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January 18, 2005
Dear Dr. Ren:
I am writing you this letter to thank you for all you have done.
When I decided to undergo Gastric Bypass surgery I had reached a point in my weight gain where I was starting to show minor symptoms that made it clear that now was the time to act. I had spent years carrying more and more weight making it more and more difficult to be as active as I wanted to.
After doing substantial research on the subject, I attended your informational session. During that session I was struck by your professional demeanor, straightforward approach, and thorough explanation of all issues (both good and bad) that one should consider before rushing head long into this process. Most noteworthy was your clear emphasis that only those prepared to make major changes in their life style, beyond your surgical contribution, should undertake this medical procedure.
In a period of 3 weeks, I completed all the pre-work and had my first consultation with you on Oct 1. The surgery occurred on Nov 3rd. I have now lost a little over 100 Pounds and on May 2 and May 16 did two Bike rides of 42 and 65 miles, averaging 13 MPH. This is something I have not been able to do since the early 60’s.
It is with deepest gratitude I thank you and your staff for the help in guiding me through all the phases of this process as well as the quality of the care I received while undertaking the Gastric Bypass process. Be certain, that should anyone I know want to take the steps I have; I will certainly recommend that they go directly to you for their care.