“When I walked into Bay Surgical Specialists, I was ready for a change. After yo-yoing in weight loss multiple times, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and an enlarged heart, I was ready for a tool to aide in permanency. Dr. Huguet was very knowledgeable and supportive, and calmed my fears of undergoing a major surgery. My highest weight was 364 pounds, and my height is 5’9″. Although I had attended Weight Watchers on and off for years, I appreciated the 6-months of required nutritionist appointments that was mandated by my insurance company. Prior to surgery, I prepared for my future by diligently monitoring my intake, exercising at the gym, and I even purchased an elliptical. The pre-op requirements helped me mentally prepare for post-surgery. My surgery weight was 284 on March 14, 2016. Today, I weight 185. I am grateful for the support of my family, friends, co-workers, and medical staff at Bay Surgical Specialists and my primary care doctor. My entire life has changed. I am now preparing a wedding, traveling regularly, enjoying shopping, and spending time with my family.”