Thank you so much Dr. Baranov and his great team.  December 5th 2016 I set out on my journey, weighing 256+ pounds, I walked into my 1st appointment all scared and nervous but was quickly put at ease by Dr. Baranov and his staff.  For the next 6 month I did the diet plan and on June 7th 2017, I had my surgery. All went well and staff so helpful.  1 year later from my 1st weigh in,  I am proud to say I am close to 100 pounds lighter and still losing.  I went from shirt size of  2x-3x to Medium - large,  and 22-24 pants  to 14-16,  In August when I was 190 pounds already 66 pounds lighter,  I went on a cruise with my daughter and I was able to do many things without getting winded or tired.  One day in San Juan we walked over 4 miles and she had a hard time keeping up with me. Now I am 160 pounds and happiest I have been in years.   Our lives have turned for the better. Dr. Baranov is fantastic and caring and his staff supportive. Only regret I have was not doing this sooner.   Thank you for giving me and my daughter a better life