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Stefan M. Pettine, M.D.
Dr.Pettine was very nice and informative. He made me feel at ease with my decision and I felt confident that I am in good hands. His office staff was very nice and the furniture was comfy. They have a structured weight loss program with seminars, support groups, bariatric navigators ( Michelle carpenter is great). I have not had surgery yet but right now I would rate my overall experience at a 9.... I am totally excited about my surgery date Jan. 10th 2011...
I had my surgery Gastric Bypass RNY on Jan. 10, 2011.. I have to say that I have the best Bariatric doctor in the world. Dr. Pettine is the nicest man and he really cares. On a scale from 1-10 I would rate him at 100.. I recommend my doctor to everyone. My husband is also having the same surgery and DR. Pettine. He likes him alot and loved the way he treats me. Poudre Valley Hopital is very nice and the Nurses here are great. Rik, Stevie, Melissa, Lindsey, Angela, Norma, Marge and all the rest of the Nursing Staff I am so grateful for you all. You all care and thats what makes a great Nurse, Nurse Aide and Doctor.. I love you all and you will each hold a special place in my heart for the rest of my life... Thank you.. — Sabrina Moreno
Latest Surgery Support Comments
I will start at the beginning. I was overweight as a child then I met my husband at the age of 15. I married and had my first son at the age of 16. I then gained about 50 lbs. I tryed to lose that weight but could not. I went through some depression having a child and getting married young. Then I got pregnant again 4 years later. I was 20. I barely recovered from having my second son before I turned around and was 300lbs and pregnant again. I had my 3rd son at 21. My weight was blooming out of control and the more I tryed to get it off the more I seemed to gain. My Mom helped me out alot during these trying times of being a young mother and wife. We became best of friends. In 2005 she found out she had cancer and started chemo and agressive surgery to remove the cancer. I went into another spiral of depression. In March 2006 my mother fell in her home and she was then told to be put on hospice. I became her caregiver. We laughed and we cried. I feel satisfied in the time we spent together in her last days. On May 16 2006 she passed away with malignant melanoma.(Skin Cancer) I felt I had noone anymore. I ate the food to fill the void of my heart... My family and I ended up homeless shortly after that because my husband lost his job and we were living paychek to paychec ne ways. Then some crazy news. I found out I was 5 months pregnant in a homless shelter in 2007... We got our own house and I went to work right after my 4th son was born and we have done pretty well since. We moved to Colorado but I had reached my highest weight of 372lbs. My doctor put me on another diet. I had already been on 37 diets plus all the different excersize plans. I am currently down 336 and had my consoltation for gastric bypass. I am ready to feel better about myself and confident of surviving to see my family grow. After all this I try to stay positive. I have great kids who wouldnt trade me for the world and a great husband and we believe that when worse comes to worse if we stick together we can get through anything. My Mom would of loved to see me go through my weight loss journey but I know shes watching and lovin every bit of seeing her daughter get her life back under control.