I wish I had been able to do this earlier

Judy's Story

Total Lost: 63 pounds. . . and going*


I was contemplating this surgery for 10 years. I had asked my primary doctor for help losing weight and nothing was working. When I asked him for a referral to bariatric surgery at UCLA, he was very resistant.

I am so glad I fought for this and came to UCLA for my care, and I wish I had been able to do this earlier. I went from a size 26 to 14 in 5 months. I am off my hypertension and diabetes medication. I look forward to exercising and going to the gym every day! Some people don’t even believe that this is the new, healthier me. I feel great about the food choices I make and regained my life and self-confidence!

Pursuing surgery at UCLA with Dr. Chen was one of the best decisions I’ve made.

*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read full disclaimer »