Twenty years ago, a spinal cord injury left Victor wheelchair bound. When he found himself gaining weight and having a hard time transferring from his wheelchair to his car, bed, and shower, he knew he needed something to do about it.

After his first meeting with Dr. Atif Iqbal, he knew he felt supported and had the confidence to start his surgical weight-loss journey.

From my first visit to Dr. Iqbal’s office, I knew I could do this. Dr. Iqbal’s staff wants to get to the root of the issues their patients are facing. Together, we determine that surgical weight loss was right for me. There was no pressure, just a conversation.


Victor had a gastric sleeve procedure at the MemorialCare Surgical Weight Loss Center at Orange Coast Medical Center in June 2021 and has lost 135 lbs.