Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass alters your digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to your small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, you limit the amount of calories your body absorbs — an extra step not taken with sleeve gastrectomy and the lap bandLEARN MORE ›

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I've been heavy, and climbing since the birth of my youngest son, 22 years ago now. Every year I would creep up 10-15 pounds, leaving me at 5'7' and 326 lbs. Never having been an exerciser, I resigned myself to the fact that I would remain overweight. I became diabetic, and then insulin... READ MORE

Looking forward to taking back 10 years of my youth. I want to be more active. Stop sleeping with a cpap machine. Stop shopping the Plus sizes and accomplish my goal of taking care of ME now. Kids all grown. I'm taking my turn now. Want to get into a swim suit without hiding. Behind a... READ MORE

As of right now I've done my nutrition visit and my Physc visit just waiting to see my surgeon and submit my documents to my insurance! I;m so anxious and i can't wait but i guess i should be patient. Ive been doing so much research for this procedure to make sure I've picked the right one my... READ MORE

I am getting older want to still look good and feel good about myself. Dr. Kang helped me in this! He is a caring and understand Doctor. He's the best to me and I appreciate him and his kindness always. He has been my doctor for six years now and has cared for me with other health issues. I... READ MORE

I’ve been on this site for ages researching the procedures I’ll need to get my body back in shape after losing over 100 lbs with a gastric bypass. It’s well worth it, and I still consider WLS to be the best thing I’ve ever done! So I thought I’d share my experience for those who are... READ MORE

Let me start by telling you a little about my self ...i am a mother of two beautiful little girls and have been married for 3 years together 4 years....i have been over weight all my life but was in the low 200s through out elementry ,middle, and high school ...i am currently at my heaviest at a... READ MORE

Little did I know when I made the choice to do WLS that my life would change physiologically, physically and nutritionally. It's definitely a lifestyle change that must be approached in a very positive way. Every step of the way must be evaluated by oneself. Dr Albert Wetter gAve me a tool to... READ MORE

I had. My gastric sleeve done 03/05/14 at A Lighter Me in Tiajuana Mexico with Dr. Elias Ortiz. Im 100% satisfied so far! Although i am only 8wks in!!!! And 46lbs down!!! Im feeling amazing and blessed. Cant wait to see where i will be in about 6months. Hoping to be at least at -100lbs lost that... READ MORE

I am 47, proud mother of 3 adult children.. I want to lose weight so that my diabetes will go away and I can live a healthier life. :) I am still in the process of getting the appointments done and such to get the procedure done. I had to lose 5 lbs in order to get the surgery and am at my goal... READ MORE

I weighed 10 pounds at birth, slimmed up as a small child and then started being overweight at the age of 9. So for most of the past 60 years, I have carried around too much weight. When I was younger, I thought I was in the "Fat but Fit" category. In the past few years, my weight has... READ MORE

I've been struggling with my weight all my life .I weigh around 300 pounds now and I have sleep apnea and chronic pain. I have been able to follow most diets but always gain the weight back plus more. I need help. I tried to get a gastric bypass 10 years ago but didn't qualify....but now I did.... READ MORE

I had gastric bypass July 2013. My highest weight was 688 lbs. I am currently 273 and I am excited. Thee journey was long, but it was extremely worth it. I like the option of having dumping syndrome as this kept me on the straight and narrow during my journey. I was not able to work out like... READ MORE

Hi I'm Prank, I am 30 years old, since my 9 year old I am obese, at 13 I was diagnosed with Diabetes, since then I have been under plans to lose weight and infinite treatments. Today, thanks to this surgery I'm only using 10% of medicines, only two months after the surgery. Thank you Dr. Paul... READ MORE

Started at 350lbs and ended at 178lbs. I lost 100 pounds the first 100 days. I feel great. I look great. It was the best decision of my life.  I am now almost 4 years post-op and I constantly get the same questions from people... Have you kept the weight off? Have you gained any of your... READ MORE

After years of being overweight, I finally decided to go forward with the gastric bypass surgery. My highest weight was 262 (5'3 frame), but the scale seemed to like 257. I had high cholesterol, high triglycerides, pre diabetic, PCOS, sleep apnea, migraines, back pains etc. I decided I did... READ MORE

I'm looking for help. I been back and forth trying to make the right decision. I finally made an appointment for weight loss. I'm not sure which to get. My friend had the sleeve but she doesn't like to talk about it. I'm not sure if the sleeve or gastric bypass is better. I seen the... READ MORE

Joe Odonoghue is an absolute legend . He is my hero and has given me my life back and I can't thank him enough . He removed just short of a stone in weight off my stomach after struggling to shift it after losing 9 stone and having a baby . Please see joe before you even consider anyone else he... READ MORE

I have battled my weight since I was 21 years old. I had my daughter at 24 and since then I've tried from weight loss doctors who prescribed me pills like phentermine and water pills that worked as long I was taking them. Then at 30 I had my son continued with the pills then couldn't afford it... READ MORE

My motivation to have the surgery was one my kids I wanted to live a longer life and be able to do things with them finally instead of no mommy can't she is tired or fat and I didn't want to give my self insulin. Also I got tired of not ever being able to go shopping cause nothing looked good. I... READ MORE

I'm so glad I had Gastric Bypass surgery it changed my life! Looking back if I was to do it over again I would not use the same doctor. I went to Columbia Mo it's a teaching hospital. I only got to see my surgeon twice once in a group meeting then again in the surgery room. Seeing a different... READ MORE

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