6 years and 9 months ago I made one of the best decisions ever! I flew to Mexico for the gastric Sleeve surgery with Dr. Almanza. I have kept all the weight that I've lost off through proper diet and exercise. I am 5'9" tall and weighs 172 pounds. even though I would rather be at around 155 pounds, I am very happy. I know with the sleeve the weight-loss is not the same as the bypass. I am now planning to take my daughter to Dr. Almanza for the mini bypass surgery, yes, I have a lot of confidence in his work!