Julie & Patrick's Story - Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass & Gastric Sleeve Patient Story
Julie & Patrick - Before and After Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve
Julie & Patrick - Before and After Gastric Bypass/Gastric Sleeve

Julie: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Age 45, Lost: 80 pounds so far* Patrick: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Age 52, Lost: 68 pounds so far*

*Weight loss results can vary depending on the individual. There is no guarantee of specific results. Read disclaimer | More patient stories

"UCLA was amazing every step of the way."


My primary doctor recommended I have weight loss surgery due to my increasing bad health. I was an insulin dependent Type 2 Diabetic with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and sleep apnea. I had my surgery in October of 2015 and have lost 80 pounds all together. My husband was so convinced of my new healthier life that he decided to have surgery as well just a few months ago. He has lost over 60 pounds, and together we are much healthier.

I am no longer taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. I went from a size 16 to a size 8 and I feel incredible. The best part about it is my increased energy level. I still enjoy all of my favorite foods, just in moderation now. I am so happy with my decision to have gastric bypass and highly recommend it.

UCLA was amazing every step of the way. I would feel comfortable referring others to UCLA only. Dr. Erik Dutson is an amazing surgeon and his staff is great.

Patrick & Julie Before
Patrick & Julie After

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