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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After my failed results from my lap band I have decided to get the gastric sleeve done. I am nervous but anxious to start my new healthy lifestyle and the new me ???? Even though I'm a nurse I have always helped others recover and become healthier but have neglected myself. The crazy schedule of... READ MORE

I hate hospitals, needles, doctors and medications, so it's a big deal for me to even contemplate this, but I am so desperate to feel normal again,..I think I have long forgotten what that even means! I have tried everything, and in the last three years have worked at eating rich, nutrient... READ MORE

Weighing in at almost 350 my pressure was unstable, and I was tapping on diabetes door. My legs ached all the time and my energy level sucked. Uncontrollable periods my health was becoming a mess. Being slapped on a second pressure medicine, including a cholesterol medicine I became depressed.... READ MORE

I'm 32 years old, married with a daughter. I've struggled with my weight all my life. Early adulthood is when the weight really started piling on and it became harder and harder to get it off. I've toyed with the idea of WLS for about 10 years now. I made the decision to go through with it... 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

My name is Dawn and I am 26 years old. I have 1 daughter who will be 2 in April. I am 5'6 tall and weight 285 pounds. A little quick history about my self: I wasn't always overweight - I was a cheerleader throughout middle school and also in my first year of high school. I was dating someone... 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

Hi there realselfers, I decided to create another blog for my upcoming Gastric Sleeve surgery. For those of you who has not followed me, I'm zaria63. I wanted to originally have a tt, bbl, and lipo done by the waiste slayers in the Dominican Republic. But unfortunately,life happens and... READ MORE

I decided to do the sleeve because I want be able to keep up with my girls and because my Lupus is taking a toll on my body. I finished required 7 month doc appointments the last week of June, went to support group at the end of July and received approval the first week of August. It's been a... READ MORE

I've been over weight my entire life I was born weighing nearly 10lbs. I never really had a problem with being 'fat' until my teens , I would get boils in between my thighs & under my arms ... By the time I was 19 I would get bumps /boils on a daily basis EVERYWHERE , under my chest , my butt,... READ MORE

A little bit about myself I'm 26 years old 320ish lbs at 5' 9". I've always been on the heavier side of the weight scale, at least that's what I felt. I was a very athletic teenager I played several sport including but not limited to softball, track, basketball and volleyball. I grew up on a... READ MORE

Hello All, Today I have started the journey to a healthier lifestyle. I am currently the heaviest I have ever been, 355 lbs. Years of neglecting my body has finally caught up with me. I was always decently fit and athletic until I blew two disks in my back playing football. Since then my weight... 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

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

I've been on this site for years and I found so much info and now I'm ready for my sleeve. I've been over weight for about 20 years and now I'm so tired of carrying around this weight so I decided to have the sleeve done. I've narrow it down to two doctors in Mexico and that's Dr. A. Ortiz or Dr... READ MORE

Today I had my body composition tests done in preparation for gastric sleeve surgery sometime before the end of the year. My appointment with my surgeon is on 15 September. Hopefully I will be given a surgery date when I see him then. I am so nervous and scared. There are so many... 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'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

So I am planning on taking a trip to Tijuana Mexico to get the gastric sleeve surgery done by Dr, Carlos Altamirano Cano through bariatricpal the surgery will be preformed at the oasis of hope hospital in Tijuana Mexico. The cost is only $4199 and if a hernia is found during surgery, Dr, Carlos... 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

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