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 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

My journey is just beginning for the second time. I will be having a revision from lap band to gastric sleeve. I had my band done 8 years ago. I have had complications with my band, nothing serious, more just a fluke I guess. When I got banded, I was so excited, ready to live my life! My band... 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

Current weight 186 5'4 Dream weight 125 lbs So far great reviews on youtube and here for dr. Ortiz!! Cant wait to go for my consult on Friday November 20 2015, just so i cant get all my questions and concerns out of the way and also see if i can get a lil tour before my surgery date, since i... READ MORE

I made a decision to have the gastric sleeve surgery. I am nervous. I need to do it for my health. My knee is bad and my BP is up now. I've always been overweight. My biggest worry is getting thru the 1st month post op. Very scared. I am not able to exercise much due to my knees. Recently I can... READ MORE

Hello everyone, I am new to Real Self. I signed up because I am scheduled for my sleeve procedure on Nov 20th in Tijuana, MX with Dr. Ortiz. Like many others I began researching doctors here in my state of California. Unfortunately the cost was $20,000+ on top of many unanswered questions and... 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

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

Well tomorrow 11/25 is my surgery & I am excited yet nervous . I'm excited to start this healthy journey . I really want to live a healthier lifestyle & have a family is my main goal here. Doctors have told me it is safe to have children after. I'm 28 years old weigh 225 and I'm 5'3. I have... 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

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

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 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

I've been reading the posts on this site for weeks! I wanted to post to start my journey and get the help and advise from everyone out here! I'm 41 years young 5'3 and 223 lbs! I've considered surgery in the past and stopped because I thought if I just kept trying I'd loose weight by dieting! I... 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

After multiple attempts to loose weight I finally am ready. 4 years ago I started the process of getting Gastric Bypass (originally). I went through the Psychiatric evals, swallow studies, nutrition consults... even had a surgery date. Only to back out literally 3 weeks before. I wasn't ready,... READ MORE

My journey is like so many others. I lost my mom last year after a long battle with heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Also my brother has diabetes. I just don't want to go down that path!!! I've had knee replacement surgery, Achilles' tendon surgery and had my gall bladder removed. I turned... 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

This has been a long journey for me I started in April I had to do a six month diet plan so far on my own I have lost 65 pounds changing my eating habits around I still have 180 to go I have done every thing my doctor and my nutrition have ask me to do I have sleep amnia have to sleep on my... READ MORE

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