One of the best ways to demonstrate the effectiveness of surgical weight loss treatment program is to provide real testimonials from patients who have been through it. Dr. Gregory Barnes has helped these patients achieve weight loss and improve their health, and he looks forward to doing the same for you.
At 33 years old, I was at a crossroads in my life. Continue living the way I had been, or finally make the leap and commit to changing my life and becoming healthy. I knew I was morbidly obese, it wasn’t a secret. I had always known I should lose weight, but when you are as big as I was, losing 10 pounds didn’t have the impact to matter. I had wanted to have weight loss surgery for years but always had an excuse; money, time, life… But on Sept. 7th, 2018 I visited Dr. Barnes at a weight close to 340 pounds on a 5-foot 7-inch frame.
Our first meeting was quite good. He and his wonderful team of nurses and staff were prompt, helpful and real. He asked me what my goal weight was and I told him whatever he wanted me to weigh. So my BMI number for “normal” body weight was about 25, so that was my goal. I immediately knew that I was going to do everything he said in order to qualify for the surgery and complete this goal of mine. His staff helped with all the insurance hurdles and I did my part because I knew that this was the tool that I needed to be successful.
On December 27th, 2018 I had Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy performed and through the help of the amazing nutritionist that works with Dr. Barnes and hard work, I had already lost over 40 pounds!! The surgery went well and I was home after a few days. After 6 weeks of recovery, I was totally healed and continued to lose weight at a constant rate. I stuck to the program of small meals, taking my time while eating, getting my fluids… ALL OF IT. I will never forget the day I was under 200 pounds! I was ecstatic. In September of 2019, I had lost another 25lbs and I had reached my “normal” body weight; what I remember Dr. Barnes telling me was my ideal weight for me. In January of 2020, I am still at my ideal weight but my body fat percentage continues to go down with the help of exercise and mindful eating habits.
For anyone thinking about bariatric surgery, I recommend Dr. Barnes at Barnes Bariatric!!!
I am very happy with Dr Barnes and his staff. He has made me more aware of health issues that I wasn’t aware of. His staff has been very friendly and helpful to my needs and care. I wouldn’t change a thing about this whole process. Caring and very helpful.
Everyone at Dr. Barnes’ office has been over the top helpful and friendly from the front desk receptionist to the nurses and office support staff. Krystal has gone above and beyond helping us with prescriptions and any issues we have had, she’s always a sweet voice on the phone to help out! Beverly is always helpful and a cheerful face to see! Cindi has been so helpful too! Mary has been a great support and wonderful resource and always available to answer even the silliest of questions about food! And it was so nice to see Jeff in the OR, always nice to have a familiar face in the midst of it all! And of course Dr. Barnes has been wonderful, his office and bed side manner is great, he’s always ready with an answer to your questions and puts you at ease!
Thank you all!
Dr Barnes and staff are the best. They are all so helpful and truly care about their patients!
Dr. Barnes is an exceptional doctor. He is so precise and informs you about everything that he does. You couldn’t hope for a more concerned doctor. I Love Him!!!!
The staff is friendly but a but there is a lot of disorganization with the intake and scheduling processes.
Dr Barnes was informative and very detailed before the surgery. The visits after surgery have been detailed and concerned w/my well being. This last visit, I got a bit of a butt chewing but needed it to get me back on the program.
Dr. Barnes and his staff have truly been AMAZING!! He explained everything to me thoroughly before, during and after surgery. I knew what to expect throughout the entire process. I would recommend Dr. Barnes and his staff to everybody!!
The Barnes Bariatric team has been nothing but helpful and informative. The office staff is friendly and they really care about how you’re doing and they always take the time to make you feel important. Dr. Barnes and Jeff are both nice guys who TRULY care about your success and only want what is best for you. I would recommend Barnes Bariatric to anyone looking into weight loss options.
Overall my experience has been wonderful. Dr Barnes and his staff have been helpful and forthcoming with information. I have always been able to ask questions and receive an answer that I am able to understand. I have never felt rushed at my appointment time. Everyone has demonstrated a very positive attitude and never made me feel bad about myself even from the beginning at my highest weight of my life. I also appreciate the additional info about the vitamin supply. I was a bit overwhelmed prior to surgery and found it very helpful to be able to order from a supplier that had everything-pre and post-and also understood exactly what I needed.
Dr.Barnes and his staff are WONDERFUL!!! I can’t thank him enough for giving me my life back and looking at me like a human and not just another overweight person. He takes the time to sit and talk with you even if it is something minor. Any concern I have has been answered and taken care of. I will always be indebted to Dr. Barnes. If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, come in and just meet him. You’ll be glad you did.
luv Dr barnes and staff ive lost 62lb in 6months
I am very impressed with Dr. Barnes, he really changed my life. I honestly feel 20 years younger!!!! I am a RN for 33 years and know a great surgeon when I see one. He was recommended by Nurses that I work with which is the highest form of compliment a surgeon can have. If your thinking about having surgery I urge you to go talk with him and his wonderful staff to help you make the decision.
I was very happy with my treatment and information from both the nurses and Dr. Barnes. I had no real knowledge of the different procedures and what would be best for me. I was given lots of time and input into what I would prefer and what would be involved in each type of procedure. I am very happy with my selection of Dr. Barnes for my sleeve procedure and would recommend his office to anyone.
Always willing to answer all questions. Never rushes patient or appointments.
Great office staff.
I absolutely love love love the staff that works for Dr. Barnes they are all amazing and so supportive I think Dr. Barnes and his team is the BEST BEST BEST. THIS IS WHO YOU WILL NEED BEHIND IN YOUR JOURNEY TO WEIGHT LOSS
My experience with Dr.Barnes has been great. I am so glad I found him to help me with this life changing event. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking into a bariatric surgery.
*Disclaimer: As patients and procedures vary so will results.