For as long as he could remember, Alexander Vasquez struggled with his weight. His weight rose with the years — 100 pounds in kindergarten, 400 pounds by 9th grade. After several attempts at losing weight during his 20’s, his weight rose to almost 600 pounds. For the next few years, Alex felt resigned to being big forever. After undergoing sleeve gastrectomy at the Center for Advanced Surgery, Alex has lost over 160 pounds and couldn’t be happier with his results and his experience at Lawrence Hospital. He shares his story here.