My name is Ericka, and I’m 27 years old. I have been battling with my weight since the age of 15. I tried all “famous” diets that I can think of such as Herbal life, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, etc. I tried all the home recipes trying to lose weight. I would go to the gym every day, eat only veggies and healthy foods, but nothing seemed to work.


The more I tried to lose weight, the more I gained. Over the years, I kept gaining more and more weight. I fell under depression and had very low self-esteem. It was a nightmare having to go clothes shopping – I would always have to go to the PLUS size section. The clothes selections in the plus size department were not as pretty as the petite sections. Until one day, I decided to research the lab-band. I wanted to end my depression and my low self-esteem. I wanted to love my body and image. I went in for a free consultation and got all my questions answered. Without any further delay, I decided to have the lab-band, I was ready for the new change and for the new me!

It has been seven months since my surgery. I have lost over 60 pounds and I went from 24W to 12 petite. I no longer have depression or low self-esteem. I now love what I see in the mirror and I can now shop in the petite section. WHOO WHOO. I have learned to eat healthier; I have disciplined myself in selecting better food choices. It’s amazing I have gone through a major change in getting to know my body like a baby learning to walk again. I no longer have in-grown toe nails, my hair texture, facial features, skin pigmentation and shoe size have changed. Now I am now able to wear skirts, cross my legs and wear high heels. I feel like a pretty woman – no longer like a morbidly obese woman.

I highly recommend the lab-band procedure with Dr. Mona Misra. Dr. Misra has been my doctor since August 2011, and she is beyond phenomenal. She truly takes care of her patients. If there is a problem or a concern that I encounter I can always call or e-mail her. Her attention and dedication to each patient is exceptional. She truly cares for each one of her patients. She has guided me through my weight loss program and thanks to her tips and suggestions I was able to lose all the unneeded weight. Thanks to Dr. Misra I now love myself and everything else in my life has fallen in place.

-Ericka Aldaco