Patient Testimonials

  • aloha

    Dr Fowler is Awesome, he is the best in the state. He discused all surgical weight loss options with me and on the day of the procedure he put my fears at ease. He has been very reassuring each time I went to his office for follow up visits. It's between 2.5 years since my surgery and I am happy to report that I am now off of 10 medications I had to take due to weight related health issues. The office staff is very caring and accommodating, I have referred numerous patients to him and they all agree he & his staff are the BEST!!!!!

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Alex T.*, Waimanalo, HI

  • aloha

    Dr. Steven Fowler and the staff at Castle Medical are one of the best options for Bariatric Surgeries in Hawaii. The program is very holistic and takes a mind, body and spirit approach to weight loss. They don't forget you after the surgery. You have monthly options to continue to interact with the staff as you go through your weight loss journey. If this is a path you are considering, please give Dr. Fowler and Aloha Surgery a call.

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Benita B.*, Studio City, CA

  • aloha

    My wife had her WLS done by Dr. Fowler and his team. WLS is a life-changing process and one of the most important parts of that change is a steady stream of quality vitamin supplements. Aloha Surgery has their own in-house brand and offers them at a reasonable rate even when they're not running any of a number of special deals to help patients keep a healthy supply. I work in town and usually pick-up vitamins for my wife, but on one particular day I wasn't going to be able to get to the Aloha Surgery office until just after they had closed. I called ahead and Megan, the office manager, was nice enough to wait for me so that I could still get my wife's vitamins. Aloha Surgery has been exceptional to both my wife and myself, which gets the my strongest recommendation for those considering WLS.

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Chad F.*, Mililani, HI

  • aloha

    The team at Aloha Surgery is truly the best. I spent 3 years researching WLS before having my own and going to all the different information sessions at each hospital and none of them met my needs until I went to the Castle Medical Center WLS info session. I loved that everything was included in 1 package price. Having a mandatory dietician and exercise specialist included in the package and there to guide me made me feel more secure in my decision. Throughout the whole experience I was extremely nervous, but the team definitely made me feel welcomed and comfortable. I really appreciated how everyone always remembered my name and how they were always there for me, even after appointment hours. Dr. Fowler, Megan and everyone who was a part of my experience are some of the best people you could trust with something as personal as WLS.

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Kathryn D.*, Waianae, HI

  • dawn

    I just wanted to express my gratitude to you! It has been nearly 9 months since my surgery and I am only 5 pounds from my goal weight. More important than the weight is the way that I feel, I have been exercising regularly and find that I am more energetic. Shortly after surgery I joined the Paradise Roller Girls league on the Big Island and have been skating with them regularly, this past week, I found out that I made the travel team and will be on Oahu September 28th and 29th. I never dreamed that I would be an athlete in any sense, much less an athlete that was chosen for a travel team! This is so exciting and it is thanks to all of you that I made it this far!

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Dawn H.*, Big Island

  • beth

    I don’t have many photos of me at my largest size, and did not document my weight loss very well with photos. Recently I came across these photos taken with some of my students (cropped out) at their graduation ceremonies and realized that they provide a rather clear before/after comparison. Even with voluminous academic robes, the 100 lb. weight loss is very apparent. I tried to crop the photos to the same scale vertically so that the difference in width should be as accurate as I could achieve given that the photos are not exactly comparable. Thank you Dr. Fowler and the Castle Surgical Weight Loss Institute.

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Beth*, N/A

  • aloha

    I had my WLS in 2009. The whole ordeal was a rocky road for me due to insurance hurdles not to mention the anxiety of just THINKING about weight loss surgery. The whole team at Aloha Surgery and Castle Surgical Weight Loss Center was very compassionate and helpful every step of the way. I'm now 3 and a half years post op and 140 pounds lighter. I can still count on the great people at Aloha Surgery to be there for me in ANY time of need. A 5 star rating isn't high enough for Aloha Surgery. Dr. Fowler has put together an awesome support staff and each and every one of them are top notch.

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Chaney C.*, Kaneohe, HI

  • aloha

    Dr. Fowler has literally saved my life! At 23 yrs old I weighed a whopping 379lbs! Yikes! I initially went to him in 2007 but at the time the nurse that worked for him was horrible and advised me to lose weight because otherwise they couldn't perform the surgery.  I had lost all hope and thought she was so rude! Even after losing 15 lbs on my own she still quote told me I'm too "big"! 

 Fast fwd a few months and they fired that lady and gained a new coordinator who was so sweet.  Plus with more patient credit, Dr. Fowler's prerequisites changed to open up to other patients that were before told they'd have to lose weight to get the lap band.  In 2008 I got the lap band and have since then lost 132lbs.  I'm now able to hike, walk miles, fit the straps in the airplane, fit in booths no problem with space to spare... All these things that small people take for granted.   Again, Dr. Fowler has saved my life! Since the surgery I've travelled the world and plan to continue doing that.  My endometriosis cured itself and I have a normal period now (tmi).. I even got pregnant on my own in 9/2012; something I didn't think would happen without losing weight.  Although I still have more to lose, getting the lap band has helped tons and working out is key! Dr. Fowler's always been there for me and I'd recommend him to anyone, he's wonderful!

    * Results may vary from person to person

    Erin B.*, Kailua, HI