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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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

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

En octubre 2014 me detectan pre diabetes y decido considerar esta cirugía para evitar ser diabetica de por vida pues soy hija de un diabetico. me opere el 18 de diciembre 2014 y al 3er mes en los exámenes de monitoreo la glicemia en ayunas había bajado de 130 a 75 y así se ha mantenido. a... 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 first remember when I was 8 yrs old seeing stretch marks on my thighs. Then as puberty came along stretch marks on my breasts and hips. I was never a large kid just a little chubby. My mother was always obsessed with her weight so I remember being 11 yrs old doing crazy starvation or green... READ MORE

I want to be able to run, and walk without being breathless. I have troubled with weight gain for a very long time. But was very nervous. After seeing the results on someone I know personally I decided that hey I can do this. I just want to be healthier, for me it's not about being a size 10 or... READ MORE

I've been here for a while I've read many reviews many replies.and never thought I'll write one myself but after 6 months of doing the necessary to better my health and getting one step closer to maybe one day being of all kinds of medication. It really feels good and I was not always like this... 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’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

Ok.. I'm a diabetic since 1992 on insulin pump.So far it been good I started a 230lbs when I first saw my Surgeon in 10/14. I went to Classes where I was told that I have to try loose weight. So I got down to 216lbs by the time I had my class before surgery. The day of surgery I weighted at... 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 am a candidate for the Verticle Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery(Gastric Sleeve Surgery) and have already attended the Weight Loss Seminar for Bariatric Surgery(March 6, 2014), I've had my Initial Consultation(April 6, 2014), my Gallbladder Ultrasound(April 11, 2014), Blood Work, 2 years Weight... READ MORE

Ht: 5'2" CWT 226. lbs Hi all I've been on this sight for over a year now and it is a wonderful site. I've been searching trying to decide if I would go into debt and have surgery here or go abroad! I found this site very helpful. I work at hospital and every time I speak with one of the... 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

Hello, everyone. I'm new to the community. My name is Merlyn, 33 yrs. of age, not married nor children, quite yet. I've been battling with my weight for many years now. I started dieting intensely back in December 2013, so far I'm down to 305 lbs., from 345 lbs. I'm truly excited about my... 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

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

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'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 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

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