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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Really looking forward to getting some support and guidance from you guys. So far all of the stories I have read have been really inspiring. Hoping to get my surgery in Jaunary 2015. Waiting for insurance approval. Wish me luck. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Not looking forward to the... READ MORE

Sooooooooo I just barely started on my journey to the Sleeve life on January 27th. So far I've only done blood work, heart monitoring, and I'm finally done with my sleep study testing. I get my CPAP machine in a few days. My doctor put me on a gluten free diet. Now, I'm just waiting on my blood... READ MORE

Last week I started my journey....starting weight 209. I know I'm at the very beginning and I have a little ways to go before surgery....I have to complete 6 months of nutritional classes (1 x week) and a pych evaluation....oh and an EGD before i can schedule my surgery. So im thinking my... READ MORE

I will start by introducing myself I'm a 44 year old woman that found myself standing at work and feeling a awful pain in my lower back hip area. This resulted in to seeing a spine specialist who order an MRI. Scan to notice I had a huge tumor crushing into my spine. I had open back surgery in... READ MORE

Tomorrow 2/26/15 I meet with my surgeon to go over any last questions I may have. should be getting my date for surgery soon. I am extremely happy to be finally making this change in my life. I have multiple issues such as Sarcoid, asthma, Chronic pain, and I take way to many medications. I hope... 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

Hello all, This is my first post here, although I've read probably every single review of this procedure on here! I am currently 5'4" and approximately 240lbs. I was about 244 when I started this journey last July, quickly lost 10lbs or maybe a few more with diet and exercise, and then just... 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

Here is my story that has led me to this point in my life: I feel like I have been "bigged boned" most of my teenage-adult life. In Highschool I weighed between 130-150. In my 20's I weighed around 160-175. I had my first child at the age of 28. I lost most of my baby weight then. I felt... READ MORE

Hi there! My name is Alycia and I'm a 38 year old female. My current weight is 298 lbs and I'm 5' 9". I have a final goal weight of 165 (-133 lbs). In July 2013, I went to an informational meeting about bariatric surgeries at Unity Hospital in Fridley, MN. I had talked to someone who went... READ MORE

Hello, everyone. I'm so glad I found this site. Everyones post has really helped me learn more about my up coming Gastric Sleeve surgery. Finally got everything approved. Waiting on surgery Date!! Im glad this date is finally coming. 6 months of weigh in's diet and exercise. I'm glad I don't... READ MORE

Excited and terrified is the only way I can describe how I am feeling. reading all the blogs and reviews I know in my heart of hearts this is the right choice for me - however traveling from Canada to Mexico for surgery to improve my quality of life seems wrong! why do we not have better access... 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

I have been overweight my entire life. My highest recorded weight was 365 lbs. I went in for a doctors appointment in the Spring of 2014 and I weighed 351 lbs. At this time my A1C was 10.2 and I was put on insulin for my Diabetes. No insulins worked for me and I always felt so sick. My insurance... 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 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

Hello everyone :) I have decided to start a blog and talk about my new adventure with everyone! I am 28 years old and have been married for 2 years. I have been battling weight problems since I was 13 years old. I'm currently 5'4 and weigh 251 with a bmi of 43. I have tried diets, excersie, and... READ MORE

I have always been a big girl my whole life. My joke when people start talking about what size they were in high school is I went from 4T to plus size...unfortunately its not much of a joke. I always remember my dad saying "you would be so much prettier if you just lost the weight". I have... 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

Im 9 months into my journey and have lost 130 lbs so far. Dr. Almanza was amazing and this was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I would do this again in a heart beat. I wish I had the courage to have done this earlier. I feel like I have gotten my life back. It's a blessing in so... READ MORE

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