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 ›
Average Price: $9,550

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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 started my journey in Feb 2013 with the consult and i was weighing 336lbs i suffer from osteoarthritis, hoshimotos thyroiditis, fibromyalgia, hypothyroidism, neuropathy in legs and a few other health issues. I was headed for the wheelchair @ 42yrs..not me so had a choice to make ...i had to... READ MORE

Hello Everyone! First I would like to thank you for sharing your journey. It has been an inspiration for me to start my own. I have been on the fence for a couple of years now. Researching and trying to decide which procedure would be best for me. After lots of research and watching the process... READ MORE

I'm 35 and mother of 3....I'm finally ready to invest in me. For years everything and everyone has come before what I need and want. Seriously since I've put my foot down to do this surgery my family is shocked and bothered that I've deviated from status-quo. I've been trying to have weight... 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 am 23 years old and I am a hospice nurse. I have had issues with my weight my whole life, even while being very active in sports in high school. I am at my highest weight ever if 298 pounds. I recently finally was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and PCOS. I am married and my husband and I really... READ MORE

I'm gonna do this tomorrow!!! It's almost surreal. Just decided to do this 3 weeks ago. I chose Dr. Ramos Kelly in Tijuana Mexico because of basically reviews and a good consultation. I'm going to Angeles Hospital. I'm traveling alone, a little scared about that one. I want to start the... READ MORE

As a 5'4" 55 yr old woman I decided it was time to do something permanent about my stubborn 90+ lbs. overweight most of my adult life. Didn't know the first thing about a "sleeve", but I was familiar with bypass and lap band, having friends with both procedures done and with varying success. I... READ MORE

Hi there, I am in the very early stages of the process of Sleeve Gastrectomy. I am forty five and have been overweight to some extent from around the age of six. In 2007 I was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease which causes muscle weakness and extreme fatigue, among other symptoms. I am... 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 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

I will be 45 in January and I'm 5' 5" and 265 lbs. I will have my first consultation 1/8/2015. I do not have insurance so I'm paying out of pocket for this. I'm really nervous and need advice on what questions I need to ask. I want to have this surgery so bad, but I want to make sure that I... READ MORE

I'm 61 and I've been yoyo-ing between size 12 and 18 since I was a teenager. Up and down this same 65lbs about 10 times in all. Every day is a battle and although I've won many days, the only inevitable loss I have at the end, is in the battle. I've hit 61 and I just can't battle again. I... READ MORE

I was gonna suffer from diabetes, I wouldn't Let that happen, so I thought I could beat diabetes And lose lots of weight in the process, And so far my only inconvenient was not going trough the process earlier, also a plus in sexual life with your partner, my joints feel much better, my family... READ MORE

I have dieted on and off for over 20 years. I was never in plus size clothing until after I had my children. The most success I ever had was 60 lbs but gained that back plus some. Finally got financing to do Sleeve Gastrectomy and am very happy I did. Some days are difficult, but I know it will... 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 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

Decided to post the night before surgery (yes, all I've done is read everyone else's journey to motivate and keep me focused). I'm now grateful that it's my time and I'm very nervous, anxious but so excited too. October 1st 2014 I decided I was tired of the yo-yo dieting and the my lab numbers... READ MORE

So realizing that I want to pay back for all the great information I've gotten from everyone, I'm setting up a review for my surgery--on Jan. 6th!! But since I accidentally submitted my story under the Gastric Bypass forum, I will move it here when it shows up on that forum. In the meantime: I... READ MORE

My weight had been up and down for over 10 years. Lose 80, slowly gain it back, lose 50, gain 60,lose 20, gain 20, lose 60, gain 80... then after pregnancy my weight was the highest it's ever been. I'd never been under a size 16 in my entire adult life. I knew I needed to lose the weight after... READ MORE

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