I met with Dr. pleatman after reading alot of great reviews. Went in Beginning of May 2013. I weighed 204 lbs, with more than few comorbities. BMI 33 and im 5"6. I wa s unhappy until I met Dr. Pleatman and he gave me hope. He answered all my questions and concerns. I scheduled my appt on May 28,2013. He a great surgeon! Im now down 62 lbs and i weighed today at his office weighing at 145lbs....thank Dr Mark Pleatman!!