"My life has completely changed

and I have a new outlook on the future. Now when I smile, it’s a genuine outward expression of how I really feel inside. Happy!”

– Angie

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“I am so proud of myself

for sticking with the program and keeping the weight off for nearly three years. Weight loss surgery is a phenomenal tool, when used correctly, can give you back your life.”

– Jessica

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“I am passionate about the benefits of bariatric surgery and have seen the life-changing effects it has on patients. They have so much life still ahead of them, and you really see them blossom and transform their lives. It is very gratifying to perform weight loss surgery and see patients so radically change their lives and health in as little as six months.”

-John Yadegar, M.D.,
Program Director

“Dr Yadegar is an amazing doctor & a very skilled physician. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for giving me the tool for which I transformed my life 360 degrees.”

– Christina

“I just completed my first 5k this last weekend. I wouldn’t have been able to do it two years ago. Thank you Dr. Yadegar for all the support you provide to your patients!”

– Amanda

“All my fears were eased once I met Dr. Yadegar. He is sincerely thorough and asks all the right questions; even ones I never thought would be significant. You are not just a file number, you are a loved person.”

– Esperanza

“The directions Dr. Yadegar and his team gave me were in terms I could understand and follow. If I had a question they gladly explained it to me. I’m most grateful I’m getting the best treatment and support I could possibly be getting.”

– Hugh

Meal planning, shopping and portion control for weight loss surgery.

I ran into a patient and asked her how she was doing, and she said, "I've gone to the dark side." So that sparked my brain and we have, "I've gone to the Dark Side I must get back!" I'm sure there are some here who've struggled or are struggling, and I've been talking...
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Regain? Plateau? Get started with a Food Journal.

If you believe you're following Dr. Yadegar's bariatric surgery nutrition guidelines, but you've hit a plateau or you've regained, please complete a written food diary for two weeks. When completed, contact Liz Roark, RN, Bariatric Surgery Coordinator, at 661-382-5051...
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“How Janine stays on track after weight loss surgery.”

Janine, says, "It was so exhilarating that first 6-8 months after weight loss surgery, I remember it well. The pounds are flying off and although you're trying to find your rhythm, it's still pretty much an easy ride. Then the weight loss begins to slow and the...
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10 Reminders After Weight Loss Surgery

  1. You're worthy of the time it takes to give yourself the healthiest life possible. 2. You don't give up protein shakes just because you've transitioned to solid foods. You will always need them. Find a few you love and stick with them! 3. It's takes time for...
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It’s time for you to learn more about weight loss surgery.

You've been thinking about it. And you don't need to travel to Los Angeles, Bakersfield or Riverside to get high-quality, accredited weight loss surgery. Time to learn more! Join Dr. John Yadegar and his team on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 PM at Palmdale Regional...
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What’s on your holiday list?

We asked this weight loss surgery Mentor Team, ranging from 9 months to 4 years post-op, "What's on your holiday list?" What gift would  you like this year, that you wouldn't have imagined ever wanting, before surgery? Male, 2 years post-op, Sleeve: "Kettlebells.  I'm...
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You can enjoy the holidays after weight loss surgery.

At a support group meeting, Liz and Dr. John Yadegar's patients discussed how you can enjoy the holidays after weight loss surgery. "The holidays, as great as they are, always focus around food.  For me, being all these years out, I can eat more than I used to and it...
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Staying Motivated After Weight Loss Surgery

Whether you will have surgery next month, had surgery 3 years ago, or you have just completed your first pre-op test, you made the decision to have weight loss surgery. Oftentimes, people believe the decision is just about having the surgery. However, the journey...
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Holiday advice from weight loss surgery patients.

We asked Dr. Yadegar's MENTOR TEAM, "What the best holiday advice you'd give to your fellow weight loss surgery patients?" Female, 30-40, Sleeve, 12-18 months: "I admit it was hard the first year. I had my surgery in early October, so by the time the holidays rolled...
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Your relationship with food before and after weight loss surgery.

In this weight loss surgery article, authors Jean Marie Rafferty, LCSW, and Daria Dodds, CSW, ask weight loss surgery patients to clearly evaluate their prior relationship with food and set their sights on the relationship they'd like to have with food. "Ask yourself...
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