Well-Connected Nurse Chooses South Texas Bariatric Surgeon to Perform Life-Changing Procedure

November 14, 2013 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Dr. Mario Del Pino, a leading McAllen bariatric surgeon, was recently selected by a registered nurse specializing in surgical care to perform her life-changing weight loss surgery. Thanks to her own distinguished career in the healthcare industry, the nurse had many options of prominent bariatric surgeons from which to choose. Ultimately, she chose Dr. Del Pino to perform her sleeve gastrectomy, also referred to as "gastric sleeve" surgery, and she is exceedingly happy that she did.

Following her recovery from sleeve gastrectomy, the bariatric patient remarked, "I would not recommend anyone else for bariatric surgery [other than] Dr. Mario Del Pino. He is a wonderful physician who genuinely cares for his patients. I not only work as an RN taking care of his surgical patients, but I myself have had my own surgical procedure done by him.

"My gastric sleeve has transformed my life; actually it has given me life! I owe this to him; he has enhanced my health, confidence and over all wellbeing. I have had not one complication, and the scarring is barely there. He has the brains and hands to perform such a life-altering surgery. You will not be disappointed.

"His complete office staff is wonderful! They all care, and take the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't change a thing, and definitely not my surgeon! I highly recommend Dr. Mario Del Pino!"

Sleeve gastrectomy involves removing the larger, round portion of the stomach, leaving only a cylindrical, or sleeve-shaped, stomach pouch behind. The smaller stomach has a volume capacity of 60-150 cc, restricting the amount of food a patient can consume and thus helping them lose weight.

Unlike other weight loss surgery procedures, Dr. Del Pino leaves the stomach openings as well as the nerves to the stomach intact during sleeve gastrectomy. This preserves normal stomach function, so digestion can continue as usual. Additionally, eliminating the majority of the stomach eradicates the hormones that stimulate hunger.

Because of his profound understanding of the health benefits that losing weight with bariatric surgery provides, Mario Del Pino, MD, FACS, is committed to making bariatric surgery accessible and affordable for everyone. In this vein, Dr. Del Pino is currently offering sleeve gastrectomy for a special temporary price of $9,700 for patients paying cash.

To learn more about Dr. Pino and bariatric surgery including sleeve gastrectomy, please visit www.southtexaslapband.com.

About Mario Del Pino, MD, FACS
Mario Del Pino, MD, FACS, is a Center of Excellence Surgeon in bariatric surgery. He completed his bariatric surgery training at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. The McAllen weight loss surgeon has more than a decade of experience, performing about 150 bariatric surgery procedures each year. Dr. Del Pino is a Fellow of both the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery and the American College of Surgeons.

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