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Laurence K. Tanaka M.D.
When I first met Dr. Tanaka, he seemed very serious. Not much of a joker. But after seeing him while in the hospital I noticed that he does joke. I remember when I asked if I can go home he told me, \"Get the heck out of here, I am tired of seeing you!\" I knew that he had it in him all the time. LOL. He really cares about his patients and encourges to call him any hour of the day if your feeling sick or if you have any questions. He does address all the risks of surgery and even lets you ask question I took like 3 pages of questions and he answered them all. He has a great bed side manner and I would rate him a 10.
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I have been overwieght since the 6th grade. I noticed one day while showering that my belly was growing. But I just ignored it! My parents never told me "don't eat that " or never had me on any special diets. I was very active as a child, i remember riding my bike, playing tag and running around just like any normal kid. Until one day I just didn't care anymore. As I got older I stoped playing out side and then started with the Video games. I never played sports or kept my self active like I used to! I always wanted to play sports but since my father was the only one working he couldn't afford health insurance or all the equipment to enroll in sports. My parents were also scared of me getting hurt. So I started to get bigger and bigger. Which is my own fault! I don't blame anyone but my self for that!! It wasn't until I started high school that I started to look at my self more in the mirror and be totally ashamed of how I looked! I didn't want to dress up all I wore was jeans and a t-shirt. I looked more like a tom-boy! I didn't want to be seen by anyone so after school all I did was go home and lock my self in the house. I guess you can say I was a bit depressed! From time to time I woluld try diets and walk around the park. But then I wouild stop because I didn't loose wieght as fast as I wanted to. I woud do the dieting and walking off and on. Then I would give up! So after graduation I ended up working. So I would go to work and come home. Everyday it was the same thing!! Up until now I decieded this is enough!! I need to do something else! So I talked with some friends that had the Gastric Bypass! They encouraged me to do it! So here I am tryng to get approved!! With gods will! I will get what I have been waiting for!! TO BE HEALTHY AND THINNER!!! Thats my story!!! Thanks for reading!! :)