Real People, Real Success
Written By: Emma Squillace
The day of your procedure at West Medical is an important day for you and for us,
but it’s by no means the end of our journey together. Once patients have had their
chosen procedure, we are enthusiastic about staying in touch with them and hearing
about their successes, struggles, and strategies.
Regaining the confidence that comes from losing weight, or feeling better about
your appearance, is a reward anyone can appreciate. Here are a few success stories
that we’d like to share for patients who may be thinking about a procedure with our
West Medical experts.
Sonia from Van Nuys, CA
Many people who come to us looking for help with weight loss, talk about their
frustration with having to sit at a desk all day for work. This was a primary concern
for Sonia, who tried to exercise intensely on the weekends, but found pain was
preventing her from working out the way she needed to. When she came to West
Medical, she met with Dr. Hooman and decided to have the LAP Band procedure. She
says through the process the West Medical patient coordinator was “very friendly,
informative and so supportive.” This is our goal for every single person that walks
through our doors.
Sonia continued to see Dr. Hooman after her surgery for the follow-up visits that are
so important to success. She says Dr. Hooman “always makes me feel great about the
choice I made and is genuinely interested in the progress I make.”
Sonia lost 60 pounds in the first 4 months after surgery. You can read more about her
Jeff from Victorville, CA
While Sonia came to us motivated by pain, Jeff came to us after his doctor told him
he was a “perfect candidate for a stroke or heart attack.” As a grandfather of 6 and
father of 3 who just celebrated his 30th anniversary, this was sobering news. Jeff had
lost his younger brother to a stroke, and knew he had little time left to turn his
health around. Jeff came to West Medical seeking help for not only his obesity but
for the comorbidities he had including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and
Jeff had weight loss surgery with our bariatric team, and when we asked him how he feels now he said: “My life is great! I’m off my medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides. My chances of having a heart attack or stroke are down. I can breathe again, have plenty of energy and motivation. I feel alive again.”
You can click here to hear more of Jeff’s story.
Bertha from Anaheim, CA
When we meet patients who have varicose veins, we hear some similar frustrations
to those of our weight loss patients. Varicose veins can lead to lack of confidence,
avoidance of activities like swimming, or feeling hesitant to wear shorts or a dress.
Because varicose veins can also cause discomfort, we find some patients are unable
to exercise as much as they’d like to. When Bertha came to West Medical, she had
sphenous tributary and perforator varicose veins. Our vein specialists offer a range
of treatments for troublesome veins, and Bertha was able to benefit from both
endovenous laser ablation and phlebectomy. When we asked her about her
experiences with West Medical, she highlighted how well educated she felt during
her visits: “Everything was explained to me. I feel much better after treatment. I had
no complications and my self-esteem has been better after treatment”
Read more about Bertha’s legs before and after her treatment here.
At West Medical we are experts in procedures like the gastric sleeve and gastric
balloon for weight loss, and for treatment of varicose veins. But we also recognize
that our patients are the true experts in their own health, so we love hearing from
them about their experiences.
If you are thinking about weight loss surgery, the weight loss balloon, or treatment
for varicose veins, we’d love to speak with you. To ask us a question or schedule a
consultation, please call our offices at (855) 690-0565.