Patient Testimonials

Dr. Rekkas weight loss surgery “I am 31 years old. Since I had the gastric sleeve surgery on September 23, 2013, I feel like my life has begun anew. I was overweight for many years. After trying every single diet, exercise program and countless gym memberships, I found Dr. Stelios Rekkas. After a consultation, Dr. Rekkas and his wonderful staff helped me do what needed to be done in order to get my surgery. I am now nine months postop. I have lost 74 pounds and dropped six dress sizes. I never realized just how much my weight was affecting my health and everyday life. I feel (and look) like a completely different person. I am beyond thankful for Dr. Rekkas for giving me a new lease on life.”
– D.F.
Dr. Rekkas weight loss surgery “I am only one month postop and am already down 32 pounds! I feel better than ever and know without a doubt that having the vertical sleeve surgery was the best decision I have ever made. My smile and confidence have returned. Vertical sleeve surgery was the tool I needed to change my life. Dr. Rekkas and his dedicated staff have given me a second chance to live my life again. I can’t wait to see what the future holds as I continue along this journey.”
Dr. Rekkas weight loss surgery "Sam and Dr. Rekkas, Thank you for your support through this entire journey I have gone through. I appreciate everything you all have done for me to get me to where I am now. Thank you!"

Many other patients have found success from bariatric surgery. See before and after photos of some that have experienced the success.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery (weight-loss surgery) includes several procedures performed to help obese people lose weight successfully when other methods have failed.

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