Librado Heredia Villegar has a complicated bariatric history – too complicated for his local surgeon in Ensenada, Mexico, who recommended Dr. Kelvin Higa at Fresno Heart & Surgical Hospital.
Villegar was 365 lbs then and unable to get a permanent pilot’s license in Mexico because of his size. Villegar had a revision done more than a decade later to replace the early technology, and because he had regained some weight, he said. But he had complications that required another surgery and a 13-day hospital stay.
Villegar was pleased with his results in Fresno and with the difference in surgical experience at Fresno Heart & Surgical.
Erin Kennedy reported this story. She can be reached at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org.