"I had surgery March 4 2013, I've lost 120 pounds 9 months past my surgery. I haven't had any problems post surgery. I had Diabetes a1c 6.9, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and now I don't take any medication for any of these and there all gone. Dr Alvarez and his staff where great. I had almost no pain after surgery and I was back to work in 2 weeks. "