Patient Story

Sleeve Gastrectomy Patient Story Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 75 pounds* *Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer > "My life is so much better! More energy, more quality time spent with family and friends." —C.M. I am genetically predisposed to being [...]

By uclahealth • April 17, 2016

I met a new person on the road to recovery: myself. Awake? Asleep? It was hard to know. So much had happened, and here I was in a hospital bed. My husband, Frank was by my side.

By uclahealth • December 23, 2015

I would like to introduce you to our daughter, Nichele, who will be 10 years old in October. While she is in public school with her third grade classmates, no one would ever guess that she has had 24 surgeries.

By uclahealth • December 22, 2015

What could have been the end of my life ended up being a beginning to a new and improved self. On that day, I was diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor on my right frontal lobe.

By uclahealth • December 22, 2015

August 28, 2006 is a day that my life changed forever. It's a day that I have no recollection of. I only know what occurred by what others have told me and by the pictures and news footage that I have seen.

By uclahealth • December 21, 2015

On May 8, 2003 our lives were forever changed. We received a phone call from our neurologist saying that Hank had a brain tumor.

By uclahealth • December 20, 2015

My husband, Bob, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on May 16, 2004. Bob's tumor is located in his right occipital cortex, the area of the brain that controls vision. The diagnosis was made after he began having visual seizures (he would see a kaleidoscope of colors and lights in his right eye). Since he was born blind in his left eye, visual issues with his right eye are taken very seriously.

By uclahealth • December 19, 2015

Our only daughter Lucy, who is now 12-years old, was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis. For the past ten years, we have treated her with medications as prescribed by her doctors. But the last few years have been the most heart-wrenching years for Lucy and our family.

By uclahealth • December 18, 2015

At the age of 26, Katherine Wolf, a young mother and wife, nearly died of a massive brain stem stroke.

By uclahealth • December 17, 2015

I was diagnosed with a rare spinal cord condition at the age of 31. I live in Columbus, Ohio, but was encouraged to find the best medical center for treatment. I began traveling around the country from hospital to hospital (including the Mayo Clinic, Mass General, the Cleveland Clinic, Cedars Sinai...) to see doctor after doctor in hopes of finding a treatment for my condition.

By uclahealth • December 16, 2015