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Obesity Help Testimonial

Date of Operation: November 30, 1999

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Dr. V had been excellent on preparing me for my revision. When I first started my journey with him I felt like he is going to do his best in getting me back on track and he has. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to have wls or a revision




Amy Garcia

Date of Operation: January 10, 2012

Before Photo After Photo

It's been a long and arduous journey, but sooo worth it! After talking with one of my good friends who had had the surgery herself, I decided that I needed to do something to get back to being me! I have an 8 yr old daughter who I wanted to be a better mother and role model to, and I knew at 257 pounds I wasn't being either. When I went to the seminar, I felt so overwhelmed by the amount of information. But I took it all in, asked questions when I met with the surgeon and the PAs (LOVE YOU ANGIE!! - no offence to Candace!), and they were sincere and honest with me throughout my journey. I'm not going to lie...none of this was easy! Being a foodie and loving to cook, I had to make some serious sacrifices. But I knew it was all for the greater good! As of 9/25/12, I am 173 pounds and 8 pounds from my goal weight of 165! I couldn't have done it without the support of family, friends and the awesome staff at SEB!!! Thank you all for giving me my life back!!!




Patient A

Date of Operation: November 30, 1999

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The best dr in nc !! He did my sleeve and fixed my Nissan surgery at same time, he did a band on my husband 11/2yr ago bob has done great no problems me had mine july16 -12 doing good , great nurses great doctor , I went in for my 4 week checkup and I'm having seizures now but not because of my surgery I was born with it , if ur going choose a dr choose dr V !!!!! We love him !! And dawn !!his nurse !!




Wendy Traynham

Date of Operation: August 3, 2009

Since my lap band surgery with Dr. V. I have lost over 100 lbs and have been off of all BP meds for well over a year! Best thing I have EVER done for myself!




Kellie Turnmire

Date of Operation: November 15, 2010

One week and doing great, lost 6 lbs. The experience was incredable. No pain, and home in 3hrs., thanks Dr. V.




James Austin

Date of Operation: January 25, 2010

Just wanted to let anyone and everyone know if you are a type two diabetic and want to live a better more productive life, you need to check into bariatric surgery. It really saved my life and could helpyou, take a look at my photos , a picture says a lot. if you would like to talk just email:jausti1369@carolina.rr.com, (The after photo is 15months after at 168 lbs) (The before as at 360 lbs)




Elena Miller

Date of Operation: September 13, 2006

Dr. V was straightforward and caring and answered all my questions in a no-nonsense fashion. Many of his staff had WLS also and were always helpful and able to answer my many questions. I would do this once a year if I had to. It has absolutely changed my life for the better!




Kenneth Tucker

Date of Operation: January 15, 2007

I'm approaching my 2 year anniversary...I had my surgery on January 15, 2007. My starting weight was 408 lbs and I've lost 135 lbs. Dr. V and his staff were wonderful, helpful, sympathetic of my needs....I left Charlotte about six months after my surgery....I have not found anyone as caring as Dr.V and his staff....There no place like home....keep up the good work...Thank you so much.




Judy Blackwell

Date of Operation: August 11, 2008

Dr. V and his staff are wonderful. They all are very patient and have a passion for what they do. Dr. V has a wonderful bedside manner. He is very busy, but still focuses on the patient in front of him. I will never regret my decision for the lapbad and would recommend Dr. V. 5 out of 5 stars!!!




Conley Bordeaux

Date of Operation: June 6, 2006

I cannot express how thankful I am for Dr. V and all the folks at SE. They literally saved my life. My surgery was tough on me simply because I was in such a low state of health before my surgery. Dr. V stayed with my wife and son into the early hours of the morning. He is a gracious Doctor whose bedside manners are A+. I strongly reccommend these folks. They are people just like you and me, having understood the addiction of food and how to overcome it. I am alive today because they were patient with me and worked with me.