Dr. Almanza is a very good surgeon. The facility is still being built, so the staff is trying to adjust to the constant change. They are all doing an excellent job. I haven't needed any diabetes medication since the surgery. My sleep apnea has improved immensely as well. I have lost over 40 lbs already. My suggestion to those looking at doing this procedure is to follow all instructions given to you for proper aftercare! Yes you can walk around, but heed to over doing it, Giver yourself time to heal. Do not lift anything over 5lbs and limit vigorously high impact exercise, and don't drive a vehicle for the first two weeks or longer if the doctor so instructs. Eat slowly, and only 1/2 cup at a time. Be patient and give your body adequate time to heal!