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About Sai

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    Bariatric Master

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    Quiet, studious type of person. I'm a scientist, nerdy like lol. Super chilled person, but anti-social, and enjoy my time alone. I prefer to read posts far more than I write them.
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    Knitting, reading, movies, books, usual fun stuff.
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    Fort Worth
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I lived most of my adult life overweight, however, I was not an overweight child. I was skinny and hyperactive. My weight gain came after a couple of traumatic events when I was a young teenager. From the time I was a freshman in high school to my senior year, I had gained more than 125 lbs. In June, 2009, I got banded by Dr. E. Martinez in California, a wonderful and warm doctor :). My weight loss with the band was great, 129 lbs. and kept most of it off until my recent sleeve revision. 
Unfortunately, I had to move to different states, and it was difficult to find a good surgeon/fill which was both time consuming & expensive since my insurance no longer covered adjustments (i.e. Going through the "new patient procedure" over and over).  Along the way I had to get a few unfills due to esophagus dilation, and then again in 2016, I had another. My Lap band was unfilled for the last time for many months and zero restriction = some weight gain. I really loved my band, and although I did not have any "major" complications with the band, I think it was a good decision to go ahead with a sleeve revision given my situation.
Had the band to sleeve revision on Sept. 2016. It was an easy recovery, feeling normal as of day 3. It was done outpatient by Dr. B. Holden, who I highly recommend. Checked in at 5 am, surgery at 7 am and out by 4 pm. 

Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Starting Weight: 293 lbs
Weight on Day of Surgery: 213 lbs
Current Weight: 159 lbs
Goal Weight: 135 lbs
Weight Lost: 134 lbs
BMI: 29.1
Surgery: Gastric Sleeve
Surgery Status: Post Surgery
First Dr. Visit: 04/27/2016
Surgery Date: 09/02/2016
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Surgery Funding: Insurance
Insurance Outcome: 2nd Letter Appeal Approval
Sai's Bariatric Surgeon
630 North Coit Rd
Suite 2200
Richardson, Texas 75080

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