My name is Monica Medina Dobbs, I had the gastric sleeve 6 month ago. It was a fast recovery from day one. I had a great experience at the hospital, with Dr. Almanza and his friendly staff. I learned to understand my body and limitations with food intake and most of all with portions sizes. I am still learning what my body can tolerate, but for the most part I feel great! I take my vitamins every day, such as Calcium Citrate for absorption, B12 in liquid form and organic multivitamins. If you follow all the post operative instructions you should be fine. I had a wonderful experience during and after surgery considering that was an invasive procedure. The hospital was clean, organized and with people all around you trying to make feel comfortable. During the past few months, I had few moments when I realized that I went over my limit and felt unconformable but had no major problems. I had no infections, and no extra visits to my primary care due to the surgery. My body is adapting to my new limits and I am learning to eat healthier and better foods and have become more aware of my food intake. I am grateful for the procedure and with Dr. Almanza and Staff.