Kay Dallas

Location: Dallas, Texas
Member since 12/15/2012


  • 6 total posts
  • 2 reviews

Reviews & Stories

A Life-changing Event - Dallas, TX

I had a vertical sleeve gastrectomy with Dr. Manuel Castro in Dallas in 2009. I loved Dr. Castro. He is calm and serene, and most impressive to me, he was very upfront about the fact that there were cheaper procedures, but he wouldn't do them. He thought I was too large to be successful with a lap band, and told me that he personally wouldn't do one on a patient of my size. I didn't want... READ MORE

Only Three Days -- but I'm Thrilled So Far - Dallas, TX

I lost 175 pounds following a gastric sleeve, and had significant amounts of loose skin. Dr. Kenkel did a lower body lift and breast lift on Wednesday morning. It is now Saturday, and I'm THRILLED with the results, the surgical team he put together, the care at the hospital, the pain management, and everything else. He was patient with lots of questions, and I couldn't be happier. Three... READ MORE

Recent comments from Kay Dallas

Hi Belle -- I was traveling yesterday, and didn't get a chance to respond. But I wish you the VERY best of luck with your surgery today. My advice is to do EVERYTHING that your doctor tells you, and if you can, do more. I walked... READ COMMENT

Hi Serpent -- I'm still THRILLED with my results. I'm still swollen, and may continue to be for a while, but it's not terrible. I also still have one small (less than 2-inches) open area on my incision, where a stitch worked its... READ COMMENT

My gastric sleeve surgery was minimal -- it lasted less than an hour. In part because of the short surgery (42 minutes!), the recovery was easier. Less anesthesia, less time with the gas, etc. I had very few problems with recovery. ... READ COMMENT

Hi Serpent, The way they did it where I was was that the surgery was done in the Outpatient Surgery Center, but then they wanted you to stay in their "guest suites" for two nights afterward. This was actually a great thing. Since it... READ COMMENT