Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Sleeve gastrectomy ("stomach stapling") is a surgical procedure that permanently reduces the size of a patient's stomach. Can be combined with other bariatric surgical procedures, such as gastric bypassLEARN MORE ›
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Hello fellow sleevers and soon to be sleevers :-) Here's my story so I've been slim most of my life until I got the depo shot in the late 90s. Let me tell you I gained around 40lbs between Apr and Dec of that year (1997) and about 10lbs each year since. I was trying everything to get the weight... READ MORE

Every since I can remember I've always been larger than everyone I was around. I was embarrassed by this and was a very shy child and always kept my head down and kinda stayed out of the way. I didn't have any boyfriends in school and attended my junior and senior prom alone. I'm going to fast... READ MORE

Expecting to lose 80 lbs. I've had this excess weight on for over 14 years since I had my first child. Tried to lose it hundreds of different ways but nothing changes. So I got the first approval from my normal doc, she sent me to the Bariatric Surgery dept. at the Naval Hospital. A week later... READ MORE

Ok where to start. I've read several of these reviews and finally decided to start my own since I have begun my own journey toward a gastric sleeve and lifestyle change. I've been overweight my entire life or at least for as ling as I can remember. I have no idea what it feels like to be an... READ MORE

I am just looking forward to being healthy, and active and to be able to enjoy my life without feeling so self conscious about my weight. I can't wait to be able to handle the humidity and soak up the warm weather when we have it. I an also looking forward to my health improving over all.... READ MORE

Hey everyone my name is Pam, I live in Tennessee and I am on my 2nd month of 7 month medical supervised diet. So it is looking like it is going to be closer to the holidays for my surgery. I am 5'3" weighing in at 251. I am nervous, scared, excited and all other adjectives to describe this... READ MORE

I have been considering bariatric surgery for a number of years now and for a number of reasons, which I will go into further down. I always knew that I didn't want a Lap Band: I have more weight to lose than is feasible with a Lap Band, I don't want the hassle of the port and the continuous... READ MORE

Hi everyone, My name is Lisa and I am 37 years old. I have to decide on Monday, August 5, 2013 which procedure I would like to do. I qualify for both. I have no co-morbidity symptoms except sleep apnea (and am not sure if that's genetic or from obesity). I am 5'7" and weight about 280 lbs... READ MORE

Having the gastric sleeve on May 8th, 2014. Nervous but anxious to discover the new me. I have read the discussion board and have asked questions (think I was supposed to do this first) I have several friends that have chosen the gastric bypass instead of the sleeve. I feel the sleeve is a... READ MORE

Hello All: I was invited into this forum by someone who commented on another post. I am new to realself. I started visiting the site when I begin to research Plastic Surgery options for my excess skin. A little about myself, I am 31 year old from the 215 area. I am 1 year post op of Gastric... READ MORE

I was always thin as a child and into my twenties until I had my first daughter at 28. Pre-pregnancy weight 130- full term pregnancy weight 208 - post pregnancy weight 183. My first diet experience took me down to 153. The next thing I knew I was back to 183, then two more pregnancies and I... READ MORE

Hi I will be 30 in April and really want the Gastric Sleeve. My only cons is I am already anemic, I don't want to lose my shape...and I'm scared I will look like a oompa loompa.... sounds a little conceited but I really am not. I weigh 387 now.... and I am sooo tired of losing a few pounds and... READ MORE

I am going through the stages of testing to get approved for sleeve surgery. I am at 327 lbs, and have been overweight most my life. I need to do this do to chronic joint pain, I know it will just get worst, my mom had her hips replaced at 49. Just nervous and embarrassed I have to do this... READ MORE

Mt motivation were my children they supported me the whole time. I have been having weight problems since my teenage years, it was time to make a change either now or later. I thank GOD for his mercy because he saw me through. I lost 25 pounds before my surgery. Now im 3weeks post-op and I feel... READ MORE

I really wanted to live my life in way where I could go and do anything at anytime without my self esteem (which was highly lacking at the time) and my lack of mobility getting in the way. I was just engaged and I wanted to improve my health so that I could really spend the rest of my life with... READ MORE

This is my last month to see diatition so happy I am done with six months of waiting. Now wait for insurance approval. May 16 ,last day for six months of let's get to the real deal,,,,,surgery. Can't wait!!! People ask me am I scared I say no ,I'm happy and excited,I want to see the little me... READ MORE

I had the sleeve surgery about a month ago and I am loosing weight fast and I feel so much better. I am off all of my medications i was on. I feel so good being off all the medications. I am already seeing results and I am missing food but I am learning how to eat healthier and the food it great... READ MORE

This coming Tuesday is my operation date at 7:30 am. Dr. Northrup of Mercy Health Fairfield will be doing the operation. I am satisfied so far with what I have had from them, pleasant people and good staff. I have had many operations in my life so I am very comfortable in doing the operation... READ MORE

I have been dieting for 30+ years and would like some help in accomplishing some major weight loss. I will be 57 year old this year and need to do something soon with this weight because my blood pressure is high, my knees are in bad shape and I am physically tired. However, my insurance... READ MORE

I am having my endo today and my surgery is set for 12/12. I was completely behind my decision a weeks ago and as the day gets closer I am growing more and more anxious. This little baby in the picture is my 7 week old granddaughter and one of my main motivators. I want to be healthy for her.... READ MORE

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