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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Hello all, This is my first post here, although I've read probably every single review of this procedure on here! I am currently 5'4" and approximately 240lbs. I was about 244 when I started this journey last July, quickly lost 10lbs or maybe a few more with diet and exercise, and then just... READ MORE

I am a 30 year old, married, mother of one. I have been overweight my whole life. I gained 40 pounds during my pregnancy, and I lost 60 within 1 year. After a very stressful couple of years: dealing with financial problems, paying for my husband's school, and hectic work schedules...I gained... READ MORE

I went to a weight loss class 8 years ago and the only thing available was bypass and lap band. I said Nevermind. I can do it on my own. Fast forward 8 years. Add in 60 pounds, high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep issues and I had to do something. 8 weeks out from my pre surgery diet 6 weeks... READ MORE

I'm 5 foot 2 and right now weigh about 290 pounds and I'm 60 years old. I've struggled with my weight most of my adult life but the last several years I just can't get it under control. I'm really tired of being so overweight and I'd like to spend the senior years of my life better able to enjoy... READ MORE

Hi Real Self folks! My name is Melanie and I am 29 years old. I was skinny all throughout high school and college, I'm talking 125-130 lbs soaking wet. Once I graduated from college I got my first desk job and the pounds began to pack on. At 24 I weighed 200 lbs and now at 29 I am at my highest... READ MORE

I’ve been in this forum for almost a month now. I had decided to wait to visit my surgeon for the first consultation on 4/2/15 to tell my story. I am currently 51, 5’ 3 ½” and 245 lbs., BMI= 43. I used to be a small thin girl when I was little and so flexible I could put my leg behind... READ MORE

Hello, everyone. I'm so glad I found this site. Everyones post has really helped me learn more about my up coming Gastric Sleeve surgery. Finally got everything approved. Waiting on surgery Date!! Im glad this date is finally coming. 6 months of weigh in's diet and exercise. I'm glad I don't... READ MORE

I was always kind of on the chunky side as a kid and teenager, but as a young adult, I went into the military and got myself in shape. But two years after I went in, my metabolism inexplicably slowed to a crawl. Neither my doctors, nor the dietitian and personal trainer assigned to me by the Air... READ MORE

In less than 2 months I'll begin medical school and my current weight is 411 pounds and I stand 5'4 inches tall, I have no health related problems but it was time. On Monday I had my surgery my biggest fear was being put to sleep, but one minute I was saying good bye to my mum the next minute... READ MORE

Hi All, Here's a little about me: I'm 34 years old, 5'4, ~260 lbs,with no kids and am currently living abroad. (I mention this because it makes my situation a bit more complicated.) I have struggled with my weight pretty much all my life. I guess I was normal-sized until I was around 7 or... 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'm 5"5' and currently 202lbs. I've struggled with my weight my whole life and I have a family history of obesity and diabetes. I'm getting sleeves my Dr. Martinez at The Obesity Control Center in Tiajuana Mexico on April 21, '15. My goal is to avoid a diabetes diagnosis and lose the knee and... 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

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've been reading all of your posts for the last month and thought I should introduce myself and hopefully (eventually) help others in this journey as many of you have already unknowingly helped me. Let's see....I was a very active child and teen, swimmer, ballet dancer, runner. I didn't have a... READ MORE

I started this journey in February. I had my last baby in 2013 and I nursed her so naturally I had to eat extra calories to be able to provide enough nutrients. Needless to say, I have not been able to lose weight since then. I've lost and I've gained but this has been the toughest time for... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I thought I would do a post today. My operation is in 3 days. I'm not too nervous about the surgery. I'm more concerned with the healing process after and making sure I don't do anything to cause complications with healing. I think the fact that I'm aware and concerned I will most... READ MORE

I will start by introducing myself I'm a 44 year old woman that found myself standing at work and feeling a awful pain in my lower back hip area. This resulted in to seeing a spine specialist who order an MRI. Scan to notice I had a huge tumor crushing into my spine. I had open back surgery in... READ MORE

I had surgery 4/23/15. With the greatest surgeon ever. Dr B. At the NEW program. It's name is accurate. This procedure the sleeve, gives you a new life. I started at 280, down to 230. I have been told I look like a new person already. I didn't see it until the other day when I went... READ MORE

I have a confession: I'm addicted to Real Self. A few nights ago, I had my ipad on my lap, fork in one hand with Cinnabon at my side. And I thought to myself, my gosh, I'm reading blogs about weight loss and look at me devouring this Cinnabon! Then last night it was a full glass of ice-cream,... READ MORE

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