Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 80 pounds...and counting*
"A few months ago, I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain and was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble!" —Merwin
I used to go to amusement parks all the time, but had to stop when my weight made it impossible to close the safety belt on many rides. I had been thinking about bariatric surgery for some time, but was on the fence for years.
I was scared. It wasn’t until I spoke to my neighbor that I decided to pursue surgery. He told me stories about how his whole life changed for the better after his operation at UCLA, so I decided to finally speak to my primary care doctor for a referral. The help I received from Dr. Yijun Chen at UCLA and his staff has been overwhelmingly great.
They are all so dedicated to service and gave me the push to make lasting changes for my life. A few months ago, I went to Six Flags Magic Mountain and was overjoyed that I could get on the Superman ride without any trouble! I even had some extra room between myself and the safety bar.
Now I can’t stop talking about positive this experience was for me.