I lost my sister in Jan. 2010. When that happened, I knew it was time for a change. Life is just way to short to live the type of life I was living which was not much of a life. I would go to the beach with my fiance and sit in a chair and just watch everyone else have fun. I went to see Dr. Blaney and just loved him right away. He is so kind and non judgemental. (which is very very good for a fat girl!) I knew right away that i wanted him to perform my surgery. I did so much research and decided on the sleeve which i have had NO problems with at all. I am proud to say I have lost 135 lbs. I am 5 lbs away from my original goal and 15 lbs away from Dr. Blaney’s goal for me. My surgery date was 6/30/2011. My life has changed so much for the better! Thank you so much Dr Blaney and staff, I just love you!