Dr. Mailapur is an awesome surgeon. He has given me the tool that has allowed me to be myself again. He is aways there to cheer you on. He genuinely cares about his patients. Not only did he perform my sleeve he also removed my gallbladder the year before. I had no complications with either surgeries. I thank him so much and I highly recommend him to anyone that is interested in gastric surgery.July 13, 2015
Dr. Mailapur is an awesome surgeon. He has given me the tool that has allowed me to be myself again. He is aways there to cheer you on. He genuinely cares about his patients. Not only did he perform my sleeve he also removed my gallbladder the year before. I highly recommend him to anyone that is interested in gastric surgery.July 13, 2015
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Mailapur!
I had tried everything to lose weight and keep it off. I had had success losing the weight in the past but never keeping it off. Over a one year period, I watched helplessly as my health deteriorated. I had used a knee scooter to walk or been in a wheel chair most of that year. I had been hospitalized, had surgery and seen several doctors. Every one of the doctors said "You need to lose weight." I already knew that but I didn't know how to keep it off and playing the “fab” diet game is dangerous. Every time I did, I would gain every pound I lost back plus I would add an additional 10 to 2O more which got me to my highest weight ever of 271.8 pounds and in a size 28W. Approaching 300 lbs was very scary, so much so that I didn't won't to go back dieting. I felt stuck in the body that was always hungry, never satisfied, no energy, and breaking down with health issues.
I called Dr. Mailapur desperately seeking help since he was highly recommended. I was required to sit in on a seminar before going any further so my husband and I went. It was highly informative on what all my options could be with the pro and cons of each, statistics on obesity, the genetics on weight loss, and the health issues that could be caused from obesity. It was an eye opener to my situation. Before the meeting, we saw several before and after pictures of Dr. Mailapur's patients. During the meeting, we heard a testimony of one of his patients that was there bringing a friend to listen. You could tell Dr. Mailapur was very passionate about his profession and very caring and knowledgeable in his field. I left there realizing I had every issue listed on the obesity health conditions list except diabetes which runs in my family so it was a matter of time before I would have that too. I wanted to be the success stories I saw and heard about that night. I will never forget my husband holding my hand on the way home choking back tears to tell me “We have do something. I'm concerned about your health and I'll be here to help you in every way I can”. I felt like God put me in this path for a reason. I knew I had to try one more time.
I will never forget my first consultation with Dr. Mailapur. I had come seeking help with diet pills and showing him past pictures to prove to him I could lose the weight. I had convinced myself that I could lose the weight that way this time. But because I was in the danger BMI zone, he looked at me and said “Oh sweetie, I can't support that decision”. I just broke down crying in his office. I sensed a genuine concern for me and my well-being from Dr. Mailapur. He said he could give me names of doctors that may do what I wanted with diet pills but he just couldn't do that knowing that's not what would help me. Deep down I knew that too and after listening to the seminar I knew but didn't want to believe it. I went one more time to a seminar and went to some support group meetings where I could hear the pros and cons from people who were going through the process. I am thankful to Dr. Mailapur and his staff for allowing me to go to the support group meetings and educating me on this journey. Having the Gastric Sleeve Surgery was not an easy decision to make. It was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made for myself. After going through all the steps that are required by Dr. Mailapur, the whole process was very clear to me. I knew what to expect before and after surgery. I have so much respect and confidence in Dr. Mailapur. He truly is the best surgeon.
Dr. Mailapur saved my life!!! I am 7 months post op and down 117 pounds from my highest weight. I feel great!!! I am in complete remission of my Kidney disease. My kidney doctor is amazed. I no longer have knee and feet issues. I am off the CPAP machine. The doctors have lowered all my medications. And there are so many things I can do now physically that I couldn't do before the surgery. Dr. Mailapur said he was only providing “the tool" but the hard work ahead was up to me. He taught me to use the tool and apply the work. But he provided me with so much more than just a tool in the form of surgery. He provided me with all the knowledge I needed to make this journey a success. I am successful only because of the education I received, the friendly and knowledgeable staff I worked with, the encouraging words from Dr. Mailapur and his staff, his high fives and hugs, his skills, talent and his compassion for what he does. Now for once in my life, I feel like I have truly overcome this disease of being obese. I am never going back!!
Dr. Mailapur, Thank you for being honest and factual about the surgery and for expressing to me many times that “the tool" is just a tool and not magic pill. I will forever have to be accountable for my actions toward being a healthier me and you helped me find the strength to do so.
I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Mailapur. I had no complications from the surgery but called him a couple of times at home about concerns and questions. Each time he responded quickly, compassionately and put me at ease. I thank God for this blessing. God puts people on this earth to help and heal people and Dr. Mailapur is one of those people.
Thank you Dr. Mailapur for giving me the tool I needed to get back to a healthy life. When I first met with Dr. Mailapur in November 2014, I weighed 255 (on my home scale)---today, I'm 169. I've gone from a size 44 pants to size 34---from a size XX shirt to a Medium. Before my surgery, I was taking 3 blood pressure medications and one for high cholesterol---now I'm off all of them and my blood pressure is fine. I can now fit into my Army uniform that I haven't been able to wear since I left active duty in 1982. I can now walk 5 miles in slightly less than an hour. I can ride my bike 15 miles in an hour and five minutes---things I never thought I'd be able to do again. I've found that I can travel/vacation and still maintain/lose weight. We were gone on a trip for about 6 weeks, late April 2015 to early June. I lost 10 pounds during that period and we still were able to go out to dinner and visit with family and friends. Before meeting Dr. Mailapur, I'd never even considered that I was a candidate for this surgery (bariatric sleeve). He showed me that I was, and with his care, it's been the best medical decision I've ever made. Dr. Mailapur and his team are the VERY BEST!! If you have a problem like I did, give them a chance to help.July 5, 2015
I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Mailapur and his staff. He makes sure you understand your options, risks, and responsibilities as a patient. I felt fully prepared on my surgery day. I am just a little over 2 months post op and at the lowest weight I have been at in over 10 years. I still have a long ways to go, but I know I will be successful. Dr. Mailapur makes sure you know what you are getting into. He educates you from the pre op seminar and checks on your progress with your post op appointments. He told me that we are in a long term relationship...a relationship for life. I am excited to be on this journey and so thankful to Dr. Mailapur for providing me with this tool in which to become half the woman I once was .July 5, 2015
Dr. Mailapur did a lap band to sleeve revision on me. He was not my original physician but I wanted his expertise to do my revision. He is the best doctor and really cares for his patients. He takes the time to ask you questions and makes sure you are willing to do what it takes to be successful long term. I thank him for my opportunity to be happier and healthier!!!June 9, 2015
Dr. Mailapur has been the absolute best in the starting of my new journey. I never imagined having a doctor that would be so caring and compassionate. I am so impressed with him and his staff. Great job to you and your team. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I would give 100 stars if it would let me. :)
Doctor Mailapur is the best! I went to the seminar and heard the detail on having the gastric sleeve. I jumped through all the insurance hoops to get approved. Finally had surgery on Monday May 11th at Huntsville Hospital. Didn't have a bit of trouble. There were some pains with the gas from surgery in recovery but nothing serious. Once that passed I have done great! There hasn't been much nausea at all. I have been on the liquid diet for the last 10 days. Have lost 16 lbs so far. I haven't really been hungry. My mind still sees and smells the good food but my "stomach" doesn't seem to chime in and say "yeah! Let's eat that!' So it has been easier to say no to food. As Dr. M told me; he has done his part, now I must do mine. I have to lose 108 lbs in the next 3 months to reach my target of 175. I can do it now with the tool and the help the surgery has given me. I would highly recommend Dr. Mailapur and the gastric sleeve to anyone considering weight reduction surgery. See you in the "slim" department!May 21, 2015