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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Hi Everyone! I've booked to have a sleeve done by Dr. Ariel Ortiz in Tijuana on 9/10/15 and have much gratitude towards all the lovely people who have shared their stories and experiences here. I set today, August 1st, as D-Day. I started my high protein diet to take off the 5-10% body... READ MORE

I've been following RealSelf and all your stories for a few months, and been thinking about a sleeve for about a year. In high school I went from 140-150, graduated at a size 8, which is overweight for my height, but I was always athletic and never felt fat, just a little thicker than most of... READ MORE

Hello beautiful ladies! I see loss of lbs many have had. I would like to know the typical recovery Post-Op. When is ok to return to work. Guessing 2 wks post op & 1 extra wk to get use to eating, moving around & any anticipated hiccups. Also w/ the body change is it true that you lose your... READ MORE

In my early adult years I was thin, fit, healthy and happy. Life happens and all that disappeared. Now at 47 I am finally taking control and becoming what and who I was at 27. The past 20 years have been up and down on the scale, each attempt at losing weight lasted only short periods of time... 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've been over weight for aslong as I can remember. Both my parent are African so food is a very big part of our lives. Food is the answer to everything. I'm 4"11 and the food shows on me more than anyone else. I've been indenial for so long but I'm tired. This extra weight is baggage I believe... READ MORE

I just got my surgery time, 9:30 am on Tuesday August 18th. Excited, nervous, ready to get it done. A little about me, I am 45 years old and I have a 10 month old daughter, yup 10 months. A late start, but she is the best thing that ever happened to me. I made the decision to do the surgery... 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

I have my consult and informational seminar on sep 17. I weigh 217 lbs and am only five feet tall. I have been about ten-fifteen lbs overweight since I was a teenager but the past 7 years I have been continuing to gain weight at an alarming rate. I want children but I know it isn't healthy... READ MORE

I posted a couple of weeks ago, things are getting close and I'm just waiting for my date. Now I have it, I've read more than I care to mention, watched more videos than I can count and yet today I have a pre-op class and I'm nervous. I'm embarrassed to tell my family and friends I'm doing this... READ MORE

I am 4'9, I weigh 250, I'm a mother of 3 girls. I've been a member since 2014. I've been reading and looking at all the successful stories and horrified by unfortunate stories. I'm hoping to get my buttocks done next year, I'm on a journey to working on myself. I've been trying to get a... READ MORE

Starting wt: 245lbs, 5'4" Wt at surgery: 226lbs on 11/16/12 Current wt: 135lbs for past 18months Reflections 1/11/13:I would do it again! I've lost 28lbs since sleeved 11/16. That's the most I've lost in the past 7 years& I'm under 200lbs for the 1st time in 8 yrs. those are major victory for... 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 just shy of 5' 8" and weigh 206 lbs. I don't recognize myself - the last couple of years after having children back to back I've gained about 30 lbs and seem to keep gaining. I loathe photos! I've always struggled with my weight but was never in the obese category until the last couple years... READ MORE

I am 38 yrs old, 5'5" and weigh 343 lbs. I have been overweight my entire adult life; however, over 300 pounds from 25yrs til now. I have been on weight watchers and lost 72 lbs but gained it back plus 20 more. I lost hope in being able to lose weight. I had a hysterectomy last year and I... READ MORE

Much like everyone else I have battled with my weight for some time now. I think I hit my highest weight and got to the breaking point. This is not my first time considering this and just wasn't ready but now I'm ready. My husband and a select few friends have become my biggest supporters and it... READ MORE

I was always kind of on the chunky side as a kid and teenager, but as a young adult, I went into the military and got myself in shape. But two years after I went in, my metabolism inexplicably slowed to a crawl. Neither my doctors, nor the dietitian and personal trainer assigned to me by the Air... READ MORE

First of all, just wanna say how happy I am that i found this page :-D. Also i am not showing my face coz only me and my husband know, dont want people to know what i do....its private. Lil history, Im 30 but allways been a Thik girl as far as i can remember...20-30 pounds more than my friends... READ MORE

31 years old, single mother, one child, and I loooong to get the gastric sleeve surgery. However, the time is just not right yet. I'm an LPN working on becoming an RN and as soon as I graduate this surgery is as good as done. My max weight two months ago was 254 lbs. It was also around this... READ MORE

Hi Everyone, I have decided to take the plunge as I have struggled since giving birth to my kids to get my weight under control. Friends and Family think I am out of my mind to have my surgery in Mexico. I want this to be a place to help others with this process and document my journey. I... READ MORE

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