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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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

A little nervous about my surgery date (coming up in 4 days). I am please to say that I have lost 16 pounds in the last 10 days on my pre-op diet. That is very encouraging. I have been overweight from the time I had my first son at 19. He is now 23 and I have to get my weight under control. ... READ MORE

For all of you who are afraid of Gastic Bypass. Read about the Gastric Sleeve. It is the best thing I have ever done for myself. I regret that I didn't do it before. My Sister had a GB - lost 120 pound. I only had a BMI 34 - went down to BMI 23 Have gained 16 pounds again due to a lot of IVF... READ MORE

So, it's down to the wire! I have finished all of the necessary pre-op requirements and am waiting for the surgery to be scheduled. I'm excited, but also extremely nervous because I don't know what to expect. I know that it will be beneficial in the long run, but I'm just worried about the... READ MORE

I had gastric plication surgery (it's not a drop down menu choice) almost 7-months ago. Dr. Ortiz and the entire staff and facility are world class and wonderful. I could not be happier and healthier. I now weight 124lbs and I can run, not feel like eating all of the time, and wear size 25/26... READ MORE

I had rny surgery March 31st. it was the best decision I've ever made. since I've lost 60 lbs. the journey is hard each and every day. it challenges ur mind daily. with the "head hunger". but if u follow what you are supposed to do u will succeed. we are all human I've had my downfalls. but as... READ MORE

After gaining weight from the first surgery, I decided to get the revision. I ended up going to Dr. Jaime Ramos-Kelly in Mexico. I encourage all to do research as there are some bad doctors in Mexico, but my experience with Dr. Kelly was on par with doctors in the US or better in some instances... READ MORE

I am hoping to get rid of my visceral fat that could not be removed with Lipo nor abdominalplasty. I am really looking forward to being a healthier version of me. Getting rid of hypertension and severe pain associated with my weight. I also hate having to wear a CPAP so hoping to get rid of... READ MORE

I am in research of a gr w at Dr in Mexico for the VSG sleeve or SILS...my bmi is 42 i have tried all diets and now i need to try something new.i have heard a lot of bad about Dr A and he was my second choice my first was Dr Ortiz and now i am wondering if Dr Garcia and Ortiz has as many horror... READ MORE

Gastric bypass was the best decision I have ever made! Starting weight: 280lbs Lowest Weight: 132lbs Current Weight: 155lbs I would highly recommend Dr. Schmitt to anyone seeking a bariatric surgeon. He has compassion for his patients, and wants the best for them! Not to mention I am 5 years... READ MORE

My story began with my inability to enjoy my vacations any longer. i love to travel and had ballooned up to 500 lbs. in feb 2013 i had a gastric bypass that resulted in me losing over 235lbs as well as leaving me with lots of loose hanging skin. despite a history of pulmonary emboli and bleeding... READ MORE

Hi My name is ReRe and I am 37 yrs old one 11yr old daughter and I am 270 pounds I cant believe how much weight I have gained over the last yr. at first I was 240 for a while as you can see I am not new to this site I had a breast reduction surgery Nov 2012 you can go look at the pictures well I... READ MORE

I just had my surgery last week and I am on day 4. I'm feeling extremely emotional from everything that has happened. I guess I'm afraid of the unknown. I have lost 31 pounds from the optifast for the presurgery. I just keep reminding myself that I did this to change my life to live a real life.... READ MORE

Weight loss Surgery is a tool. That is the way everything in life Should be looked at.Things to help improveoneself image. The Same thing is to be Said for any type Cosmetic surgery, Should be used as tool for SELF motivation in turn you will Motivation and or confidence. It will also reflect on... READ MORE

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