Patient Testimonials

Read how Dr. Hodges and her team of bariatric and wellness professionals have changed the lives of people just like you. These patients have their health, independence and a better future to look forward to. Call 214-937-4346 or email to find out how Dr. Hodges can change your life today.

“What a difference a year makes! Down 134, 21 to goal! I remember when it was down 21 and 134 to goal! I got married on August 1st, was going to show my honey my before photo and it just made me cry, and I declined to show him. A couple of days passed and I showed it to him, he said — that doesn’t even look like you! The amazing plus, while my new wrinkly body isn’t my favorite to look at, he tells me all the time how much he loves it and me!”

— Shelly

Hi, I’m Laura.  I had the Gastric Bypass on October 9, 2019.  In six months, I’m down 78 pounds!! Not only am I an incredibly grateful patient of Dr. Hodges, I’m also her Office Manager!!  

I had my ‘ah-ha’ moment two months after I began working for Dr. Hodges.  I was rooming a patient and thought to myself, “Why is she here?  She looks like she’s never had a weight problem a day in her life!”  …and then I looked at her chart.  Her starting weight was my exact weight at that very moment.  262.  Her current weight was 188.  188!!  This was the number I’ve always had in my head, “I’d love to get back down to 188.”  It was like I was staring at myself.

I had always been very athletic, even after having my two children, until I blew out my ACL playing soccer in a women’s league when I was 34 years old.  That’s when the weight started pouring on.

I am so thankful for Dr. Hodges.  The fact that I have her enthusiasm and encouragement day-in-and-day-out is a blessing!!  She is one of my biggest cheerleaders, proud of every one of my milestone moments, no matter how big or small.  I will be forever grateful.

My goal is to run a 5k in 2020.  Running looks so therapeutic and peaceful.  It is my first goal of many.

I truly believe that God has put this in my life, so I can go through this incredible journey with our patients.  I love the relationships I’ve developed with them because we’re walking the same walk!  I truly love my job and am only a phone call away for our patients!”

— Laura

“Hi I’m Kayla Marie. I had the gastric bypass surgery on July 24, 2018. I have lost 105 pounds!

Before surgery I was super embarrassed of going out in public and my depression was really bad. I couldn’t work out because it hurt my feet so bad. I had plantars fasciitis. Now, I no longer have plantars fasciitis. And I want to show off how skinny I am. I’m wearing a size small and size 5 in jeans. I was wearing a L-XL and size 16 jeans. I have a ton of energy and get back to my adventurous lifestyle. I do yoga and jiu jujitsu and I love every second of it. I have such a passion for each and can’t wait to start competing in jiu-jitsu. and getting really good in yoga. I am able to sit criss-cross on the floor with my students now😁”

— Kayla

“Hi, I’m AuDrina! I had the Duodenal Switch on January 06, 2020. Tilting to scale at 311 lbs., I had my surgery to help increase how I felt about myself. Last weigh in I was 290 and still coming down. Dr. Hodges and her staff really helped me to become more active.”

— AuDrina

“Hi, I’m Kelly! I had the duodenal switch surgery on 10/14/2019 and feel absolutely incredible! I’ve currently lost a total of 102.2 lbs., 84.8 lbs. of that being post op! Before surgery, I literally felt like I was dying everyday, little by little. I now have so much energy, I am happy and always moving around! I used to have to sit down to cook, and now I can be on my feet for hours with no issue! Dr. Hodges saved my life, and I am forever grateful to her ❤️”

— Kelly

“Dr. Hodges and her team has saved my life! I am officially plateaued and in maintenance nearly 9 months out. I had the RNY procedure and started my journey at 316lbs. I am now at a steady 165lbs. Eating healthy, doing yoga (daily) and keeping up with my protein and multi-vitamin requirements! To the newer patients – It gets better! Trust the doc and their team! Stay safe, healthy and well!”

— Jordan

Having this surgery completely changed my life. I grew up heavy and as an adult. My Primary Care Physician confirmed that I would most likely always struggle with my weight due to genetic factors. Well, I wasn’t okay with struggling my whole life and I made the best decision for me! All of the things I have always wanted to do, I can do now with ease! I completed several 5ks last year and have already hit my goal of completing a 10k this year already! Next goal: half marathon!!!  Weight loss surgery is not the easy way out by any means, but it’s given me a freedom I have so desperately wanted and needed in my life. I am humbled and so grateful to Dr. Hodges for helping me turn my dreams into a reality!!”

— Patient

“UPDATE! RNY: 10-9-19 91 pounds in 39 weeks and still going strong!!”

— Laura

This patient lost 116 pounds in one year.

“Dr. Hodges is by far the best bariatric surgeon ever! I’ve had so many friends do surgery, and the results that come with how she does surgery is just amazing. My name is Brandi, and I decided to do this surgery after my husband and I knew that we were only going to have one child. So back in 2016 I did it. Best decision I’ve ever made. Everyone thinks it’s the easy way out, but let me tell you, there is nothing easy about it! It’s all about choices and this is a tool that helps. I was 234 pounds at my heaviest after pregnancy, and I am now 114 lbs. I am feeling my best in my 40s.”

— Brandi

“At my heaviest, I was 300lbs, but since surgery, I feel more confident. I could not have done it without Dr. Hodges. She gave me my life back!”

— Nessli

“My name is Michael and on June 8, 2020, I had gastric sleeve surgery with Doctor Hodges. At that time in my life I was at my highest weight ever at 303 pounds. I wasn’t happy and couldn’t find much peace. I made a commitment on that day to never have to feel that way again. After surgery, I followed instructions, took my vitamins every day, I weighed everything I ate, I exercised and I used the Baritastic app too. The weight kept coming off and I’ve actually surpassed my original goal of 180 and now am at 174! Trust me when I tell you that having surgery has been the best decision I’ve ever made. My attitude has changed, my outlook on life has changed, I am happy, I am healthy, my skin is better, my energy level is great, my relationships are better, my career is better, I’ve developed new habits that become a natural way of life now. I love the new me! Thank you to everyone who has been with me on this journey. Dr. Hodges and her staff will forever be in my heart &my gratitude will never cease!”

— Michael

“Hi y’all. My name is Jamie. On 5/24/17 I had RNY performed by Dr. Hodges. At my heaviest weight I was 309. I felt horrible. I wanted to live life, be outside, be active, be healthy and frankly I wanted to be able to live. Well that is exactly what I have been able to do now! I have lost 170 lbs. I workout 5 days a week. The gym is my passion. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that weight loss patients can’t build muscle, that is false. I do my daily cardio but I really enjoy lifting weight. I have recently started practicing yoga as well.”

— Jamie

“Hi, I’m Monica!! I underwent a vertical sleeve gastrectomy on 4-26-2018 and am currently down 137 pounds!! I’m most excited about the fact that I am able to run around with my 7 year old and not get tired! I feel so healthy and am so glad I made the decision to take this journey (Starting Weight: 250, Current Weight: 113 Goal Weight:120)’’”

— Monica

“My name is Jen, and I had gastric bypass surgery with our amazing Dr. Hodges on 7/25/2018. So far, I have lost over 100 lbs., and I went from a size 26/28 down to a size 14/16. I have been off of my high blood pressure meds &both of my type 2 diabetic meds since I left the hospital after my surgery, and my blood sugar &blood pressure have both remained stable and in the normal range. This surgery quite literally gave me my life back, and I owe a great debt of thanks to Dr. Hodges and to her tremendous office personnel – I could not have made this decision or walked this path without the support, assistance, &encouragement that I received from each &every one of you! I flew to the UK last October, and the flight was so much less uncomfortable for me. I’m able to move and do things that I haven’t been able to do in ages, and I feel so much healthier than I have in over 20 years. Thank you so very, very much for being on this journey with me!”

— Jen

“My name is Lynzee Stock and I had the duodenal switch procedure with Dr. Charlotte Hodges on September 30, 2019. In the last 3 years, I have lost 160+ lbs and kept it off! My life since surgery has significantly improved. I feel better, look better, and have overall significantly better health. I am extremely grateful to Dr. Hodges for believing in me, and providing me the tool I needed to find joy again. She truly saved my life! I have more energy, happiness, and confidence that I have in a very long time. THANK YOU to Dr. Hodges and her fabulous team for changing the life of myself and countless others!

— Lynzee

“Surgery was on Nov 13, 2019. Love the change and the new life I have. Thanks Dr. Hodges, I’m down 131 pounds.”

— Jeff

“Hello, I’m Roneld! I had the duodenal switch surgery on 3/26/2018. Words can’t express how great I feel! I feel AMAZING!! I’ve lost a total of 182 pounds! I’m able to run with my 3 year old and my new obsession is shopping! Dr. Hodges made my dream come true of being healthy with a thyroid condition. She’s a lifesaver❤️ “

— Roneld

“Yesterday was my one year surgiversary!! I am officially down 162 pounds, and feel like a brand new person! I cannot thank Dr. Hodges and her staff enough for making this process so easy and effective. Having weight loss surgery has given me the confidence to be the women, wife, and mother I always wanted to be! Trust the process and see the progress!! 💗”

— Taylor

I’ve still got a little to go and I’m trying to focus on toning up too. I can’t believe I let myself get to that weight. I feel so good now and love being able to bend over and I can move around so much easier. My knees and back don’t hurt anymore and I love trying on clothes now! Thank you Dr. Hodges for helping me find “me” again! ❤️”

— Deborah

“The picture to the left was me before the gastric bypass surgery at 289 pounds. I had the surgery 12-31-15. The middle picture I was beyond my target weight of around 138 pounds-2-17-17. The third picture is my current weight-169 pounds 7-8-20. I’m still working to lose the weight. I’m in the gym twice a week and walking with my family to get back to my target weight of 140 pounds. It is hard but with prayer and Dr. Hodges and the family I feel I can do it.”

— Timirra

“I had gastric bypass on 12-21-18.  -Starting weight 234 -Current weight 145 -Lost 89 pounds Husband surgery was on 12-09-19. -Starting weight 249 -Current weight 173 -Lost 76 Dr. Hodges and her staff have been so helpful in guiding both of us to a healthier lifestyle. We can now get around better and are enjoying our time with our grand- children. Being able to get off all of our medication has been such a life changing experience. We will never look back.”

— Paul

“You know how you hold onto pants because ‘one day I’m going to get back into them’? Well… I DID!!! My slacks from New York &Company – Circa 1993. Thank you for making timeless trousers!! RNY 10/09/2019 Total weight loss kept off for 3 years, 3 months, 3 days: 100 lbs.”

— Laura

“Thank you Dr. Hodges and team for your assistance in helping me achieve my physical objectives. I am so motivated to continue this new healthier journey by running at least 3 times per week. Each day I am gradually becoming more comfortable embracing my sexiness. 😊 Surgery date: 11/2/20 Weight loss: 75 lbs”

— Rodwin

“This surgery was the best thing I could of ever done. I feel 20 years younger! I forgot what it was like to not be tired. It’s been almost 3-years now and I’ve lost 104 pounds and have no problems keeping it off. I tried everything I could think of and always gained weight back after losing it, until I had weight loss surgery. Dr. Hodges was always there to answer my questions and walk me through each step of the process.”

— Chris

Bariatric Support Group

Dr. Hodges highly recommends patients attend monthly support group meetings. The meetings are led by Dr. Collins Hodges, both a licensed clinical psychologist and someone who has had bariatric surgery himself. The support groups are offered on the first Monday of every month from 6:30pm – 7:15pm CST via an online GoToMeeting. The meetings are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

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