For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my weight. At the age of 21 I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and now I am 42. Three years ago I began using an insulin pump. I felt like “that was it,” I was going to have an insulin pump for the rest of my life.
After trying every “diet” I could, including Weight Watchers, Atkins, South Beach, Health Management Resources (HMR), along with several prescription weight loss medications, in an effort to lose weight and help control my diabetes I decided to look into bariatric surgery.
Upon recommendation from a trusted health care provider and a family member, my husband and I both signed up for an informational session with Dr. Dmitri Baranov in Saratoga, NY. I was immediately impressed that Dr, Baranov himself conducted the seminar, which was very informative. His demeanor and professionalism made me feel very comfortable and excited about going further with my decision to have Dr. Baranov perform my Roux-end-Y Gastric Bypass surgery. He was very straight forward and I felt as though he expected the same level of honesty and effort from his patients that I would expect from a surgeon.
Beginning with my very first phone call to Dr. Baranov’s office I have felt comfortable. His entire staff is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Everyone is extremely helpful and supportive. I live 2 hours away from Dr. Baranov’s office, and I could have chosen a surgeon closer, but I am so glad I didn’t. The extra drive was well worth it.
I had surgery 5 days ago and feel amazing. I have been walking since I was out of recovery and in my private room. Dr. Baranov checked on me shortly after. I have called the office every day since to report my sugar and blood pressure readings and have received very prompt return calls with daily instructions, even on the weekend. I have never felt alone during this process and look forward to using the “Tool” that Dr. Baranov has given me to live a healthy and long life.
Thank you, Dr. Baranov and your amazing staff for giving me my life back. I am off of my insulin pump, and almost off of insulin altogether. I trust Dr. Baranov 100% and then some, and strongly recommend him and his office to anyone interested in Bariatric surgery.