lbs (I haven't been that weight since probably 3rd grade). I've learned that I'd rather be able to go run a mile or 5 than be at a certain number on the scale. I've learned that this journey won't ever be over, that this is something that I'm going to have to work on for the rest of my life. I've learned that not every day is perfect and that somedays you'll eat that cookie, and not go to the gym, and that you'll want snacks all day, but I've also learned that tomorrow is a new day.

 In the last year I've gone from Size 26 to a size 16 (which by the way is official plus size model size (sign me up). Size 5x scrubs to size L (depending on style). I've lost fat, friends, inches, love, but I've gained so much more. I've gained knowledge, healthy friendships, a better relationship with food, techniques that will make this a lifestyle, but most importantly gained myself. I gained the girl who I so desperately fought to be. The girl who can say NO, the one who can fight for what she believes in, and most importantly the one who knows what she NEEDS the most in this life. Here's to the girl whose wardrobe became workout clothes, the one who ate a significantly less amount of cookies in the last 365 days, the one who is still pushing, and the one who isn't going to stop.

UPDATE:  I am now training for a triathlon that is In January. Weight is just a number and this journey has become about so much more than appearing thin. I can't thank you guys enough for my life back."

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Nicole C - 8 Month Update*

"Awesome! I am down 81 pounds! Went from 214 and now I am 133"*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Wendy A - 4 Month Update*

"248 beginning 194 now"*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Joshua P - 8 Month Update*

"My name is Joshua. I am 8 months out. I've lost 140 lbs. Best thing I've ever done. Thanks to everyone with BeLiteWeight"*

 

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Deb K. - 4 Days Post Surgery*

Four days since surgery on Sept.29th, 2015. I'm feeling really good!  The experience in Mexico was unbelievable.  Don't ever let anyone scare you or tell you that it is unsafe to go the the Hospital Angeles in Juarez Mexico for any type of surgery.  The facility was gorgeous.  It was like a 4 star hotel.  Beautifully designed, immaculately clean and the staff was amazing.  I have never received care in America like I did in Mexico. 

The nurses were kind and respectful.  They never entered your room without knocking and waiting for you to allow them in, the rest of the staff came in at least 2-3 times a day to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.  They even offered to have food delivered from any restaurant in town for my husband is he so desired. The language barrier was a bit of a problem but the new translator apps work really well!   The Doctors..... I can't say enough.  They visited me regularly, kept me informed and the day of surgery they came in the morning, told me my surgery would be around noon and sure enough at 11:55am - they came to take me. 

The surgery process was painless. Considering all of the old scar tissue and old remnant stomach that had to be removed,  I have had minimal pain since.  Just some discomfort from where the drain was placed for 2 days and the gas which is normal.  I am home now and following my post-op diet exactly as ordered.  I went for a walk this morning and will go for a couple more throughout the day. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!!!!!!!!!   I'm actually on my way to my new healthy life!  Oh, and by the way..... I'm already down 5 more lbs in the last 4 days!!  I'll be sending some before and after pictures around 3 months out. GIVE YOURSELF THE EXPERIENCE AND LIFE YOU DESERVE - HAVE THIS DONE WITH BELITEWEIGHT!!*

 

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Karina S - 2 Month Update*

Down 36 pounds in 2 months and looking great!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Tammy W - 1 Year Update*

I just wanted to take a moment and update you on my progress since today is the one year anniversary of my new life! To date, I have lost a total of 117.6 pounds and I am still losing. It has slowed some, as expected, but I continue to lose. I started this journey with a BMI of 51.2 which was in the morbidly obese range. I am happy to say, as of today, I am just overweight with a BMI of 28.3 I would say that is a huge win.

What's even better is looking back at how I have actually LIVED life over the past year. I went on a mission trip to Honduras in June and didn't huff and puff my way through the mission field. What a WIN! I participated in numerous 5K walk/runs over the summer and even recently completed a half marathon. What a WIN! My husband had the surgery in May and he has lost 99 pounds as of today. We went to Tennessee on vacation last month and hiked our butts off! We also went zip-lining and horseback riding for the first time which, wasn't possible last year due to us being over the weight limit for those activities.

It was funny, when the guy was checking us in for zip lining, he asked us to step on the scale and I said, "uh oh!" He laughed at us and said, "No worries, you are both WAY under the weight limit!" I wanted to tell him you have no idea how great that makes me feel but he wouldn't have understood the journey I'm sure. Again...What a WIN!!! To end this year with a bang, I will be leaving on October 28, to hike the Havasu Falls area on the south rim of the Grand Canyon! HUGE WIN!!!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Carlisle B - Letter Regarding Juarez*

I would like to take this opportunity to tell anyone who is considering gastric bypass or the gastric sleeve, that Dr. Elmo Aramburo and his team at Star Medica in Juarez were absolutely wonderful. I will admit I was skeptical at first, and I was extremely nervous about making the journey to Mexico. A location I had never been to before, but I was treated with the utmost respect from the doctors and the nursing staff.

I have been home for six weeks now and have lost 32lbs! My only regret is not having this done sooner! I come from a long family of medical professionals and was told by family and friends not to go, but ultimately the choice was mine, and I am so glad that I went ahead and made the choice to have the gastric sleeve. I feel like a new person! Anyone who has any doubts, I can assure you the treatment you will receive will be very professional and caring. Thank you again to the team at Star Medica!*

 

 

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Justin A - 6 Month Update*

Starting Weight 385 Current Weight 228 This has been the hardest thing that I have ever done in my life. I ended up getting a bleeding ulcer that put me in the hospital for almost 2 weeks since they did not know where the blood was coming from. Once I got that all figured out i have struggled with passing out due to dehydration and lack of nutrition. A lot of food that I should be able to eat I can't so I am still dealing with that. I have good days and bad. The doctors here did say that it was nothing that the surgeons did wrong I just have bad luck.

I am very happy with the weight loss and in such a short time and think that these other issues will go away. I have been asked over and over if I would do it again and I say that I would have no problem going back to the same surgeons. I have also said to many people that ask about it that if they are going to go through with it to look into going to the same place. I get huge compliments on a daily basis. I say do it for you and no one else. Go for it.

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Jenah A - 6 Month Update*

6 months out and I am so happy with how far I've come. Starting weight 350 currently 238. I feel better than I have in a long time. I am not where I need to be but I am on my way... Less back and knee pain...no more sleep apnea machine.. good blood pressure... I am able to do so much more with my daughter and family.. I'm so very thankful for that. Looking back I would do it again. Best decision I ever made. Thank you BeLiteWeight for saving me and giving me my life back!*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Timothy N - 8 Month Update*

313 to 165 in 8 months!*

 

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Sharla*

Sharla is down 40 pounds! *

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Ben P - 15 Month Update*

It's been exactly 460 days since my journey began. On June 14, 2014, I entered Star Medica at 442 lbs. YIKES!!! Today, I'm hanging at 240 lbs and still losing in small increments. If not for some minor excess skin, I estimate that I'd be 215-220. That's a minute, insignificant price to pay for how I feel. The day I had surgery, I was in a 56 waist and 5xl shirt. Today, I'm in 36-38 pants and l-xl shirts. Also, I was wearing a 64 suit jacket. I'm now wearing a 46. Included is a very cheesy, yet fun, casual pic of me now. Everytime someone asks me about beliteweight my response is simple. "Look at me." *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Jeff T - 4 Month Update*

I bet I feel even better than the picture could ever show. I have lost right about 120lbs from pre-surgery diet until today! The hospital was completely amazing. Star-Medica is a place that US hospitals should strive to match in both appearance and professionalism. The place is gorgeous and you feel very comfortable the minute you walk in the doors.  It is furnished well and it is sparkling clean..

Dr. Rodriguez and his associates, including the anesthesiologist, are super friendly and took lots of time to calm my nerves and answer all of my questions. I had never had surgery before so I was a nervous wreck.  Dr. Rodriguez checked on my twice the night of surgery and then daily after.  I also saw one of his associate surgeons daily in addition to his nutritionist who came daily to talk to me about lifestyle changes moving forward. They were all amazing. I have already sent two of my close friends for surgery and a third recently paid her deposit.

The length of stay was perfect in my opinion. I'm a busy body and any more time down would have been hard. I was off pain medicine at noon the day after my surgery, so I spent a lot of time walking the halls and watching television.  I was ready to go home and was pain free when I left..  I did not spend one penny more than I was originally quoted.  I was actually impressed. I was honestly afraid of there being a shake down when I got there for more money. That was not the case at all. The admissions team at the hospital was ready for my arrival and processed all of my paperwork quickly and I paid my balance with a cashiers check. . Not only did I feel safe in Juarez, I have considered traveling back to El Paso to visit again. I feel like it would be a neat city to take some time to explore.

I think the only surprise that I have encountered is how quickly I have lost weight and how good I felt immediately. I can eat nearly anything I want now, but small small doses. I watch what I eat and I take my supplements and honestly I feel great.  I don't suffer from insomnia anymore nor do I feel exhausted all day long. I was a size 52" waist and now I'm in a 38. That's the biggest surprise. I would not only do it again, but I wouldn't wait until I was 37 to do it. I realize how much of my life I have missed and quite frankly, it's sad.  I am a huge supporter of the surgery and know that it's a blessing. If you're ready for the long term changes, I think you'll do well.  The hardest part of the entire journey was learning that food isn't fun or delicious, it's merely something that I need a couple of times a day for survival.  There are times that I see someone eating something that I want, and I want to tackle them and steal it, but it passes quickly. You'll find things that will help you forget about food. My secret is my Yeti tumbler. It keeps ice cold water with me all day. If I feel the need to munch, I drink some cold water and it fills me up really quickly and I move on.

There are lots of horror stories I read, especially while on the plane headed to El Paso. I was scared.  It made me decide to commit to the post surgical diet and the changes to my lifestyle. I now walk every day. I bought a FitBit to monitor my physical activity and I try to do a little more each day than the day before. I compete with myself. It's great. My doctor here local is impressed with the results and is shocked at how much I have lost without any negative side effects. I have had no hair loss, all of my blood work looks great and I feel amazing. *

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

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Gabrielle - 4 Month Update*

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 quickly and decided that I had to do something. I was never extremely obese, but I was overweight. My goal was to go from 200 pounds to 140. I was back up to 180 when I had my VSG with Dr. Jose Rodriguez & Dr. Elmo Aramburo.

I have actually had three experiences with surgery in Mexico. The first time was in Monterrey, where I had my lap band placed. I was very satisfied with the surgeon, care, and facility. I was pretty happy with the lap band and lost weight. I sometimes had food get stuck, and getting fills was kind of inconvenient, but it was OK.

 The second time I went to Mexico, it was in Cancun. I was scheduled to have the sleeve done with a doctor there. As it turned out, I ended up not having the surgery. The doctor there started the surgery and then decided he didn't want to do it because I had scar tissue. To make matters worse, he told me that I wouldn't get any refund. It was a horror. All I had to show for my air fare, hotel, time off, and money ($6,500.00) was a 1 inch scar. So I was definitely nervous about trying Mexico again.

I am so glad I went through with the surgery. My experience with BeLiteWeight was seamless from beginning to end. When I first inquired about the surgery and explained my fears from my recent trip, JoAnne called me and asked me about all of my concerns. She got answers to all of my questions and called me back.

I was also concerned about the scar tissue I had from previous surgery, and she was kind enough to forward my medical records and pictures from my endoscopy to Dr. Rodriguez who looked at them and assured me that he would be able to do the surgery. Dr. Rodriguez even called me to make sure that all of my questions were answered. This was all before I even scheduled the surgery. Because of my prior bad experience with the other surgeon, JoAnne gave me in writing a contract that said how much it would cost if I went for surgery and it couldn't be performed.

I went to Juarez in July of 2011 for the surgery. My husband went with me. He is a surgeon and if things didn't look on the up and up, he would have canceled the surgery. I arrived at the airport and was picked up promptly by a driver for BeLiteWeight. We were taken to the hospital (which is very safe and secure) and checked in. They were expecting all of us so the check in went quickly. I was taken to my room, which was nicer than any room in any facility I have seen in the US. It was quite clean and modern.

I arrived on a Friday in the afternoon. I was seen by a psychologist, nutritionist, anesthesiologist, was given a history and physical, EKG, and lab work to make sure that I was safe for surgery. I went down later that day and had my procedure, which went well. Needless to say, it was a success. I was sore after, but it went away pretty fast. I actually left on Sunday, a day early and returned to work on Monday. Before I left the hospital in Juarez, they did a scan to make sure that there were no leaks in my suture line.

Since my surgery I have not had to have any follow up. Dr. Rodriguez was actually kind enough to clean up some of the massive scar tissue I had which really reduced the pain I had from before the surgery. I steadily lost weight and reached my goal weight of 140.* I was up to 200 before Weight Loss surgery, which may not seem like a lot to some people, but I went from a size 16 (really tight) to a size 4.*

I would do it again in a heart beat. I have been quite happy with the Gastric Sleeve. I wish that I would have had the sleeve to start with now. The band is good too though. My sister and brother both have a band and have both lost over 100 pounds.

Even though it has been a year and a half, I still can't believe how good I look and feel. I have been to my PCP and GYN for annual check ups, and everything is great. My cholesterol went down to 170*. I wear a smaller size now than I did in high school.*

It isn't often you can say that you got what you paid for with no problems, but I do think that I got what I paid for and more with this surgery and the services provided by BeLiteWeight.*

 

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo
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Stacy N - 4 Month Update*

65lbs since surgery but a total of 90 since I started the pre-op diet 305 pre-op diet 275 surgery day 215 now *

 

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Monica P - 11 Month Update*

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Leona B - 7.5 Month Update*

 I am doing GREAT!!! My surgery was the end of December 2014 and in the 7 1/2 months I have lost 70 pounds and am 5 pounds to get to goal. The surgery has changed my life. I eat anything I want--just not very much of it but I eat 4-5 times a day. I just had my yearly wellness exam and the doctor sat there with a HUGH grin. My cholesterol is down 67 points, I am not needing my CPAP machine, and I am off my arthritis meds. 75 and don't look it! YEAH!!!* - Leona

 

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Joe and Traci G - 6 Month Update*

Well, we have officially reached 200 lbs lost between the 2 of us. I had surgery Jan 2015, he had surgery Feb 2015.

We are beyond excited about this! It's been a great journey. I've heard several say it's the easy way out, well it's not the easy way out at all. It's a process. It takes decision, dedication, and it takes perseverance. 

This weight loss journey started out with me being obsessed about calories, but we have learned that it is so much more than that. It's calories, carbs, protein, exercise, and even more than that. It has changed our whole lives!!!! It's a change that we have embraced. It's a journey that I would not have wanted to do with anyone else. Still a little ways to go, but we've got this!!! No regrets!!

Dr. Rod and Dr. Elmo along with the rest of the staff at Star Medica were wonderful. The hospital is very clean and everyone is very nice. At no point did we feel like we were not safe there. Teri, our coordinator, was very informative. She made the process very simple for us!

We are very thankful for Belite Weight and what it has allowed us to accomplish. We have tried other things, but this has proven to be the best ever!!

Again, thank you. We will keep y'all posted as we reach our 1 year mark.*

Sincerely,

Joe C. and Tracie G
Thanks!

 

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Mary C - 10 Month Update*

This was the best decision I have ever made. The biggest thing that I have gained from this experience was not the weight loss, or physically feeling better, it was the huge boost in confidence and self worth that I have gained from this process. My starting weight was 343lbs, I am now 224lbs. I feel great, I look great, I am trying new things, I am getting out of my comfort zone, life keeps getting better everyday. *

 

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Jessica W - 4 Month Update*

I would recommend this procedure to anyone! This is the best decision I have made for myself. Learning how to eat again is definitely a mind game but as long as you make sure and eat your protein and vegetables first, there isn't room for anything else! I have already lost 74.5 pounds and am only 33 pounds away from my goal weight. I feel amazing! My A1c numbers are back in order and my cholesterol is now back in a normal range. As for having the surgery in Mexico, I was nervous but because of the referral list and the testimonials of people I could follow I put my trust in Beliteweight and I was not let down.

We were picked up from the airport and taken straight to the hospital, there was someone at check-in to help translate and get us all set up in our room. My surgery was scheduled the same day as arrival and I was prepped and taken back very quickly. The surgery went well with no complications. Dr.  Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo both came and checked on me before and after the surgery in my room and explained everything to me. I stayed in the hospital for 2 days after surgery and traveled back home to Washington. I really had very little pain during recovery and only took the pain medications for the first couple of days when I got home.  I started my weight loss journey in a size 16 jeans the picture I've included is in my new size EIGHT jeans!!!*

 

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Kirk S - 8 Month Update*

down 83 lbs, my old Army uniform now fits again, and I climbed Long’s Peak in CO (14,000’) something that would have been impossible a year ago.  BTW, when you hike and climb for 9 hours, you burn 6000 calories…no wonder those people are so skinny ;-)*

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Ben P - 13 Month Update*

Thirteen months later, and 200 lbs lighter, I'm physically able to give of myself to this little guy who arrived on Wednesday. Our two boys will be big benefactors of my decision to beliteweight!*

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Angela G - 1 Year Update*

 Last week was a year from my surgery and I have lost 100lbs.

Thank you for helping me change my life!*

 

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Patrina B - 4 Month Update*

Hello I am doing great I have lost approximately 45 pounds. My A1C numbers have decreased and I went from a 22 to a 16. This is my update. Thank you all so much.*

Surgeon Dr. Thomas Umbach

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Joshua P - 5 Month Update*

just wanted to say thanks. And I'm doing great.  My starting weight was 316. Now I'm 199.8.  ;)). I was sleeved on 02/27/15. Having the sleeve done has been an amazing journey. I'm down 117 lbs so far I'm almost 5 months out. I'm so happy with the new me. Best decision I've ever made. And thanks to everyone at belite and and star medica.*

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Hope R - 6 Month Update*

Hi! 
I am six months post op now! I am down 72 pounds!!! I can now shop in any store that I want, even the boutiques that never carry sizes larger than a 10! Only 20 more pounds to my goal weight. 
Thanks for everything!!!*
Hope R

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Gena W - 3 Month Update*

Surgeon Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Latoya D - 7 Month Update*

First I would like to say that this was the best decision i I could ever made.  I have struggled with my weight for about 10 years and have taken every diet pill and have been on every diet known to man!  It was getting harder and harder for me to do the most simple things. Hated going to the grocery store, felt like people were starring at me. I became really down on myself. I saw myself eating all the time like i had a never ending stomach!  The last draw was when i was leaving Subway and a kid yelled out the car and called me fat. I researched the Gastric Sleeve procedure in Mexico for about a year. I did not qualify in the states because i had no health issues only high BMI. Ibecame  frustrated and knew that i could not do this by myself.

My starting weight the day of surgery  October 2014 was 235 and currently June 2015 I am 175. I feel absolutely amazing!!!  I can only eat about 3oz a time and by the time im hungry again i already worked it off by waking at work so thats how the weight stays off !!I could have lost a whole lot more but i had to kind of lay off excercise and my diet because clothes were getting a little expensive because of the weight coming off.... I went from a 18/20 to a size 12 !!  I actually get excited to get dressed in the morning now and love going shopping now. People that havent seen me in a while are amazed and think i look my own sister just smaller. I love it!!   Just thank you for everything and the sweetest follow up staff. *

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Ahmed F - 1 Year Update*

This journey was not easy to be taken as it took me 2 years to decide to do the surgery as I tried first to lose weight by doing training and going to the gym but with any set back emotionally I'll gain the weight I lost in a year just in 3 months. So searching I found BeLiteWeight which made my decision easier and with all the help and follow up calls after the surgery I feel you guys like a family to me. The journey became easier to lose weight but defiantly needed more workout, which became easier and easier, to get in shape. Now I'm 155 lb and I'll keep this and maintain it.*

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Marisa Q - 4 Month Update*

I just have to say how happy I am that I went through this journey. Down 71 lbs. I had so many medical problems.. Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain etc. I was in so much medication it was brutal. I am now off all but 1 medication and I couldn't be happier or healthier!! I would totally do this over again given the chance! Thank you to all the staff at Star Medica in Juarez!! I owe you all everything. The medical care I received from you all way surpassed my expectations. God bless you all. *

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Hope R - 4 Month Update*

4 months out, 65 pounds lost and wearing a large and size 10's and 12's!!! I couldn't be happier! I hit my first stall over the last two weeks, but I don't care. The scales don't know it all!
Thanks for helping me get my life back!*
Hope R

Surgeons Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve 

 

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Shawn W*

First let me start by saying that I have truly humbled and grateful that I took the time to research your weight loss program. I believe that traveling to Juarez, Mexico and having the gastric sleeve surgery was the best medical decision that I could have made for myself. I am healthier than ever, and has lost almost 90 pounds as a result of healthy eating and exercise. Before the gastric sleeve, I was almost 320 pounds, on 4 blood pressure medications in addition to numerous other medications. Now that I have learned to eat healthy and take better care of myself, I am healthier and happier, and I owe it all to you. *

Surgeon Dr Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Michael G - 5 Month Update*

I'm down to 265 from 350!* - Michael G

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

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Ben P - 1 Year Update*

I'm about six weeks away from my one year anniversary. I'm down 180 lbs and still losing. Thanks again. My success has definitely gotten people asking about beliteweight.com. :)*
--Ben P.

Surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Patti G - 3 Week Update*

I HAVE ABOSLUTELY NO REGRETS. THE TEAM IN JUAREZ WAS FANTASTIC, I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE. IT HAS ONLY BEEN 53 DAYS SINCE MY SUREGERY AND I FEEL GREAT AND I LOVE THE COMPLIMENTS FROM MY HUSBAND AND EVERYONE.*

 

Surgeon Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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VSG Weight Loss Sleeve Before and After Photos

Susan S - 1 year Update*

I was 270 pounds on my Day of surgery. I am now down 90 pounds.  Use to take 2 diabetes medicine and a shot if insulin at night....high blood pressure medicine also plus about 3 more medicine for the heart. Now I take NO medicines!!! I just celebrated my 1 year anniversary!*

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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VSG Weight Loss Gastric Sleeve Photos

Maribah F - 6 Month Update*

The weight loss is a good thing for me but the non-scale victories are what have really been my joy! I can exercise without pain. I got a bike with a trailer for my kids and we go on regular bike rides together. I feel closer to my family and more successful in life in general. This  journey has been one of twists, turns, tweaks, and tumbles but I wouldn't change a thing! Wearing my wedding dress for the first time in about 6 years!*

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Kirk S - 5 Month Update*

5 months down 79 lbs!  just completed my first 5K in a respectable time of 34.38 (7 minutes faster than average).  Last year I could not run down the block.  My weight held me down for too long, so invest in yourself and get it under control.  Look at the statistics…you have only an 8% chance of long term change with behavior modification alone, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, your odds of losing 50-80% of your excess weight go up dramatically and so do your chances of keeping it off.*

Surgeon Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Tammy W - 6 Month Update*


I am down to 178 so I've lost 84 pounds in 6 months. I couldn't be happier. I have to have Greg take an updated pic to send. It's hard to get over the camera avoidance that I have used for years. :) *

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

 

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Hope R - 3 Month Update*

Hi!
I just wanted to let you all know that I am down 59 pounds since starting my pre-op diet. I could not be more pleased! Sorry the pics are selfies, but I wanted you to see the results! *

 

Surgeon Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Linette G - 6 Month Update*

After 6 months of my surgery with dr rodriguez in juarez mexico, i wanna thank you for all ur help , that made it so much easier, i want to say that i havent had any problems and i feel great, dr rod and dr elmo did a great job and i would totally recomend them to  anyone that are looking for a good dr for their surgery, here are some before and after pictures of me, i eould love to share them with everyone, mayve it would help alot of people change their lives, like it did to me, i would do it again if i had to;)*

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Sherry W - 6 Month Update*

Down 96 pounds! Thank you for making this possible for me!!!*

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Bobby C - 11 Month Update*

Forgot to tell you the total weight loss after 11 months was :   155 lbs. !!!!   O N E   H U N D R E D  AND  F I F T Y - F I V E  POUNDS!!    SO HAPPY and Pleased and I am a completely DIFFERENT HUMAN BEING...I FEEL 20 YRS. YOUNGER THAN BEFORE.  I can't thank you enough!!!!!!!!! I pray for MANY Blessings to come your way for being willing to go the extra mile despite my credit history....ALLOWING MY VERY OLD STEP FATHER TO CO-SIGN FOR ME. YOU ARE AWESOME!!*

 

Surgeons Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Bypass

 

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Robin A - 8 Month Update*

 I am so very happy with myself and my weight loss my confidence level is through the roof I am so very happy that I found you and your company!!!! Down 78 lbs in 8 months!!*

 

Surgeons Dr Jose Rodriguez and Elmo Aramburo

Procedure Gastric Sleeve

 

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Paul C - 1 year update*

It was the BEST $$ I've ever spent!! Mar 25th is my 1 year re-birthday and down from 320 to 185*...yeah baby!! It only gets better girls!

Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG

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Tracie G - 7 week update*

7 weeks and I'm down 46 lbs!!!* On the left was before. The right was this last weekend!

Gastric Sleeve

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Laura G - One year update*

The wedding picture is before surgery and the other one is last weekend. I have lost 100 lbs in one year* and I would do it all over again.

Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG

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Ben P - 9 month update*

Hello again. I just wanted to drop another progress report. I've now lost 167 lbs since my sleeve on 6/14/14*. 33 to go for my goal. Included is my driver's license comparison.

--Ben P

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Celia - Nicole - Marisa - 1 year update*

Celia, Nicole and Marisa all had their VSG surgeries on the same day one year ago. Now all three sent a photo in "old" pants. Celia (white shirt) was a size 16 and now she is a size 4*. Nicole (black shirt) was a size 18 now she is a size 3*. Marisa (red shirt) was a size 50x32 now she is a size 32x32*. Congrats ladies!

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Nicole G - 1 year update*

In one year after her VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy), Nicole went from a size 18  and now she is a size 3*.

 

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Marisa V - 1 year update*

Marisa was a size 50x32 now she is a size 32x32* one year after her Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (Gastric Sleeve).

 

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Celia R - 1 year update*

Celia was a size 16 and now she is a size 4* one year after her Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

 

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Victor & Chyrie M. - 3 year update*

I promised JoAnne I would share these. The "after" Gastric Sleeve photo is taken at the same piano. We look 20 years younger and feel it, too. I'm down 131 pounds and Victor is down 168!*

The best thing about the new picture of me: The dress was one my sister bought (size 18) and it was too small for her. For over 40 years, I have been the heavier of the three sisters. Now, I am smaller than the other two and two of my nieces! When I mentioned to my mother that I had my sister's dress and it was an 18. She said "Mxxx can't wear an 18." I said "Well, I can!" From a size 34 to an 18! Whoohoo!*

Thank you for everything! Life is good.

For Victor and Chyrie's original weight loss journey story visit www.beliteweight.com/testimonial-detail/?id=29

 

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Kimberly W - 3 month update*

My highest weight was 248 and as of 2 weeks ago I was 191*. I'm off my blood pressure and cholesterol pills. I was Sleeved on 11/28/14. It was the best decision I've made to improve my overall health.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

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Joyce P - 10 month update*

The photo on the left was in April 2014, the day I arrived in Juarez for my surgery. The one on the right was in February  2015 at my 100 lb loss!* The sleeve surgery was the best thing I've ever done for myself. Thanks BeLiteWeight for helping me thru this.

Surgery: Gastric Sleeve

 

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DeBreena M - 4 month update*

In just 4 months I've lost 45 pounds!* I'm so happy I choose to have this surgery. Thank you!

 

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Hope R - 6 week update*

I am down 40.5 pounds since starting my pre-op diet*. I feel so much better!  I was very happy with the entire process. I felt very safe at Star Medica in Juarez. The hospital was very clean and the staff took excellent care of me. The doctors made sure that I understood everything!

I highly recommend the amazing doctors and staff at Star Medica and Jamie and JoAnne at BeLiteWeight made sure all my questions were answered and that I knew I wasn't in this alone!

Can you guys forward this picture to my docs in Juarez please!?!

Thanks for everything!
Hope

Gastric Sleeve Surgery 1-9-15

 

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Crystal S*

 

I forgot to update you on my experience with the surgery and the post op healing. I am grateful to you for helping me through process of getting into this surgery. You helped me with details and calmed my nerves.When picked up a the airport I was pleasantly surprised that my ride was there and waiting.

The surgery was difficult for me. I was in pain and not sure how to handle myself. With that in mind I have never been treated so well in a hospital before. I could not speak a word of Spanish. But this wasn't an issue because the staff were so kind and tried hard to fulfill every need. They checked on me frequently and even listened throughout the night to my needs for pain medication and were helpful in finding me a sleep aide that would stop me from pacing the hallways all night.The doctors and specialist came at least three times a day to check on me. They seemed to sincere in their concerns and listened intently.I have never ha that experience of the actual doctors talking to me and staying to chat about the healing, I loved it!

 I want to thank all of  you for your professionalism and amazing care. When I was at my weakest you guys made me feel safe, cared about, and heard.

The medication were affordable and worked great. I am now healed and have lost 34 pounds in 2 months*, I am moving forward. I am so grateful for this new chance in life!

THANK YOU!

Crystal S

 

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Anthony B - 4 month update*

Anthony wanted to share his progress so far. He's down 80 pounds in just 4 months* after his VSG surgery.

 

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Quanna B - 4 month update*

Quanna is down 70 pounds in 4 months* after her Gastric Sleeve surgery in October. Congratulations and thank you for sharing your photos with us!

VSG / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Claudia C*

Hi JoAnne,
I hope that you are well! I wish you and everyone at BeLite an excellent year. I have lost a total of 55 lbs*. I weigh only 126 lbs. now. I really don't want to loose any more weight, so I try to eat more often. I feel fine, I've had ABSOLUTELY NO problems. I have received several calls from people and I have told each and everyone of them it was the best decision I have made.

Best regards,
Claudia C

 

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Amy E*

 

I'm down 150lbs... WOOOHOOO*!!!  Also my friend who went to have surgery, as a result of me going, is down about the same amount too!  From a size 26/28 pants and 3x shirt to a size 14 pants and M/L shirt*!!!

Thank you so much for making this program available to people like me who can't afford the prices here in the states and who's insurance doesn't cover the surgery!  I must say it has been completely life changing!!!  I feel like after 10 years of not feeling like myself I have "Me" back!  I cannot thank you enough... no words could describe how amazing it feels!!!  THANK YOU!

Will send photos soon. I just need to find some good full body pics of before as I was always hiding behind the camera in those days!  As for recent ones, I have plenty!!! :)  I will see about rounding them up asap.  Also, I just got back yesterday from Juarez accompanying another one of my friends to your facility to have the sleeve done!  :)  That's 3 so far since mine!
 

Thanks

Amy

 

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Nicolette C and Holly K - 8 month update*

Please see our attached pictures. The original was taken on June 30th, sitting at the airport on our way to Juarez.  The other was taken on January 8th (my sisters birthday)  Both my sister and I had surgery on June 30th with Dr Rod. 

The facility was amazingly clean and the staff was phenomenal!!  Our other sister is actually sitting in Juarez having her sleeve done today (2/23/15) at noon. 

It has been just under 8 months since surgery.  I am no longer taking diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol medication. My A1c has dropped from a 10.5 to a 5.9.*  I weigh less than I ever have in my adult life. 

Thanks to Dr Rod and the BeLite team, I finally had the courage to go to beauty school.  This is something that I never would have had the courage to do without this life saving procedure.  I am due to graduate in May, and couldn't be happier.  My whole life has changed, I finally feel like I am actually living.

 

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Emily S - 3 month update*

3 months and 75 lb difference*

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve

 

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Stephanie P - 10 month update*

10 months and half my size*..thanks i feel great!

Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

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Rebecca S - 11 month update*

Hi JoAnne,

I was wondering if I can update the picture that we used for my testimonial? I have lost more weight and would like to update that! I weighed 273 pounds when I went to Mexico for surgery, it has been 11 months and I weigh 158 today*!

There are so many things that are just crazy..... for example my wedding ring was a size 8 1/4 when I went to have surgery and now it is a size 6 1/2 just little things like that a person never thinks about! WOW I never would have thought I would lose 115 pounds!*

 

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Ahmed A - 8 month update*

I started at 275 and my current weight is 163* after my Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Jose Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo.

 

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Kenny F - 11 month update*

Thanks for all you have done to make my transformation back to a active life style, I feel better than I've felt in years... wish I would have done it sooner, my 1 year anniversary will be March 1st.

I've lost 142 lbs and went from a 46 in pants to a 34*. I've had very little problems adjusting to my lifestyle changes and I'm able to do things that I've not be able to do in years, so I truly recommend it to anyone who is considering the gastric sleeve to get back to a fit and healthy life style once again.

Thanks to Dr.Rodriguez and his staff for doing all that they did during and after my surgery.

Thanks,
Kenny F

 

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Denise and Ashley W.*

Ishi,
This is Denise W. (on the left) and my Daughter in Law, Ashley W. (on the
right.)

My weight started at 231 lbs and I am now at 117 lbs*. Ashley is at a 100 lb
weight loss.

We are very glad we traveled from Missippi to Mexico for the sleeve surgery a little over a year ago. I also went
back with my Daughter in December for her gastric sleeve surgery. I can't wait to see her
results... so excited for her.

This is the best I have felt in a long time. Many thanks to the Dr's and
their staff and also to you for your help to start this journey.

Regards,
Denise W.

 

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Ben P - 7 month update*

Just wanted to let you all know that I just passed the 7 month mark and I'm down 150 lbs* :)
Ben P.

Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

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Christie A - 5 month update*

Hi JoAnne,

The picture in my turquoise top was the week before I left for my sleeve surgery in Mexico. The next two are around Christmas time. Currently I weigh a hundred and thirty eight pounds and I am coming up on my 5 month anniversary which would be 50 pounds lost*.  
Thanks, you can share them if you like.

Warmly,
Christie A

 

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Shari R - 7 month update*

Hello JoAnne I came about this old picture at my highest weight and the latest...the first before photo I was at 287 pounds in 2010 and now I'm 176 pounds*. I'm 7 months out from my Gastric Sleeve surgery... so happy! :-)

 

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Mandy L - 18 month update*

Hi everyone... Just wanted to let y'all know I'm doing great! Didn't lose as many pounds as I thought I would but did lose a lot of inches which is better for me! At a year and a half out I'm down to 185 lbs*. My original goal was 170-175 so I might get there. I have included some of my pictures. You may use all of them if you wish. I have some in collages and I will send the individuals as well. Hope this helps someone make the same decision I made.

Mandy L

Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo
 

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Kezia E -

 

Thank you for checking in. Just flew home this afternoon and though I am still a bit sore, I am doing much better than I expected. The hospital, the surgery team, the nurses and the accommodation were all top notch and beyond my expectations. And I think being in that environment really helped me recuperate faster. If you have any prospective patients (especially Canadians), I would be happy to relay my own experience. Definitely, add me to your list.

Best Regards and Best wishes for the New Year to you and your team.


Kezia
Dr. Elmo Aramburo

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Kirk S - New Years Update*

A New Year email we received this morning from Kirk and he gave us permission to share:

"Nearly everyone I know makes the resolution, this is the year I lose weight. Well, 2014 I had some moments of clarity that made me realize I needed to get my weight under control or I would end up with serious health issues down the line. The bottom line is I'm down 80 pounds this year*. I am wearing the same sized clothes that I wore my final year of college, and hope to lose 20 more in 2015 and be back at my high school weight.

This is honestly the best I have felt since I was in my 20's. I can finally run again, and I really enjoy working out 6 days a week. This is really exciting because there are so many things that I keep discovering that I can now do, but didn't realize were problems:

> My ladder to the attic didn't creak when I got the Christmas lights down
> I realized I mindlessly hopped up on three foot stoop, not tried to get my balance and carefully step up, I just jumped up on the thing
> I don't have to plan and loosen up my hamstrings to cut my toenails
> I went to my daughter's concert at the high school and realized - I didn't have to worry about my pants pocket getting caught on an arm rail. Heck there was actually room in the chair.
> I don't grunt when I get up.
> There is a noticeable absence of little pains in my knees and joints.
> I can use the tray on an airplane without moving my belly.

There is a host of more private revelations that I am not willing to share, but this has been a great journey. No more CPAP, no more blood pressure medicine, no more shopping in the big and tall section. I have more energy than I have in years and I am ready for 2015 with a vengeance. Hopefully this will give hope to others who have had the same struggle. I hope everyone has a great year."

 

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Gastric Sleeve - VSG - Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Angela G - 5 month update*

The picture on the left was taken July 5, 2014 and the picture on the right was taken today, December 30, 2014. It's been 5 months since my Gastric Sleeve surgery and I have lost 75lbs!*
 

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Gastric Sleeve - VSG

Tammy W - 3 months post-op*

I was "Sleeved" 10/6/14 and as of today in down 51.5 pounds*. I feel blessed to be able to have had this procedure done. Thank you BeLiteWeight!

 

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Gastric Sleeve - VSG - Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Bridget C - 6 months post-op*

Hay Mrs JoAnne,

I am Bridget. When I first started this journey I weighed 276, I was wearing 22-24 pants and 3XL in shirts. My health was getting bad very quickly. I was taking three high blood pressure bills, couldn't walk without being out of breath or needing to sit down.

Well it has been about six months since surgery and I have lost 80 pounds*. I wear 16 pants and large shirts. I have been taken off all my meds and I feel great. Have this surgery was the best decision I could have ever made. I am still working on losing 50 more but glad to be happy and active again. Thanks to the drs at BeLiteWeight!!

Surgery: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Marlo E - 7 month update*

I'm down 75 pounds, I went from a size 16 to a size 10*. I'm a size medium which was my size when I started the 7th grade. I love my Sleeve. Thank you JoAnne, Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Aramburo and BeLiteWeight!

 

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Dana W - 6 months post-op*

JoAnne and Nicky:

The team at BeLiteWeight has really changed my life. I'm down 65 pounds in 6 months!*

Dana W

 

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Kirk S - 7 weeks post op*

I went from a size 56 to a 46*.  My old jackets look like I am wearing a tent.   I know my results are not typical, but it is spectacular.  I am back at the gym.  Before surgery I was lucky to do 15 sit ups.  With no gut, I was able to do 50.  Shame I can’t talk about how things have changed in the bedroom ;-)

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Emily S - 2 months post-op*

Today at two months post-op I'm so thankful that I actually had the nerve to fly to San Diego alone, go to Mexico by myself, to ensure a better future for not only myself but for my son as well. In the past two months I have lost over 50lbs*, and found a much thinner more confident version of myself. I'm thankful for BeLiteWeight for taking such good care of me, and allowing me to become this new person.

Surgery: Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Joseph W - 5 months post-op*

Hi my name is Joe and I wanted to share my experience with everyone because I can't be more grateful for everything BeLiteWeight has done for me. They are a godsend and they truly saved my life.

I, like everyone else, googled weight loss surgery and came across BeLiteWeight. I was in desperate need of surgery because I was 330lbs and suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes, acid reflux, sleep apnea and severe snoring. I was at my wits and and desperate. I've tried every diet, gym routine, etc and nothing had worked.

I contacted BeLiteWeight and got in touch with JoAnne. We discussed all the options and I chose Gastric Bypass. After all the paperwork etc, my date was set for July 18th. The time came and I arrived at El Paso airport and 10 min later I got a call from the taxi driver and he met me at the entrance and took me to the hospital. I checked in and after they did all the required tests and xrays I went into surgery. From the minute I woke up I was taken care of and the entire staff was excellent. I couldn't believe the care I received for the entire 3 day stay. I felt like I was at a resort not a hospital.
 
Fast forward 5 short months and not only have I lost 116lbs*, which shocked my family, my doctors and of course myself, but my blood pressure is normal, I am no longer diabetic, no acid reflux, no sleep apnea and no more snoring. I am off all of my medications now and I feel like I am 18 years old again.

So if you are in a similar situation I would highly reccomend you stop right here. This was literally one of the best experiences I have had and BeLiteWeight made it all possible.

Thanks again to the entire BeLiteWeight team!

 

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Kendra H*

 

We were shocked at how clean the hospital is--wow--it's much cleaner than any hospital I've been to in the US.  The staff were also amazing; I've never received care like that anywhere, and the nursing staff actually cared.  I honestly can't say I've had a good experience with the nursing staff of a hospital until now.  My mom and I were talking about how great everything was at Star Medica, and we both agreed we would prefer to have any future procedures we may need there as opposed to any hospital in the States.  I was truly impressed with everything about the hospital, staff, and physicians.  I met and spoke with three different doctors in addition to Dr. Rodriguez, and they were all wonderful.  I had an allergic reaction to the pain medication and they were very attentive and empathetic, and they also solved the problem quickly once we figured out what was wrong.

I would absolutely love to talk to prospective patients!  I'd give a glowing recommendation, and I could also assuge any safety concerns they may have.  We liked that there were security personnel throughout the hospital, and we never once felt threatened the whole time we were there.  It's best to contact me by email.  This address works, but since I'm graduating next year and I don't know if they let us keep our student accounts, my personal email is (on referral list).

I've lost almost 10 lbs. in just a couple days. Thanks again for checking in, and thank you so much for facilitating this process.  I really can't wait to have my life back.  Thank you so much!

Best regards,

Kendra H

 

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Eileen B*

I had my surgery at Ciudad Juarez on September, 18, 2013. I want to thank BeLiteWeight for giving me the opportunity of changing my life. I got my life and my confidence back! I lost 85 pounds in the first 6 months* and I feel like a new person. I'm at the weight I was looking and learned so much about healthy food with my journey. Thank you so much for all your help and support.
 

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Teresa A - 4 month update*

Teresa sent this over and wanted to share her 45 pound weight loss in 4 months* after her Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Aramburo in Tijuana, Mexico

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Wayne B - 3 month update*

Wayne sent his 3 month update. He's down 56 pounds!*

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Stephanie R*

(I just realized that one of our favorite patient videos wasn't on this page. So although this is a delayed posting I'm sure everyone will enjoy it.)

Stephanie, had Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villareal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo at the Star Medica Hospital in Juarez, Mexico. She lost 85 pounds and put together an amazing video montage*. Thanks Stephanie and Congratulations on your success!

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Sylvia S*

Dear Joanne
 
Yes it has been a year and I have been doing so well losing 125 lbs* and still losing. I am going to have my pannectomy surgery in January and then I will send you a before and after picture. Everyone is amazed at my transformation and I am totally pleased. You really have to have help and encouragement.

Thank you and Doctor Umbach, it was the best thing I have ever done.

Sylvia S

 

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Terrie J*

My name is Terrie J
Surgery: was January 17th 2014
Start weight: 340 I am down 118 pounds* I have about 52 pounds to go.

I live in North Carolina my e-mail is (on referral list) if I can help in anyway.

My journey was great, BeLiteWeight really was a life saver for me. Everyone was nice to me and they new what they were doing. The hospital was clean, they came in and cleaned 2 times a day. The doc's were there to great me, and everyone of them came in and seen me everyday. I was so impressed with the whole journey. I would do it all over if I needed to. I can't say enough about them and how I appreciate them all.

Sorry don't have before or after pics, but I will get them soon.

Surgeon: Dr Jose Rodriguez and Dr Elmo (they are the best)
Location: Star Medica in Juarez Mexico
Procedure: Vertical Sleeve

 

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Dolly M - 2 Month Update*

Hello,

I wanted to share my 2 month update. So far from 10/6 to 12/14 I've lost 30 pounds* after my gastric sleeve surgery. My trip went great. The surgeons Dr. Rodriguez and Dr. Elmo Aramburo were attentive & the hospital was beautiful.

BeLiteWeight's owner JoAnne and Jamie have been available to answer any questions I have had along the way.

-Dolly M

 

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Christina F*

Christina lost 51 pounds in 6 months* after Gastric Sleeve surgery and shared her progress. Congratulations!
 

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Ben P - 18 week update*

Ben sent this on Nov 1st - 18 weeks after his surgery (sorry for the delay in posting)

This is a pair of suit pants I was in earlier this year. I'm down 120 lbs, since June 14th*. Just 18 weeks out and I'm standing in one leg of my old pants*.

 

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Robin A - 3 Month Update*

Robin's down 65 pounds in 3 months* and wanted to share an updated collage. Thank you and congratulations!

 

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Mary C - 4 months post-op*

Mary sent her photos to us. She's lost a total of 67 pounds in a little over 4 months*. Congratulations and thank you for allowing us to share your progress!

 

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Kevin R - Update*

Kevin sent this email to us. He's down 80 pounds since June* and he also gives us a detail on his surgery trip and experience:

First off, my entire experience was EXCELLENT! The folks at BeLiteWeight are awesome and they are all great at coordinating everything from the financing, the travel plans, the trip across the border, and bridging the gap between the patient and the hospital.
 
I took Amtrak to San Diego...a very friendly professional bilingual Mexican gentleman met me at the station to whisk me away to the hospital in TJ. I was driven in comfort in a new minivan...the border patrol waved us across the border (they recognize the driver whom makes several crossings every week). Within 20 minutes, we were at the beautiful, modern Hospital Angeles...the driver went with me to the admission desk, translated for me and accompanied me up to my hospital room. The room was beautiful, with a patient bed and an extra day bed for a guest. Cable tv (with several San Diego stations) and a nice private bathroom with a large standup shower.
 
JoAnne with BeLiteWeight and some of her staff visited me the next morning...prior to my surgery...and answered any questions I had. Shortly after that, my surgeon Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villareal and his medical partner met with me and reassured me that all would be fine. Both docs speak perfect English and they were both very professional and friendly.
 
I had the surgery on a Thursday afternoon, and was supposed to be up and walking a few hours later---that didn't happen.  When I awoke from surgery I was in a good deal of pain, but they gave me some powerful meds and I comfortably slept until the following morning. That afternoon, I was slowly walking around the hospital and only feeling a little soreness. The surgeons came by to check on me again and made certain that I was doing well. The surgery went very well...zero problems or complications.
 
The next morning, Saturday, I was cleared to go home. Another professional driver picked me up at the hospital and took me back to the train station in San Diego. By Saturday afternoon, I was home and resting comfortably!  I returned to work on Tuesday, just 6 days after my gastric sleeve!  (I'm a tv weatherman, so my job is NOT physical. Some folks with physical or strenuous jobs may need 3 weeks to a month before returning to work)
 
I was also nervous about going to Mexico, after all, TJ can be a very dangerous place! The hospital, however, is in the upscale Rio Zono area...the best part of TJ. If you stay in that area around the hospital property...you will be safe.
 
Don't worry about not speaking Spanish, I don't either. The dayshift nurses speak broken English fairly well, and the doctors speak English very well. The nightshift staff speak less English, but you'll find it's still easy enough to communicate with them. I suggest you bring another person with you to help you walk around, get you ice chips, help you to the bathroom, etc.
 
Although there was no follow up needed with my surgeon after I returned home, the BeLiteWeight folks are always available to deal with any complications (don't think there will be any) and you can follow up with your own doc later. That's what I did.
 
If I had to do this again, would I?  ABSOLUTELY!  I'm down 80 pounds and 3 suit sizes since mid June and I'm loving life!
 
Good luck to you all...hope this helps...
 
-Kevin

 

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Carla T*

Hi Joanne,

This whole process has been tremendously easy and exciting. Let me start by saying how appreciative I am for your company's mission to offer safe affordable bariatric surgeries.  My sleeve gastrectomy surgery in Juarez by Dr. Rodriguez on March 25th, 2014 was the beginning of a new chapter in my life! 

The hospital and staff were awesome and the recovery was amazingly easy. I have strived to follow the doctor's instructions of drinking 64 ozs of water, taking my vitamins, and eating predominantly lean protein sources daily. I have lost 119 lbs in just under 8 months* and have 50 more to go to reach my goal. Since the surgery I no longer take blood pressure medication and my feet and knees no longer hurt which has enabled me to be so much more active with my family!

This has been a spectacular gift for my upcoming 50th birthday!   I wish you would share my experiences and thaks with the hospital and BeLiteWeight staff to let them know how grateful I am for the work that they are doing.
 
Please feel free to use me as a reference for your company.  I would be honored to be able to help someone else begin their journey to being healthier!

Sincerely,
Carla T

 

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After

Pamela B*


Many people have given me a hard time and said I wasn't big enough to have this surgery. I have struggled with my weight since I was 9 years old. And although I was never morbidly obese I have always been obese and unhappy. I let everyone come first and I finally found the time and money to take care of me. My kids are grown and starting to have kids of their own. I'm not the retired grandma, or the rich grandma, but now I can be the FUN grandma. This journey has given me the chance to fell better and younger than I did 30 years ago. My husband of 34 years and I are closer than ever. He has been great support. I feel great and have no regrets.

I started at 199 pounds the day of my surgery in June, 2014 and I'm now 155 pounds.*

I have a attached a few selfies of me along my journey. I would be honored for you to post them. Maybe it will help someone in a similar situation.

I would like to add how great you guys have been. My facilitator has been there every step of the way and still answers any questions I have. She made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. BeLiteWeight provides a great service and I am so happy I found you.

 

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Elicia L*

Hi Ishi

I'm feeling much better today than yesterday!!  I had a lot of gas pain but that's much better now.  I'm actually waiting in Dallas now for my flight that has been delayed.  I met several people there who was having surgery on the same day as I and we exchanged numbers... The stay at the hospital was wonderful... Everyone was very kind and helpful!! I'd recommend Dr. Rodriguez to everyone... He has great bedside manners.. Dr. Elmo as well!!

Thank you so much!!

Elicia L

 

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Ahmed A - 5 month update*

Ahmed shared his 5 month update with us. He went from a size 46 to a size 34 in those 5 months and has lost well over 80+ pounds.* Congratulations Ahmed!

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Jennifer C*

I was type 2 Diabetic and I was taking 5 shots and 2 pills a day to control it. I was on blood pressure meds and had diabetic neuropathy that I was taking three different meds for. I hurt every day I couldn't walk because my feet hurt so bad.

I was sleeved March 25,2014. I’m petite in height at 5’2” and my start weight was 288. I am now 218 and I’m still losing.* I am not diabetic anymore and I haven't taken any diabetic meds since 3 days after surgery.* I went on vacation a month ago and I walked 11000 steps and out-walked the whole family. I cannot say thank you enough for what this tool has done for my life.

The one photo was last summer and the other is three days ago. Was I a size 28 before surgery and my mom took me shopping for my birthday a few days ago… she bought me a new outfit in size 16 and I cried when I was able to put it on.*

I made the best decision I have ever  in choosing BeLiteWeight and these wonderful Drs. Thank you Thank you

Jennifer C

Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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VSG - Vertical Sleeeve Gastrectomy

Christy D*

Hi,

I have attached two pictures of my face. One is from the video that Jamie took at the hospital after surgery (video added here). The other is a selfy I took of me on the beach in Florida a few weeks ago. I've lost 54 lbs so far.* Best thing I ever did.

I watch that video I did on the second day after surgery and I can't believe how much different I look now. My face was so bloated in that video. I have a neck now :-)

Best Wishes,
Christy D

Video taken March 2014, two days after surgery.
Surgery: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Results

Nickie S*

UPDATE: October 22, 2014

Joann,
Here are the pictures I promised you two weeks ago. The first picture is me at my heaviest at 233.8 Christmas Eve 2013.
Then the other two pictures are of me in the last month. I am down to 165.2 for a total weight loss of 68.6lbs since March 20th, 2014.* I have lost a total of 45 inches* and I feel amazing.

Nickie S


JoAnne,

I just wanted to check in a say hi.  I had my surgery back on March 20th, 2014. I've lost 65.8 lbs as of this morning, and I feel great.  I ran my first 5k two weekends ago, and my husband and I just signed up for a 10k next month.  I never in a million years thought that I would become a runner, it is such an amazing feeling to find myself doing things I never thought possible. 

I have to thank you and Jamie both, you both were extremely helpful to my dad and I during our 3 day stay.  From you picking us up at the airport and telling me more about what to expect from surgery and after, to Jamie helping my dad with directions. You guys are the best, and I just wanted to say thanks again.  Please forward this to Jamie!

I will take a pic as soon as I can, but first I have to go buy a smaller size (M).  LOL, I could just pinch myself because I'm so excited.  I will email you once I have it.  Have a wonderful week, and keep up the great work helping so many people. 

Sincerely,
Nickie S

 

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Gastric Bypass Weight Loss - 205 pounds

Michelle C*

Had surgery Sept 2012. I've managed to lose and keep off 205 lbs!* Before surgery weight was 350 lbs size 26-28. I'm currently 145 lbs size 8*....Having surgery honestly changed my life! Thanks BeLiteWeight!

Surgery: Gastric Bypass Surgery
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

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Revision of a prior weight loss surgery

Bobby C*

Bobby had a revision of his prior Gastroplasty to a RNY Gastric Bypass. He gave permission to share his photos with you. Congratulations Bobby, you look great!

 

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Wendy - One Year After Weight Loss Surgery

Wendy G - One Year Update*

Growing up, I really didn't have a weight problem. I was very active and my family ate healthy. Then I got married and started a family of my own. Getting pregnant triggered a lot of medical problems and the problems just grew. I gained weight, and it wasn't so much the weight as it was the many medications that I had to be on. I tried EVERYTHING and I mean everything to lose the weight and nothing helped. Finally, my doctor said that surgery was my only option. I was devastated...I mean, it made me feel like a failure.

Well, I did it and I DON'T for one minute regret it!! I was on 14 medications and am now down to 2.* I lost 62 lbs*., which is just a bonus....I have more energy than I know what to do with, and I plan on being around for a long time!!! I could not have done it without my doctor, or BeLiteWeight. I felt like a person with them. They never made me feel like a "fat slob" or "less of a person" because I wasn't "model thin". You can say that it doesn't matter to you what people think about you, but it does. It hurts to hear "oh, she would be really pretty if she wasn't so big" or "if you could just lose a little weight"......IT HURTS.......I didn't have this surgery to look like a "barbie doll"....I'm 53 years old!!

I NEVER, in my wildest dreams, thought that I would be this small again. I thank God for my doctor, BeLiteWeight, and my family---especially my husband, for giving me the encouragement to do this. I couldn't have done it without them.

Wendy

 

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VSG - Vertical Sleeeve Gastrectomy

Lee Anne*

I've lost 65 pounds since the start of the pre-op diet.*  I have about 35 to go, unless I change my mind before I get there, or WHEN I get there.
PS - I was 61 when I had my surgery.  I want to put that out there because older women need to know it's never too late!
Surgery date:  May 23, 2014; last progress photo September 21, 2014.

Surgery: VSG / Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Kevin R*

Hey Ishi,

Post surgery.... I’m back to work today…feeling fine and recovering nicely.

I just want to thank you for all your assistance in helping me get this done. You did a fine job!

The service I received at Hospital Angeles in Tijuana was excellent!  The facilities were spotlessly clean and sterile…and the doctors, nurses, and surgeons were all caring, helpful, informative, and professional in every way!  I was impressed.  I have to say the level of service and care I received there surpassed every other U.S. hopital experience.

Our fiendly driver, Victor, did a superb job of getting us across the border….securely checked into the hospital…and safely returned to the U.S.

It was nice meeting JoAnne, and the lady accompanying Joanne (sorry I can’t recall her name)…all were very helpful and encouraging through the whole process.

Thanks again….I will gladly refer BeLiteWeight as THE PLACE TO GO when it comes to weight loss surgery!

Thanks so much,
Kevin R

 

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Results

Sara T*

My decision to have weight loss surgery was not an easy one.  One I was very scared of having surgery and two, I’m a family of 5 and money was definitely a factor.  But when I realized the amount of money I have spent on diet foods, failed gym memberships, and consistently buying clothes as I was outgrowing mine, I knew that I needed to do something!  I did a lot of research online and found JoAnne at BeLIteWeight. I must have called 100 times and asked so many questions. Everyone there was so helpful and respectful as they have all been thru the procedure and understood my anxiety.

From the first call in December, my mind was made up and after speaking about financing I was on my way to setting up the surgery. The financial aspect and approval process was very easy! I made electronic payments every 2 weeks until I completed my down payment, and have my monthly payment come directly out of my bank account. Very reasonable pricing.

The trip was easy to arrange as I was given all the information on the times to schedule the flights etc. My mom and I made the trip together and came a day early to head to the San Diego Zoo. It was beautiful!  The next day our driving picked us up at the hotel and we traveled 20 minutes across the border to the most beautiful hospital I have ever been too. It was clean and quiet and everyone was very professional. We started with some x-rays and blood work and were taken to our own private room that looked like a hotel. JoAnne and a couple others gals came to visit several times to check on us and we also spent a lot of time talking with the other ladies that were there having the same procedure.

The procedure was very short and virtually painless. The only pain I had was shoulder pain, which is very common. When I went home I had a long flight back to Seattle and even switched planes. I felt no discomfort and was even energized! Once home I had two days at home to relax, still no pain whatsoever, and then back to work!  I work 5 days a week and never once did I feel like I was in any pain, was able to walk around with ease, sit, stand etc.  2 weeks later I was at the gym walking on the treadmill, 4 weeks after that I was on the elliptical and taking water aerobics!* The weight came off like crazy!

Best decision of my life!!!!  7 months later I am down 97 pounds* (September) and still on my way. I highly suggest this super reputable company and doctors!!
 
Sara T

Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG
Hospital Angeles, Tijuana
 

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Results

Angela B*

My name is Angela B, I am 43 years old and like everyone else starting out on this journey I struggled with losing weight.  I had wanted to have some type of bariatric surgery for a few years prior to going to Mexico but the insurance I had through work at the time did not cover it since I had no co-morbities.  Then I switched jobs and my new job offered BCBS and they no longer cover bariatric surgery at all.  After that, I had been unemployed so my husband and I tried to purchase insurance on the internet and I was declined by three insurance companies due to me being overweight.

My husband told me about a lady he used to work with who had gastric sleeve surgery.  I had never heard of it so I contacted her and she told me her story; I decided that this was the surgery for me as it is less invasive than gastric bypass surgery.  After talking to her I researched the internet and youtube about more people who had this surgery.  One day the BeLiteWeight website showed up and I thought this was a nice coincidence!  I emailed them, got a call right away, and my surgery was scheduled for two weeks later, May 14, 2013 in Juarez, MX.  I did go to the youtube website and watched all of the videos for BeLiteWeight and I Googled the hospital.  The stories are true to their word.

My starting weight was 265 and today I maintain between 160-165 lbs.*  I now make exercise and eating right part of my life and I feel wonderful.  I do still get to eat the bad stuff but only in moderation on occasion.  There is nothing that I can’t eat due to the surgery with the exception of plain water which makes me feel a little sick so I drink diluted Crystal Light.  I have elected to be contacted by others using BeLightWeight and have questions to contact me and it makes me happy to share my story with them.  I have stayed in contact with several of them and we watch each other on Facebook.  I have done so well that my husband, who was dead set against having surgery for himself, has recently changed his mind and had surgery.  He went through BeLightWeight as well and we were able to use the same doctor which was great because I got to see my doctor again and give him a great big hug and thank him for changing my life!  How many people get to do that?

Warm Regards,

Angela B

Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo
Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

 

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VSG - Vertical Sleeeve Gastrectomy

Ben P - 3 month update*

I was sleeved on 6/14/14. As of today, 9/22/14, I'm down 99 lbs.* Half way to my goal of 200. BeLiteWeigh and Dr. Rodriguez literally saved my life. I have no regrets and would do it again 1000 times over. I have my life back!!!!!

--Ben P.
 

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RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

Caroline A*

Caroline sent photos and said we could share her 105 pound weight loss in 1 year*, after her Gastric Bypass surgery with Dr. Bernie Hanna.
 

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RNY Gastric Bypass Surgery

Madison A*

It's been almost 4 years since my surgery through BeLiteWeight and there is not a day that goes by that I'm not thankful for finding JoAnne and BeLiteWeight.

Procedure: Gastric Bypass Surgery / RNY Bypass
Surgeons: Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & Dr. Elmo Aramburo

 

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Maria Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Photos

Maria R*

Maria wanted to share her 55 pound weight loss* 7 months after her Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal and Dr. Elmo Aramburo.
 

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Weight Loss Surgery with Medicare

Robin H*

First off I want to thank Dr. Umbach and all the staff as well as North Vista Hospital for the wonderful hospitality  and excellent care they provided me. You gave me my life back and the will to keep fighting. I still have a long way to go.

I started at 312 lbs. and am now 235lbs. a  total of 77 lbs*. still have 75 more to go. But I am off my  insulin my bp is normal.* I never thought that I would see those  changes. Nor did I see the changes as drastically as hubby saw till he took these pictures!
I will admit I could not be happier with my health changes, Or the best health care ever wish we had hospital here had the same standards.

I owe Dr. Umbach my lease on life. for I didn't have any hope and the medical issues where getting worse. I only had one kidney had been in 2 major car wreck so walking was little to none. I was in a wheel chair most of the time. Now I walk almost every where I swim with my grandson. I am not so weighted down now I love being able to do things again with my family. My hubby says he loves having his wife back. Has supported me from the beginning,so if you are thinking of having this type of surgery don't  hesitate the surgery and recovery time was a breeze for me I had no ill effects Dr. Umbach and staff are awesome, you wont regret it. I know I haven't and would do it again without  a doubt with Dr. Umbach.

Enjoy my before and after pictures. the pictures are one year apart May 7th 2013 is day before the after picture is May 4th 2014 Thank you again for all you did for me!!

Dr. Thomas Umbach
Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

 

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Julie Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Julie G*

Julie sent us her photos and gave us permission to share them with you. She had surgery 8 months ago and is down 70 pounds* after her Gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Thomas Umbach.
 

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Before and After Weight Loss

Robin A*

Hi JoAnne,

I wanted to send you all kudos for getting me set-up and for guiding me with such kindness along my journey. I had so many fears and questions. Each fear and question was resolved in a matter of moments by you. I love the way that you even took time to call me when you felt like a verbal response would be best.

A lot of people don’t understand how much goes into the decision making, how much research and examination has to done before making a decision as to have a surgery this big and then deciding to go out on even a bigger limb and take yourself to a foreign country like Mexico. So again your reassurance and continued support made it easier for me to decide to believe in BeLiteWeight as a company and one that I could put my trust in as far as my body and life were concerned.

So I thank you all again for bending over backwards and as a result of this I am truly the happiest person in the whole wide world!!! I am off all of my medications and feeling like a new person. I have no more pain in my feet and back, I am ready to take the world on with one hand.

Humbled and grateful,
Robin A and my Hubby Edmundo


Hello Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Aramburo and Team,

I am writing to let you know of my experience with your wonderful team. First of all I just have to say that the best part of my experience was actually from all the Doctors and Nurses at Star Medica and my actual surgery. (Sometimes I just don’t believe I had major surgery I felt so good.)

Day one when I arrived at Star Medica, I was treated like a princess; I was told every step of way what was going to happen, I enjoyed being told in great detail what you all were going to do to me and why. The Lady Doctor who took my medical history and recorded everything is very special Lady. I feel as though even though it was for a very short period that she was there to take care of my every need and that she really, really cared about me and my wellbeing. It takes a very special person to be able to do that in the medical world and for them to keep their medical professionalism at the same time. (I am so sorry I can’t remember names, but I can remember that I was treated exceptionally well by all.)

The second day when Dr. Rodriguez came in and said are you ready, I felt so comforted!!! He was so smooth with his delivery of my medical services I almost forgot that I was going to have this major life altering surgery. I never once felt that I had to question my decision. I felt like I was in good hands.

I meet so many Doctors who came in just reassured me that what I was doing at the moment was part of the procedure and if I had any questions what so ever to just ask them, they told me that the wanted me to be as comfortable as possible and that was what they were there for.

So on to the surgery, I was wheeled down and given the magic potion and I really relaxed even more. I told the folks in the preparation room to please have Doctor Rodriguez say a prayer for me and she promised me that she would and off to sleep I went. When I woke I was like what I am done, cause when I squiggled a bit around in the bed a bit there was no pain, none what so ever!!! I was like this Doctor Rodriguez is a miracle worker; I don’t even feel like I had surgery!!! So the next day I was off and walking around the halls, my gas pains may have been all of a 2 on a scale of 1-10, ten being the worse.

Then on the last day the Doctor (I can’t remember his name) took time to explain to me how to eat, when and how to take my medicines, by gosh I felt so well looked after, it was better treatment that what we get in the States in most cases.

Then to Dr. Elmo Aramburo (I think that was his name) he took out my drain and man did we have fun!!!! I was laughing so hard and he was teasing me and the whole time the drain was already out. He could have been a brother to me he was so nice!!!! (I think it was Doctor Elmo)

My experience has to be rated as A+ all the way around and I would tell anyone who asked me about you all.

With all my love and good health and wishing the whole surgery team and staff all the best,
Robin A and my hubby Edmundo as well!

 

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Gastric Bypass

Marisa and Nicole 6 Month Update*

Marisa and Nicole wanted to share their success 6 months after gastric sleeve surgery. Marisa is down 100 and Nicole is down 85!*
 

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Monica H*

I want to add that I've lost 40 lbs since my surgery 3 weeks ago*, 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 health choice!  I am facing the winter with hope and optimism, not fear and depression.
Thanks again, Monica
 

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4 Months After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Ahmed A - 4 month update*

Ahmed was kind enough to share his 4 months weight loss progress with us. He's now lost 81 pounds* 

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Results

Marlo E*

I know this is really long but I wanted people to know what the exprience was like in detail.

I have been overweight since I was about 9 years old. I never wore bikini’s or low rise jeans. My lowest weight post puberty was 175lbs, 30lbs over what I should have been according to my BMI. After high school, when I stopped doing organized sports, I crept up to 190lbs. I lost the weight by increasing my activity level, but everything got worse very quickly. I never fixed my over-eating problem, so when I would get busy and stop working out the weight would just pile back on. Then I moved to Florida, where people drink sweet tea instead of water and all meat comes deep fried. I went from about 180lbs to 220lbs in 6months, and I could not loose it. In fact it got even worse. I eventually got to 241lbs and I bawled. I would try and eat healthy, but I couldn’t get my cravings or portions under control. I would make pasta at home, eat the entire box and still want dessert.

When I got engaged, I was freaking out. Instead of being excited about the wedding process, I would burst into tears when anyone brought up wedding dress shopping. I was out of control. I was losing my life to food. My mother also had a problem with her weight. Her heaviest was 310lbs and at the rate I was going, I was going to be there soon. She lost her weight with weight loss surgery and suggested I looked into it too. She recommended JoAnne at BeliteWeight, so I checked into it. She had the gastric bypass surgery, but I was more interested in the gastric sleeve. So after I did my homework and got the support from my mom, I booked a date.

My nerves were fine until I got there. I had never had surgery before and was so scared to be put under. The doctors were amazing. They didn’t sweep my anxious feelings under a rug, they spent time with me. They talked to be about my fears and getting to know them better helped my nerves. Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal & his team repeatedly came and checked on everyone before and after surgery. They kept reassuring me that everything would be okay and that I was in good hands. They were excellent listeners and always answered my questions completely. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Solis, heard that I was most anxious about being put under and also made a point to come to the pre-op area and comfort me before surgery (I had already met her prior in my room also.) She sat there and held my hand while I cried and left me feeling truly cared for. She also held my hand as she put me under for surgery after I had a good cry on the operating table.

When I woke up from surgery I had no pain. After my nap, they had me walk around and that eased some of the discomfort I was starting to feel. Walking around the hallway you also make friends. There were several people who also had surgery on or a around the same day as me. It was comforting hearing their stories. I was the youngest person there (I’m 23) and there was something comforting about people telling me they wish they had done it when they were my age. Hearing how their stories were just like me, it only confirmed that I made the right decision.

After surgery I had this overwhelming emotion about what I just did. Part of me was a little nervous, relieved and curious if I made the right decision. All it took was coming home and noticing all the changes in my eating habits to know I did. It was difficult being on liquids in terms of calorie intake. I was a nanny at the time so there would just be moments where I would just become flat out exhausted. Sucking on hard candies was my saving grace when I needed a little bit of energy. But it took me over a month to go through a box of lemon heads, before surgery they wouldn’t have lasted a day. I bought a pint of ice cream my third week post surgery that is still half full in my freezer. I still have the one box of popsicles I bought my first week post op, there’s a couple left but I’ve given away most of them. I just don’t have the same relationship to food anymore. Why would I eat 2 bites of bread when I could have a couple bites of fish and veggies? Why would I choose candy when I can be just as satisfied with fruit? The old me would never been able to understand my logic now.

I had my surgery May 23, 2014, today is September 19, 2014 . I’ve lost 51 pounds after surgery and 11 pounds on the pre-op diet for a total of 62 pounds lost so far.* To be at my goal weight I have to lose 37 more pounds. I can’t believe how much success I’ve had in the few months after surgery. It’s exciting to see what my end result will be, especially since I don’t know what I look like past 165 pounds (my lowest weight post-puberty). I am so glad that I didn’t wait and trusted my instincts. This surgery has given me a greater future and I can’t wait to have the body and life I thought I would never have. I knew I couldn’t do it alone but I refused to give up. I’ve started wedding dress shopping and taking full body pictures again. Soon I will have to buy a completely new wardrobe and can’t wait to go shopping. I’m proud of myself again, I’m happy and I’m no longer considered obese on the BMI scale, just over weight. I’ve gone from a size 16/18 to a size 12 in 4 months.*  I can’t wait to see where I will end up.

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Quick weight loss after Gastric Sleeve surgery

Wayne B*

Wayne is just about 3 weeks post op and wanted us to share his 37.2 pound weight loss* after his Gastric Sleeve surgery

Good morning!

Please post my pictures and I would be happy to send my monthly updates over to you!

So far so great!  I learned my lesson on a meal by taking way too big a bite – I won’t do that again.  It’s not easy adjusting to not having liquids before/after meals.  But, Angi says I will get used to it.

Cheers to a great day JoAnne!  

Wayne

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Results

Ben P*

Ben said we could share his current photos with all of you. He's down 82 pounds in 2 months* 

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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VSG - Vertical Sleeeve Gastrectomy

Rebecca S - 6 month update*

WOW!!! What a life changing decision! Dr. Rodriguez, all the surgeons and the staff treated me exceptionally well! I have to admit I was very scared, which is probably to be expected because I have never had any surgeries in my life! But knowing I needed to make a change to better myself I was very brave!

The doctors and staff were very comforting and encouraging! I want everyone to know I am so thankful my sister told me about BELITEWEIGHT! I would like to Thank You all at BELITEWEIGHT, Dr. Rodriguez, all the other doctors and staff that cared for me so well at Star Medica!

I weighed 273 pounds when I went to Mexico and I now weigh 183. I have lost 90 Pounds in 6 months.*

The before photo is the day of surgery - March 4, 2014
The after photo is as of - September 4, 2014 (6 months after surgery)
 

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Stefanie S*

For my birthday 7-19-2013 I gave myself the "gift" of health and a new beginning.  I chose to have the vertical sleeve.  As of today 9-4-2014 I am 40 years old and LOVING & LIVING LIFE again. 

Weight loss has been slow and steady but as of today I have lost a total of 76 pounds.*

40 And Loving It!!

Stefanie S
 

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Ashley - 126 pound weight loss after having Weight Loss Surgery

Ashley G*

Ashley gave us permission to share her photos with you.

Started at 315 - Current 189 - Total weight loss so far 126 pounds.*

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Brandy - After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Brandy W*

My weight has been a constant struggle over the past 10 years. It was a day to day battle. I tried every product, diet plan, and  exercise program available and nothing ever seemed to work for me. I would lose 5 to 10 lbs and then I would gain it right back, plus some. I was constantly frustrated and depressed about my appearance and the way it made me feel inside. I lacked confidence and allowed myself to pull away from my family, friends, and activities I enjoyed.

BeLiteWeight not only altered my appearance, but it completely changed my life. I actually enjoy looking in the mirror now, and sometimes can barely recognize the person starring back at me. I am beaming with confidence and energy. I feel like a teenager again and I owe it all to Dr. Elmo Rodriguez and his team at BeLiteWeight. The staff and facilities are amazing and a true reflection of care and sincere hospitality.  My experience was wonderful and I am beyond satisfied with my results.

It has been almost 5 months since my surgery. I started out at 195 lbs and am almost down 50 lbs.* I see a daily change in my appearance, but more importantly, I see a daily improvement in my attitude. BeLiteWeight has given me back the desire  and ability to lead a healthy lifestyle and the confidence to succeed at it.

Sincerely,

Brandy W

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Liz - One Year After Weight Loss Surgery

Liz M*

August 1, 2014 was my 1 year anniversary having the gastric sleeve surgery. I lost 65lbs in the first 3 months.* I started out at 260lbs and am currently at 130lbs.* I have lost half of my body weight! The only thing I did not like about the surgery was being so thirsty afterwards. Besides that, I am so happy with my surgery, surgeon and results!

I have told everyone I know about the surgery and know a few people who decided to have the procedure done as well. It has changed my life for the better. I watch everything I put into my body and no longer rely on food for comfort. It has helped my husband as well, I make him eat properly and exercise with me and we are both in the best shapes of our lives at age 40. I am now comfortable in my own body and confident in who I am on the inside and out. Thank you!

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Danielle - After Gastric Sleeve Surgery with Dr. Elmo Aramburo

Danielle T*

My weight has been my biggest struggle since I had my first child in 1996. It felt like I could never get a handle on it.  I have tried every kind of diet plan that was on the market.  I have had personal trainers, gym membership, and designed workout plans that would help for a little while.  I just could never keep the weigh off permanently.  It would always come back after a while with a few extra pounds. I was constantly frustrated and depressed about my appearance and the way it made me feel inside. Shopping was my worst nightmare.  I had lost all my confidence and did not want to be around family and friends due to the way I looked.  I hated doing activities because I was out of breath all the time. 

BeLiteWeight has changed my life in more ways than i could ever realized.  I love trying on clothes and looking in the mirror thinking wow this is really me. I love the new me. I finally have confidence and it feels great.  I feel like I can things that in the past with my weight I was unable to do.  Dr. Elmo Rodriguez and his team at BeLiteWeight has help make these things possible.  I loved the staff and the facilities are amazing. When I first walked in and saw the room I would be in, I was in shock.  It was like a spa.  It was above my expectations.  The staff and doctors went over and above to take care of me and make sure all my needs were met. 

My experience was amazing and I am VERY satisfied with my results. It has been almost 5 months since my surgery. I started out at 195 lbs and am almost down 50 lbs.* I enjoy waking up every morning and picking out my clothes, where this use to be the most dreadful thing for me.  I love my confidence level and that I have a totally new attitude about the new me.  BeLiteWeight has changed my life. I now live a healthy life that I am proud of.  Things that I have lost I have found again.  The only regret I have is not have the sleeve done years ago.  Thank you BeLiteWeight, Dr. Rodriguez and staff for the person I am today.

The before and after photos are of my friend Brandy and myself. We had surgery on the same day (I have blond hair).
 

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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gastric sleeve

Marisa and Nicole*

Marisa and Nicole had Gastric Sleeve surgery in March with Dr. Jose Rodriguez and his team. They wanted to share their 1 month post-op photo.
 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Hope - Before and After VSG Surgery

Hope W*

UPDATE: September 19, 2014 - I weigh 162 now from 240 pounds (total loss 78 pounds).* I was a size 18 now I am a size 6 I can wear some size 4 in stretch pants.* (The photo by the pool is from Labor Day weekend 2014).

Prior Entry
My name is Hope I'm from New York. I had the VSG last April 2013. That was one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I was 240 pounds I am 5'8 I have lost over 60 pounds* I was wearing a size 18 now i am a size 7/8 can fit in some 5/6  jeans.* I am so happy. if I had to do it all over again I would. I love my size now. see before and after pictures. I am so happy I did THE SURGERY. Weight loss surgery has changed my life.
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Ernesto - Gastric Sleeve Surgery Results

Ernesto B*

Ernesto said we could share his photos with you. He looks WONDERFUL!

Surgery date: July 2013
Surgery type: Gastric Sleeve
Photos sent May 2014
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Weight Loss After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Ahmed A*

Ahmed wanted to share his 20 pound loss just 10 days* after having VSG surgery.

Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / VSG

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Wendy - Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

Wendy G*

I am Wendy G from Louisiana and I had surgery through BeLiteWeight on Aug. 1, 2013. I am here to shout to the world the success of my surgery. I cannot thank BeLiteWeight enough for giving me my life back. I have a lot of medical issues, and I fought for 13 years trying to lose weight, only to fail and actually gain....my medications were "killing" me and at 52 years old, I was now on borrowed time. My doctor hooked me up with BeLiteWeight and saved my life!!

I had a follow-up with my doctor in Dec. 2013, and my blood test/check up results were amazing!!* She could not believe the difference from my test taken in June 2013 to the ones in Dec. I went from taking 14 medications, to taking just 2!!!*  And from Aug. to Dec., I had already lost 30 lbs!!*

I have since lost more weight and am now currently stable at a size 4-6 pants/shorts; sm-med tshirt/dress shirt; 6-8 dress, and even went down 1/2 size in my shoes!!!* Really?!!!---the last time I was in a 6, I think I was 6!!! I've lost a total of 60 lbs* and I feel FABULOUS.....more energy than I know what to do with!!!

My self-esteem has soared beyond the heavens and I no longer shy away from form-fitting clothes---the misconception that I had was to wear baggy shirts to hide the fat, but they only made me look bigger----Ladies, STOP doing that...... It is all still surreal to me. I find myself crying sometimes because I still can't believe that the person I see in the mirror is me.

So much has taken place since my surgery and so many people are happy for me. A few have asked if I was sick because I didn't broadcast the fact that I was having surgery....I didn't do it to look like a "barbie doll". I did it for my health. There are some out there that will always have something negative to say, and to them, I say---whatever.......

I had wonderful doctors, a great nursing staff, a very clean hospital, and a fabulous patient advocate. My only regret is that my Mother is not here to see it. She passed away in Dec. 2011, but I know she would be proud and happy for me. I am healthy, and that is what counts. I will forever be grateful to BeLiteWeight.


                                                              GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Robert R*

Well, It's Been About Almost 6 Months Since My Surgery And I'm Very Happy & Extremely Pleased To Say That I Have Lost 116 Pounds!*  When I Started My Pre-Op Diet, I Weighed Exactly 420 Pounds.  The Day Of Surgery (10-22-13), I Weighed 403 Pounds.  I Now Weigh 304 Pounds.*  I Feel So Good & Have A Lot More Energy.  I Sleep Better, And I Have Less Body Pains/Aches.*  All & All I Feel So Much More Healthier.  I Only Wish I Would've Done The Surgery Sooner.  I Want To Thank You, All The Staff & My Doctors From The Bottom Of My Heart For Saving My Life!  

Thanks Again!
Robert R.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve'

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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S.B.*

Hello Joyce,

I want to thank you all so much for the wonderful experience I had traveling to Juarez, Mexico for the gastric sleeve surgery. I was really nervous at first so my husband accompanied me for this trip. when we landed the driver was waiting for us. The driver was very friendly and courteous. I had gotten motion sickness from the plane and car ride, luckily he had a bag for me at that moment.

When we arrived at the hospital the driver made sure he took me to the restroom to wash up. From this point we were directed to the receptionist who were very friendly. it was easy for us to communicate because I speak spanish. From this point on I felt like I was checking in to 4 star hotel, I almost forgot I was there for surgery.

After I checked in I was brought straight for testing and meeting the doctors. The doctors were so supportive and attentive to my every need. After surgery I had no internal pain, the only minimal pain I experienced were at the site of incision.

I am very pleased looking in the mirror again watching the pounds melt away as I slip into smaller size clothes. I have lost 39 pounds in 3 months* and still loosing, I'm loving what I see in the mirror. I have to give all thanks to BELITEWEIGHT!!! Thank you all and god bless you all!!!!!

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Daniel*

Jamie -

Today is my 8th month sleeve anniversary and I've lost 65 pounds!*

After researching and debating the sleeve for over two years, I finally decided to go with Dr. Rod  - and my only regret is that
I didn't do it sooner. People say I look 10 years younger - and I feel like it too!

I want to tell everyone don't risk your health with some bargain basement doctor.  If things were to go wrong with a bargain-basement doctor, it could cost you tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars - and your life.

Dr. Rod and his staff have excellent credentials and years of experience and stand by their work!  Choosing Dr. Rod was the best medical decision I ever made." -  Daniel

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve Surgery / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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One Year After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Linn J*

JoAnne,

What a difference a year makes. Our WLS experience has been nothing less than life changing. Michelle tells people the surgeon operated on my stomach, but the effect is in my mind. I feel like I have a second chance. I feel like the person I thought I could be. It’s interesting that our size/weight/appearance has such a dramatic impact on our self-worth, but it doesn’t.

I sincerely thank you, Dr. Rodriguez, and all the staff and care-givers; it has truly been a life changing experience.

Weight Loss (so far): 114.6 pounds*
Inches Lost (neck, chest, waist, etc): 60.75"*

What have I gained?
Health, Vitality, Confidence, My Life!

I want to tell everyone, if you struggle with your weight and you're ready to change your life, then do it. It's not another diet and it's not an instant cure. It IS the most powerful tool available to equip you to conquer obesity for once and for all.

JoAnne at BeLIteWeight.com is the one who facilitated my Vertical Sleeve procedure. I am forever grateful to her and her staff for making this possible.  

I am healthy, happy and look forward to each and every day. If I have a regret, it would be waiting so long.

Thank you,
Linn

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Amanda - Weight Loss Surgery Before and After

Amanda A*

I was first introduced to BeLiteWeight by my best friend in 2011. As I watched her go through a transformation, it was something that I knew I wanted to experience also. It was a slow process for me getting up the nerve to even call.

The first contact I had with BeLiteWeight was in November 2012; I inquired about pricing and got a feel for what could happen in my life if I had the surgery. As the months went by the pounds got heavier. I got an email in February asking me if I was still interested. I just got laid off and thought well I can’t afford it. Excuse after excuse. When I finally made the decision to call back again in May, The time had come for the change, I was ready for. June the 25th was the date!

I flew to El Paso, and there waiting was the driver that BeLiteWeight had set up for me and my mom to be taken across to Juarez. I had lived in El Paso many years ago and had been to Juarez, it was great being back there. We went across and had about a 20 minute ride, great site seeing. I was so excited I knew my life was going to change.

When we arrived at the Hospital there was one of the Dr’s waiting to get me checked in and my test ran. Everything was moving so fast my heart was racing. This was about 11am by 3 pm I was headed back to the surgery prep area. I was back from recovery by 6 pm and walking the halls by 9 pm. 2 days later I walked to the mall and went and had a pedicure. I arrived on a Tuesday and left out on a Friday.

My experience at the hospital in Juarez was fabulous, I felt like a princess in the hospital. The nurses were very caring and always asking if I needed anything. The Dr’s were great; their bed side manner was one of a kind.

This is one of the best decisions I have made. It has been 8 months (June 2013) and I have lost a total of 103 lbs*. (So if you really want to know I weighed in at 299 before the surgery).  That is from my weigh in before the pre-op diet till now. I am still losing weight slowly, I did join the gym 6 weeks after the surgery and I have had a trainer to help me through the transition. I have not set a number goal I just had to set free from all the weight I was carrying around. Now when I see someone who is carrying that same weight I am, I tell them about BeLiteWeight, it has changed my life and could change theirs.

Thanks Amanda

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Michelle S*

Hi Joyce,

I just returned home from my surgery in Juarez Mexico with Dr. Rodriguez and I must tell you how incredibly impressed both my husband and I were with all the of the Doctors and staff at the Star Medica Hospital.

I am so glad that I decided to go there and would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who is wanting to have the surgery done and is trying to make it affordable, and the cleanliness is better then I could have ever imagined.  Upon walking the halls my husband wore just his socks and later on went to take them off and looked at me and said look at this!?  His socks were as white when he took them off and when he put them on! Now That is Clean!!

Thank you again and thanks to the Doctors and staff at the hospital.  If you need to use me for anyone who may, as I did,  have reservations about going there, please feel free to do so.  I would be more then happy to share what a Great experience it was.

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tim - Before and After Sleeve Gastrectomy

Tim R*

 

I had the gastric sleeve surgery in December of 2012. By May I was down 90lbs and felt incredible*. I cannot imagine my life the way it was. I am more fit, active and mobil. My family is happier, my relationships are stronger, I can tie my own shoes again and play with my son. Hands down, having the weight loss surgery was the best decision of my life and the people at BeLiteWeight made it possible!!

Sleeve Gasterectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Chrissa - Weight loss after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Chrissa B*

 

Here is my weight loss story! I am not sure how I should begin this, but I will give it a try!

I had never had a problem with weight until about 5 years ago! I had 3 miscarriages, lost a son (ZJ) and then another 2 miscarriages after that. That is when I finally decided to tie my tubes and that is when I think it all when down hill. I was very upset that I couldn't have another baby and I just got really depressed. Adding to the depression, I started working at home baby sitting. I kept 3 little babies and so we did lots of snacking and napping and my weight just kept going up and up. I am 10 months out of surgery (March 11, 2013) and I currently weigh 130lbs*. Right before surgery I weighed 230lbs but I had already lost 20lbs before surgery!*  

I tried a few diets and going to the gym, but it was not coming off fast enough and I would get discouraged and just give up. I was to the point where I hated life and just knew I was going to be FAT the rest of my life. Then I started having sleep apnea (never officially diagnosed, just self diagnosed) and it would scare me. I would wake up 5-10 in the middle of the night gasping for air and choking, my back hurt all the time because I had a bust size of a 38 DD (I had always been a 36 B), tired all the time from not sleeping and I absolutely hated taking pictures. I wouldn't go anywhere I just wanted to stay home. Then I would start seeing my pictures and just get disgusted by the way I looked.

January 2013, my best friend and I decided to have the surgery, but I wasn't sure how I was going to do it because I didn't have any health insurance and I knew there was no way I could afford the surgery. So she did a lot of research and found BeLiteWeight. I left it up to her to do all the research because I have no patience for that kind of stuff. So she did the research, reached out to other patients who had already had the surgery and she said it was a legit thing so we said "What the Heck, let's do it!" She and I both booked our surgeries for March 11, 2013, now it was crunch time to get our passports. We did all the paperwork, sent it off and now it was time to wait for the mail. However, I got bad news and passport people needed more information from me, you can imagine I was a nervous wreck thinking I wasn't going to get my passport in time, luckily, I did get the passport!

A few weeks before my surgery, my best friend backed out on me and she opted not do the surgery! I had already made my mind up that I was going through with the surgery and was going with or without her. My family and friends were a little hesitant for me to go to Juarez, Mexico alone, but I had no choice, my daughter nor mother had a passport and there was no time for them to get one seeing how my surgery was right around the corner. I made a promise to my mom and daughter that if I felt at all uneasy about the hospital, I would turn around and come home, so that put them at a little more ease but not all the way. Then of course I start thinking of all the bad things that could happen to me while I was over there in Juarez, Mexico alone, to say the least I was a nervous wreck.

Once I arrived at the El Paso airport on March 11, 2013 I found my driver and to my surprise there was another lady in there with me who was having the same procedure. So my nerves relaxed a little bit, but then of course I thought to myself what if she is just  a decoy and they are tricking me. She and I exchanged phone numbers and said we would keep in contact with one another during our weight loss journey (we are facebook friends so that is how we keep in contact).

My experience at the hospital was exceptional! The hospital was so clean and everyone was so friendly, after getting us all checked and all the paperwork done, it was now time to go to our rooms. The nerves were for sure rattled by this point, I kept telling myself I am actually going to go through with this surgery! I finally got my cell phone to work(I wasn't able to send out text messages or receive phone calls even though I had the international plan). Talked with my mom and told her everything was great and hopefully I would be going back for surgery soon and sure enough it wasn't 15 minutes later they came to get me. While they had me in the pre-op room, the anesthesiologist came in and explained what she would be doing as well as Dr. Jose Rodriguez and his team came in to talk to me. I was of course crying and they all assured me everything would be ok! One of the Dr.'s asked me if I was alone and I told him yes and he asked if there was someone to call after my surgery to let them know everything was ok. I said please call my mother and let her know. That is about all of that I remember! Sure enough after my surgery, the Dr.'s called my mom to let her know the surgery was a SUCCESS and that I was doing GREAT!

I slept all that night and into the next day, I was a big baby and didn't want to get up and walk the next day simply because I was in pain and I felt nauseous when I would sit up. The nurses came in like clock work checking on me, my vitals and checking my incisions. I couldn't have asked for better care in a hospital, even though there was a language barrier, I didn't need anything and they made sure I had plenty to drink, covers and pain meds. I am not even going to lie, when I talked to my mother the first time after surgery, I told her that I wouldn't do this ever again! But if you were to ask me today if I would do the surgery again, I would not hesitate I would do it again!

I am now planning another trip back to Juarez, Mexico on February  7, 2014 for best friend to have the Gastric Sleeve surgery! I am excited for her to start her weight loss journey.
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Joe - Before and After Weight Loss Surgery

Joe S*

Here some pictures y'all been waiting for. The one before surgery was a month before surgery I was about 280. Currently I'm at 179 six month post op.*

Total weight loss 101 pounds*

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Sean Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Sean H*

Experience was great, biggest regret was waiting so long to do it! Great group of people to work with.

Just had check up, blood pressure normal, cholesterol normal, no more snoring and no sleep apnea.* Thanks again!

Weight loss 116 pounds

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gastric Sleeve in Mexico Trip Details

Mervelle S*

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. Jose Rodriguez Villarreal.

Handsomely kind these surgeons ensured I had the best surgical and recovery care possible. I felt minimal pain and they ensured that I was kept comfortable. My mother was very pleased and thankful for the fact that they explained everything before they did it.

Kudos to the staff of the Star Medica Hospital! It was the cleanest most friendliest hospital I ever visited. Muy Bueno! I am well on my way to my new lifestyle, healthier body, and new me!- Mervelle

 

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78 pounds lost in 8 months- Before and after weight loss surgery | #wls #weightlosssurgery #vsg

Jenny E.*

Hi there and happy holidays. I am 8 months post surgery and feelings like a million bucks.  

Here is a before and after shot. Was a size 18W-20W now a size 12 misses.*  Started at 268lbs currently 190 lbs..*

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Hawk - 3 Days After Gastric Sleeve Surgery*

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Diana*

Well, it's been 5 months, as of Valentine's Day, the 14th…and that day, I hit 100 pounds lost!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*

I am so ecstatic, I can't stand myself!!! It was everything I had hoped, and more. My goal is to lose about another 60 lbs, which should put me into the high end of my weight range. I've never been there as an adult, so once I get close, I'll take it pound by pound.

I'm on facebook, and have posted all of my pictures, if you want to see them.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Patsy*

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 was very friendly and told us a lot of information about areas as we passed by. He told me that I would be treated like a queen--boy was he right. When we arrived at the Hospital everyone was ready and waiting for me.Went through all the tests quickly and was rolled into the ER at 12:30. All the Doctors spoke to me before surgery and made me feel very comfortable. After surgery they came back to give me information and wish me well. I felt so important. Would go back in a heartbeat with no fears. I would gladly talk to others thinking of going to Mexico.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jodi*

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 well being. I do not speak any spanish, and still found it relatively easy to communicate with the staff. Some do speak english very well. Dr. Rodriguez was terrific. He made sure to check in before surgery to make sure I was comfortable in my decision and had no questions. The StarMedica facilities were very nice. The private room allowed me to rest comfortably. It was a very nice room with plenty of space. I joked with friends that I was beginning to feel like I was on a vacation.

I would be happy to answer anyone's questions via email. It is kind of scary to think of doing any weight loss procedure, and then to select something out of the country adds more doubts to your decision. I am grateful for all the information and links that you gave me though, because it erased my doubts. This information was what I needed to select the best possible Dr. and hospital.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lucinda R*

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 driver was the best. They gave me my xrays, all of my band information and my medications before I left the hospital. My patient facillatator Deborah Mc. was wonderful, she helped me through the entire process. I could not have worked with a better person.

She explained everything to me and she was always pleasant to talk to. I never had a problem getting in contact with her; she always returned my phone calls. She is truly a special person!

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Don L*

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 shrinkage 2 weeks before the surgery which means you eat meat & drink sugar free drinks which means all total I have been working on this for 7 weeks. I now weight 264 pounds and feel like a new person it is just unreal how good you feel.*

Now for Juarez Mexico There is not a hospital around that will treat you the way they treat you. It is a 5 star hospital and the staff treats you like a king or queen. I would tell any body to go and let them change your life. At first I was going to try and get it done here in Monroe la. but they wanted twice as much and he had not done half of the surgeries that DR. Rodriguez has done so I'm like this makes no sense. There is no doubt in my mind that I made the right choice. also I used Mrs. Deborah to set everything up and she is the bomb.

 

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Andre P*

"Here are the pics you requested..one picture is in texas, the time of the surgery. The other one is today at work, I still have alot of work to do, but i am getting there." :-)

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kevin P*

I was 353 December 2009 and now in  December 2010 I am at 178!!*

Surgery was at the end of March so I have been working hard on it and there is the days I am good and a day here or there where I find myself eating something I should not!!! LOL but then work hard I think to get to where I am and I do wish to keep it there. I still have a few issues with water but drinking tea helps and is easier on me. But as eating I can eat just about anything I wish just in some amounts.

I am feeling great and a few weeks ago I was at on and seen my Doc and he took Blood test and every thing came back great !!!

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Gwen*



The surgery is one of the best things i have ever done. I enjoy life so much better. 75lbs gone*, I am very happy i took control of the situation.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Vince B*

Whats up Joanne, I told you I would send you some Pics:-) I'm in the Virgin Islands for the next 2 months, when I get home I will send you some more.

Procedure & Date: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Dec 9, 2009
Photos Sent July 2010 - Total weight loss to date 190 pounds*
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Mike and Bel L*

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 almost exactly one year after the surgery. I now weigh 235 and Belinda weighs 155*. A combined weight loss of 143*. Mine has all but stopped….i probably could have kept it going but I didn't want to get below 225 so the last 10 lbs will be up to me.

Belinda continues to lose just at a slower rate. We are both very pleased. I no longer am on any diabetes medication. My last A1C was in the low 6's. And I now take only one little 5mg Rampiril for my blood pressure and that is due more to work than weight...ha. We answer everyone that ask and let them all know to GO FOR IT. We truly appreciate everything you helped us with Joanne. And truly, truly appreciate Dr. Rod and Dr.Calderon for making it as affordable as he did. Please give him our sincere thanks also.

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Angie B*

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 this week :-)

I bought some new clothes a couple of days go and had to buy a size 8 and 10 in some of the pants!!! I haven't worn a size 8 in over 30 years. Before my surgery I was buying 20/22 size clothing. Initially my goal was 150 pounds, which I will easily reach and most likely surpass. I have not been able to get in as much exercise as I was a few weeks ago, so the weight loss has slowed down a bit. I no longer take medication for high blood sugar and recent blood tests confirmed that everything is within normal ranges. The surgery was one of the best investments in my health I have ever made.

Dr. Rodriguez, Dr. Aramburo and JoAnne's entire staff is terrific. I appreciate the opportunity to tell what wonderful progress I have made.

Procedure: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Robbyn A*

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 with him to Tijuana. His staff was awesome, all spoke good English, and were helpful and willing to answer any and all questions. There was nothing I disliked about Dr. Rod or his staff. He is very serious about the after care and the post op instructions to the patients. Would, and do recommend Dr. Rod to anyone and everyone!

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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MaryAnn E*

Hi my name is MaryAnn and I am 23 years old. After a year of talking to Ishi with belitewight I finally made the choice to have wls.

On 7-12-10 my life became forever changed. I went to Dr. Rodriguez & his team in Juarez Mexico and got what is called Laparoscopic total gastric vertical plication (TGVP) aka Super Sleeve. In one month I am only a few pounds shy of what I lost in one year. I have so much more freedom now with my TGVP when it comes to food. I now eat what makes my body feel good and not just what even comes to mind at that moment. I eat to live, not live to eat.

The morning of my surgery I missed my flight to El Paso and you can guess how stressed I was. With in minutes of talking to Ishi and the driver all the details where worked out. It was so nice to have Ishi to take care of all the details instead of me doing it all alone. Dr. Rodriguez and his team are amazing! They came to see me almost as much as you would expect to see your nurse here in the states. And speaking of nurses the nurses were very kind and fast. I never had to wait very long after calling them. The hospital there was beautiful and honestly it was closer to a resort than a hospital.

If you are interested in getting wls there is no reason to pay over twice as much just to do it in the states. I felt more cared for than any US hospital I have ever been to! If I was to do it all over again I would go to Mexico no questions about it!

Procedure: Sleeve Plication

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lynn & Montzie*

I am glad my journey with BeLiteWeight 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 later. This was due to a high stress job. I love finding things to wear that I have not been able to wear before. I know feel I can reach my goal without ever gaining the weight back. I feel better, look better and am excited knowing I will be at my goal weight someday.

My daughter is almost at her goal weight and she looks wonderful.. To experience this life changing procedure, of the gastric sleeve, together has made the transformation that much more exciting. I can't express how much of a difference it has already made in my life. I wish this surgery would have been available when I was a teen, I would have had it then. I hope this is helpful to those who want to feel better and to look thinner.

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Seeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kelli F*

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 weight.* I would never have been able to loose the weight without the lap band. Thank you for the connections, the organization, the discounted price, and my life back. Next-we need discount/Mexico connections for plastic surgery for a total body lift! A+, I have referred to anyone that will listen.

Procedure : Lap Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Debra W*

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 pills with little to no luck at any significant weight loss. If I did loose a few pounds I put it right back on. I am 51 years old and never had a weight issue as a child it was after having my kids that the weight started adding up.

I tried to get my insurance to approve the procedure but had no luck with that. My health was declining and I finally decided that I needed to do something or I was going to be in really bad shape soon. I already had arthritis and sleep apnea. I read about Belite on the Internet and requested a quote. The price quoted was a small fraction compared to what they quoted me here in Ohio. I knew that this would probably be my only option.

They assigned me a patient facilitator that walked me through the whole process. It wasn't very long before I was on my way. I was met at the airport just as they said. From there it was on to the hospital. The driver took us straight to the hospital and hand delivered us to the correct people. After completing the check in process the pre-surgical testing began. It was only a couple of hours until the actual surgery. I had no trouble at all. They were very helpful and everything was done just as they had explained. They even sent me home with a surgical report and X-rays of my new sleeve.

The hospital was pretty new and very clean. It is just like the pictures you see on line. I want to loose a total of 100 lbs so I still have 33 more to go but I am sure I can do it. I have had no problems since the procedure was done on 4-14-2010. I can't tell you how much better I feel and everyone of course says that I look a lot better. It has been fun going out and purchasing new clothes because the others are way too big...I feel like a new woman and my husband says I look like a new woman as well.

I would recommend anyone considering weight loss surgery to contact BeLiteWeight and just go for it. Life is too short to spend it being unhappy or unhealthy, especially if you can do something to make it better.

Procedure: Sleeve Gastrectomy / Gastric Sleeve / VSG

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Joe L*

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 and decided that the gastric sleeve procedure was the perfect fit for me.

Going into this surgery in Mexico, I never knew the outcome would ever lead me to meeting such a great group of people, now whom I call friends. When you arrive, you are picked up by Alberto, who was an absolute blast. He loved his country and showed me how wonderful it truly is. The doctors are there for you through it all, when I needed something, the nurses and doctors would be at my hospital bed in less than 30 seconds. It's just the personalization that makes everything perfect. In one month I went from a size 60 to a 52* and I keep loosing. It makes me really ask myself, what did I do to get to this way and was it ever worth it.

The most uncomfortable part of this journey was the post-operation diet, but I have a lot more energy now. I would be taking at least 4-6 Advil every day for pain, ever since the day of my surgery, I have not take any pain pills. If you're miserable and uncomfortable, this surgery and the people at BeliteWeight takes it away and gives your confidence back, I am paying it forward.
 

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Norma*



I just wanted to give you an update on me. I am very happy. I am at 145lbs and I am getting in shape for a lifetime goal, to complete a triathlon.* It will happen on 09/09/2012 God permitting. I am under close physician care because it looks like I catched an anemia, but I have the green light now to continue with my training. I just wanted to say: Thank you for making this possible for me. 

Best Regards,

Norma

(Start weight 205, Surgery Date May, 2011)

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Al K*

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.*

THAT IS 126 LBS GONE!! MY WASTE SIZE WAS 54 INCHES AND NOW IS 40 INCHES AND ALSO MY JACKET SIZE WAS 60 AND NOW IS 48.* THE LAP BAND HAS WORKED FOR ME AND I HOPE THAT IT WOULD WORK FOR EVERY BODY ELSE.

IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO GO SHOPPING IN THE DEPARTMENT STORE AGAIN AFTER 16 YEARS OF EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL SUFFERING. THANKS AGAIN FOR EVERYTHING.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Olga N*

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 world.The Hospital was beautiful and the rooms were large and everything was so clean. My Faciltator Sylvia was extremely helpful every step of the way. I would recommend this surgery and BeLiteWeight to anyone.

 

Procedure : Lap Band to Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Daniel H*

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.

 

Procedure: Lap Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Christiane*

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. He uses the same products we use in my hospital in Texas.

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Terry W*

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 promised and much more. I have battled with my weight my entire life. I've been on every diet, pill and fad that has ever been conceived to lose weight--I lost about 100 lbs. a couple of times, I've probably lost and regained 500 lbs. in my lifetime.

About a year ago, I decided that I needed something that was permanent and worked for weight loss and I had been researching bariatric surgeries for quite some time. Every doctor and hospital that I contacted in Texas was the same thing, the first thing they wanted to know was "what kind of insurance do you have?" When I told them that my insurance had an exclusion to bariatric surgery they suddenly weren't as interested in me as they were before. Paying the full $30,000 was not an option for me.

Then one day, I got on the internet and low and behold there it was, BeLiteWeight. I clicked on the website and found the solution to my problem, or had I? At that point I thought, "you know what have you got to lose Terry?" To do nothing was not an option at all. So I filled out the info form and sent it in. Then I got busy with my life and had forgot about it to be honest, but a couple of days later I got a phone call from, what I now refer to as "my guardian angel," Teri Biga. She introduced herself and I immediately knew she was very knowledgeable about what she was doing, as well as, patient and caring. From that moment on, I was treated that way by everyone in the organization. I asked for referrals and they were immediately sent to me, along with all the information about the costs. I was blown away by the difference in cost of this versus what it did it America.

But Mexico? Because of the bad stories in the media whether or not this was a smart move or not. Never having been a quitter, I called the people on the referral list one at a time and over and over it was the same answer "it really is all they say it is, and I would go do it again tomorrow." So armed with all this new information, I decided I was all in. I called Teri and told her that I wanted to schedule my surgery and from that moment on it was all about me. The service was absolutely personal and professional from that point forward, outstanding, the best.

In June 2011, my wife and I headed west to begin our adventure and we were off to Juarez, Mexico at the Star Medica Hospital. We were met by smiles and one of the cleanest hospitals I've ever seen. We were immediately checked in and shown to our room which was very nice and once again extremely clean. I was then given the pre-ops, which was very professionally done by some of the nicest nurses I've ever known.

Then the Doctors all came in and we talked about the procedure and they answered all my questions, in perfect English. There are no words to describe how much I like Dr. Jose Rodriguez. He is the kind of person you have to meet to truly appreciate. He genuinely cares about you as a patient and a person, his bedside manner is second to none, not to mention an excellent surgeon. He was awesome. When I woke up in recovery they continued to monitor me constantly and then I was taken back to my room. The care I received for the next 3 days was amazing, I never had to wait for anything. All medications were given on time and every time we needed something, it was seen to immediately, again with a smile.

It has been 8 weeks since my surgery and I have never felt better. I have lost 52 lbs. and 2 sizes in pants.* I no longer have to take blood pressure or cholesterol medications and I can walk 2 miles a day which would have been impossible before surgery.* I have probably taken the long way around in telling my story, but I feel it is very important for anyone trying to decide on having this surgery done to have as much information as possible to help put their mind at ease. The surgery itself is only a tool and you still have to put in the work, but it is by far the best thing I have ever done for me and my family. I'd like to assure anyone out there that may be hesitant, that you will not be sorry you had this done. A positive attitude will help you more than anything else and it is what you get when you call BeLiteWeight. They will stay with you every step of the way. I could not be more pleased with my experience with all involved.

Thanks again and God Bless.
Terry

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Stephanie T(3)*

 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 every year it would not cover it. The cheapest, but best surgery I could find would cost me about $20,000, which was too expensive for me, but I was set on this surgery, so I started saving.

Through research, I found that many people were traveling to Mexico to get the surgeries done. This is how I was introduced to BeLiteWeight. From the moment I started talking to my patient facilitator, it was a no-brainer. My patient facilitator gave me a list of people who had the surgeries done and they gave me the extra support I needed to make my decision. In just three weeks of my surgery, I have been off all of my diabetes and heart medicine and feel so much better. The hospital was great, it was like I was staying in a five-star resort! If I had to go back and have anything else done, I would go straight back there. While I was there, I was not nervous, had no reservations of doing my surgery and I am going with my friend when she gets her surgery done to see the doctors again. I had better care there, than any other hospital in the United States. I am looking forward to what this surgery will do for me and would recommend the services of BeLiteWeight to anyone.


Procedure: Gastric Sleeve / Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jennifer (T2)*

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 bariatric surgery, I did not have the funds to afford it. I have tried every diet possible, but an opportunity came where I was fortunate enough to have the funds to have the procedure.

I started researching on what procedure to have and because I am a registered nurse who works in surgery, I was able to understand the different surgeries. The one that seemed to fit me was the vertical gastric sleeve. Next, was where to have it done. I had looked at a local hospital who had a great reputation for bariatric surgeries, but it was going to cost $15,000. I had extra money but not that much so I started researching going to Mexico. I had had several friends that had gone to different parts of Mexico for surgery and they had good experiences.

I contacted several different companies for the weight loss surgery. The first one to contact me was BeliteWeight. My patient facilitator contacted me by email and told her of my dilemma. She sent me all kinds of information about the doctor and a list of people who had had surgery in Mexico.

I decided to go to Juarez, Mexico to have the surgery in March 2011 and my journey began! I flew into El Paso, Texas and BeliteWeight picked me up and took me to the hospital. As soon as I got in the room everyone came in and started getting me ready. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Leticia Solis, came and introduced herself. She was very compassionate. She came and sat by me held my hand and told all that was going to happen. Afterwards, I was taken down to surgery which was only about 30 minutes long!

After surgery, everything went well. The first day there was a lot of gas pain, but nurses were very considerate and took very good care of me. Dr. Jose Rodriguez and his team were very attentive, they came by everyday.

The whole time I felt very safe. My family was very worried about being kidnapped by drug dealers. I  confident in my safety. The whole group worked very hard to make you feel safe from the driver in the car to the hospital staff. There were guards in the lobby of the hospital at all times.

As of May 22, 2011 I have lost 46 lbs.!!!* The thing about losing weight to me is it is a mind game. When you get to that point that you decide that surgery is the only way then that is half the battle. As for me I am very conscious of what I eat and how much. The only snag I have found is that eating at work is very difficult. Like I said I work in surgery so I can't eat whenever I want to. The people I work with are very supportive and helpful. They give me breaks if possible to get a sensible snack. I carry my lunch now and make sure I have enough for the day. I would recommend BeliteWeight to anyone. I have told people great things about this group and hope everyone has great success like I have had!!!!!
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Donna*

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 beautiful grandchildren and wanted to be healthy for them so I could watch them grow. My goal was to be able to be active, go on roller coaster rides, ride bikes with them, and I could not have done this with out the help of BeliteWeight.

I was nervous to get my lap band procedure done in Mexico because you hear all the bad stuff going on, but it was affordable. After going, I feel somewhat silly for ever being nervous, there was no issue with the language barrier. Being a nurse and used to hospitals, I was so impressed with the professionalism of everyone here and how clean and caring everyone was. I got to the point where I would not go out because we live in an "image-is-everything" world, now I love going out and am able to ride bikes with my grandchildren! The biggest thing is I feel so much better about myself, I never thought I would get to this point and am so happy I have.

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jennifer (T1)*

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 my weight my whole life. In 2008, I lost my mother at 51 years old and then in 2010, I lost my father at 53 years old. At that point I started to question how much of life I had left to live. I felt like I was on a ticking time clock and I am only 34 years old!

My weight at this point was only going to increase my chances of having an early death as well. I have three wonderful children, which made me even more determined to change my life. Through BeliteWeight I have gained my life back. I have insured that I will be here for the next 40 years to celebrate every event in my children and grandchildren's lives. The facility was beautiful! JoAnne and the staff were incredible! I owe the remaining years of my life to this surgery! I still have around 40 lbs. to go till goal, but I will be there before my one year "surgiversary"!

Procedure: Lap Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Hilda*

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 could take control of my life again and decided to have the surgery done. I researched for about a year and wanted to loose weight the right way so I could be emotionally and psychologically ready for the weight loss. BeliteWeight provided me a list of previous patients where I could call and talk to them about their experience, where other companies did not.

My patient facilitator was there with me every step of the way. I chose to have the gastric band procedure in Mexico. I had the best experience, the doctors, nurses, BeliteTeam never left me in the dark. I am so happy with my results that I have two co-workers with diabetes coming down to Mexico to get the surgery done as well. I honestly am the happiest I have ever been in a long time! I feel like me again, I have no pain, my life does not revolve around pain and the best part is I can be comfortable with myself again. It's the best gift I have ever done for myself.

Procedure : Gastric Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tami W*

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 with the band and then quickly regained some of the weight. I decided in August of 2010 to have Dr. Rodriguez revise my lap band to the Gastric Sleeve. I could not be happier with my revision!

I think I was around 200 lbs. when I came back for the sleeve and today I am down to 150 lbs!* No one believes I weigh 150, I guess because I'm now wearing a size 8!*

Before I had my revision surgery I had so much trouble with my back. I have had two back surgeries and was pretty miserable anytime I walked much. Now, it is like I never even had back problems. I was also on blood pressure meds and now my blood pressure is normal without taking any medication.*

My entire experience with BeliteWeight was positive, including the person who picked me up from the airport in El Paso. The hospital and staff were awesome too. I received excellent care the entire time and I could not be happier with my current results.

I applied for BeLite's Payment Plan Option and was approved. Being able to have the convenience of financing was an added bonus. I loved being able to have the payments automatically deducted from my checking account so I never had to worry about mailing in the payments or being late. I have had nothing but a positive experience. I am continuing to lose weight even though it is very slow now, but I really don't want to lose much more. I am 5'7" and 52 years old so if I stay at this weight I will be thrilled.

As I looked back through the pictures I am amazed at myself today! WOW is all I can think when looking back at those pictures. I am so glad I didn't give up on myself and my dreams of being healthy. I would, and do encourage anyone struggling with weight issues to do this for themselves. I tell them this was the best gift I ever gave to myself.

Tami W.

Procedure: Lap Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Barbara M*

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 your wonderful staff at BeLiteWeight and Star Medica Hospital/Juarez for all your wonderful care and attention you gave me during my stay. You, and everyone, explained exactly what was going to happen, when it was going to happen and how. I have never felt in better hands than when I was there in Juarez. Even with the language barrier, I never had any trouble communicating any of my needs (which were not alot I might add since they were very attentive) to the nursing staff at the hospital. I would most certainly recommending going to Mexico, this facility and having surgery again should the need arise... XOXOXOXO!

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Wendy G*

Hi JoAnne and any other interested parties,

I can't believe it's been a year since surgery...wow...Here's an update...

I have lost 73 pounds and have gone from a size 24 to a 16*...my feet don't hurt; my sugar levels are normal; they went from 100 to 92* at my last check up. My mother, who winters in Arizona, says that she can't believe the change in my personality...she says that I am so much more relaxed and confident...today I ran to "beat" someone someplace and didn't get out of breath...a year ago I would have thought I was dieing! I am so pleased with the progress. I feel awesome and would do it all over again! I have attached a current picture of me...it's just from my phone but at least it's current...



Wendy

 

*Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Eric B*

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 started piling on. I gained 200 pounds in 7 years. It was a struggle to find clothes except at the big and tall stores, which were always 40 minutes to an hour away.

I found BeliteWeight through a contact at work. My sister just had my nephew and just wanted to start fresh. I had my Bariatric Surgery April 29th 2010 in Juarez. My patient facilitator, Dr. Rodriguez and his staff where amazing. It was one of the nicest hospitals I was ever in. The staff helped as much as they could and everything was explained and questions were answered. I never felt in the dark about anything. I was nervous because it was my first surgery ever.

It has been 17 months since my surgery and I have lost 226 lbs.* I went from a 6x shirt to a 2x shirt. My pant size is 38 now instead of 56.* I can go to a store and get clothes off the shelf. I went kayaking for the first time in my life. It hasn't been easy but I couldn't be more happier to see where I was to where I am I now.
 

Procedure : Bastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Janet R*

 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 sound like much but I am only 5 feet tall. I knew if I didn't do something I would not live a very long or very productive, happy life. I was on Cholestrol meds, blood pressure meds and was on my way to being a diabetic.

I went online and found JoAnne and BeliteWeight. This was the best decision I have ever made. Everything went smoothly from the day I signed on til today. I know that they are always there if I have any questions. And believe me I used the phone plenty in the beginning. I didn't know what to expect or what was happening to my body after surgery. They were always there and answered every question I had.

Surgery....wonderful.. if you could use that word to explain surgery. From transportation to the staff and the aftercare, everything went smoothly.

Have I reached my goal?....No... Am I discourged....a big No! I love my gastric sleeve and I know it will come off eventually. I am just a slow loser, but I am a loser! I have had such wonderful mini goals. The first time I could sit in a booth (which I avoided with a passion), wearing tie shoes, or getting on a plane and not asking for an extension belt. Boy I felt like cheering! Little goals but they meant so much in this wonderful journey.

I have been given a new lease on life and it is all thanks to Joanne and BeliteWeight. Hopefully the next time I send Joanne an update it will be when I am at goal.

Oh, by the way I have lost 85 lbs to date.* Doing the happy dance now...well at least I can dance now.

Thanks JoAnne and all your staff. You have literally saved my life!

Best Regards,
Janet

Procedure: Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Leigh Ann*

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 keeps me running, the conditions I had before surgery are: blood sugar out of wack, B/P elevated, and NO energy what so ever, couldn't even bend over to tie my shoes without it cutting my air off.

Now after surgery...... PERFECT! I have not gone to get a check up only because I have no reason to go to the Dr.... Thank you BeLiteWeight... I am recommending BeLiteWeight to everyone that has a weight issue and feels like I did before the weight loss, hopeless, useless, discussing, and just didn't care if I woke up or not. Now I have a life and loving it!!!!!!!

Procedure date: April 14, 2011
Date of update: November 4, 2011
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Plication
 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Ramon*

Thank you Dr. Rod 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 waist. I lift weights, I'm boxing, running, & biking... I do everything I haven't done in decades*... I feel great

 

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tonya O*

Well, How do I begin....

My weight has been out of control for approximately 25 years. Once I had my son (that many years ago), I have never been able to get my weight under 200lbs. NEVER!

I am was a "fit fat person". I have been althetic all of my life, but no matter what I tried my outter appearence never matched my inner abilities. This was heart breaking, because people see you -- they just see a fat person.

I was a size 16 and hating it. EVERYTHING fit too small. Ohhh I had a little waistline, but the hips were too big to look decent in my opinion in my clothing. So, I would hide my figure by wearing blouses that fell below the hips, or short blouses that I could tuck in and wear a belt. (But, this only meant that you could see my figure even more and my hips looked that much bigger.)

My decision to have weightloss surgery came when I had a physical and discovered that I had high blood pressure. For most African Americans this was normal due to our diet, genes, etc... I would go to the doctor once every 3 months to be tested again, and have my medicines renewed. Until one day when I went back for a followup my doctor told me that my kidneys were having trouble functioning normally due to my blood pressure issues. That I really needed to loose weight!

I tried everything I could think of, ie. the pay as you go diets; diet pills; over the counter stuff... 20lbs or so would drop off, but once you stopped the diets all the weight came right back. And let's be honest -- do we really like "not" having control of our own timing when he must go to the bathroom? I didn't! So enough was enough.

I began to research online through as many weight loss channels as I could find. Then I hit that famous video site viewing 100's of vids and testimonies -- when I came across a user mentioning BeLiteWeight. He has many videos and explained how having the Gastric Sleeve the best thing that he could've ever done for himself.

When I found out that my medical delayed in confirming payment for my surgery, I decided to do it myself. We think of our partners, children, etc...and have a habit of placing ourselves last in our lives. I told myself that it was ok to be selfish this once in my life. I needed this for my health! If I am not healthy, then I can not be here for my family.

I was nervous to go to Mexico -- but I began placing my ducks in a row. Getting my passport and finding an agency where I could have payment options. I was extremely nervous the day of surgery; but I had the best doctor and after care that I could've ever had hoped for...

I went from the airport to the hospital -- had my surgery -- 4 days later I was back at the airport to fly home. I recovered in the comfort of my own home for 2 days and went back to work that Monday. After that, I just had to learn how to treat my new tool (my sleeve).

So after having my surgery and loosing 87 lbs, I reached my goal in 14 months.* My starting weight 234lbs- now 145lbs (goal wt). My maintenace range 135 - 145lb for weight lifting purposes.*

I went from a size 16 to a 4/6*. I now wear Juniors clothing in size S/M.* Everytime I walk by a mirror I have to doublecheck and ask myself "Is that me?" And the most realistic thing that I have ever had to do was to start telling myself "It's ok to like me now! That...it's ok to say, "That is too big -- not too small". With positive thinking this experience all began a new me. I am still physically active and have began my plastics. I can't wait to see the new me at the end of 2013! People are really going to be socked!!!!

It's ok to love the old and new you! Never let anyone tell you differently.

Wishing you much Faith and Success.
A successful weightloss patient.

P.S. I would do it over again 1000xs and still be happy with my results. 5 lbs less tomorrow is better than 10lbs more yesterday!

I love my sleeve and work it as the tool that it is... It helps me along every day, every step of the way! Thank you Sleeve for making this possible!!!!

Regards,
Tonya
 

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Marlee*

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 me not sick enough to qualify for surgery.

When I heard about BeLiteWeight it was like my prayers had been answered and I decided to go with the gastric sleeve procedure. I approached my husband and even though he was apprehensive about me traveling to Mexico he supported my decision completely. Once I filled my friends in on my decision, it was met with mixed reviews. Although they all supported my decision, they too were concerned about me traveling to Mexico to have it done. Before I knew it the day had arrived for me to fly out to El Paso, TX. I flew on Christmas Day and spent the night at a hotel and the next day I was picked up by the shuttle driver who took me straight to the hospital in Juarez Mexico.

Admittance went very smoothly. I was taken to my own room and had some testing performed. There was a communication barrier with some, but at any time I didn't understand something there was someone who spoke English to explain what was going on. My surgery took place the next day. Surgery was a complete success!! As with any surgery there was pain and discomfort, but very minimal. The stay in the hospital for the next couple of nights was very nice, but I looked forward to getting home. Before leaving the hospital they had to do a post-surgical x-ray showing how my stomach had changed from it's original shape.

Following the post surgical diet was a breeze and within the first month I lost 35 pounds*. I am very strict with my portion sizes and try to eat every 3 to 4 hours to keep my metabolism going. I drink at least 48 ounces of water a day. I no longer consume ANY caffeinated or carbonated products. I cannot believe that a year has gone by and I've lost 125 pounds*. I've gone from a size 24 to a size 10!* I thank BeLiteWeight, Dr Rodriguez & his team for giving me the tool for me to get my life back! Before surgery I used to dread going clothes shopping, but now I look forward to trying on clothes! I would highly recommend this to ANYONE!!

Procedure: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Jamie E*

Disclaimer: I work for BeLiteWeight but I'm doing a testimonial because I had surgery, lost weight and was pleased with the care I received at the hospital etc.

I had revision of my prior Lap Band surgery to a Mini Gastric Bypass on January 29, 2009. I had lost close to 90 pounds with my band* but after some other health issues (not band related) I found myself all the way back up to within 5 pounds of where I started originally back in 2003.

I couldn't live heavy any longer and found that I was missing so many vital things in my life like enjoying activities with my children. I wasn't looking forward to another surgery (I'm a surgery whimp) but I didn't see many other options since I was a total failure at dieting (obviously).

My revision surgery went well, I won't go into the fact that I think that all the surgeons we have are awesome but I wanted to tell you my experience with losing the weight.

At my one year surgery anniversary I wrote this for my blog:

Before Weight Loss Surgery I Weighed 92.5 Pounds More and...

~Couldn't walk up a flight of stairs without being winded
~Couldn't bend over to tie my shoes without strategic propping involved
~Couldn't imagine that life would be any different than it was already was

Today I... Weigh Less Than I Did When I Was 14 Years Old and...

~Can walk long distances without trouble
~Can bend over to pick something up without feeling like I might fall over
~Can see great promise in future things to come my way and already have a life that is totally different from before

Having weight loss surgery was one of the very best decisions I have ever made in my life. I was a relatively "heathy fat person" so, other than having no energy, being heavy robbed me of more of my "life experiences" than anything else. My "after" photo was taken of me with my new summertime obsession... fishing! When I was heavy, you wouldn't have caught me out in the sunshine because I had more than enough "flubber" that it was just too hot.

I recently went to Hawaii in November, 2012 and 1. bought my first bathing suit in about 20 years... 2. was seen wearing my swimsuit in public (there was NOOOO way before you'd find me in public)... and 3. snorkeled for the first time and I LOVE it!

Thanks for reading and allowing me to share my experience with you!


 Procedure: Lap Band surgery to Mini gastric Bypass

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lakeeta G*

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 one day I decided to make a change about my weight and came across BeLiteWeight’s services.

I was instantly grabbed by the BeLiteWeight website and the content available, it made it easy to decide that BeLiteWeight was my answer to obesity. The transportation was easy and organized between the airport, hospital and hotel. The facilities (hospital, hotel) were immaculate and clean. My doctors were skilled, very well trained and caring gentleman who even traveled to the hotel to check on me after my Gastric Bypass procedure. I was fully back on my feet a week after the procedure, and in a year and a half I have lost a total of 130 lbs!*

BeLiteWeight changed my life and is worth every cent. If your willing to make the change from obesity to a healthier life, let BeLiteWeight guide the way.

Surgery Date: 5/11/11

Weight loss as of 511/12 (one year later) was 120 pounds*

Lakeeta

Procedure: Gastric Bypass / RNY

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Kelly T*

Ishi,

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 blast!!!

God Bless,
Kelly

Procedure: Lap Band / Gastric Band

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Tracy O*

Ohhh what a journey I have traveled!

I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery in  Mexico in June of 2011. Words can not begin to explain the way I feel about Dr. Jose Rodriguez and the staff at BeLiteWeight. After a great deal of research for a year, I decided to contact BeLiteWeight. From the first moment that I talked to them, I knew this is what I needed to do and that it was just “RIGHT”! Everyone, from ladies in the office answering all of my crazy questions, Jamie in Finance, to the sweet lady at the hospital that wanted me to sign the paper on the clipboard saying that she had changed the trash in my room, was caring, courteous, and most of all, supportive!

I began my journey at 263 pounds. I am now 1 year and 8 months out of surgery and I have lost (and maintained) 105 pounds!* My life has changed! I have more energy, but most of all, I love myself. I am not ashamed to see people from my past or family members that I have not seen in a long time. I love hearing, “Oh my, you look really good!” from others. I especially love it when my husband or my son makes comments about something I am wearing or doing something that I have not been able to do before.

I have always dreamed of that “miracle drug” that I could take and get skinny! Well, I think I have found it! Gastric Sleeve is a miracle surgery. It saved my life! Was it easy? Yes and No. The surgery is easy (for me anyway, maybe not for Dr. Rod!). I was nauseous after the surgery, but I did not have any pain. I was walking right after surgery (this is a big MUST!) I followed BeLiteWeight’s orders to a T! I have changed my eating habits (not hard to do with a little stomach!) and I try to keep moving! I am in the “maintaining” part of my surgery. Can I eat a cupcake? Yes, although not a whole one still. Do I want a cupcake? Not really, a bite does me fine because it tastes way too sweet!!!

Mexico was my biggest fear. I guess it was fear of the unknown. I did not know what to expect. I have now been to Mexico twice now. The first time for my surgery and a second time with my sister for her surgery. (My sister has lost 80 pounds thus far!) At no time did I feel unsafe or scared. The driver from BeLiteWeight picked us up at the airport and took us directly across the border to the hospital. Everyone at the hospital was helpful and kind. The hospital itself was immaculately clean and kept up!

Having this surgery is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I am going back to Mexico in April with my mom and a friend! (I get the walk the halls with two people every hour!) I am excited for these two sweet people and to get to watch them in their journey! Thank you to everyone at BeLiteWeight! Please keep up your outstanding service!

Tracy O.

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Lisa Savannah*

Lisa did an updated blog post about her obesity struggle and ending up on a cover of a wedding magazine. It's very inspiring and you can read it by clicking here.

BeliteWeight saved my life. I was the girl who struggled with her weight her whole life, I went up the scale and down the scale. When I had a bad day, I ate, when I was bored, I ate.... I love food! I come from a Mexican family and our celebration are centered around food. I hated going to the movies because I couldn't fit in the seat comfortably, I wore sweatshirts to cover my body and I hated planes. A month before surgery, I had to get on a plane and I remember how awful it felt to get on a plane and the seat belt wouldn't felt. When I looked in the mirror, I saw ugly and FAT! I had enough and I told my mother that I wanted to have Bariatric Surgery, this is when I found BeliteWeight.

If it wasn't for their kindness and passion of BeliteWeight, I would not have done this. Yes, I had the same fears, as you all do about going to Mexico, but I trusted BeliteWeight that I would be okay. My mother did the Gastric Sleeve Surgery with me as well! On March 11, 2011 my mother and I went on the plane, barely fitting in the seat, holding each others hands, as we were ready to take on this journey! No turning back!

When we arrived to El Paso, a kind man picked us up and took us straight to the hospital. The hospital was the nicest hospital I have ever been to. My mother is a medical professional and we were both in awe. The most impressive part was the care, from the moment we got there we were greeted with professional and kind individuals. The surgeons were there to easy your nerves and educate you. It was just an amazing experience! To me, Juarez has a lot to teach the United States!

On March 11, I gained years on to my life! Five days after the Gastric Sleeve Surgery, I flew out to Baltimore from Texas and walked five miles with no problem! The Gastric Sleeve Surgery has changed the person I am inside and out. I started at 5'8 at 261 and seven months later I weigh 174 lbs*., That's 87 pounds!* My mother who is 55 has lost over 60 pounds!* I still love food, but now food does not control my life, I do! I started this journey at a size 22 and today I bought a pair of size 12 pants!*

These moments were created because of BeliteWeight! BeliteWeight is a company that can change your life, the staff has become my friends, but most of all they saved my life! If you are sitting thinking, "Should I do this? Is it safe?" My answer to you is YES! You are worth this amazing Bariatric Surgery! Call BeliteWeight now!!!

 

Procedure : Gastric Sleeve

Surgeons: The surgical team of Dr. Jose Rodriguez-Villarreal, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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