Bariatric Surgery

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How obesity can affect a woman’s ability to conceive

December 28th, 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


My Beauty4Ashes

October 26th, 2016

My Beauty4Ashes

By grandivacookslive grandivacookslive

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 heart attack unknowing to the […]

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Tags: bariatric surgery, lose weight, patient stories, surgery, weight gain, weight loss


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

October 25th, 2016

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 24th, 2016

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 23rd, 2016

My battle with weight has been a long one

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 22nd, 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


October 21st, 2016

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

By uclahealth uclahealth

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


October 20th, 2016

32 years old 5ft weighing 230lbs

By jenniferbook902 jenniferbook902

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) I have heard this drug […]

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Tags: gastric sleeve, patient stories


I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

October 20th, 2016

I am still walking by the mirror so shocked

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 19th, 2016

My health has gotten so amazing with the weight loss

By uclahealth uclahealth

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