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 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

After months of research I nervously approached my husband to float the idea of having a gastric sleeve. He (skinny man) didn't understand and told me he loves me the way l am. I explained to him that this has been a burden for me since I was a small child and reminded him that my whole family... 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

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

First of all, just wanna say how happy I am that i found this page :-D. Also i am not showing my face coz only me and my husband know, dont want people to know what i do....its private. Lil history, Im 30 but allways been a Thik girl as far as i can remember...20-30 pounds more than my friends... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I have decided to move forward with the sleeve surgery. This was not an easy decision but one I felt was the right decision. I am 44 years old 5"4 257pds. I have struggled with my weight fluctuations since leaving high school. I never thought much of it in my 20'schedule but as I... READ MORE

My motivation for doing this surgery was I wanted to lose weight and be healthy and possibly have my knees not hurt so much. I have always been a little overweight. I have 5 grown children and over the years as they were growing up we ate out alot due to the fact that they were all in sports and... READ MORE

Hello group I am new to the group. I have not had my surgery yet. I am having the sleeve done October 5th. I am excited and scared all in one. I am on my liquids for 2 weeks until the 5th. I have need reading all the comments and they were interesting and helpful. Any advice u can give will help... 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

Feeling on top of the world! Starr weight 15st11lb, current weight 12st 6lb. The best this g I've ever done, I'm still losing 5-6lb a month. Target weight 11st. I'm 5ft6ins. Loving life & still experimenting. Hard at first & sometimes I thought was it worth it & now here I am - I ain't never... READ MORE

So I am a 42 year old female who has always struggeled with her weight. I was always a size 20 or up until my mid-twenties when I decided to go on weight watchers, and run up to 5 miles a day. However, after having my daughter at age 33 and more responsibilities when my career started developing... READ MORE

I wasn't always overweight. Growing up I was a very competitive athlete, playing basketball 10-12 months out of the year from the time I was in fourth grade through high school. Then comes then a bunch of grief and trauma along with quitting all sports. I ended up finding myself spending time... READ MORE

Everyone has been very kind to me at a TN BeLightweight. I has a million questions and they let me ask more. I have investigated, researched, questioned others before me and I am convinced this will be my last fight with fat! I can forget losing 20llbs and gaining 2 back in a week or going... 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

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

Hello RS, I've been stalking this website for some time now. Trying to make up my mind about what procedure to do first and how to do it. Well my first interest was BBL, that was before my 3rd child. Well, that went out the window because now, I'm at a weight I don't want to be, never never... 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

This is day 1 for my under a 1000 calories a day diet. I have to do this for 5 days, then 3 days before surgery clear liquids. I'm pumped and ready for this! My dear hubby is doing the 5 days, under 1000 calories with me...he is such a sweet heart! He doesn't need need to lose weight like me,... 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

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

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