I am giving one star because of my experience with Sculptitude. Sculptitude is the worst!! It took several calls to get a returned call to set-up the initial appointment. When I arrived, the lights were out and the door locked. After many attempts to contact them, I received a call from one of the owners who promised someone would call me...it has now been 2 1/2 weeks and two additional missed appointments and still no one has reached out to me! Voicemail is always full so it is impossible to communicate with them. With a business run this poorly, all trust is lost & I definitely do not trust any of their treatments! Extremely unprofessional to say the least!
I began my journey with WLIA in August and feel great about how quickly things are moving as in appointment set ups. At my very first appt I was nervous but happy that I made the decision to go with WLIA in lou of other weight loss centers. They made me feel at place, very comfortable and they are very thorough explaining everything to you. I so very excited for the coming months that will lead to a healthier me.
For many years I have tried and failed to lose weight so in desperation I decided to turn to weight loss surgery. After doing some research online I decided that Weight Loss Institute Of Arizona was right for me. I met with Dr. DeBarros and Dr. Orris at my initial consultation. They were both friendly, professional, answered all of my questions, and alleviated any concern I had about the procedure. I was very satisfied with the care that I received and am greatly looking forward to my procedure.
I decided last August to have weight loss surgery and chose WLIA on the recommendation of a friend who had the Lap Band procedure with them the prior December. I have been pleased with the staff and my surgeon must have done a FANTASTIC job because I had a very easy recovery and absolutely no complications. The only concern I have is what the actual cost of this procedure is going to be. I have not paid a single dime to them yet. I keep receiving insurance checks and signing them over to them, but it still remains to be seen what my out of pocket cost will be. I don't really like not knowing a set dollar amount before going into this. The surgery was too important to me and once I made the decision to have it done, I wanted to move on it right away. I guess I just have to wait and see. My nutritionist, Mike, is very helpful and available for questions. I love that they have support group meetings that I was able to attend before and after my procedure.
I am having my surgery on October 16th and I could not of found a better doctor then Dr. DeBarros. He is very knowledgeable and understanding. He takes his time to ensure you are comfortable in all his procedures. I have been very happy. Shana Brown
I had my lap bad procedure done in Oct 2011. I've had fantastic results. I went from a size 18 to a size 9. Im very happy with my results. The procedure was easy n my recovery was fast i had no problems. I have not regretted making this decision at all.
I had The Lapband done is 2012 with Dr. Orris, the office and staff and especially Dr. Orris were Amazing, they helped to get my procedure covered and went above and beyond my expectations. Five months after my procedure I became pregnant, so Dr. Orris had to unfill my band, almost two years later, I came back to see him to start my fills again, and again, Everyone was nice, supportive and accommodating. They work with you, if your insurance doesn't pay for your fills, and are always available to answer any questions. I can't say enough about WLIA, I highly recommend this facility for anyone looking to weight loss surgery, they are honest, upfront, and I love Dr. Orris's directness!
My first appointment with WLIA was in May of 2015. My appointment was in reference to the Lap Band. I will have to say that the entire staff that I came in contact with during my visit was very professional and had answers to all the thousands of questions that I had. Dr. Orris is great and was really upfront with me about the surgery and life before and after the surgery. I am very happy that I choose to work with WLIA for my Lap Ban Surgery. I am excitied about this and look forwarded to the remaining of my appointments and working with the staff of WLIA.
I put off surgical approach to weight loss repeatedly. Finally when my back became so unbearable I gave in. It was the best thing I have ever done and wish I had done it sooner. I am now almost tot he point where I feel comfortable to have the much needed back surgery I have also had to put off due to my weight. The doctors at WLIA are amazing and really care about you. Their support staff are also phenomenal.
After years of struggling with my weight I was referred to WLIA thru my doctor. The staff was very friendly and they covered all my options. I know that whatever choice I make in the future that they will be there to assist me.