City: Gig Harbor, WA

Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve gastrectomy

Starting weight: 245 lbs
Starting BMI: 47.8
Total weight loss: 97 lbs*
Current BMI: 28.9

Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 77%

Co-morbidities improved/resolved:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleep apnea
  • Orthopnea
  • Heartburn
  • Knee, ankle & foot pain
  • Low back pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Migraines & headaches

In Malia’s Words:

“As a mother of three daughters, it has always been important for me to set a positive example. But in my health and care for my body I really struggled. Although I had tried nearly every methodology available to me, including Weight Watchers, the South Beach diet, Ephedra, and Slim Fast, I constantly felt like a failure—as I continued the climb to 245 pounds. At just 5’1”, not only was I miserable in my own body, but I was suffering from horrible sleep apnea, major depression, and fatigue. Then I learned about Dr. Srikanth who had already helped two co-workers. From my very first appointment he made me feel comfortable and he made me laugh. He was compassionate, made sure I had all the information necessary, and answered all of my questions. Since that first meeting I have lost 95 pounds!* For the first time in many years I am active, have little fatigue, and can breathe easier…but the biggest change has been the boost to my self-confidence. I am finally the confident woman on the inside, that I have always tried to project for my daughters on the outside.” – Malia 

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Total Weight Loss: 74 lbs. (4 months since surgery!) **


Total Weight Loss: 131 lbs.**
“My weight loss journey is a lot like everyone else’s. I've tried different diets and different gyms with limited, non-lasting results. My mother had Lap-Band® surgery 10 years ago with Dr. Srikanth. I had always known that I would end up at Srikanth’s office to begin my own journey to a


Total Weight Loss: 80 lbs. **
“I had not been feeling well for almost two years, tired all the time, no energy, chest pain and trouble sleeping. All the doctors


Total weight loss: 157 lbs. **
“Surgery has changed my life dramatically. A completely new wardrobe, more energy and confidence than ever before.


Total weight loss: 120 lbs. **
“I didn’t want to think about being heavy. I filled my time with long work days and volunteer projects. I was always involved in planning some kind of gathering or event.

Emily & Austin

Total weight loss: 115 lbs. **
“My husband Austin and I have been married since 2009 and we have battled obesity since our childhood. Diabetes, sleep apnea and health issues are found on both sides of our family.


Total Weight Loss: 188 lbs. **
“It is hard to describe to people how great losing 200 pounds is. Prior to the surgery, I sat on the couch a lot. Even when I played with my three young children, it was always wrestling


Total weight loss: 119 lbs. **
“I was one of those people that say, ‘I woke up fat.’ I was never BIG or obese prior to having babies. And then a back injury truly made my life a ‘catch 22.’ I could not exercise because


Total weight loss: 125 lbs. **


Total weight loss: 200 lbs. **


Total weight loss: 100 lbs. **
“In October of 2013 I weighed 300 lbs. I had been struggling to just maintain that weight. No matter what I tried I could not seem to lose any weight. I was taking 4 insulin injections a day,


Total weight loss: 97 lbs. **
“As a mother of three daughters, it has always been important for me to set a positive example. But in my health and care for my body I really struggled. Although I had tried nearly


Total weight loss: 100 lbs. **


Total weight loss: 85.4 lbs. **
“As a recovering breast cancer survivor in 2012; struggling with weight issues for many years, I decided that 2014 was my year to get healthy. I tried going to the gym -


Total weight loss: 115.2 **
“I went from a size 24 to 14 in pants, 22 top to 12 top (or 2xl to M/L), so far! My sleep apnea has resolved and I have a lot less joint pain (if I'd stop falling, it would help).


Total weight loss: 210 lbs. **
“For years I struggled with my weight. I would spend most of my waking hours thinking about food. If I wasn't eating, I was thinking about eating. Food consumed my life.


Total weight loss: 110.2 lbs. **
“Unlike many, I spent a large portion of my life quite slender. I graduated high school at 6’1” and 148 lbs. After high school and in a previous career I had a very physically


Total weight loss: 153 lbs. **
“Before consulting Dr. Srikanth, I weighed 338 lbs. In the 6 months before surgery I lost almost 50 lbs. by following a strict diet laid out by Dr. Srikanth. I got the sleeve gastrectomy


Total weight loss: 88 lbs. **
“[My husband and I] went to a seminar that Dr. Srikanth presented in the spring of 2012 and felt immediately comfortable with him, his sense of humor, his honest informative attitude
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