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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34 with 3kids and Overweight - United Kingdom, GB

The weight kept on creeping in after each birth of my 3children. I love my kids so much and wouldn't trade them for anything. But the weight I've gained in these (9years) I hate with my whole heart. I've tried all the diets there is . I lose and gain them all back. I am 5.8 and at the Moment ... 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

I'm 62 I Have a Heart Valve Issue Among Other Things - Fresno, CA

Where to start I'm worried and excited, buying smaller size big plus. I had bi lateral breast cancer a few years ago and my body has been a mess since. I weigh 195 now but my health is the big issue I have heart stents and now I have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure . Some other stuff but... READ MORE

Still Young and Dazzling - India, IN

I have done this bariatric surgery from Allure medspa in andheri west made life changing decision with an expert Dr. Milan Doshi.i must say i went to his clinic for liposuction but he suggested long term investment bariatric. Incredible weight loss from 106kg to 76kgs just in 10 months.great... READ MORE

24 Yr Old with 2 Kids and Tired of Being Morbidly Obese. Fairfax, VA

I have been overweight my whole life and it has always been a struggle to loose weight. I am 5'8 and weigh around 355 lbs. Im also married with two beautiful kids. When I first started looking into weightloss surgery I was very interested in the sleeve but unfortunately I have horrible acid... READ MORE

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

From VSG (Sleeve) to Gastric Bypass. Hoboken, NJ

Sleeves on May 20th, 2013 and lost 57 lbs 5'5 237 SW .. I went down to 180. I am back up to 206 today. Never had restrictions and my GERD was worse than never before. I went to see Dr. Goyal in Hoboken, NJ who sent me for an endoscopy and found that there was a pouch left over from the initial... 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

I'm 44yrs old, married with #3 Children. Looking to Live a Better, Healthier Life. - Houston, TX

I have always been a very private person about my life and vowed to never tell or share anything I felt was personal to me. Today I have been a member for over a year and have finally got the nerve to share some of my life and experiences good and bad with you. I weigh as of today 255pds. I... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass - 4 Days in - England

Hello. I'm Cath and along with my sister Jo, have just had surgery here in the UK. We are only four days in so struggling a bit at the moment with the positives as your a bit uncomfortable. The hospital really looked after us though and not I as much pain I thought we'd be. We have five... READ MORE

Finally Putting Myself First - Mexico

Hi everyone, I am 26 years old and currently going through a divorce. The process of this ugly divorce has helped me realize that I have always put others before myself. Well I'm finally standing up for myself and taking back control. I have been researching gastric sleeve surgery for over 6... READ MORE

The Battle of Weight Loss and Weight Gain- 39 Male in Atlanta

June 23, I went to a weight loss surgery seminar held by Atlanta Surgical Associates. Here is a little background, I have been back and forth with my weight since 2007. I have done so many diets and exercise programs over the years just to go back and forth. I have done the program at the VA... READ MORE

35 Yr Old Mother of Two. Ht: 5'6.5" 282lbs. - Mcallen, TX

I am scheduled for my gastric bypass procedure on April 19th, 2016. I'm excited and also scared. I have hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and depression. I'm looking forward to stopping my joint pain and high blood pressure. I know the depression will take time. My doctor... READ MORE

My Journey to a New Me! Celebration, FL

I am so ready, I have lost 24 lbs during pre op dieting. I have become so "disciplined". I started my journey right before the holidays. That was my true test. During that time I lost 13lbs. I have learn that foods that are not good for me is my enemy. I will post my updates after my surgery.... 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

Time to Be Free - Reston, VA

It took me several years and severl visits to various doctors to decided I would go with the gastric bypass. I had at that point tried every diet known to man and been to all the to buzz doctors that others were raving about. I was never really comfortable until I met Dr. Fitzer and his team. ... READ MORE

Gastric By-pass Done Same Day As my Husband - Greenville, NC

After doing tons of research I called to schedule an appointment to attend a free seminar. When I called they wanted to add my support person so I added my husband. I was happy about t but told my husband just attend the seminar with me you don't have to say yes to anything. The seminar was... READ MORE

Before Surgery - Birmingham, AL

Looking forward to having my surgery done on May 26th 2016. I have read so many positive reviews I can't wait to be part of the team that has already had their surgery done and I can't wait to tell you of my experience. I will be posting some before and after photos in the future. I am so... READ MORE

Had Gastric Bypass at 21 - Cleveland, OH

I always grew up on the heavy side, and after high school i grew very big. My heaviest weight was 352. I prepared myself through the hospitals program required before the surgery. It wasn't very hard, eating plans, losing weight on my own (slowly), seeing a psychiatrist, going to meetings for... READ MORE

36 Year Old Female Scheduled for Gastric Bypass - Fountain Valley, CA

Hi everyone, I hear a lot of good stuff about the surgery and I hear a lot of bad stuff about the surgery. I noticed many people have complications afterward. My surgery is on the 19th of this month and I want to hear some good stories. My surgeon is dr. Michael Russo in Fountain Valley. His... READ MORE

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