My name is Sarita from Fort Worth, TX and I’ve battled hypertension and weight gain for more than 20 years. More recently I was diagnosed with sleep apnea and slept using a CPAP machine. I lost my confidence and self-esteem. I was depressed because I tried numerous unsuccessful attempts to lose weight and keep it off. After attending a weight loss seminar, I decided surgery was not the best option for me. I convinced myself that I needed to try to lose weight on my own with all my might. A year later instead of losing weight I gained more weight! I finally accepted that surgery was my best choice. Dr. Melanie Hafford and her team performed the gastric sleeve on me and the results are amazing! Dr. Hafford assured me I would be pleased with the outcome and she was correct! Having a smaller stomach and a new appreciation for eating healthy are the reasons why I have been so successful with maintaining an 85 pound weight loss. I no longer need to take three different medicines to regulate my blood pressure. I no longer need to sleep using a CPAP machine. My life is full of hope and confidence now and I would recommend Dr. Hafford to anyone considering weight loss surgery.