"My name is Kevin and I am 44 years old. I have struggled with my weight most of my life. I've tried every diet out there with little to no success, had thought about bariatric surgery for a long time, but like many was afraid. last year I was 400lbs with sleep apnea, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, I decided to talk to my primary and she referred me to Dr. Baranov. I entered his program in April and attended his seminar, which was incredibly informative. Dr. Baranov and his entire team and staff are awesome. They gave me all the tools and information I needed and I made the decision to have surgery. Any and all questions and concerns were answered, putting my mind at ease, and I was no longer afraid. They were there with me through every step of my journey and I was even able to lose some weight before my surgery. For the first time in my life I felt like my life was changing for the better. My surgery (Roux-En-Y ) was six days ago on 10/19/2021. This was the first surgery that I've had and was not sure what to expect, but with all the knowledge I gained throughout the program, I knew I was in good hands. Everything went as planned, after surgery I had alot less pain than I expected and was walking just hours later. I feel like a reborn man and have a confidence and will power that I've lacked for some time. Just 6 days later and I'm already off the diabetic meds and I feel great. My current weight is 328lbs. I'm on my way to a new healthier me Thanks to Dr. Baranov and his team. I can't thank him enough for literally giving me a new life. I am honored to have him as my surgeon. "