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loula5246

Rosedale, Indiana
I am a 28 year old married mom of two interested in finding out more about bariatric surgery from people who have been there.  i just went to my consultation yesterday and will be going back for my psych eval in two weeks.  i think it all sounds great but I guess I need more input from people who have been there!  Any information will be greatly appreciated.

Barbara T.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I am a former weight loss surgery patient. My surgery was in January 2000. I lost 125 pouinds and have maintained my weight loss. I am the author of 2 popular books on the topic; Weight Loss Surgery; Finding the Thin Person Hiding Inside You which was the 1st patient guidebook and is now in its 4th edition and co-author of Weight Loss Surgery for Dummies. I speak on the surgery and how to be...
Communities: General Medicine
Goals: Lose weight

Dr. Zarif

Culver City, California
Dr. Farid Zarif, Director of Bariatric Nutrition and Dietetics, Naturopathic Physician and Doctor of Human Nutrition. A native of Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Zarif graduated from the American College of Nutrition, Birmingham, Alabama earning a ND and PhD in Naturopathy and Human Nutrition. Later, he continued his post graduate studies and earned a MPH degree with emphasis in clinical nutrition from...

Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven

Specialty: Plastic Surgery
Orange County, California
Dr John Di Saia is a "real" plastic surgeon not one of the many online "dime story phonies." He completed Medical school at UC Irvine in 1990 and started a General Surgery residency that year at UC Irvine. He completed General and Plastic Surgery Residencies at UC Irvine in 1995 and 1997 respectively. Dr Di Saia became board certified in by the American Board of Surgery in...

Michael A. Zadeh Medical DoctorHealth MavenFacebook

Encino, California
Michael A. Zadeh, M.D. is a Board Certified General Surgeon practicing in the San Fernando Valley area. Dr. Zadeh’s passion for surgery is reflected in the wide variety of procedures he performs, including a special interest in laparoscopic surgery which was a large part of his surgical training. His expertise in minimally invasive techniques, along with the application of...

Laurie P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven

Missoula, Montana
I am an active 44 year old from Missoula Montana. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 6 months ago and spent the winter recovering from bilateral mastectomy/oophorectomy surgeries and chemotherapy. I was able to continue running (albeit fewer miles) during chemo. I started doing yoga during chemo for the relaxation and conditioning benefits.

Beth Morton Health Maven

Canada
Recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer and off work while I go through treatment (surgery, chemo, radiation). I am 43, married for 17 years to Brad, and we have 2 boys - Zach is 14 and Carter is 11. I run outdoors year round and have done 3 half marathons (one in the snow). I want to do a full marathon at least once. I plan to spend time outdoors walking or running as I go through my treatments.
Communities: Cancer, Breast Cancer

Jennifer Balboni Health Maven

Aptos, California
I'm a healthy, vibrant and joyful person who owns a Pilates & Gyrotonic studio near the beach in Santa Cruz CA. Never having been sick in my life, I was shocked to find a lump in my right breast in June 2008 and was diagnosed with Stage 1 Grade 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I had a lumpectomy in June 2008 and the aggressive cancer spread to lymph nodes requiring a second surgery in...
Communities: Breast Cancer

Brenda Coffee Health Maven

Boerne, Texas
The last 6 years I've had 10 breast cancer surgeries & 8 rounds of chemo. My father died of cancer when I was 13, my late husband died of cancer when I was 37 & I'm a cancer survivor. Check out http://www.BreastCancerSisterhood.com a survivorship resource for families. My BRENDA'S BLOG, a Top 10 Breast Cancer Blog, has been called "Sex & the City" meets breast cancer. I...

Dr. Rob Dobrenski Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
New York, New York
I am a licensed Clinicial Psychologist with specialized training in mood and anxiety conditions. I often treat individuals, couples, and families with a "here and now approach" to address their difficulties, as opposed to focusing on issues from childhood or subconscious conflicts. Short-term therapy (approximately 15 sessions or less) can be very helpful in many cases, and sometimes...
Communities: Mental Health