Due to Covid-19, we are not scheduling in person seminars. Rather, please watch our online seminar. Nutrition classes will be held via Zoom meeting. Please call Leslie Albers at 901-881-0602 for details about class or any other questions. We ARE currently scheduling patients for visits and surgeries and you can easily start the program by watching our online seminar.

The Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

January 11, 2017

Amir Caldera – Mendoza, Surgical Weight Loss Patient

I am 33 years old and I am 1 year and 3 months post Bariatric Surgery. I decided to do the surgery because I gained weight after my pregnancy.  The excess weight left me feeling sad, frustrated, tired and depressed. People called me names like “big whale” and “three hundred.”

I tried dieting, exercise and I hired a personal trainer but nothing worked for me. I would always lose a few pounds that would come right back. Eventually I had enough and I decided to go to a Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss seminar. That night was the first day of my new life!

Two weeks before my surgery I weighed 210 pounds. I followed the directions from Dr. Virginia Weaver and proceeded with my liver shrink diet. The day of the surgery I weighed 199 pounds. After the surgery I continued to lose a lot of weight.

Today, I weigh 120 pounds and I feel great! I wear clothes that look good on me and make me feel good. I eat healthier, I quit smoking, I have more energy and my depression is gone. I want to thank Dr. Weaver and her staff for all their help and support!

I am a happy girl again thanks to the best decision I’ve ever made!

Amir Caldera – Mendoza

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