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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I've always been slim until the passed two years . after having my youngest I am unable to loose the weight but boy have I tried. I've done met the qualifications set by my insurance to be approved all that's left is the physic evaluation and a nutrition visit(mines tomorrow) then I should have... READ MORE

I've been reading all of your posts for the last month and thought I should introduce myself and hopefully (eventually) help others in this journey as many of you have already unknowingly helped me. Let's see....I was a very active child and teen, swimmer, ballet dancer, runner. I didn't have a... READ MORE

I am 39 years old and a married mother to 3 kids (19,16,&14). Numerous times over the years I have researched bariatric surgery. Each time I stop short of actually attending a seminar. Well..... I went to the bariatric surgery seminar on 06/30/15. After listening (with my very supportive... READ MORE

Hi. My name is Rhie. Im 26 and I suffer from Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome. I was always quite petite as a child, but it seemed that as I hit puberty, I also begun to gain weight, I also developed tiny patches of hair in areas that only men got hair but it was just 5 or 6 odd hairs so I guessed... 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

Hi, I'll try to make it quick. Is vert hard to make the decision to go through with surgery. I'm only 5 days post surgery , but I feel assured I've made the correct decision. My weight had spiraled my life out of control, I had become a yoyo dieter. For the first time in a long time I feel free... READ MORE

Hello All, Today I have started the journey to a healthier lifestyle. I am currently the heaviest I have ever been, 355 lbs. Years of neglecting my body has finally caught up with me. I was always decently fit and athletic until I blew two disks in my back playing football. Since then my weight... 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

This is my first post.. My surgery is scheduled in under 48 hours, and yes I'm worried. I even considered drafting a will. I hope this is normal :) I am 49, BMI 39 and I have been type 2 Diabetic for the past 15 years. While I am generally doing fine, the combination of age, weight and blood... READ MORE

Hello I'm 31 year old , my current weight is 197 , my surgery is in 4 days, I'm very nervous and anxois, I'm so ready to be slim, heathy happy but have so much fear, today I was talking to my sister and she asked me to leave a will , and she said don't get the surgery I'm scared you won't make... 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

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 had gastric sleeve surgery on July 6, 2015 with Dr. Steven Thomas at West Houston Medical Center. He is hands down the BEST doctor I have ever dealt with and I am extremely difficult to please. As of today I'm 20 lbs downs since surgery and entering my 3rd week post op. My energy has... READ MORE

So I'm getting sleeved soon and I'm nervous, I'm going alone and would like to know if there is who has gone through weight loss agents or using Dr Almanza and wants a sleeve partner. Im excited but very nervous especially about the gas pain I keep hearing about since I already have bad gas now.... READ MORE

Hi All, Here's a little about me: I'm 34 years old, 5'4, ~260 lbs,with no kids and am currently living abroad. (I mention this because it makes my situation a bit more complicated.) I have struggled with my weight pretty much all my life. I guess I was normal-sized until I was around 7 or... READ MORE

I have always been somewhat over weight since my adult yrs but even as a teen I was never skinny just the heavier end of normal. Smallest I've ever been was age 15 at 145bls. So I have tried so many times to get down to normal and it just never happened maybe because anything with me needs to be... READ MORE

277 lbs Pre Diabetic with Neuropathy... I AM DONE... Well so far I have had my orientation with the Bariatric Medicine Institute. They sent me for quite a few tests and lab work, I was all excited thinking that I would qualify to have the surgery done right away until the institute called me... READ MORE

I've been overweight my whole life. My father was very heavy 400lbs. + he had rny 13 years ago. Saved his life. I considered weight loss surgery in the past but was afraid and unable to pay for it. Now here I am 350 lbs. I cannot do anything without back pain. I have no energy. Everyday tasks... READ MORE

About 9 months ago I was sleeved in Tijuana, MX by Dr. Ramos Kelly, MD. I was extremely nervous traveling to Mexico for a surgical procedure but after having one done in the states with no success I just could not afford to do it again for $16k. (My insurance did not cover any) After having many... READ MORE

Hello~ I’m a 28 year old mommy to a beautiful 1 year old and wife to an amazing husband. Although I haven’t had WLS yet, I’ve been seriously considering it as an option for nearly 3 years now. Due to various reasons and not having any insurance for most of my working life I was unable to... READ MORE

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