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Cassie Enderes

Cassie Enderes

Effort Neola • Lost 75 pounds
Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

After I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and diabetes, I decided that I didn’t want to be on medication for the rest of my life. I knew that by achieving a healthy weight, I could significantly decrease the likelihood of developing certain illnesses associated with obesity and I would improve my overall quality of life. A friend who had the gastric sleeve piqued my interest and offered me support, information and a recommendation that would change my life - she told me to see Leonardo Claros, MD.

By the first week, post-surgery, I lost 18 pounds and felt amazing. Ten days post op, I was cleared to start exercising and the healthy lifestyle took off from there! There were no challenges, no obstacles in my way anymore. My PCOS and diabetes were things of the past. My energy was through the roof! I love to be able to bike and play baseball with my young children and my confidence level skyrocketed. I gained a love for myself that I never thought I’d have.

For anyone considering talking to the experts at St. Luke’s, I say, do it. The time is now. Do your research, choose a doctor that best fits your needs and don’t be afraid to ask questions. I wish I did it sooner!

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