Bariatric Surgery

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A few days ago I saw Dr. Michael Robinson at UCLA Health in Encino. His bedside manner and professionalism while making me feel comfortable and asking the right questions was one of the best I’ve experienced. He takes time with his patients and works to get to the root of [...]
By uclahealth • September 20, 2020
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 [...]
By Jen • April 22, 2019
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 [...]
By uclahealth • December 28, 2016
Hi all my beautiful people my name is Sharron Anderson and I was debating back and forth with my weight and finally wanted to live the Life God had given me and my children I made the decision late in 2004 to change my Life after my Daddy had his [...]
By grandivacookslive • October 26, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 25, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 24, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 23, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 22, 2016
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. [...]
By uclahealth • October 21, 2016
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) [...]
By jenniferbook902 • October 20, 2016