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Michael W. Johnell, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Johnell and his staff are incrediable and I'm so thankful for them! They had to fight my insurance company so that I could have the surgery and they never let me give up hope!
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I've struggled with my weight all of my life. I can still remember as a kid my family telling that I would be so pretty if I would just lose weight! I met my husband when I was 19 and he loved me just the way I was and told me that I was beautiful everyday and still does!! We've been married now for 20 years and have two great sons that I love and adore!! Our family had recently grown and I'm now offically a Nana of a beautiful baby girl! This past December (2007) I told my Dr. that I could eat a full meal and be hungry again in 15 min and I knew that wasn't the way that it's suppose to be! And he suggested that I check into lapband surgery. And that's where my journey began I met with Dr. Johnell on Dec 31, 2007 and for the very first time in my life I felt like I was starting the new year with hope!! After going through all the requirements of my insurance company I had surgery on June 5, 2008. It's had it's ups and downs but I know that in the end it will all be worth it! I've lost 47lbs (including the weight that I had to lose before surgery) and I already feel better. I'm looking forward now to the rest of my life, one that includes fun activites with my family and new Grand daughter!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!!!