Ralph Sanchez


Dear Dr. Wadiwala,

I wanted to give you an update on my progress and let you know how happy I am with my decision. I officially started my Journey on October 29, 2014 with the two week pre-op liquid diet. I had my Sleeve Surgery on November 12, 2014 and approximately 4.5 months later I have lost a total of 106 pounds and still losing. This surgery has truly saved and changed my life, and given me a second chance to live again. Until you lose the weight you do not realize how much it is holding you back, my energy is through the roof. The ultimate goal is to be healthy and comfortable and stop serious health problems down the road. When I started I weighed 339 pounds and as I type this I am at 233 pounds, and my BMI has dropped from 50.1 to 34.5. I have gone from a 4x shirt to a Large Also, I wanted to thank you for being such a compassionate doctor. When I visit you I can see in you eyes that you truly enjoy changing our lives for the better and giving us the tool to make the changes. I do want people to understand that you give us the tool to be successful, but that it is up to us on how we use it. This also is a big decision and comes with great sacrifice, but huge reward as well.