Ashley’s Story – Gastric Sleeve Patient

I have always been overweight, starting from about third grade. It’s something I have struggled with my whole life. I’ve always been active. I’ve always done sports, but I just could never get the weight off. From high school and college, I would constantly try to do different weight loss programs. I hated what I looked like when I would look into the mirror. I just didn’t like what I saw, and I just didn’t want to be overweight anymore. That’s whenever I had googled and looked up bariatric doctors. Dr. Malladi was one that popped up. Of course, I went through Yelp and Google reviews and wanted to find the best doctor. I loved that she was female. I felt that women would be able to relate better to me. They were the only office that really made me feel like they wanted me as a patient. My first experience with Dr. Malladi, she was very warm and down to earth. She thoroughly explained everything that would happen, what I should expect. She answered all my questions thoroughly and after that, I decided to go with the gastric sleeve.

It has been a year since my gastric sleeve surgery. I have lost 85 pounds. I’ve never been this happy honestly. I look in the mirror, I love what I see. I’m finally starting to get abs which is something I never thought would be possible. I’m very active. I love being outside. I love running around with my dog, and I love doing things. As far as life afterwards, and eating afterwards, of course, I’m still a foodie. I love food, but you don’t even want to eat those bad foods anymore. My life now is absolutely amazing. I would definitely do it again. I suggest anyone who is struggling with their weight to reach out to Dr. Malladi. She definitely has changed my life, and I know she can do the same for other people.