I was so unsure of where to go or what surgeon to use. I checked out Dr. Almanza and he has so much experience with the procedures that he does. My patient coordinator was amazing and so helpful. I had no problems getting my questions answered, sometimes in minutes. My surgery went amazingly well, I had no complications and I feel great. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Dr. Almanza to anyone who is considering getting a vertical sleeve gastrectomy done. The hospital staff was awesome and I would do it again without a doubt. Its so nice to know that your surgeon knows his stuff!! I feel great. I have lost 53 lbs, I look younger and feel so much better. Its the best thing I could have done for myself!!