Gastric Bypass saved my life: heart blockages were discovered and corrected in the process of becoming qualified for the surgery, my blood pressure and diabetes were out of control and sleep apnea had taken my ability to rest. All these diseases are gone or under control, I am now able to walk miles without fatigue and my weight went from 411 to 260. Friends I have known for years don’t recognize me until I speak. It has been a marvelous change and has offered many “second chances.” Dr. Thomas cared for me as I would care for a family member. I hold him in the highest regard. From education and the qualification process to the actual surgery and aftercare, I find every element of his program to be outstanding.
My name is Karla Reeder, I am a 40- year- old single mother of three wonderful sons. I have been morbidly obese for as long as I can remember. I have been on every diet, liquid fast, fruit , and soup diets. If it was out there I tried it, even diet pills. After a near death experience of being hospitilized for three months with pneumonia( 49 days in a coma) which led to respitory failure and me having a tracheotomy. I decieded that I needed to get myself together ( physically) for my children so I opted to look into gastric bypass surgery. I had my surgery October of 2007. I have lost almost 180 lbs to date. I have had NO complications after my surgery. I have never felt this good EVER in my life. Dr. Thomas is an AWESOME surgeon. Having this surgery is the best thing that I could have ever done for ME and My Boys. Dan Hodge Gastric Bypass has given me the freedom from several daily medications, freedom from back pain and has made me feel young again. I have lost 80 pounds in 8 months, and I actually enjoy getting dressed now. Thank you Dr. Thomas, this has been a life changing experience for me. Go for it, it really works.