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Alfonso Torquati M.D., MSci
Dr. Torquati is a very good surgeon. He has a heavy Italian accent, so he is sometimes hard to understand. You have to listen closely! He was very patient in answering all questions I had before surgery and the ones I have had since surgery. I had one problem and called the Duke office. They called his cell phone and he called me from the hospital. He reassured me and also told me that I could call him anytime and have him paged and he would personally talk to me (instead of a \"fellow\"). I also have his email address if I need anything. I would definately recommend him to other people. He isn't afraid to go against \"regiment\" if it is best for the patient (for example he let me start semi solid foods earlier than \"protocol\" dictated because of problems I was having.)
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Ok, my story. I am 39 years old and have been married for almost 14 years to a wonderful man who is my best friend in every way. I can't imagine my life without him. He is my rock. We have a son who is almost 3.
I have been heavy off and on during my life (mostly on!). I was a chubby child and when I was 15, I went to Weight Watchers with my mom and lost 30 lbs, taking me to 130 lbs, or a perfect size 9. I stayed this size through the rest of high school (which was a great time to be thin!) and until I was in my early 20's. I got a "desk job" (which I am still in - 20 years later) and then the pounds started coming back on. I am at my heaviest weight right now. I'm still too ashamed to even put in writing what that is. Hopefully I will have the courage to do that soon enough!