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How Much Does Stomach Stapling Cost?

How much does stomach stapling cost? Not gastric bypass, just stomach stapling. READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

I need to choose between sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, what do the medical experts think is most effective between the two? I... READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Vitamins

My doctor has recommended me for VSG but he said I will need vitamins for the rest of my life too. I don't understand this because I thought the... READ MORE

Why Does Medicare Not Pay for (VSG) Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Morbidly Obese individuals are usually addicted to Food, have extensive health issues and are disabled (low income). Medicare will pay for... READ MORE

What is Your Opinion of the Sleeve?

There are some new surgeries on the stomach for weight loss like the sleeve and there is another that is noninvasive and folds the stomach in half.... READ MORE

I'm Having the Gastric Sleeve Procedure. But I Didn't Lose 40pds Like the Dr Asked. Will He Still Do?

My doctor wanted me to lose 40 pds before my surgery but I've only losed 18pds. Will he still do the procedure? READ MORE

Would Sleeve Gastrectomy be the safest weight loss surgery for me? (photos)

I want to know what is best for me I am 5"4 270 or more and I have lost weight in the passed and I am trying now to lose its hard to lose the amount... READ MORE

Can you eat anything you want in smaller amounts after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

So i wanted to know that once your stomach heals after surgery, and you are back on solids, is it true that you can eat anything that you want or that... READ MORE

My weight fluctuates up and down from 140-175. It is very depressing. Would I be able to have a sleeve gastrectomy? (photo)

Right now I am 5'6" and weigh 150lbs. My goal is 140lbs. I am up and down, up and down. It is depressing when my weight is up and I want it down... READ MORE

Should I have "Gastric Sleeve" done? I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome) and Insulin resistance.

Gastric Sleeve was suggested because- High Insulin ( Insulin resistant) , PCOS, History of Heart disease, Cancer, Diabetes. Tried Weight loss options... READ MORE

BMI 49, is this the best weight loss surgery for me? (photo)

Im kind of scared of this surgery I have been reading some things about it and I dont want to take pills for life I also dont to interfere... READ MORE

Are There Multiple Techniques Approved for Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy? (photo)

I am in the early stages of preparation for this surgery. I have researched it and thought I knew how the operation was performed, but I recently saw... READ MORE

For gastric sleeve, is it absolutely neccesary to do the 100% liquid pre-op?

My pre-op instructions say to do a 2 week liquid diet then it says if you are arriving day OF surgery...nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior ! im... READ MORE

I am a 57 yo female suffering from obesity. Why is my insurance company (BCBS) giving me such a hassle to do surgery? (photo)

I have been on so many diets to have lost 30 or 35 lbs and gain 40 or 50 back. My insurance company is giving me such a run around it is driving me... READ MORE

I'm a 27 year old female, 5'0" 180 lbs with hypothyroidism. Am I a good candidate for the Gastric Sleeve?

I am thinking about getting the gastric sleeve done. I have been around the same weight for the past 3 years I cant seem to lose anymore weight. I am... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Start a Protein Diet This Soon?

I am currently in the process of seeing different specialist in order to get the clearance for the surgery. Once that is done, my surgeon will submit... READ MORE

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