Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Ever heard of having your stomach stapled? Sleeve gastrectomy is that kind of surgery. By permanently reducing the stomach to the size of a banana, this procedure aids in weight loss. Unlike gastric bypass, it doesn’t change digestion. LEARN MORE ›

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I have been over weight since I was in first grade. 270 is my highest weight. I have a great husband, two beautiful children, and now ready to start a new chapter in my life. I started this journey because of chronic back issues and the need to be healthy! My right foot and leg is numb because... READ MORE

Hi Everyone! I've booked to have a sleeve done by Dr. Ariel Ortiz in Tijuana on 9/10/15 and have much gratitude towards all the lovely people who have shared their stories and experiences here. I set today, August 1st, as D-Day. I started my high protein diet to take off the 5-10% body... READ MORE

I've been following RealSelf and all your stories for a few months, and been thinking about a sleeve for about a year. In high school I went from 140-150, graduated at a size 8, which is overweight for my height, but I was always athletic and never felt fat, just a little thicker than most of... READ MORE

I'm ready, I don't have date just yet, but I'm on the road to making better choices. Better Health. I;m schedule for a couple of surgery clearance procedures, then Ill be able to get a surgery date. I have the psyche evaluation coming up on 7/21, the EGD scheduled because I have a diverticulum... READ MORE

I've been reading about everyone else's experience on Real Self and it has helped me decide to have my surgery at the obesity control center in Tijuana MX. I can say that I was curious about going out of country from the start because I am privately paying for the procedure and the local... READ MORE

Hello beautiful ladies! I see loss of lbs many have had. I would like to know the typical recovery Post-Op. When is ok to return to work. Guessing 2 wks post op & 1 extra wk to get use to eating, moving around & any anticipated hiccups. Also w/ the body change is it true that you lose your... READ MORE

In my early adult years I was thin, fit, healthy and happy. Life happens and all that disappeared. Now at 47 I am finally taking control and becoming what and who I was at 27. The past 20 years have been up and down on the scale, each attempt at losing weight lasted only short periods of time... READ MORE

Hi there, I am in the very early stages of the process of Sleeve Gastrectomy. I am forty five and have been overweight to some extent from around the age of six. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease which causes muscle weakness and extreme fatigue, among other symptoms. I am... READ MORE

I've been over weight for aslong as I can remember. Both my parent are African so food is a very big part of our lives. Food is the answer to everything. I'm 4"11 and the food shows on me more than anyone else. I've been indenial for so long but I'm tired. This extra weight is baggage I believe... READ MORE

My first step was to join a support group with others who have been through or getting ready to have the sleeve done.. I can say it hasn't been easy.. Those close to me haven't been supportive like I hope they would have been.. My doctor had their on personal opinion on why I shouldn't do this... READ MORE

I just got my surgery time, 9:30 am on Tuesday August 18th. Excited, nervous, ready to get it done. A little about me, I am 45 years old and I have a 10 month old daughter, yup 10 months. A late start, but she is the best thing that ever happened to me. I made the decision to do the surgery... READ MORE

Hey everyone...I have been on the forum for almost 2months and I appreciate all who shares their story and open their life to us. As I stated I am a 32 year old single mother of one teen, divorcee, recent nursing college graduate working on a new me. I have been struggling with my weight on... READ MORE

Hi Everyone. I am Lovelymish1 and I live in the beautiful city of New York. I am 5ft 3 inches and I weigh 240lbs. In February I was at my highest weight of 255lbs, however, with diet and exercise I was able to lose 15 lbs struggling. I am struggling with my weight since birth. I was a 10... READ MORE

I have my consult and informational seminar on sep 17. I weigh 217 lbs and am only five feet tall. I have been about ten-fifteen lbs overweight since I was a teenager but the past 7 years I have been continuing to gain weight at an alarming rate. I want children but I know it isn't healthy... READ MORE

Really looking forward to getting some support and guidance from you guys. So far all of the stories I have read have been really inspiring. Hoping to get my surgery in Jaunary 2015. Waiting for insurance approval. Wish me luck. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Not looking forward to the... READ MORE

I posted a couple of weeks ago, things are getting close and I'm just waiting for my date. Now I have it, I've read more than I care to mention, watched more videos than I can count and yet today I have a pre-op class and I'm nervous. I'm embarrassed to tell my family and friends I'm doing this... READ MORE

I am 4'9, I weigh 250, I'm a mother of 3 girls. I've been a member since 2014. I've been reading and looking at all the successful stories and horrified by unfortunate stories. I'm hoping to get my buttocks done next year, I'm on a journey to working on myself. I've been trying to get a... READ MORE

Starting wt: 245lbs, 5'4" Wt at surgery: 226lbs on 11/16/12 Current wt: 135lbs for past 18months Reflections 1/11/13:I would do it again! I've lost 28lbs since sleeved 11/16. That's the most I've lost in the past 7 years& I'm under 200lbs for the 1st time in 8 yrs. those are major victory for... READ MORE

I decided to get the VSG last year but when it was time for the surgery I found out I was pregnant with my son. I had my son Feb. 12 2015 and decided to schedule the surgery once he turned 6 mths. I am currently in my 2 week pre-op diet, I can only have liquids and I only have 4 days left to go.... READ MORE

Hello Everyone! First I would like to thank you for sharing your journey. It has been an inspiration for me to start my own. I have been on the fence for a couple of years now. Researching and trying to decide which procedure would be best for me. After lots of research and watching the process... READ MORE

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