Dr. Chiasson, I wanted to let you know how happy I am with my outpatient vertical sleeve surgery. You changed my life, for the better! Everyone I encountered was kind, helpful, and knowledgeable. Both you and your staff took the extra time with me to answer all my questions and to make sure I had everything I needed. I was pleasantly surprised this could be done as outpatient surgery and I could recuperate in my own home the very same day. It was such a comforting feeling. The surgery went smooth, my time in the recovery room was with exceptional care before being discharged. You can tell that you and your staff really care. I would highly recommend Dr. Chiasson if you are looking to do VGS and look into it as an outpatient, you will be glad you did.

C.F. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I don’t know if there are enough words to Thank Dr. Patrick Chiasson sufficiently for how much he has done for me! I have suffered from severe Gastric Gastroparesis for over 5 years. Before moving to Arizona a year ago, I sought help from 7 GI specialists in Chicago, made 2 trips to the Mayo Clinic, had more than 16 feeding tube replacements, and dozens of tests and procedures. I also suffer from extreme POTS (a low blood pressure condition), which when teamed up with my Gastroparesis caused me to pass out, sometimes as frequent as 3 times a day, and caused 26 concussions. I was told by the GI specialists in Chicago that this condition (constant nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, passing out, and having a permanent feeding tube) was going to be my life. It was suggested to try to eat solid food daily, and just be happy that only 80% of what I ate would come right back up. The constant stomach acid and vomiting attacking my teeth, gums, and jaw bones caused me to have all my teeth surgically removed at age 42. My quality of life was non-existent. When we arrived in Tucson, I had to find new doctors, and my GI referred me to Dr. Chiasson. It is truly unbelievable that in the 4 months I’ve been seeing him, he has changed my life! Dr. Chiasson took the time to look at every element of my illness and all my medications, and didn’t just settle for business as usual. He strived to find a solution to alleviate my constant nausea and stomach pain. He provided a diagnosis that a Gastric Bypass surgery for Gastroparesis would be the answer to my illness. I had surgery on December 16, 2020 and my life has been changed forever! I no longer have a feeding tube, and I’m actually eating solid foods and drinking fluids (slowly) again! I haven’t felt this healthy in over 5 years! I have spent more time laughing, walking (yes, walking!), and spending time with my husband in the past few weeks, than I had in the longest time! I spent 75% of 2020 in a hospital or my bed because I was so sick. Dr. Chiasson took the time to listen to me and help me. I never felt rushed, or that I was just another patient. He and his awesome Team cared for me every step of the way, before and after surgery. There was an amazing bonus to this surgery for me: not only has it already improved my Gastroparesis by 90%, my other health problems are improving as well. Passing out has almost been eliminated, no epileptic seizures, and some medications have been eliminated. I’m walking 2 miles a day (previously I couldn’t walk around a store), and I’ve lost 25 pounds – and I can’t wait for more! (I was an odd patient who gained significant amounts of weight from my medication; a fat man with a feeding tube!). Now I’m learning a healthier way to eat and living a better life. I can’t express how 5 years of hearing “nothing we can do” from every doctor broke me, and thankfully Dr. Patrick Chiasson has been able to put the pieces back together.

F.M. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I don’t know if there are enough words to Thank Dr. Patrick Chiasson sufficiently for how much he has done for me! I have suffered from severe Gastric Gastroparesis for over 5 years. Before moving to Arizona a year ago, I sought help from 7 GI specialists in Chicago, made 2 trips to the Mayo Clinic, had more than 16 feeding tube replacements, and dozens of tests and procedures. I also suffer from extreme POTS (a low blood pressure condition), which when teamed up with my Gastroparesis caused me to pass out, sometimes as frequent as 3 times a day, and caused 26 concussions. I was told by the GI specialists in Chicago that this condition (constant nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, passing out, and having a permanent feeding tube) was going to be my life. It was suggested to try to eat solid food daily, and just be happy that only 80% of what I ate would come right back up. The constant stomach acid and vomiting attacking my teeth, gums, and jaw bones caused me to have all my teeth surgically removed at age 42. My quality of life was non-existent. When we arrived in Tucson, I had to find new doctors, and my GI referred me to Dr. Chiasson. It is truly unbelievable that in the 4 months I’ve been seeing him, he has changed my life! Dr. Chiasson took the time to look at every element of my illness and all my medications, and didn’t just settle for business as usual. He strived to find a solution to alleviate my constant nausea and stomach pain. He provided a diagnosis that a Gastric Bypass surgery for Gastroparesis would be the answer to my illness. I had surgery on December 16, 2020 and my life has been changed forever! I no longer have a feeding tube, and I’m actually eating solid foods and drinking fluids (slowly) again! I haven’t felt this healthy in over 5 years! I have spent more time laughing, walking (yes, walking!), and spending time with my husband in the past few weeks, than I had in the longest time! I spent 75% of 2020 in a hospital or my bed because I was so sick. Dr. Chiasson took the time to listen to me and help me. I never felt rushed, or that I was just another patient. He and his awesome Team cared for me every step of the way, before and after surgery. There was an amazing bonus to this surgery for me: not only has it already improved my Gastroparesis by 90%, my other health problems are improving as well. Passing out has almost been eliminated, no epileptic seizures, and some medications have been eliminated. I’m walking 2 miles a day (previously I couldn’t walk around a store), and I’ve lost 25 pounds – and I can’t wait for more! (I was an odd patient who gained significant amounts of weight from my medication; a fat man with a feeding tube!). Now I’m learning a healthier way to eat and living a better life. I can’t express how 5 years of hearing “nothing we can do” from every doctor broke me, and thankfully Dr. Patrick Chiasson has been able to put the pieces back together.

Charles S. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dr. Patrick Chiasson is an excellent doctor who took the time to really understand my medical needs and did a great job of listening. From the initial appointment, the follow-up appointment, the surgery, and the post-op appointment, I knew I was in caring and knowledgeable hands. I would recommend Dr. Chiasson to anyone who may need his services. Thank you Dr. Chiasson!

Luke ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

After suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) for many years and achieving only short-term relief from a variety of medications, I realized that I needed to find a permanent cure for my illness and help me to regain a normal, functional lifestyle.
I checked the Internet for area surgeons that specialized in GERD-related issues and, after thoroughly vetting each of the doctors listed, made an appointment to meet with Dr. Patrick Chiasson. During my initial visit, Dr. Chiasson listened carefully to my concerns and took the time to discuss the best available options that could manage and hopefully resolve my condition. After discussing options with Dr. Chiasson I was interested in learning more about the Linx Reflux Management System. Dr. Chiasson demonstrated the simple device made of interlinked titanium beads and explained that it is installed at the junction of the esophagus and the stomach through a minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure. As an engineer, I was intrigued by the device’s simplicity of design and its significant record of proven effectiveness. After some additional study of the Linx Reflux Management System, I advised Dr. Chiasson that I would like to move forward with the procedure.
Over the next three weeks, I underwent several tests designed to determine the severity of my condition and to generate data that would be used to determine if the Linx Reflux Management System was appropriate for me. After the test results were reviewed I was scheduled for surgery. From the minute I entered the Northwest Medical Center I was provided with immediate attention and care. The in-processing procedure was quick and efficient and within a very short time, I was taken back to the pre-op area. Once again the professional staff was efficient and attentive and through their professionalism and humor placed me at ease. I obviously don’t have any memory of what happened next, but when I awoke I was taken to my room where a team of caring professionals assured that I received all the attention and care that I needed. The next morning I was discharged and was able to complete my short recovery at home.
Today marks two months since my surgery and I can honestly say that my life has changed for the better. The proton pump inhibitor medications that I had been taking for the past five years are no longer needed. I have not taken any medication since my surgery and I have not experienced even one episode of pain or discomfort that was a daily occurrence prior to my surgery.
Dr. Chiasson and his team provided me with an opportunity to enjoy the rest of my life without pain and without medication. His staff is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and always greeted me with a smile. I would like to thank Dr. Chiasson for his skill and compassion for his profession. I fully endorse Dr. Chiasson for anyone who needs relief from recurrent pain.

Richard C. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I am so grateful and so lucky to have been referred to Dr. Chiasson who has a great bedside manner and fully explains and answers questions. He never seems pressed for time on office visits and it is a relaxed and engaging experience with the staff at the office. The entire experience was a good one with a really good outcome. I h ave a new lease on life and I want to thank Dr. Chiasson for his help and skill. I fully endorse Dr. Chiasson for anyone considering bariatric surgery.

MaryAnne L. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I want to thank Dr. Chiasson for giving me a second chance in life. I would not be able to handle being over 400 lbs. I had surgery Nov.12, 2014 and currently down a total of 190 lbs. I was asked to speak at a national weight loss surgery conference a couple of weeks ago and never thought that I would stand up in front of a crowd of people from across the county and talk about my success. Thank you so much again, Dr. Chiasson. I am living life again to the fullest.

Dennis V. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

As someone who has a masters in nursing and someone who has had 22 operations in the last five years, I can attest to the fact that I have never experienced a more hands-on, involved Dr in my life. Dr. Chiasson seeks to not only help his patients but improve their quality of life. His compassion and considerate nature are unmatched. Though he does many bariatric surgeries, I saw him for a medical condition that few Doctors are willing to treat and he exceeded all of my expectations.

Sarah G. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Dr. Chiasson was part of the team that literally saved my life when I was diagnosed with cancer of the gastric/esophageal junction. His surgery was nothing short of miraculous. There are no signs of cancer and I am now having follow-up chemo and radiation therapy. I have a very well-founded hope of complete and long-lasting recovery. I’ve been told that this particular surgery if done in the traditional manner, requires at least two to three weeks of hospitalization and a prolonged period of recovery. I went home on the fifth day, already starting to eat on my own, and continued to add foods daily, in conjunction with a feeding tube for a short while.

Bob F. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I had a Gastric Sleeve surgery in December 2014. Dr. Chiasson and his team provided outstanding care prior to the surgery, on the day of the surgery, and for the last year and a half. Everyone has been highly professional and caring. My surgery has been a success and I appreciate the continued support offered by his team as I continue to live my new healthy life. Thank you, Dr. Chiasson, for being there when I really needed assistance with my healthcare. You have given me my life back with my husband and children — I’ve lost 140 lbs and I’ve never felt better!

Jessica V. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️