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'm 40 years old and I've been overweight all my life. I never thought anything of it because I'm 5'8 and wear it well. Until going to the doctor just having high blood pressure now I have sleep apnea and high cholesterol. My blood pressure was so high one day I thought I was going to die. I'm... 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

I am excited and nervous about my new journey to soon begin. I had the band 8 years ago and I lost around 20 pounds but it came back. I couldn't eat certain food, keep having to get it out, frustration for many years so I finally decided I couldn't continue to live with this weight. I have read... READ MORE

Preparing for the beginning of a new life. my surgery is scheduled for January 9th 2014. I am very anxious nervous and excited at the same time. I'm trying to stay positive. I'll start my pre op liquid diet soon. So I'm trying to mentally prepare for that. At the end of the day I feel that this... READ MORE

I've been on this journey since last September. I agree with those who say its not an easy journey. By no means. Mostly, its taking many doctors visits because my cigna insurance has a strict criteria before they approve the surgery. I had to see a sleep doc and undergo sleep lab test and was... READ MORE

I don't know if I am typing in the right area or not, as this isn't so much a review, as it is a question. I was wondering if there are gallbadder issues after the sleeve? Or do most have it out before or during the sleeve procedure? I don't want to go through this and then later find out that... READ MORE

I'm looking forward to having Gastric Sleeves surgery this Spring if God permits. I'm tired of this weight and all the yo-yo diets. It's time to change my life, this time for good. I've been on "Real Self" for about a year now, man I love it. It helps me with my decision on choosing my surgeon... READ MORE

Hey everyone...I have been on the forum for almost 2months and I appreciate all who shares their story and open their life to us. As I stated I am a 32 year old single mother of one teen, divorcee, recent nursing college graduate working on a new me. I have been struggling with my weight on... 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 a 35 yrs old mother of one 10yr old son New Orleans raised but Houston leaving a year now. I was Sleeved on last Wednesday 1/21/2015. I feel great the pain from the surgery was very minimal the GAS from the surgery was the WORSE. However soon as I was able to walk once my anesthesia wore... READ MORE

After reading all the reviews and enjoying how much they have helped boost my confidence, I decided that sharing my story may help others. I am a 30-year-old mother of three and have been married for 10 years this June 2015. I never had any weight problems as a kid and have always been a... READ MORE

I started this journey in October of 2013. I went to Dr. T and he had me go to do an Upper GI, some blood work, and a few other appointments. I was a little leery of doing this during the holidays, but I figured there would be more holidays to come in my future that I would need to eat healthy... 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’ve been struggling with weight my whole entire life! I’ve done about 7 different diet and although a couple have worked in the end i end gaining the weight back and if anything MORE. I just had a baby last year after i had lost so much weight and here i am again with DOUBLE the weight. Im... READ MORE

I have struggled with weight issues since I was 7 and in January this year I decided that enough was enough. I knew I would not be approved to have the surgery without paying for it myself. 11 days out I have been very lucky to have almost no problems at all, and I am full of energy. Now Im just... READ MORE

I'm 40 & weigh 250- up from 163 2 years ago! I'm 5"7. I have high Blood pressure, hyper- thyroid, fibromyalgia,and high cholesterol. I tested for sleep apnea and did not have it- so insurance denied. I am so very frustrated. Looking into getting a sleeve gastrectomy or a lap band in Tiajuana,... READ MORE

I’ve had a wonderful life thus far but like many others, the weight needs to go!! My gynecologist told me two weeks ago I weighed 241 and I was 5’5 and I replied “No Dr. V, I’m 5’6 and 220”. She just shook her head and I said “you do realize you just called me short AND fat”... READ MORE

Dr. Illan, (full name is Dr. Selim Jalil Illán Fraijo) is such a talented surgeon. From the moment I got to the hospital I knew I was in the right spot for me. I never had any hesitations once I got there and surgery was a wonderful success! I'm down 108lbs at 6 months! The hospital was... READ MORE

I am 36 years old, been married for 16 years and have 2 children (12 and 6). I have struggled with my weight off and on since I was a child. I was/am always the friend with "such a pretty face." I am the largest I have ever been (5' 3.25"/ 232 lbs) and that includes being pregnant with 10 lb... READ MORE

Hello Everyone! My name is Ebony and I am embarking on a long but well worth it journey. After much research (years) I have decided to get the gastric sleeve. I am 28 years old and I weigh 382 lbs. Honestly up until recently I really didn't think of myself as being that big until I actually... READ MORE

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