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UCLA Center for Obesity and METabolic health (COMET)


The UCLA Center for Obesity and METabolic (COMET) Health program offers advanced surgical and nonsurgical options for sustained weight loss and a better quality of life for you and your family.

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What is Obesity? | Sleeve Gastrectomy
What is Obesity

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It starts today, how obesity surgery helps people reclaim their lives

Bariatric surgery, or weight loss surgery, is surgery to achieve significant weight loss.


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What is Obesity?

Obesity is a complex medical condition that occurs when you have too much body fat. Obesity is often associated with a lower life expectancy and a reduced quality of life, including physical limitations, body pain and fatigue. You are most likely considered to be obese if your body mass index (BMI) is 30 or higher.


What are the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery?

  • Cures high blood pressure
  • Stop or reverse the progression of fatty liver
  • Prevent some cancers
  • Increase fertility
  • Improve female and male sexual dysfunction
  • Improve your quality of life and increase your life expectancy
  • Effectively treat type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Provide pain relief

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