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 â€ş

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I Was 55 Years Old, Married and Two Children - Burlingame, CA

Little did I know when I made the choice to do WLS that my life would change physiologically, physically and nutritionally. It's definitely a lifestyle change that must be approached in a very positive way. Every step of the way must be evaluated by oneself. Dr Albert Wetter gAve me a tool to... READ MORE

32yrs Old Gastric Sleeve Patient Going to DR for TT Lipo BA - Tiajuana, MX

I had. My gastric sleeve done 03/05/14 at A Lighter Me in Tiajuana Mexico with Dr. Elias Ortiz. Im 100% satisfied so far! Although i am only 8wks in!!!! And 46lbs down!!! Im feeling amazing and blessed. Cant wait to see where i will be in about 6months. Hoping to be at least at -100lbs lost that... READ MORE

47 Year Old Mother of 3 Adult Children... - Sacramento, CA

I am 47, proud mother of 3 adult children.. I want to lose weight so that my diabetes will go away and I can live a healthier life. :) I am still in the process of getting the appointments done and such to get the procedure done. I had to lose 5 lbs in order to get the surgery and am at my goal... READ MORE

40 Years Old over 400 Pounds Lost - Houston, TX

I had gastric bypass July 2013. My highest weight was 688 lbs. I am currently 273 and I am excited. Thee journey was long, but it was extremely worth it. I like the option of having dumping syndrome as this kept me on the straight and narrow during my journey. I was not able to work out like... READ MORE

My First Testimony! - Dominican Republic

Hi I'm Prank, I am 30 years old, since my 9 year old I am obese, at 13 I was diagnosed with Diabetes, since then I have been under plans to lose weight and infinite treatments. Today, thanks to this surgery I'm only using 10% of medicines, only two months after the surgery. Thank you Dr. Paul... READ MORE

27 Years Old One Kid - Chicago, IL

I'm looking for help. I been back and forth trying to make the right decision. I finally made an appointment for weight loss. I'm not sure which to get. My friend had the sleeve but she doesn't like to talk about it. I'm not sure if the sleeve or gastric bypass is better. I seen the... READ MORE

34 Years Old Post Gastric Bypass 9 Stone Weight Loss - Newcastle Upon Tyne, GB

Joe Odonoghue is an absolute legend . He is my hero and has given me my life back and I can't thank him enough . He removed just short of a stone in weight off my stomach after struggling to shift it after losing 9 stone and having a baby . Please see joe before you even consider anyone else he... READ MORE

41 Years Old 2 Kids - Englewood, NJ

I have battled my weight since I was 21 years old. I had my daughter at 24 and since then I've tried from weight loss doctors who prescribed me pills like phentermine and water pills that worked as long I was taking them. Then at 30 I had my son continued with the pills then couldn't afford it... READ MORE

Had Gastric Bypass Surgery 3 Years Ago 5/16/2012 - Tucson, AZ

My motivation to have the surgery was one my kids I wanted to live a longer life and be able to do things with them finally instead of no mommy can't she is tired or fat and I didn't want to give my self insulin. Also I got tired of not ever being able to go shopping cause nothing looked good. I... READ MORE

23 Years Old 250lbs Gastric Bypass Surgery - Columbia, MO

I'm so glad I had Gastric Bypass surgery it changed my life! Looking back if I was to do it over again I would not use the same doctor. I went to Columbia Mo it's a teaching hospital. I only got to see my surgeon twice once in a group meeting then again in the surgery room. Seeing a different... READ MORE

35 and Just Beginning my Bypass Journey - Syracuse, NY

About a year ago I was experiencing pain between my ribs. It was severe and at the time thought maybe gallbladder or something like that. I went to the hospital and my life has changed dramatically since that day. My blood pressure was 281/170, I was immediately drugged with dilaudid and a nitro... READ MORE

Ready to Turn my Life Around - Atlanta, GA

I am doing this to get rid of my diabetes and high blood pressure. All other benefits will be extra blessings. I am in the process of testing and getting clearance. It is going to be out of pocket as my insurance does not cover it. On May 5th I will have my cardiac clearance tests. I am... READ MORE

RNY at Work - Washington, DC

Always being heavy, it started to kill me within the last 3 year's. I thank God for opening the doors for me to be healed in this way. You still have to work hard and stay true to yourself. If you don't actually the surgery will bring you together..lol ask me how I know? I feel so good and alive... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve with Dr Pablo Garcia. - CMD, Dominican Republic

Im 37 years old, two kids. I was 227 pounds. I had the Surgery one week ago, very good recovery so far, the wounds are almost healed. I have lost 13 pounds already. Good doctor fallow up. The doctor was very supporting troughout the entire proces, very open to answer all My questions. The... READ MORE

Dr. Richard got me my life back!- Duluth, GA

Dr. Richard is Amazing!!!! It was so worth going to him and getting the gastric bypass. From the first moment of stepping into his office, his staff was sweet, informative, and caring. They gave me all the tools I needed in order to succeed. He doesn't sugarcoat anything, very honest with the... READ MORE

Young Girl 28 Years Old. No Children - Dominican Republic, DO

The operation is not painful. The feeding process is slow, do not feel hungry. Recommendation is to eat only what is inthe diet and taking vitamins and calcium recommended. Protein is the most important for the replacement of some foodbase.  I feel very happy because I'v... READ MORE

16 Yrs Old 260 Lbs. - Elkins Park, PA

The best thing I could have ever done. I had been struggling with weight since I was little and got worse after puberty hit. I was depressed and very isolated because of my weight. I didn't feel pretty and I was always tired. But after the surgery everything changed. I'm still struggling with my... READ MORE

The Beginning of my Journey. Fountain Valley, CA

I am 3 weeks pre op, just started my liquid diet yesterday. It is a little scary thinking it will be six weeks on a liquid diet. I have been preparing myself mentally for three months, but still my brain keeps wanting food. I am hoping to lose 25 lbs in the next three weeks before my... READ MORE

Male Gastric Bypass RNY - Honolulu

It's a life changing experience! Best choice I've ever made. It's for my health and everything else that came with it after. If you are sitting on the fence deciding if this is right for you or not, you will definitely let yourself know when YOU are ready for the change of a life time! Life... READ MORE

My 60th Birthday Present to Myself-Getting Healthy. Grand Rapids, MI

I had a breast reduction in November 2012 and tummy tuck in March 2013. I've tried every diet possible to lose weight, but find myself heavier than before the above 2 surgeries that cut and sucked probably 20+ lbs. off me. My weight is approx. 240, BMI 39, I'm 5'5" and will be 60 years old... READ MORE

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