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Kelvin D. Higa M.D.
Great guy and great doctor! My first impression of him was trust. From the moment he shoke my hand I knew that I could trust him because he looked me straight in the eyes. I didn't feel belittled or even like just another fat person that is wanting to take the easy way out. He is patient and lets you think through what you want to say and treats concerns with respect and knowledge. Very good at explaining things that will happen and through out the entire process. His staff is empowered with lots of knowledge as well and it shows that they all work together as a team.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I am 52 years old and was diagnosed with bi-lateral breast cancer in June of 2007. I discovered that it is a myth that most chemo patients loose weight and find myself almost 40 lbs heavier after finishing up all the treatments to get rid of the cancer. Now I find my doctors telling me that I must loose that weight and more before I can get back to a healthier lifestyle. Finding out I had cancer and having to go through the treatment for it has been a huge life changing experience. One of the hardest to adjust to was how very hard it is to start in exercising again and how tired I get. Like beating the cancer I am determined to also get myself back in shape again and healthy. I would like to get in contact with any other people that have gone through WLS after going thru cancer treatments as well. At this point I haven't had the initial interview with my surgeon but have discussed this decision with my other doctors and they are all in agreement that it is a good route for me at this time. My cardiologist is particularly happy to hear that I am considering WLS due to the fact that my congestive heart failure (diastolic dysfunction) would be helped dramatically if I were to loose the extra lbs of fat that are pushing on my heart.
I have two granddaughters that I enjoy being with as much as I can. I enjoy making doll clothes and bought them both American Girl dolls for their birthday this last year (both were born on July 12, 3 years and 9 minutes apart). I want to do all I can to get back in shape so that I can run and play with them for many years to come.