“I had a long journey to get here. But even after losing over 150lbs the extra skin made me feel self-conscious, especially as a gay male. I felt ashamed despite my hard work and even more unwanted than before weight loss. From the first day I met Dr. Ryan Hoffman and his staff they made me feel like a person and not just a number. They were extraordinary. Dr. Hoffman answered all questions. Between his ability and willingness to address my every concern and the caring manner in which his staff interacted with me, my entire experience with Dr. Hoffman kept my nerves from getting the best of me. Post-surgery Dr. Hoffman and his staff were very involved in my recovery and kept in touch with me to ensure that I was healing nicely and feeling well. My surgery has been a life changing and positive experience for me and I owe it all to Dr. Ryan Hoffman and his staff”