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"Only 12 lbs from my goal weight"
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Amy Martin

I'm from New Jersey. I flew to Mexico with my then husband, Jeff. I am Peruvian and was a lower BMI patient. I am very happy to say that I am only 12 lbs from reaching my goal weight. I am down a total of 78 lbs. I have had a great experience with my band! I am eating so much healthier and working out three times per week.

I am getting used to my new adjustment which was up'd to 3cc's a couple weeks ago. I have very good restriction.

Thanks so much for being a wonderful surgeon.




Before surgery
After surgery
"Lost about 100 lbs."
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Cassie Shipp

My name is Cassie and I have always been overweight. I guess the first time I realized I had a problem was after graduating high school at 16 years old and weighed 175 lbs while all my friends weighed about 115 lbs. My weight didn't stop there, over the next few years I put on another 25 lbs to bring me to an even 200 lbs. I have been on numerous diets and took countless diet pills over the years to try and control my weight. At my all-time high I weighed in at 238 lbs, when I heard of the Adjustable Gastric Band LapBand).

I had my surgery on March 1, 2002 by the wonderful Dr. Rumbaut and haven't looked back since. I have lost about 100 lbs and feel great! I have also incorporated exercise as part of my daily routine and enjoy every minute of it as well as becoming a Certified Personal Trainer.



After surgery
  Before surgery
"I now have a life to appreciate and look forward to"
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Clare Fleming

Dr. Rumbaut saved my life on April 25, 2003. My BMI was 56, I was 55 years of age with sleep apnea, and I was having trouble walking, stooping, bending, etc., etc. I had researched bariatric surgery for a year and a half. My insurance would not cover weight loss surgery. After talking with several surgeons in the Houston area, one recommended Dr. Rumbaut in Mexico. After communicating with Dr. Rumbaut by email for a period of time, he turned me over to Doralisa for scheduling. Doralisa scheduled the surgery, hotel accommodations, transportation in Monterrey, and all lab tests preceding surgery. She is excellent with detail.

My aunt flew down with me on Wednesday, and on Thursday I met with doctors for testing. I then met with Dr. Rumbaut, and he agreed to operate the next morning. Hospital facilities and accommodations are state-of-the-art. My aunt stayed in the hospital's beautiful new wing with me, on a fold-out couch in my room. There was always an English speaking doctor available. The hospital made available an English-Spanish chart for communicating with the nurses. Dr. Rumbaut gave me his cell phone number, and I knew I was well-cared for by everyone involved. Dr. Rumbaut and his assistant visited me at least once a day, even after I was discharged back to the hotel.

My adjustment to the surgery has been very easy. I was back to work full time, two weeks following surgery. My BMI is now at 37, and I am still steadily losing weight. Would I do it again? Absolutely. Would I cross the border again for surgery with Dr. Rumbaut? In a heartbeat. I have never regretted my decision. And I now have a life to appreciate and look forward to. Thank you again, Dr. Rumbaut.



Before  
surgery  
After surgery
"I now know that I am in charge of my life"
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Lisa Sylte

Before weight loss surgery I had low self esteem, depression, constant back, and foot pain, and chronic heartburn. I felt like my weight problem was destroying my life. I knew I had to do something.

Ten months after surgery I lost 90 pounds. A year and a half later I am still at the same weight. My self esteem is no longer a problem, the foot pain is gone, no more heartburn, and I now know that I am in charge of my life, and it is going to be a long and healthy one!

Thanks again Dr. Rumbaut, and your team of experts!



Before surgery
After surgery


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