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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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

35 Year Old with 4 Kids and I'm over Weight for Very Long Time - Silver Spring, MD

Well I haven't done it yet so I don't know what to expect yet. What I would like to get out of this surgery is be able to lose some weight , be able to keep up with my kids , eat well and over all be able to walk down the stairs without getting tried . I want to live longer and watch my kids... 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

Gastric Bypass Saved My Life - Nashville, TN

I had gastric bypass surgery Sept. 3rd 2015. Today April 23rd, 2016 I have lost 134 pounds. My starting weight was 304 lbs on surgery day and im now 170.6. I am 5'3 so my goal weight is 135-140 pounds. I have been exercising since week two out of surgery. The only regret I have with gastric... READ MORE

Female 54 Years Old - Dominican Republic, DO

Self steem and health problems. I was unsure and insecure. The doctor answered my questions and gave me the hope i needed. Once i did it i started to see the results. The firt month o lose 25 pounds and after 9 month i have a total of 90 pounds. At first is hard to eat but it takes time and... READ MORE

Will Have Bypass Surgery Soon. Long Beach, CA

So far i have done the ultrasound, seen a psychologist, and i have an appoinment in 4 days for the endoscopy and the following week chest xray and cardiologist. I currently weigh 267 -2016, my highest 290- 2014my lowest 135 in 1994..i need all the help and encouragement. I am however excited to... READ MORE

Woman with 30 Years, 2 Children the Best Decision I Have Taken in my Life - Dominican Republic

Already had many years of diet, endocrinologists down 10 per month rose 15 comes a time that did not want to leave my house my health getting worse also wanted to have my second baby with 280 lbs could not when you reach the office of Dr. Pablo Garcia was an angel for me it opened up a world of... READ MORE

On the Road to a New Me - Houston, TX

Let me start by telling you a little about my self ...i am a mother of two beautiful little girls and have been married for 3 years together 4 years....i have been over weight all my life but was in the low 200s through out elementry ,middle, and high school ...i am currently at my heaviest at a... READ MORE

69 Years and Overweight for 60 - Carrollton, TX

I weighed 10 pounds at birth, slimmed up as a small child and then started being overweight at the age of 9. So for most of the past 60 years, I have carried around too much weight. When I was younger, I thought I was in the "Fat but Fit" category. In the past few years, my weight has... READ MORE

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