's experience with Evolve Bariatrics

Melissa’s message for people considering surgery:
“Why have you waited so long? There is so much more to life than obesity and the pain and humiliation that go with it!”

Surgery Date: May 11, 2015

Procedure: Gastric Sleeve

Weight Lost: 67 lbs. in 4 months (Results will vary.)

How was your experience with your Patient Care Manager?
I couldn’t have asked for a better team. They were always helpful and eager to help me through every phase.

How was your experience with your doctor?
Dr. Dirk is absolutely amazing. His bedside manner is amazing. Makes you feel comfortable and not just a number like other places. He called me personally on multiple occasions. He is professional on every level. He is respectful yet firm and does not pull punches and tells you like it is, tells you what you need to know and do to be successful with your new way of life.

Before Surgery:
Life before surgery was a struggle. Every step I took was hard. I was short of breath and in and out of the hospital. I was always exhausted and embarrassed to be in public.

After Surgery:
My diabetes is now non existent , no medication at all. My blood pressure has stabilized and now on one medication compared to three and an as needed medication. I can go into a store and buy clothes and not have to wear whatever “just because it fits.” I have lost 67 pounds since May 11, 2015. Thank you Dr. Dirk and staff for first believing in me and being the awesome Physician you are! I am now able to play with my grandchildren, run on the tread mill, and do Zumba. I am able to walk around the mall with my daughter without having to sit down what seamed like every 50 feet.