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Mark Takata M.D.
My first impression of Dr. Takata was that he cared about me as a patient and about making sure I had all the information I needed before surgery. When I went to the hospital for my surgery the staff was excellent. While waiting in pre-op room I met the Anesthesiologist Dr. K and he was so nice :) as were all the nurses. Dr. Takata came in to see me right before surgery and I told him how nervous I was and he made me feel better. I didn't even know I had surgery till I woke up in my room. Dr. Takata saw me later that day and said everything went great. I also got to meet the surgeon who assisted Dr. Takata and I am sorry I can't remember his name due to the post-op meds and recovery from anesthesia, but I do remember he was very nice. All my after care is structured through Scripps Clinic Center for Weight Management , which also includes a support group meeting once a month. I am so glad that I had Dr. Takata and the whole team from Scripps Clinic Center for Weight Management to give me help and information. And I can honestly say I am happy that they will still be there for me to help. Nurse Betty and Nurse Jessica are excellent help and great patient care. I felt informed and taken care of.
Marcia B.'s Journey
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
The emotional was harder then the behavioral. For me eating with loved ones was a way of sharing love and your day. Eating was equated with love for me so that is hard to change. The behavioral is a little tough but not as much as the emotional. The behavioral is about sticking to the plan given and then not beating yourself up when you slip. I use to give up when I slipped up and then just eat whatever, but now I enjoy the food more because it isn't equated with love, but it's like being normal. Eating because I need to physically not because it fills an emotional need.
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