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 was lucky to have great medical ins. I had surgery last year after living with this battle since I was 11. My life was reborn after surgery I was given another chance to live. I was a borderline client at just 100lbs over but now down 90lbs I wake up positive happy and loving ME!! I... READ MORE

Hello, I had gastric bypass surgery on Sept. 28, 2008. I weight 235lbs and I was 5'1" my BMI was 44.4. I was the biggest that I ever weighted. There are the goods and the bad with my surgery. The goods are I am skinny I lost 110 lbs in 9 months (I cheated the system). I can still... READ MORE

The best thing in the world was the hope to walk and have a normal life. To be able to walk, fly, ride a bus, go up a step. I had to get the GA insurance commission help me with the health insurance coverage, which they did; but because the band around my stomach was considered cosmetic surgery,... READ MORE

I am so happy that I had gastric bypass surgery! I simply cannot tell you what a huge difference it has made in my life. I was not the traditional candidate because I was not 100 pounds overweight. However my diabetes was out of control regardless of what my Dr and I did to try to control... READ MORE

I had RNY gastric bypass July 12, 2010 and have already lost 100lbs. I started out at a whopping 447lbs. It has changed my attitude and love for life. Before i felt totally worthless and so out of place all the time. Now i love the way i look and the way i feel about me! I still have another... READ MORE

I started out at 300 lbs. It has been 10 months and I am at 180 now. This was the best thing for me! READ MORE

I was given the gift of Bariatric Surgery on December 10, 2007. Initially tipping the scales at 316 pounds (that I would admit), I am now twice the woman in half the body. I am successfully maintaining a 160-pound weight loss, but perhaps more importantly, went from frumpy to fabulous in about... READ MORE

We were married 28 years ago - and at that time weighed in the 'slightly overweight' BMI... after 28 years of marriage, we both were morbidly obese. Both of us had complications due to our obesity - HTN, asthma, diabetes - just to name a few. Now after 18 months we have lost >320... READ MORE

My copay was 375. I had it done almost two years ago now... and haven't regretted it. Because of my age and other health issues, I did/do have a lot of loose skin, and the surgeries for that are more expensive for me and have been less comfortable because of the size of the incisions. I... READ MORE

After 30 years of obesity and trying every diet known to man I couldn't get this surgery fast enough. My surgery was covered by insurance. I didn't care if I died on the table because as far as I was concerned I was dead already. My surgery was in 2001 long before anyone knew much about it.... READ MORE

This was the best thing i could have ever done for myself being overweight my entire life the weight lose has giving me so much confidence and a whole new life i would do iy again in a heartbeat. I was home the very next day and only took my pain meds twice while home the pain was nothing... READ MORE

I decided to have weight loss surgery because I have tried everything else. I talked to my family doctor who was helpong me with pills, that didnt work and then I found a specialist in weight loss surgery and went to the orientation. I went there planning on having the lap band but after... READ MORE

This post is alittle different. I am a 26 year old mom of 2 boys, with diabets, I have been going through the steps to have the surgey done. I started out at 286 doing this atkins diet i have gone down to 266, i have been on the diet for 2-3 weeks now(trying to be a good girl). I have been... READ MORE

Weighing 22 stone (308lb) at 5'7" and having diabetes, injecting insulin 4 times a day the future looked very bleak. I was then thrown a lifeline by my GP who referred me for a gastric bypass. I had to jump through many hoops and eventually had surgery 18 months later. I have not... READ MORE

My Dr. in Austin Texas saved my life! In June 2007, I went into surgery weighing 265 lbs. Today I weigh 140 and feel like a million bucks. I will turn 51 in June and am so happy I had this procedure done. My weight had yo-yoed my whole life and once I was 100 lbs. overweight, I knew that I... READ MORE

My name is Serina but people call me Slim, Skinny Winny, and twiggy! On January 15, 2008 I had RNY gastric bypass procedure. My weight was 271lbs and I am 5'7. After surgery I was quite a bit nauseous. I experianced head hunger more than I ever had before durring the first week after surgery... READ MORE

I had gastric bypass, RNY, on August 22, 2007. I started out at 267 lbs at 5'7". I'm down 97 lbs and I'm 20 lbs away from my goal, with minimal excess skin problems. It has truly been the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I am more aware of my true self now. I am also more aware... READ MORE

I was very successful after the surgery weighing at 366 and now down to 162, grant it I eat healthy and plan on maintaining my weight loss, and was lucky to have insurance to cover the cost, I am a new person inside and out, but have managed to excersise so I shrank well as my doctor put it. READ MORE

I had been obese my entire life. Every doctor visit, regardless of reason also included conversation about losing weight. I hated it. I hated how I felt, I hated how people treated me and I hated myself. After 40 years of ridicule and constantly mounting health problems I began researching... READ MORE

I have always been fairly active and ate healthier foods more often than not. When I smoked I could maintain 176 lbs., no matter what I ate. That weight is in the overweight category for my 5'2" frame, but because I worked out I wasn't flabby. When I decided to quit smoking, I knew I was... READ MORE

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