Items Tagged ‘Sleeve Gastrectomy’

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


I was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble

October 14, 2016

I was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble

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Merwin’s Story Total Lost: 80 pounds…and counting*        I used to go to amusement parks all the time, but had to stop when my weight made it impossible to close the safety belt on many rides. I had been thinking about bariatric surgery for some time, but was on the fence for years. […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, Dr. Yijun Chen, exercise, loss weight, patient story, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight loss


October 12, 2016

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

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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


October 12, 2016

I am excited to be living again

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Michelle’s Story Total Lost: 50 pounds in the first 8 months since surgery* Reaching the point where I was contemplating bariatric surgery was not where I ever thought I would be. Weight loss is supposed to be as simple as ‘calories in versus calories out’. I had taken college level nutrition classes. Worked with nutritionists and […]

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Tags: bariatric, bariatric surgery, chronic back pain, degenerative disc disease, exercise, loss weight, nutrition, overeating, patient story, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Sleeve Gastrectomy, weight gain


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


I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA

April 27, 2016

I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA

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Kallista’s Story I had been overweight since I was 18 years old. It started off as just a few pounds here and there, but by age 30, I was nearly 230 pounds. I had high blood pressure, fertility issues, and could not sleep well. It didn’t help that I ate whatever I wanted and did […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Erik Dutson, exercise, fertility issues, healthy eating, high blood pressure, overweight, patient stories, sleeping issues, Sleeve Gastrectomy, UCLA Bariatrics, weight loss surgry