"The hospital was first rate and nicer than many I visit at home in St Louis and surrounding." In early 2006, I was 430 lbs and the size 58 pants in the picture fit me tightly. Even with that extra stretch waist band. I really have two jobs, I sell Medicare insurance products to Senior citizens where I manage 12 agents in about five states, and I also sell medical equipment to doctors offices in [...]
"Dr. Kuri has a kind heart, with his first priority being his patients." I would like to thank Dr Kuri for everything he did for me when I had my surgery on Tuesday, January 19. During our meeting on Monday, I told him about my hiatal hernia which was a real worry of mine. He said he had only had 3 cases out of over 4,300 where he was not able to repair a hiatal [...]
"I trust Dr. Kuri and his team with my life, and I truly feel they have saved it!" This surgery was the greatest thing I've done for myself. I still got a ways to go...but it's going! It's a tool, not a miracle! It's taught me to eat and chew and taste my foods. Dr. Kuri's team is the best! I trust Dr. Kuri and his team with my life, and I truly feel they [...]
"I am sad that I missed a decade of happiness, but I am so optimistic for the future. I am going to make up for lost time." For twenty years I lived life in the “Fast and Fabulous Lane”. My husband and I traveled the world at others expense through our business. I wore the latest fashions in a size 4 Jr. Petite weighing between 86 and 96 pounds. I thought that I was dreaming. [...]
"Thank you for a new and improved me." Thank you for a new and improved me! I am down 80 pounds! * Results may vary.
“Eating to live rather than living to eat.“ I would like to talk about the my experience with food addiction, getting banded in Mexico, loosing 85 pounds, getting plastic surgery in Mexico and continuing my struggle to follow the path of living healthy. I have lost and gained hundreds of pounds during my 18 year marriage. Seven years ago we had twins with colic and I turned to food for comfort. I gained 100 pounds [...]
"Thanks for saving my life, thanks for giving us the right tool to use for this journey." I was banded last year Nov. 4 2007 by Dr. Kuri My weight started out weighting at 265 LB and now I'm weight 210 Lbs, I move around so much better with what I have lost, right it at a standstill in which I'm very pleased with. Dr. Kuri I just want to say thanks for saving my [...]
"I am so thankful that I found the kindest doctor in the world." I am so thankful that I found the kindest doctor in the world. He even postponed his vacation so I could be banded during a school break. There is nothing like being able to walk into any store and buy something that fits. It has been so successful for me, that I have subsequently had three friends who have been banded by [...]
"I can truly say that Dr. Kuri changed our lives." Wow, where to start. Well, actually, I started at 300 pounds in December of 2004, my sister and I(Theresa S.) had Dr. Kuri install our lapbands. What a trip! I lost 85 lbs the first year, 15 lbs in the second, and 10 pounds last year. After going 18 months with out an adjustment to my band, I am back on track now, and have [...]
"Living with the band has been a real learning experience." Being overweight was what most of my life has been about. I'd lose weight and then gain it back plus a few more pounds everytime. A friend of mine told me she was going to Mexico to have a lap band done.....I did everything I could to try and talk her out of it. Thank God she was set on doing it.....it made me start [...]
"Dr. Kuri and his team made me feel at ease, explained everything as it was going on and most likely saved my life." I heard about Dr. Kuri from my mother's hairdresser. Katy had had the surgery so we started doing research. I have a best friend that had undergone bypass surgery and who was struggling to get enough iron and nutrition. I was on Kaiser's list for the bypass, but I just couldn't make [...]
"This experience has been successful in providing a new image of myself both outwardly, and the more important inward aspect of self-esteem, along with renewed energy, attitude, and a chance for longer lasting health." My sister and I embarked on our Lap-Band experience in Sept 2004, but actually it started several months prior when my sister contacted me about her interest in Lap-Band as a way to lose and manage weight. I had not heard [...]
"The after care is excellent." I started looking into weight loss surgery about 4 years ago after a dentist refused to do work on me as my blood pressure was so high – 149 over 99. A friend of mine Mona who had already had the surgery told me about Dr Kuri so I decided to look into the lap band. Everybody was so helpful and friendly so I decided to go ahead. I had [...]
I lost 112 lbs. in 1 year! Thanks to Dr. Kuri and his staff, I don't have to shop in the "big girls" aisle anymore, I feel great, and have a load of self confidence! I went from a size 20 to a size 13.
At 345 pounds I knew I had to make a change. My knees, back, feet and blood pressure were killing me. I heard about Lap-Band surgery and decided it was for me. I decided to look outside the US for financial reasons. I had no idea when I started looking that I would find one of the best and most respected Lap-Band surgeons in the world. I couldn't find (through extensive research) a single negative thing said about him! Dr. Kuri is way more experienced than any doctors in my area—and less expensive as well! Even through all of this research I was still nervous about going outside of the country. As soon as I stepped off the plane my worries started dissipating. As promised, there was the driver holding a sign with my name on it. Worries fading faster now, we crossed the border and headed straight for the pre-exams. After that, we went and met Dr. Kuri- all my worries were gone. He is a very articulate, kind and caring person. He explained everything and addressed any questions or concerns. The next day it was off to surgery in a very modern and sterile environment. Four days later, I was back to work and on the road to a healthier life! I've lost 170 pounds now and have a normal BMI. I'm still losing but I imagine in the next couple of months I will have to find a way to sneak more calories in to stop losing weight. Can you imagine actually wanting to add more calories to your diet? Lap-Band surgery is a miracle tool and Dr. Kuri and staff are the best! Thank you Dr. Kuri and staff!! Cristopher
Dr Kuri & Associates provides no guarantees of weight loss results. Individual results vary depending on each patients personal medical history, and willingness to adhere to a new weight loss lifestyle. Weight loss surgery involves a lifetime commitment to significant lifestyle changes, and is not suited for everyone.
All surgical procedures carry inherent risks. Serious complications may occur in any surgery, including up to and including death. Examples of serious or life-threatening complications, which may require prolonged and/or unexpected hospitalization and/or reoperation, include but are not limited to, one or more of the following: injury to tissues/organs, bleeding, infection and internal scarring that can cause long-lasting dysfunction/pain. Risks of surgery also include the potential for equipment failure and/or human error.