Items Tagged ‘gastric sleeve’

These are competent people who want the very best for their patients

October 22, 2016

These are competent people who want the very best for their patients

By uclahealth uclahealth

Angelika’s Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I have been seriously considering bariatric surgery for over 10 years, however kept telling myself that I can do this, I can lose the weight on my own. This mindset allowed me to stay heavy for 10 years too long. I have tried many ways to shed the weight […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, gastric sleeve, goiter, Hashimoto's Disease, lose weight, loss weight, patient story, Sleeve Gastrectomy, thyroid


October 20, 2016

32 years old 5ft weighing 230lbs

By jenniferbook902 jenniferbook902

I recently just had the gastric sleeve done October 10th my start weight was 228 pounds I am now 209. I been home 1 day after surgery and I am still in a lot of pain. I am on percocets (not a fan of taken meds but is definitely needed) I have heard this drug […]

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Tags: gastric sleeve, patient stories


I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

October 20, 2016

I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

By uclahealth uclahealth

Derrick’s Story Total Lost: 72 pounds (weight loss in 3 months)*      Growing up we were told to finish our plates, and with an Italian mother who loves cooking, we ate a lot of carbohydrates and fatty meals. Before I knew it, I was 25 years old, had high cholesterol for years and was […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diet, exercise, extreme obesity, gastric sleeve, GERD, high cholesterol, loss weight, meal plan, obesity, patient story


October 12, 2016

My life is so much better! More energy, more quality time spent with family and friends

By uclahealth uclahealth

C.M.’s Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* I am genetically predisposed to being overweight. My poor eating habits and lack of physical activity only made my situation worse. A knee injury and subsequent back and hip pain made weight loss surgery a real consideration for me. After much research, I was pleased with what I learned […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, gastric sleeve, loss weight, overweight, patient story, poor eating habits, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight loss


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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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