Items Tagged ‘weight loss surgery’

April 22, 2019

Jen’s Story: Weight Loss Surgery: Gastric Sleeve

By Jen jmorn95

I will forever be grateful to Dr. Chen and his team. As I am approaching my 18 month post-surgery anniversary, I am so happy that I had this procedure and have made many lifestyle changes. I have battled with my weight for most of my adult life and have tried everything out there. I wish […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, Dr. Yijun Chen, patient stories, surgery, weight loss surgery


Ask the Doctors - If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

February 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If I go vegan, should I worry about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

Dear Doctor: One of my resolutions for the new year was to become a vegan, and now my girlfriend is saying I’ll have to take supplements to get enough vitamin B12. Why can’t I get B12 in my diet, and what will happen if I fall short? Dear Reader: Your girlfriend has done her homework […]

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Tags: B12, B12 insufficiency, bone marrow, carbohydrates, diet, DNA, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, eating healthy, fats, megaloblastic anemia, nervous system


How obesity can affect a woman's ability to conceive

December 28, 2016

How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

By uclahealth uclahealth

You’ve likely heard about the health issues caused by obesity. It raises your risk for heart disease and diabetes, increases your blood pressure and makes it difficult to do everyday activities such as walking or climbing stairs. For women specifically, obesity also may be a contributing factor in infertility. If you are overweight and having […]

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Tags: activities, bariatric surgery, blood pressure, BMI, body mass index, conceive, diabetes, Dr. Yijun Chen, excess weight, fertility, gestational diabetes, heart disease


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


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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

                              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


Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

September 28, 2016

Gastric Bypass Saved My Life

By a.wadsworth2011 a.wadsworth2011

December 9,2014 is the day my life was saved. I weighed 347 pounds day of surgery. I had sleep apnea, I was experiencing menopause, had back and knee pain. I became winded just walking from the car to my house. I was severely depressed. Something had to change. At age 20 my obgyn told me […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, BMI, depressed, menopause, patient stories, pcos, sleep apnea, weight, weight loss, weight loss surgery


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