Lifesaver. Many Complications Since, But Would Do it Over Again - Los Angeles, CA

On the day of surgery, on 12/4/02, I was 486 lbs...

On the day of surgery, on 12/4/02, I was 486 lbs and 32 years old. I was not prepared to die, so I went through with this. It took a year of therapy before they would even accept me into the program. On this date, 8/16/12, I am 42 years old and weigh 227 lbs. I've had abdominoplasty in 2004 and a breast reduction 8 days ago. I've had a LOT of complications from the bypass, which will include lifetime iron infusions 2x a month, but I wold do it all over again. I wish that I knew what life would be like 10 years later so that I could have been more prepared for the anemia and absorbtion issues, but I don't regret it and had a wonderful surgeon.

Peter Crookes

Dr. Antone and Crookes were the doctors doing the Biliopancreatic duodenal switch at USC, and Dr. crookes was my doctor. I found him to be identifying and caring. I've kept in contact with him and am eternally grateful to him for saving my life.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
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5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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