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quote-leftI am so happy that I made the decision to make this life-change for me!! I did a lot of research before deciding on the gastric sleeve. When I found Dr. Shillingford I was immediately put at ease. It started with the lengthy conversation I had with Nancy. She listened, gave information and most of all, didn’t pressure me. I made the appointment with Dr. Shillingford and was immediately excited. He explained the process, surgery, transformation, and life changes that would occur and helped me realize what was right for me. I have just begun the journey…I am 6 months post-surgery and have met nothing but support and success do far. I know this is because of the preparation and support from Dr. Shillingford and his kind and friendly staff.quote-end-img

– J.R. (Tamarac, FL).


quote-leftI came to meet Dr. Shillingford when my lapband, done by a previous surgeon’s office, had slipped. I was 34 weeks pregnant and Dr. Shillingford came to the rescue right after the c-section to remove the band. Four months later I found myself miserable with the weight I had gained. I revisited Dr. Shillingford’s office to review for another surgery and we agreed the sleeve was the best option. With the help of the very courteous office staff and coordination with the hospital the surgery was completed with no complications. I am now looking forward to a healthier, happier, me thanks to Dr. Shillingford.quote-end-img

– T.M. (West Palm Beach, FL).


quote-leftDr. Shillingford is not only an excellent surgeon, but he makes you feel very relaxed and self assured that you picked the right doctor for your surgery. He LISTENS, is ATTENTIVE, and REALLY CARES. My surgery was performed at West Boca outpatient. Not only was the staff tuned into my needs, they gave me bandages, tape, and had my prescription filled before going home. All I had to do was go home and rest.quote-end-img

– J.C. (Boca Raton, FL).


quote-leftI had gastric sleeve surgery two weeks ago. Thanks to the help of Dr. Shillingford, his staff, and my family I feel great! I am 18 years of age and already I feel better than ever. I can’t wait to see the results I’m in for two years down the road.quote-end-img

- Joseph L.
Gastric Sleeve
DOS: 6/20/13


quote-leftMy 18 year old son had the gastric sleeve surgery two weeks ago. Dr. Shillingford was wonderful with explaining everything to him before and after the decision was made. My son did very well in the OR and 3 days post-op he was at the movies with his friends! I credit this to his determination to succeed and, of course, to Dr. Shillingford excellence as a surgeon. Two weeks after surgery he has already lost 30 pounds, is feeling great, and is on his way to his goal.

I am now considering to convert my current lap band surgery to a gastric sleeve and look forward to my family’s continued relationship with Dr. Shillingford! His personality and professionalism make all patients feel at ease and his office staff is also very caring and professional.quote-end-img

- Susan L.
Mother of patient (considering surgery)


quote-leftFrom the moment I first spoke with Nancy over the phone when I first inquired, I knew that if I was going to go through surgery, Dr. Shillingford would be the first surgeon I would see. After meeting him, I was amazed at how pleasant and willing he was to make sure I understood the procedure and my responsibility before and long-term after surgery in order to be a success. I left very sure that the gastric sleeve was for me.

After surgery I recovered so quickly that I was ready to go home after day two, but Dr. Shillingford, being the great doctor that he is, wanted to make sure I received my full 3 days of care. I was able to walk around the day after surgery and I am now on day 10 post-op walking on a treadmill daily for 30 minutes!quote-end-img

- Caryn M., Port. St. Lucie, FL.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery


quote-leftDr. Shillingford and staff did a fantastic job explaining the procedure to not only me but to my husband, my mother, AND my father, who all had reservations. He was able to put their minds at ease and it really made it easier to have their support. Post surgery I am doing great and I feel great!! Best decision I have ever made!quote-end-img

- Anna P., Boyton Beach, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftI had a great experience with everything related to my sleeve gastrectomy surgery. Today I can honestly say that I am very happy!quote-end-img

- Sugeiri L., North Lauderdale, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftMy surgery was a success and I’m feel better each and every day! I’m so proud of being Dr. Shillingfor’ds patient and all of the staff’s hard work during the process. I’ve already lost 31 lbs in 2 weeks.quote-end-img

- Ruan H., Coral Springs, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftBefore surgery I was 304 lbs. In the first month including the pre-op diet I have lost 32 pounds and I’m feeling great. Plus, I have so much energy!quote-end-img

- Anderson S., Miramar, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftBefore Dr. Shillingford I visited two other doctors. However, it wasn’t until after talking with him that he gave me the confidence to commit to my surgery, and ultimately take care of my life. It’s the best choice I’ve ever made. Eight weeks have passed and I’ve lost 45 lbs and feel great! Thank you Dr. Shillingford and your staffquote-end-img

- Irwin B. Pembroke Pines, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftMy story is a little different from others. I was fortunate to be born with an athletic body. I have been active my whole life in competitive sports. Turning 50 I even completed a half Ironman Triathalon “without injury.” I was so proud of my accomplishment! Then I began to realize something was wrong, and long story short, I had a parathyroid tumor. Then, hypothyroidism followed…all on top of menopause. I went from a size 8 to a size 18 in one year and within 3 years my once 150 lbs body weighed over 200 lbs. At this time, I made a commitment to start my life over again. I was not going to be one of the statistics. Even though I resigned to not being able to return to being 18 years old and eating whatever I wanted, I was going to fight metabolic disease! The gastric sleeve surgery gave me the jump-start to continue my quest for good health, enjoying exercise, and giving back to others!quote-end-img

- Lonnie, Land O’ Lakes, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftWhat an amazing experience. Dr. Shillingford is a kind, thoughtful, and experienced professional, I credit him with giving me my life back. Along with Dr. Shillingford, there is a fine staff of individuals available to answer questions, address concerns, etc. I am so happy to have found Dr. Shillingford. He’s simply the best!quote-end-img

- Roberta B., Boyton Beach, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftSurgery went very smoothly and the Dr. is very friendly. The staff is marvelous and always easy to get a hold of.quote-end-img

- Andrew A., Boca Raton, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftThe office was great, always very kind and warm. They helped me with questions I had before and after surgery. Dr. Shillingford is an excellent surgeon and took his time explaining things to me.quote-end-img

- Amy N., Parkland, FL.
Ventral Hernia Repair


quote-leftThis is only my 2nd time at Dr. Shillingford’s office, but every time I call with a question or need something the staff is very kind, helpful, and polite.quote-end-img

- Allen F., Tamarac, FL.
Band Adj


quote-leftDr. Shillingford was great. He explained everything in an easy way for me to understand the procedure. The staff was very helpful every time I called with any question. I have no complaints at all, they made everything go way smoothly!quote-end-img

- Dayana L., Boca Raton, FL.
Lap chole


quote-leftMy experience with Dr. Shillingford has been the best I’ve had with any doctor’s office in years, perhaps ever. As a native Spanish speaker I felt most comfortable discussing medical matters in Spanish. Thanks to Dr. Shillingford’s wonderful staff that was possible. I am very much looking forward to this new stage in my life.quote-end-img

- Fernando O. Orlando, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftAs an 11 year post Roux-En-Y patient and a registered nurse, I wanted only a qualified bariatric surgeon to do my cholecystectomy. Dr. Shillingford was great and exceeded my expectations. He was patient and compassionate with me and provided excellent care. I can happily recommend him as a great surgeon.quote-end-img

- Denise M., (Margate, FL).
Cholecystectomy


quote-leftEverything was explained thoroughly, dietician excellent, hospital so-so but ok, after care excellent, results fantastic. My only regret: not doing sooner.quote-end-img

- Richard E., Boca Raton, FL.
Gastric Bypass


quote-leftI am very thankful to God I found Dr. Shillingford. Having my vertical sleeve was the best thing I have done for myself and my family. I have absolutely nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Shillingford and his staff. He answered all my questions about the surgery and made me feel peaceful and confident. Surgery went smoothly and recovery was easy and fast. I give Dr. Shillingford and his staff an A+.quote-end-img

- Queila F., Kissimmee, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftI’ve been going to Dr. Shillingford for several years now for maintenance of my lap band and I cannot say enough kind things about him and his office staff. Dr. Shillingford is compassionate, professional and knows his stuff! I’d recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone interested in his care.quote-end-img

- Anonymous.
Gastric Lap Band


quote-leftEverything was great! Finally it just feels right. No regrets. Love it. Phenomenal experience. Did a lot of research.quote-end-img

- Anonymous.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftI thought I would have a lot of pain – NOTHING! Even when I cough. My blood pressure and sugar went down drastically and I can’t wait to golf. Dr. Shillingford told me only 3 weeks, It’s a miracle!quote-end-img

- Michael K., Boyton Beach, FL.
Gastric Sleeve


quote-leftEverything went great, I’m very satisfied!quote-end-img

- Anonymous.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery


quote-leftI’ve been going to Dr. Shillingford for several years now for maintenance of my lapband and I cannot say enough kind things about him and his office staff. Dr. Shillingford is compassionate, professional,and knows his stuff! I’d recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone interested in his care.quote-end-img

- Annonymous.
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Six months Post-Op
Weight loss to date: 50 lbs


quote-leftMy experience with Dr. Shillingford’s office has been a complete pleasure. I was very nervous about my procedure, but found Dr. Shillingford’s mannerisms and presence very comforting. My day of surgery was very emotional for me at the start. Upon my arrival to Northwest Medical Center my fear, anxiety and nerves were immediately calmed and soothed. My two night, 3 day hospital stay was a delight due to the excellent staff. I love my sleeve!quote-end-img

- Giselle S. (Delray Beach, FL).
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
One month Post-Op
Weight loss to date: 30 lbs


quote-leftI was interested in having the gastric sleeve and wanted more information from a surgeon. I researched surgeons on-line and made an appointment with Dr. Shillingford. He is highly rated by others and that gave me the confidence to travel outside of my area to see him.

My insurance would not pay for the procedure and I felt the complete cost he charged for the surgery was reasonable. I know of someone who had this surgery done by another surgeon in my area and paid $7,000 more. Dr. Shillingford is very professional and caring, and I felt comfortable in my decision to go ahead with the surgery. His staff is supportive and knowledgeable which is a tremendous help when you have questions along the way. It has been three and a half months since my gastric sleeve and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

There is still hard work to be done to lose the weight but the sleeve provides a big tool to help get the job done. I’ve lost almost two-thirds of my goal weight and it’s made a tremendous change in my life. While it’s never easy going through surgery, especially the first few days after, I wouldn’t change anything. My recovery has gone very well. I don’t feel any different except I eat less and have to be mindful of my nutritional intake and to drink water throughout the day. It’s not a lot different from what I should have done before the surgery but my small stomach makes it easier (and necessary) to decrease the food volume and make better choices. having bariatric surgery is certainly a personal and sometimes difficult decision to make. If you decide to have it done with Dr. Shillingford, you can feel confident in his surgical abilities and caring attitude that will make your surgery a positive experience.quote-end-img

- Christy A. (Stuart, FL).
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Four months Post-Op
Weight loss to date: 30 lbs


quote-leftI had the gastric sleeve procedure done because diet and exercise, would not and could not bring down my weight. The medicines for diabetes and the three hernias I have made regular weight loss impossible. Dr. Shillingford has been a blessing. In four months I have lost over sixty pounds! I still have a ways to go but Dr. shillingford and his staff have been very supportive and understanding. I have friends who have had the same operation in other locations who have not had the support I have had. Thanks a million to Dr. Shillingford!quote-end-img

- Karen Z. (Lantana, FL).
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Four Months Post-Op
Weight loss to date: 60 lbs


quote-leftDr. Shillingford is fantastic! The whole time I felt confident that I was in good hands and since the surgery I couldn’t be happier in my own skin. My recovery has been amazing and as close to painless as it gets. I urge you to meet with Dr. Shillingford if you’re considering bariatric surgery. His patients travel across Florida (Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, you name it) to see him and even out of state!quote-end-img

- Paula D. (Miami, FL).
Procedure: Gastric Sleeve Surgery
Two months Post-Op
Weight loss to date: 25 lbs


*Disclaimer: Results may vary based on each patient’s physical health, diet and exercise, and adherence to the weight loss program.


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