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 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

Hi. I started this journey exactly one year ago. I was all ready and prepared. My insurance had no pre requirements. But the surgeon wanted me to see a counselor, by the time I found one and started seeing her Janurary rolled around. Dang insurance changed, so then I had to wait 6 months. I... READ MORE

SO I just scheduled my first consultation for a gastric bypass for the 5th of February. I've wanted to get this procedure for quite some time but couldn't find a doctor. Maybe i just wasent looking in the right places? But this past September I attended an informational meeting and Mercy San... READ MORE

My name is Stacey and I am 41, married with 3 grown children. I have heavy all my life. Now that my puppies have all the the litter it's time for me to take my life back. I have 2 seminars schedule for next month & an appointment with a surgeon. Its time for me to start enjoying life & not... READ MORE

Had the Lapband before and now having the gastric bypass, very excited but a little nervous about loosing too much and not being able to cook, this is my passion! My friend who had it said I will be fine! I am currently at 207 lbs and I will start liquid diet 10/17/15, did anybody feel like... READ MORE

So i've been in this web site for a couple of months after 1 yr of research and hearing testimonials about Gastric bypass this is the only website i found helpful in making my decision. My teenage life was healthy and my weight was in control. But as i hit 30 yrs old a tragedy happened in my... READ MORE

I would first like to thank Dr. Milan Doshi for suggesting me gastric surgery.. I was obese as per my height and had tried everything possible like gym, diet etc but nothing helped me to control my weight because I later got to know I had pcod. This surgery has helped me in getting a better... 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

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