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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]