Success Story: Doctors Medical Center

Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in the Central Valley.
Doctors Medical Center is accredited as a Comprehensive Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP®), a joint program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).
 
The MBSAQIP Standards ensure that bariatric surgical patients receive a multidisciplinary program, not just a surgical procedure, which improves patient outcomes and long-term success.
 
The surgical weight loss program at Doctors Medical Center offers surgical solutions for people fighting to lose weight. Real people like Guadalupe Sanchez and Karmina Mora, sisters who went on the weight loss journey together, and Nikki Pate, who says getting weight loss surgery was the best decision she’s ever made.
 
After years of contemplating, Nikki decided to get the surgery at Doctors Medical Center and says it changed her life completely. Since her surgery two years ago, she has lost nearly 250 pounds.
 
"This was the best decision of my life and I wish I would've done it sooner. I encourage anyone that struggles with weight to seriously consider weight loss surgery. Follow the rules and you will be great,” Nikki said.
 
For Guadalupe Sanchez and Karmina Mora, losing the weight together made the process even more special. They are able to keep each other motivated and on track with their goals.
 
“Before weight loss surgery, I always felt too tired to play with my kids. I would sit and watch them play with each other. Now I feel like I have more energy to enjoy these special times with them, instead of sitting back and watching,” Karmina expressed.
“I didn’t realize how much of a burden my weight was until I lost it and looked back and saw all the things I missed out on. I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy the day with my family. My self-esteem is great and my outlook on life is better than ever,” Guadalupe said.
 
Connie Carne says she struggled with weight her entire life. She spent decades dieting and joining gyms, but nothing worked. After having weight loss surgery at Doctors Medical Center, Connie says it saved her life.
 
“Morbid obesity, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, knee pain, stress incontinence… all are GONE! I can run, I can play with my kids, and I can live life without pain or shortness of breath. I feel fantastic,” Connie said. “Weight loss surgery is a powerful tool that, if used correctly, can be the answer for many.”
 
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GUADALUPE & KARMINA
For Guadalupe Sanchez and Karmina Mora, losing the weight together made the process even more special. They are able to keep each other motivated and on track with their goals.
 
NIKKI
"This was the best decision of my life and I wish I would've done it sooner. I encourage anyone that struggles with weight to seriously consider weight loss surgery. Follow the rules and you will be great,” Nikki said.
 
CONNIE
Connie Carne says she struggled with weight her entire life. She spent decades dieting and joining gyms, but nothing worked. After having weight loss surgery at Doctors Medical Center, Connie says it saved her life.
 

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