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