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October 24th, 2016

I am content and it completely changed my life! Thank you Dr. Chen!

By uclahealth

Martha's Story

Total Lost: 65 pounds (first three and half months)*

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I sought bariatric surgery because of my diabetes and my high blood pressure issues. My primary care doctor suggested the surgery to me, but I was scared. I told myself I could try diet and exercise on my own.

It worked for a while, but of course I gained all the weight back and more. As I went through the UCLA COMET program, my husband and the staff here were so supportive that I decided to go through with surgery.

My blood sugar is coming down and so is my blood pressure only 3 months after surgery. Now I feel I have much more energy and I am happier with fewer body aches. I am content and it completely changed my life! I loved all the help and support I received at UCLA. Thank you Dr. Chen!

*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer »

Tags: bariatric, Bariatric Surgery, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, loss weight, patient story, UCLA COMET program, weight loss

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