City: Gig Harbor, WA
Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve gastrectomy
Percentage excess weight loss (%EWL): 77%
- Shortness of breath
- Sleep apnea
- Knee, ankle & foot pain
- Low back pain
- 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
“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
“I had not been feeling well for almost two years, tired all the time, no energy, chest pain and trouble sleeping. All the doctors
“Surgery has changed my life dramatically. A completely new wardrobe, more energy and confidence than ever before.
“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
“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.
“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
“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
“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,
“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
“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 -
“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).
“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.
“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
“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
“[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