Bariatric Surgery

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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 [...]
By uclahealth • October 8, 2016
                              Sheena's Story Total Lost: 75 pounds* My weight [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
                              Monica's Story Total Lost: 57 pounds (in the first 6 [...]
By uclahealth • September 30, 2016
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 [...]
By a.wadsworth2011 • September 28, 2016
Contestants on the hit show “The Biggest Loser” are known for their remarkable transformations. Some of the program’s stars have lost over 200 pounds with intensive dieting and exercise. But new research from scientists at the National Institutes of Health suggests that those remarkable body makeovers are incredibly tough [...]
By uclahealth • June 13, 2016

Being an overweight child, an overweight teen and then an overweight twenty-something is not a fun experience.

By uclahealth • April 27, 2016
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 [...]
By uclahealth • April 27, 2016