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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Hi my Name is Nelma Maria Braganca I Have 252 Pounds - Miami, FL

I Went to 2 Seminars of Doctor Sosa and I Want Him to Help to Became Happy, i was begging for medicaid and got share of cost for $1037 and i know medicaid is covering this surgery.so please if someone read this email and think you can help me i will be so happy.like everybody when they get over... READ MORE

Plastic Surgery Soon! Gastric Bypass Patient..Lost 160

Started off weighing 292 Pounds. I was very small coming up and when I turned 18 I had my first child and that's when the weight crept up on me, my second child I went from 142 to 198 then my third child in 2007 I went from 230 to 278 pounds!! Also each pregnancy my kids weighed between 8... READ MORE

Best Decision I Ever Made but Ask Yourself if You Want It for Life - Scottsdale, AZ

I had gastric bypass in April of 2009 and I was 30 yrs. old when I had it done. Obesity ran heavily in my family. I was able to keep my weigh under control until I had my daughter at 25 and had issues with my thyroid. At that time I gained approximately 85 lbs. after having her within the first... READ MORE

Best Decision Ever - Marietta, GA

I had a RNY gastric bypass Sept 2010, and two years later I still think it was the best thing I have ever done. I went from 265lbs and 40+% body fat to 160lbs 20% fat! I feel great - no major complications, just lifestyle adjustments. I chose abdominoplasty after, as I had a pannus left, but... READ MORE

Lost 139lbs in 20mos After RNY Surgery - Mountain View, CA

My journey from first appointment to surgery was 8mos. I had BCBS insurance and had no problems with approval. It was approved the first time. I weighed 263 day of my surgery 3/29/10 and today I weigh 124. That's 139lbs and I'm still in wonder that I accomplished it. I had BP problems, knee... READ MORE

Not Without Complications... - San Antonio, TX

I was thin for most of my childhood and teen years. I got pregnant at 17, had my baby at 18 and gave him up for adoption. After that point I went into a depression that lasted many years and my one constant was food. I quickly gained weight and just kept gaining. My food obsession got worse when... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass Completed Dec 27, 2011 - Denver, CO

Hello my name is Shelleen please feel free to follow my journey on YouTube. My starting weight was 247 pounds as of 5/29/12 I weighed in at 176 bringing my loss to 71 pounds in about 5 months. I will not be around the bush with you it was a rough start but i would do it all over again in a... READ MORE

Roux En Y (Gastric Bypass Surgery) - San Diego, CA

My husband didn't support me doing the surgery, but supported me... I weighed 244 and lost to 104. First year was rocky, due to the fact somehow I got a pin hole (found day after surgery) in my lower intestine, went in for emergency surgery to fix it. I was in ICU for 2 days and hospital for... READ MORE

Middle of my Journey - Richmond, VA

My highest weight was 365lbs. I am now at 210lbs. I did it because I was down a path where I was going to die at a early age. I was lucky and had a perfect surgery, no complications...My next step is removing my excess skin. READ MORE

Best Thing I Ever Did - Sacramento, CA

Having surgery was the BEST decicion i ever made, i would do it over and over again. I chagend my life March 16th, 2009 at the age of 26. Fortunetly I did not have any complications at all it could have been because i did it at a young age, i wish i had done it 2 years sooner, but im glad i did... READ MORE

I Woke Up and Began Living - Rochester, NY

My name is Rauncie and I am 50 years young. I had RNY bypass surgery in Dec of 2010. This is my story. I had some struggles as a young woman and was a victim of rape and had severe abandonment issues. Food had been my best friend. I lived my life in a daze only feeling from the neck up. I... READ MORE

My Journey - Salinas, CA

My name is Shawnie and i decided on WLS because i was 400lbs and not even 21 yet. I was never big,i was always small and very athletic. I had a major surgery in middle school due to a slipped capital that left me in a wheel chair for about a year. Once i hit high school i was excused from P.E... READ MORE

My Gastric Bypass Journey - Long Beach, CA

Hello, My name is Latois and I had the RNY surgery on July 27, 2011 with Kaiser Permanente which the surgery was performed by (Fountain Valley Reg. Hosp). The reason I decided to first have any type of surgery was I was diagnosed with HBP 4 years ago and was on several medications not to... READ MORE

My Gastric by Pass Story So Far - Fareham, United Kingdom

Im 29 and a mother of 2 i was in a 8 yr violent relationship where i was called fat all the time i had been 21 stone for 1o years i was feeling unwell,depressed and tired all the time ,i went for blood tests and there it was i was diabetic due to being over weight,id already seen 2 of my close... READ MORE

Help! My Zipper Was Stuck - Nashville, TN

November 14, 2011 I underwent Gastric Bypass Surgery. As long as I can remember, as far as Kindergarten I was over weight. Food was my best freind, and I don't say that lightly. Food was like my safe haven. No matter what was going on in the crazy world around me, I could always find... READ MORE

Have to Get This Weight Off - Oregon

My final straw was my orthopedic doctor telling me I needed both knees replaced if I didn't get my weight off. It was the catalyst that I needed to do something. I didn't feel I was doing something drastic, but I was going to take control of my health. Getting the weight off fast was a... READ MORE

From 547 to 185! - Portland, OR

I decided to have the Roux-en-Y-gastric bypass (1-6-09) because after I had my first ruptured ovarian cyst I started to gain weight at an incredible rate; despite my recent success with Weight Watchers and still being on the plan. My highest weight was 547, I was 481 the morning of surgery, and... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass Surgery: A Great Choice - Bakersfield, CA

I did it to gain back my health and life. I started out at 461 pounds. Before the surgery, I took a nutrition class (a requirement) at Kaiser Permanente which lasted 3 months. I would recommend learning and or taking a nutrition class because, once you lose the weight, you want to keep it off.... READ MORE

Gastric Bypass Operation Due 26th Jan 2012 - London, United Kingdom

Hi, Im due to have a gastric bypass operation on 26th January 2012. So far i have lost 3 stone in weight building up for the op and trying to do more! READ MORE

The Difference Between Life and Death - California

Insurance Approved I had Gastric Bypass November 28, 2006. I weighed 383 at my highest weight. I weigh 173 today. I was 42 when I had the surgery and had waited several years before really going for it. The reason I had gastric bypass was because I was tired. I was tired of dying.... READ MORE

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