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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Post-Op: 254 lbs. 5'7.5" 43 years old female I decided to have the Sleeve Gastrectomy in February of 2013, after attending an information seminar on Bariatric Surgery. I didn't even know the Sleeve was an option. I didn't want the Bypass and figured I'd have to have the Lap Band even though I... READ MORE

Had a band 3 years ago was 19 st went to 12 St but now 13 st , with the band I hate throwing most of the time , can't eat meat it gets stuck , hate that if I'm out need to see where I can throw if needed before I even sit down , fills and defills every time we go on hoilday , so in a week and a... READ MORE

I am 34 years old with no children. I have been overweight my entire adult life. I have decided it's time to make some changes for me. I never had a problem with what I saw in the mirror but I'm starting to get uncomfortable. I'm a little over 5'8" and my weight as of today is 270. I start my... 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 decided to start documenting my process to have gastric vertical sleeve surgery. I started the process on June 16, 2014 and today February 4, 2015; I am waiting on an approval from my insurance company to have this life changing surgery. I have been keeping this process to myself but... READ MORE

Best decision I ever made was to get the gastric sleeve at 5.5 with two co morbids, I qualified through my insurance for the procedure. If your insurance doesn't cover the procedure, I would highly consider paying out of pocket for it as it's life changing for those who have struggled with... READ MORE

Hello I'm am almost done with all my pre op requirements. I Have discover in the process that I suffer from sleep apnea I was prescribe a CPAP machine but I can get used to it. Have anyone had the sleeve that has sleep apnea in this Forums? Im concern my dr might not do the surgery because I'm... READ MORE

Hi all! Nice to meet you. I'm 30, no kids, just bought a condo, I have a dog and I work full time and I've been jumping through the hoops of trying to get this surgery done for the last 7 months. My last step is just being approved by my new (as of Jan) insurance and then setting a date (hoping... READ MORE

I've had many surgeries throughout my life. I had a bowel resection May 2013. Dr. Ponce and his staff made me so comfortable and I did not have any throwing up, no pain, nothing like other surgeries. I thank God for him and his wonderful coordinator Trish at WLS4 Life. They really great you... 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

My motivation is the physical change that I'm seeing in myself & the tons of compliments that I receive. I have learned portion control which I struggled with for years prior to having surgery & I've learned to eat much healthier foods. The only downside is going out to a restaurant with friends... READ MORE

I struggle with my weight after my divorce which was 11 years ago. I was emotional eater. It's amazing how you allow your self get this far of gaining weight over the years. One day I began to lose weight but it was more a challenge than I bargain for. 2014 I got very sick from diabetes, I lost... READ MORE

My name is Ise Conerly and I have struggled with my weight over the past 10 years, after the birth of my first child. I am 5'4 and currently weighing 228. I have tried every weight loss program out there including Metabolife, HCG, grapefruit diet, cabbage soup diet, Lipozene, Herbalife,... READ MORE

I have been over weight since I was in first grade. 270 is my highest weight. I have a great husband, two beautiful children, and now ready to start a new chapter in my life. I started this journey because of chronic back issues and the need to be healthy! My right foot and leg is numb because... READ MORE

I was motivated to have the gastric sleeve done because I was twice the size I was in Highschool , on 4 blood pressure pills and 2 cholesterol pills. My liquid diet start date weight was 425 and my surgery day weight was 400. I am 3 months out from surgery and have lost 126 pounds!! I've gone... 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

I decided on having the gastric sleeve because obviously I was morbidly obese, I'm a live kidney donor, and most importantly I have children and grandchildren I want to be around to enjoy. I started my liquid diet on Sept 22, 2014 the first day was pure hell as my son whom is an amazing cook... 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

Before gastric sleeve Started @345lbs as of today: 6/12/15 wt. 230lbs . It's been long journey, but da fight isn't well over yet.... At age of 24yrs weight started packing on. I was always self conscious of my flat butt. Got teased a lot high school through out my school years. After having... READ MORE

Hi I've never posted anything before but I think if it can help someone then okay. I am 1 week after the surgery and I seem to be healing very well, if you consider the first day unable to stomach 100ml every 2 hours to now able to drink my 200ml broth in under 10 mins, lost 5kgs for the week so... READ MORE

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