I contemplated this surgery for a long time. When I finally got the nerve up to have it done I had my appointment and went to the nutrition class in July 2018. Then I chickened our. I finally got my nerve up and had it in April 2019. My daughter said not to let anyone but Dr Mailapur do the surgery. I really don’t know what I was so afraid of. Dr M and his staff go to great lengths to make sure you are educated and know what to expect so you can have complete success. I had my 3m check up yesterday and you are supposed to have lost 30-40% of your weight (I didn’t think I was doing very good) and I have lost 50% of my weight. Needless to say I’m still all smiles. I have not had any problems at all except for the fact I need to sit for about 20-30 minutes after I eat to let my food and stomach settle. I can cross my legs again and my husband can get his arms around me again. Boy does that feel good. Don’t hesitate. Do it. You can do it and be so proud. Thank you Dr M and staff for my tool and support.