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: $9,250

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I have been reading this forum for a few weeks right now. The support, encouragement and caring that each of you give to ppl you don't even know is touching. That's why I chose to join. I am being sleeved on April 14th and can't wait. I too have dieted my whole life and worked out and got... READ MORE

Hi Real Self folks! My name is Melanie and I am 29 years old. I was skinny all throughout high school and college, I'm talking 125-130 lbs soaking wet. Once I graduated from college I got my first desk job and the pounds began to pack on. At 24 I weighed 200 lbs and now at 29 I am at my highest... READ MORE

My weight has defined me my entire life. I remember feeling "fat" in about 3rd grade and at the time it was probably 8lbs above the average girl. And it went up and up and although I always felt regular in size and pretty as a person...I didn't get to be the pretty girl in high school or find a... READ MORE

I have been on this new journey now for 1.5 years. I always knew I could loose the weight. I have lost 100 +lbs twice now. I want this to be the final time. I am super fed up of this dance I do. So for the last year and a half I have been going to the weight management program in alberta Canada.... READ MORE

Hello everyone!!! My name is Dee, I'm 5'4 and 265 lbs and I've been anticipated this journey for sooooo long! I've tried Phentermine and it definitely worked but it didn't last. I gained it all back in fact more! I'm tired and tried everything to loose weight but I can't take it anymore. I've... READ MORE

I'm a 33 year old Father of two beautiful kids 15 and 7. Who is ready to make I change in my lifestyle. I have tried every diet that I could think of and nothing has worked. I haven't always been a big guy, I actually put on all of this weight within the past nine years. Due to meeting the love... 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 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

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 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

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 am excited but scared. Pre Surgery weight is 250. I am hoping to lose 80 pounds and keep it off. Have been overweight my whole life. I have no pre existing conditions and am doing this as a precaution so I don't end up with diabetes like both of my parents. So tired of being fat! I have... 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

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 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

My name is Deb White. I for some reason have been leaving comments on forums and it comes up as Travus. I have a son named Travus but for the heck of me I cannot figure out this so instead of just commenting on other posts I decided to write one. I just now came from the hospital from my... READ MORE

I have found that this realself site is so great for anyone that is having a gastric sleeve surgery because you can get so much information and help from the experience. I have had a weight problem ever since I had my daughter 43 yrs ago. I only weighed 115 when i got pregnant with her and I... READ MORE

The first time Met dr. Lee Schmitt I knew that he was the Dr. That was going to do my surgery. He and his staff was amazing. He treated me great. I can't express enough how great full I am for helping me change my life. READ MORE

Well after reading everyone else’s review I decided it is about time that I post one myself.... I really like seeing everyone’s before and after shots and it gives me the motivation that this may also work for me too! I am starting this journey with my heaviest weight being 94kg / 207 and... 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

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