Items Tagged ‘loss weight’

There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

October 25, 2016

There is so much to say about how the surgery has made me the person I am today

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Gina’s Story Total Lost: 160 pounds* Since the surgery and my weight loss, I’ve noticed little changes in the way people respond to me, like opening a door for me. People wouldn’t do something like that before. They would barely acknowledge me, but now they’ll open a door or are more willing to do something […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diets, eating plans, exercise, gastric-bypass surgery, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


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

October 24, 2016

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

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Martha’s Story Total Lost: 65 pounds (first three and half months)*        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 […]

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


My battle with weight has been a long one

October 23, 2016

My battle with weight has been a long one

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Randall’s Story Total Lost: 130 pounds*     My battle with weight has been a long one.  As a boy growing up it was hard going to school being teased by kids calling me fat. My brothers as well would tease me so I just ate more and was depressed not knowing what would happen […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, exercise, gastric bypass, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, type 2 diabetes, weight, weight loss


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

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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 21, 2016

I did this for myself but, in the end, it’s been the best thing for my family

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Denise’s Story Total Lost: 148 pounds* I didn’t think it would affect my family as much as it has, in the positive. To see my children as proud of me as they are has been well worth everything. Throughout her life, Denise had wrestled with her weight. “As a child, I was always the heavy […]

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Tags: asthma, bariatric, bariatric surgery, blood sugar, diets, exercise, high blood pressure, loss weight, patient story, pre-diabetic, weight loss, weight-loss plans


I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

October 20, 2016

I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

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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 19, 2016

My health has gotten so amazing with the weight loss

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Cari’s Story Total Lost: 95 pounds* I couldn’t fully enjoy my daughter due to my weight. I couldn’t teach her the outdoor activities I used to love. I felt like I wasn’t a good mom to her because I couldn’t be active, I couldn’t do things, I couldn’t run around with her… [Today] I eat […]

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Tags: asthma, back problems, bariatric, bariatric surgery, eating habits, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, obesity, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea


October 17, 2016

My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself

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Janet’s Story Total Lost: 86 pounds* My bariatric surgery was the best thing I have ever done for myself. My health is vibrant, my energy more than doubled. I feel great, and I’m having a great life. Janet knew that her life was at risk if she didn’t make a change. She had severe apnea […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic bronchitis, exercise, fibromyalgia, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, sleep apnea, weight loss


I was killing myself with food. After surgery I am a whole new person.

October 15, 2016

I was killing myself with food. After surgery I am a whole new person.

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Michelle’s Story Total Lost: 210 pounds* I act, walk and talk differently. I am finally feeling the way I was meant to feel. I have participated in 5k, 10k, half marathons and did the whole 26.2 LA marathon. I am able to walk, dance, work and etc without needing to sit down every few minutes. […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, gastric bypass, loss weight, patient story, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, weight loss


I wish I had been able to do this earlier

October 15, 2016

I wish I had been able to do this earlier

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Judy’s Story Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going* I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for help losing weight and nothing was working. When I asked him for a referral to bariatric surgery at UCLA, he was very resistant. I am so glad I fought for […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, featured, hypertension, loss weight, patient story, weight loss