I had surgery on 10/13/20 I am already down 38 pounds and my start weight was 350. My experience with Dr. Almanza was great! Everyone at the hospital was extremely nice and very helpful. The Dr. Came to my room and checked on me both mornings I was there and we had small talk in the hallways after surgery. If I ever had to do this surgery again I would definitely use Dr. Mario Almanza because in my book he is the best!!