Items Tagged ‘COMET’

I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

October 8, 2016

I will be eternally grateful. Dr. Chen and everyone involved with the program helped me save my life

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Laura’s Story Total Lost: 102 pounds lost so far* My story starts like most others: an overweight child grows into an overweight teenager, and then into a morbidly obese adult. After trying all the fad diets out there, losing weight only to gain it back and then more, I took an unusual step. I tried […]

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Tags: asthma, back pain, bariatric, bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Denise Garvey, Dr. Yijun Chen, dramatic weight loss, morbidly obese, obese, overweight, overweight teenager


If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

September 30, 2016

If I had to do it all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat

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                              Sheena’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight gain began college in 2001. After graduation no matter what I did or how I ate I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control. I worked out often and tried to […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, genetic issue, health issues, overweight, sleep apnea, weight, weight gain, weight loss, weight loss surgery


I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

September 30, 2016

I am truly thankful to Dr. Chen and the COMET team for putting the biggest smile on my face!

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                              Monica’s Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 months)* I battled with being overweight since I was 10 years old. I was always teased, I became withdrawn, and so food and chocolate became a great comfort for me at […]

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Tags: Atkins, bariatric surgery, COMET, depression, diet, Dr. Manali Shendrikar, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, Fen-Phen, Jenny Craig, overweight, sleep apnea


Sleeve Gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy was the tool I needed to turn my weight loss failures into a weight loss success story

April 27, 2016

Sleeve Gastrectomy: The sleeve gastrectomy was the tool I needed to turn my weight loss failures into a weight loss success story

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Being an overweight child, an overweight teen and then an overweight twenty-something is not a fun experience.

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Tags: bariatric surgeon, bariatric surgery, COMET, Dr. Erik Dutson, featured, gastric sleeve, overweight, overweight child, overweight teen, patient stories, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight gain