I have to tell everyone! I am 6 days post up and feeling great! I am so happy I finally decided to do this. I started at 265 pounds and am now down to 244! Dr Baranov did my surgery, checked in with me before I left the hospital and called me at home on a Sunday to check on me! How many Drs do that anymore?? He's stern but funny. Follow exactly what he tells you to do and you will succeed. He is the best! I would recommend him to anyone thinking of doing this.