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: $9,175

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I started this journey in February. I had my last baby in 2013 and I nursed her so naturally I had to eat extra calories to be able to provide enough nutrients. Needless to say, I have not been able to lose weight since then. I've lost and I've gained but this has been the toughest time for... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I thought I would do a post today. My operation is in 3 days. I'm not too nervous about the surgery. I'm more concerned with the healing process after and making sure I don't do anything to cause complications with healing. I think the fact that I'm aware and concerned I will most... 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

I had surgery 4/23/15. With the greatest surgeon ever. Dr B. At the NEW program. It's name is accurate. This procedure the sleeve, gives you a new life. I started at 280, down to 230. I have been told I look like a new person already. I didn't see it until the other day when I went... READ MORE

I have a confession: I'm addicted to Real Self. A few nights ago, I had my ipad on my lap, fork in one hand with Cinnabon at my side. And I thought to myself, my gosh, I'm reading blogs about weight loss and look at me devouring this Cinnabon! Then last night it was a full glass of ice-cream,... 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'm looking forward to having Gastric Sleeves surgery this Spring if God permits. I'm tired of this weight and all the yo-yo diets. It's time to change my life, this time for good. I've been on "Real Self" for about a year now, man I love it. It helps me with my decision on choosing my surgeon... READ MORE

Post-Op: 254 lbs. 5'7.5" 43 years old female I decided to have the Sleeve Gastrectomy in February of 2013, after attending an information seminar on Bariatric Surgery. I didn't even know the Sleeve was an option. I didn't want the Bypass and figured I'd have to have the Lap Band even though I... READ MORE

Had a band 3 years ago was 19 st went to 12 St but now 13 st , with the band I hate throwing most of the time , can't eat meat it gets stuck , hate that if I'm out need to see where I can throw if needed before I even sit down , fills and defills every time we go on hoilday , so in a week and a... READ MORE

I am 34 years old with no children. I have been overweight my entire adult life. I have decided it's time to make some changes for me. I never had a problem with what I saw in the mirror but I'm starting to get uncomfortable. I'm a little over 5'8" and my weight as of today is 270. I start my... READ MORE

I’ve been struggling with weight my whole entire life! I’ve done about 7 different diet and although a couple have worked in the end i end gaining the weight back and if anything MORE. I just had a baby last year after i had lost so much weight and here i am again with DOUBLE the weight. Im... READ MORE

I have decided to start documenting my process to have gastric vertical sleeve surgery. I started the process on June 16, 2014 and today February 4, 2015; I am waiting on an approval from my insurance company to have this life changing surgery. I have been keeping this process to myself but... READ MORE

Best decision I ever made was to get the gastric sleeve at 5.5 with two co morbids, I qualified through my insurance for the procedure. If your insurance doesn't cover the procedure, I would highly consider paying out of pocket for it as it's life changing for those who have struggled with... 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

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'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

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

My motivation is the physical change that I'm seeing in myself & the tons of compliments that I receive. I have learned portion control which I struggled with for years prior to having surgery & I've learned to eat much healthier foods. The only downside is going out to a restaurant with friends... 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

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

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