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Morbid Obesity

Q: Please recommend some Doctors at UCLA that deal with morbid obesity. I am 47 years old and I weigh over 600 LBS. I need help. I am scared about medical surgical procedures to deal with losing weight. However, I am desperate and need help. I have two children that I want to live for.  Please help before it is to late for me.

Dr. Donnica:
Good for you for taking the most important first steps:  admitting the problem, admitting you want to live, and admitting that you need help. 

While I do not recommend specific physicians, you can get more information about the UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program by clicking here.  Call them today for an appointment!    Yes, any kind of surgery is scary, but the alternative is MUCH scarier.  Just keep focusing on the fact that you're doing this so that your children can have a healthier mother who is around for them.

I also highly recommend that you read Carnie Wilson's book Gut Feelings about her experiences with morbid obesity and having surgery click here to order from amazon.com.

You can also get much more information online about the surgical treatments for morbid obesity at the Spotlight Health website including celebrity stories, support groups, additional resources and a newsletter.

Best regards,
Donnica L. Moore, MD
President, DrDonnica.com

Created: 11/23/2002  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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