Rebecca's Story - Gastric Sleeve
Weight Loss Surgery: Sleeve Gastrectomy - Total Lost: 69 pounds lost so far*
"It was the right decision for me and I have recommended the bariatric surgery to others." —Rebecca
My turning point was December of 2017 when I tried to go on a bike ride with my grandchildren and I could physically not get myself up on the bike. I have been suffering with sleep apnea, hypertension, pre diabetes, and knee pain. It was then that I started researching online to find the best place for bariatric surgery.
UCLA COMET was rated very highly online so I called and made an appointment. I met with Dr. Chen, the Nurse Practitioner and Registered Dietitian. They were all so thoughtful and made me feel extremely supported. I followed the meal plan and lost 20 lbs. before the surgery. After surgery my blood pressure was normal and off medications. I no longer needed my cpap machine for the sleep apnea. I changed my entire lifestyle, began eating healthy, in small quantities and listened to my body.
I tell everyone I had the weight loss surgery because I want to also help others. It was the right decision for me and I have recommended the bariatric surgery to others.