Northwest Houston Surgical Association

Real Patients: Real Stories

View our photo gallery of real patients, enjoying real results. These are people who decided to take action, and take back their lives. Contact the surgeons at Northwest Houston Surgical Association for a bariatric surgery consultation near Houston or Cypress, TX today!

Case 25

Case 25 Weight loss

My Journey began way before April 29, 2013, when I met the parents of an angel named Marianna. Her parents referred me to my amazing partner in crime, Dr. Leiva. I remember my conversation with Mr. Goudet, who reassured me I would be in safe hands. It has now been close to two years since my surgery and boy how I have changed. I have lost and maintained a total of     -115lbs., dropped 14 dress sizes, diabetes free and have gained hope that one day I will be a healthy mother.  My father always said, “Nothing in life is easy unless you work for it but indeed hard work pays off and it puts way more value to the result.” And oh boy has it paid off! I have come a long way from being that Fat GIRL I use to be.

At first I couldn’t come to terms with the positive results. Sure people would complement my success but I couldn’t make myself see it. It wasn’t until the day I tried on my prom dress. Yes, 13 years later my dress not only fit but was huge on me.  I was then officially past High School Skinny! Surely looking amazing in clothes is wonderful but being diabetes free, is a huge victory!  And let’s not forget all the sacrifices I had to make. Making time for the gym, dieting, and goal setting, yet they were totally worth it and only disciplining me for a new way of life, a healthier one. My only regret was not having the surgery earlier in life because after all this life had a whole new meaning with my change.
Thank you Dr. Leiva for the new and improved healthier me! To the Goudet Family for the referral. Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Marianna and the impact she had on my life. When I have wanted to give up I think of her and get refocused. I get up, dust off the hardships and remember not to focus on the, Why me? But in the, Why Not ME! Last but not least to my family for their support. After all, it has been a group effort challenge. To my Father, who was probably just as scared as me but never showed it. Yet he always believed my hard work would pay off, I did it Dad, for me!

If you’re ready to improve your life, request a consultation online or call our office at 713-426-2400 for more information.

Obalon Balloon System Surgery

The Obalon Balloon System helps facilitate weight loss by taking up space in your stomach so you eat less.






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Gastric Band

As one of the more popular procedures, LAP-BAND® surgery gives patients the ability to control their weight by allowing them to feel fuller, sooner.






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Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is successful at helping patients achieve and maintain a healthier weight by using sectioning and malabsorptive techniques.






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Sleeve Gastrectomy

A sleeve gastrectomy procedure involves removing about 85% of the stomach and reshaping the remaining portion into a tube or sleeve.






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Duodenal Switch

The Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch (BPD/DS) is a popular procedure for small stomachs combining a lower form of restriction and a high level of malabsorption.






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