Anthony was only 11 years old when he had his Gastric Sleeve surgery in 2018. At the time, he was 5’2″ and weighed over 300 pounds. He had weight induced medical co-morbidities impacting his health and quality of life. 4 years later, he’s lost over 145 pounds and looks like a completely different person! Not only in terms of his physical appearance, but his mom reports that his confidence has sky-rocketed and is now fully enjoying his school years.

His parents were very supportive in helping their son have surgery and to help him change the direction his health was headed. Many other surgeons in the US would not even think about surgery for Anthony until he was 18 years old. Dr. Rodriguez has performed surgery on several minors (under 18) and they’ve all had terrific success! He firmly believes that, especially in the formative high school years, kids miss out on so much when they are so consumed (and teased) by their weight, potentially leading to depression and isolation. That is no way to live, and Dr. Rodriguez wants to help them change their outlook on life, and themselves!

After 4 years, Anthony’s dad says:

“Anthony is doing great. He is a new kid with a new lease on life. We are forever grateful!”

Anthony’s mom says:

“Anthony is doing great!! He has lost 145 pounds in total. He is anxious to get his excess skin removed. I am SO PROUD of him!! He’s working on building muscles so he’s ready for cosmetic surgery in the near future. Thank you for all you’ve done to help him.”

CONGRATS ANTHONY!!! You should be VERY proud of yourself and all your hard work over the last 4 years! We are so happy you look and feel better and even happier we had the opportunity to help you have your Gastric Sleeve surgery.

Look out, here comes the new Anthony!!! We wish you nothing but success in life – look how much you’ve accomplished already!! I know you will be an inspiration to many!

If you would like more information about affordable Gastric Sleeve surgery, please visit or call us at 1-800-215-6497.