Kallista's Story - Gastric Sleeve
Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 87 pounds lost so far*
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"I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA." —Kallista
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 ate whatever I wanted and did not exercise. I knew I needed to take control, but another diet was not going to work this time. I asked my primary care doctor to refer me to Dr. Dutson and UCLA Bariatrics for surgery.
The staff at UCLA was amazing!
They were all so helpful and made my transition to a new life a dream come true. I now love exercising most days of the week and find healthy eating so much more enjoyable. I can't imagine I'd ever be at this weight if it weren't for the surgery. I am forever grateful for my experience at UCLA.
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