Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass surgery alters the digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to the small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, the number of calories your body can absorb is limited, a benefit not provided by a sleeve gastrectomy or the lap bandLEARN MORE ›

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39, No Babas As Yet.. 5"1 and 199lb - North London, GB

I am Deborah B, I am from London England. I am 39 I stand about 5"1 and was weighing about 97 kg. I am now down to 90.2kg which is 199lb. Though my BMI is not quite 40. I have had hypertension for more 15 years and the doctors are expecting me to become diabetic at any moment. I also have... READ MORE

42 Year Old Mom Excited to Begin my Journey

I decided in January of this year to undergo gastric bypass due to health related issues. I had lost a lot of weight but due to a mini stroke in May 2016, medicine that I was placed on made me gain all of the list weight back, then some. I'm so excited and nervous to undergo surgery in 17 days.... READ MORE

The Post-op Life - - 36 Year Old Lifelong Dieter Ready Change - Baltimore, MD

At 36, I can honestly say that I have tried it all to lose and maintain my weight - - from Jenny Craig at 17 to Physicians Weight Loss at 33, my weight has gone up and down every couple years. In fact, myresponse to people who haven't seen me in a while is "I'm like Oprah.. You never know if... READ MORE

21 Year Old Wanting a Healthy Lifestyle and a New Body - San Bernardino, CA

My surgery is scheduled for January 5 2016 at St bernardine hospital with Dr Douglas Krahn from Western bariatric so far I have only met the other surgeon Dr Channing Chin. Current weight 299, highest weight 315, goal weight 150. The office is good to work with and there were a few hoops to jump... READ MORE

Awaiting insurance approval

Everything is done 6 months of nutritional appts - have lost 45lbs thanks to the amazing nutritionist my doctor uses to council patients. Mental health screen - Done Upper Endoscopy - Doc said I have an unusually large stomach and the bypass is definitely the right choice for me. I'm sure that's... READ MORE

29 Mother of 1, Ready for a Change!

After years of dieting only to gain back the weight time and time again I decided it was time for a big change. I needed more help to be successful. It hit my like a ton of bricks when I took my 1 1/2 year old to the park and she wanted to go down the "big slide". I wanted to let her go but it... READ MORE

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass - Seeing Results Fast! - York, PA

Hello! I will be very honest! This procedure is no walk in the park and you really have to put all your might and will into the diets and different stages, but going from a 48 pant size in MEN to a 40 IN A MONTH... I was blown away! Waking up from surgery was hell due to all the gas, but... READ MORE

46 Days Pre-op

I am forty years old, 5'2" and 200#. I was referred to Dr Page by my gastroenterologist to repair a hiatal hernia. After calculating my BMI, Dr. Page told me I was too heavy for the procedure. He recommended gastric bypass. He said he could get it approved with co-morbidities. I have the... READ MORE

Mixed Emotions

Dr Thoman did my bypass surgery. I feel his is a good surgeon and is committed to his patients. His bedside manner is very cold however and he is not assertive nor does hi give good feedback. It's hard to get information out of him. I loved that he did not require a pre op diet or weight... READ MORE

27 Yr Old 244lbs 3 Babys 5'5" PCOS - Johnston, RI

I've always been over weight (I do carry my weight well) but I've always been very active also, as a child I was into all types of sports, summer camps, & extra curricular activities up until my late teen years. I was slowly gaining & it was getting much more harder to just stay the same... READ MORE

This Procedure is a Miracle - New York, NY

With every surgery there is good & bad. The good part is that you will loose weight rapidly. I lost maybe 150lbs in 10 months. I also went to the gym and walked everyday. And I found myself actually eating more (in smaller portions & healthier of course) than I ever did in my life. I did... READ MORE

39 Yr Old Male, 5'10.5", 269lb W/ Co-morbidities, fat kid and fat adult, RnY Gastric Bypass 11/1/2016 - Medford, MA

April 2016 I'm retroactively entering this info. I'm 39 years old (40 in December), I'm 5'10.5" apparently (always thought I was 5'11", lol) and currently 269 lbs. While my weight alone doesn't make me eligible for surgery, my co-morbidities do. Those being: Type 2 Diabetes, high blood... READ MORE

37 Year Old Mother of 3 with Multiple Illness Do to Obesity - Salinas, CA

I've been reading many reviews and finally I'm posting my own. After waiting for many years to have it done my day is almost here. My insurance denied me a few years back because I had no medical conditions but after I had my third baby everything changed. I now have diabetes, high... READ MORE

33 Years Old, Single, 4' 11.75", HW 363lbs - Everett, WA

So this is my first post on here. I have been reading a lot of other peoples reviews about different weight loss surgery procedures. I have decided to do Gastric Bypass as I feel this will be the most successful surgery for me. I have tried many different "diets" and although I would lose weight... READ MORE

Getting the Ball Rolling - Sacramento, CA

SO I just scheduled my first consultation for a gastric bypass for the 5th of February. I've wanted to get this procedure for quite some time but couldn't find a doctor. Maybe i just wasent looking in the right places? But this past September I attended an informational meeting and Mercy San... READ MORE

44 Yo Mother of 2, Gastric Bypass Winnipeg Canada

I've been heavy, and climbing since the birth of my youngest son, 22 years ago now. Every year I would creep up 10-15 pounds, leaving me at 5'7' and 326 lbs. Never having been an exerciser, I resigned myself to the fact that I would remain overweight. I became diabetic, and then insulin... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass Has Changed my Life!!!!! I Am Finally Living! - Washington, DC

After years of being overweight, I finally decided to go forward with the gastric bypass surgery. My highest weight was 262 (5'3 frame), but the scale seemed to like 257. I had high cholesterol, high triglycerides, pre diabetic, PCOS, sleep apnea, migraines, back pains etc. I decided I did... READ MORE

Happy I Have my Life Back.

I am writing this review over 4 years after my surgery. I can say I am so happy. I have more energy, I have lost and kept off over 100 lbs. I use my RNY as a "tool". I still county my calories and I still work out. I have had no complications. I used to come home from work and take a nap... READ MORE

Big Girl , Bigger Dreams. - Houston, TX

Hello , I am an 18 year old female who has struggled with obesity my entire life , most people usually gain weight after a bad break up or during high-school , for me , it has never been that .. I tried dieting and exercise many times and always gain the weight back. now weighing 250 , I am... READ MORE

WLS Saved my Life - Ocala, FL

RNY (Roux en-Y) 5/14/14 HW - 460+ SW - 421 CW - 155 305lbs gone Peaked around 460+ Nov 2013 Went from a 60.5 BMI to a 18.0 Went from a size 7/8 XL shirt to a M or S. Went from a 68 waist to a 32. No longer "Morbidly Obese" now "Normal". I lost 110lbs in 100 days and ended up going from 460+ to... READ MORE

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