Gastric Bypass

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Gastric bypass alters your digestive tract by attaching a small stomach pouch to your small intestine. By bypassing part of the intestine, you limit the amount of calories your body absorbs — an extra step not taken with sleeve gastrectomy and the lap bandLEARN MORE ›

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This post is alittle different. I am a 26 year old mom of 2 boys, with diabets, I have been going through the steps to have the surgey done. I started out at 286 doing this atkins diet i have gone down to 266, i have been on the diet for 2-3 weeks now(trying to be a good girl). I have been... READ MORE

Weighing 22 stone (308lb) at 5'7" and having diabetes, injecting insulin 4 times a day the future looked very bleak. I was then thrown a lifeline by my GP who referred me for a gastric bypass. I had to jump through many hoops and eventually had surgery 18 months later. I have not... READ MORE

My Dr. in Austin Texas saved my life! In June 2007, I went into surgery weighing 265 lbs. Today I weigh 140 and feel like a million bucks. I will turn 51 in June and am so happy I had this procedure done. My weight had yo-yoed my whole life and once I was 100 lbs. overweight, I knew that I... READ MORE

My name is Serina but people call me Slim, Skinny Winny, and twiggy! On January 15, 2008 I had RNY gastric bypass procedure. My weight was 271lbs and I am 5'7. After surgery I was quite a bit nauseous. I experianced head hunger more than I ever had before durring the first week after surgery... READ MORE

I had gastric bypass, RNY, on August 22, 2007. I started out at 267 lbs at 5'7". I'm down 97 lbs and I'm 20 lbs away from my goal, with minimal excess skin problems. It has truly been the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I am more aware of my true self now. I am also more aware... READ MORE

I was very successful after the surgery weighing at 366 and now down to 162, grant it I eat healthy and plan on maintaining my weight loss, and was lucky to have insurance to cover the cost, I am a new person inside and out, but have managed to excersise so I shrank well as my doctor put it. READ MORE

I had been obese my entire life. Every doctor visit, regardless of reason also included conversation about losing weight. I hated it. I hated how I felt, I hated how people treated me and I hated myself. After 40 years of ridicule and constantly mounting health problems I began researching... READ MORE

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 have been overweight for as long as I can remember and I honestly do not know why I didn't start this process a long time ago, but I'm glad I finally did! My journey began in August of 2014 due to my insurance requiring 6 months worth of doctors visits prior to approving me for surgery. ... READ MORE

Where do I start? Growing up in a Puerto Rican (Latin) family the only vegetable we ever ate was beans and maybe potatoes. Every day, a plate of rice and bean usually paired with some type of fried meat. My dad didn't believe in vegetables, he always said it was pet food. He often referred to... READ MORE

Ok so to get straight to the point I have been approved as of today for Gastric bypass by blue cross blue shield illinois and will be getting the Gastric Bypass by Dr P Schauer at Cleveland Clinic. I had the lapband done in 2005 overseas then had it revised in 2011 as it was sewn incorrectly... READ MORE

After 41 years being over weight tomorrow i go in for my gastric sleeve surgery. Im scared of my mental health, i eat for comfort, its the unknown i suppose. Only eating small portions for the rest of my life is life changing. I've had 3 children, all under the age of 10. Walked out on an... READ MORE

I have made my decision of going on with this procedure (Gastric Sleeve Surgery)! I am doing this so that I can get to my goal weight of 125 lbs. but I want my main focus to my health. I have decided on this procedure because suffer from high cholesterol, rapid heart beat, weakness, tired all... READ MORE

My children are my motivation. They are so young and need a healthy mom. I have had a weight problem for a number of years and tried every diet going with some short lived success. I had the gastric sleeve on January 21st and it was the best decision ever. I was sore after the operation and my... READ MORE

I want to lose weight -- keep it off and become more energetic and healthier. I've had weight issues most of my life -- when younger in my mid 20s I lost weight and looked amazing. I kept it off until after my fourth child. I have actually put on more weight and years later I have just continue... READ MORE

I weighed 243 lbs and I hated myself and what I had become. Career was going no where and like most who have it, I tried ever diet imagined and would lose and gain. It has been almost 14 years for me and I am now age 63. I lost 110 lbs and just in the last two years have gained back 17 lbs. I... READ MORE

At 58 years of age, like most of you, I've been overweight since I was a child and have gradually increased in size over the years. With age has come several medical issues though I have managed to skirt some and feel like I'm on borrowed time for alot of others. My family have told me that... READ MORE

I have been overweight and it has always been a struggle to loose weight. I am 5'3and weigh around 100kilos.I m also married with two beautiful kids. When I started looking into weightloss surgery I was very interested in the sleeve so I met the doctor and had a consultation with him and I find... READ MORE

The best thing anyone can do for themselves! It's never an easy fix. It's how much u want it! Obesity is such a bad addiction. With the help of Dr. Fowler and staff they can succeed! Also it takes lots of determination, he also tells us if u don't want to change and change your life style then... READ MORE

My name is Stacey and I am 41, married with 3 grown children. I have heavy all my life. Now that my puppies have all the the litter it's time for me to take my life back. I have 2 seminars schedule for next month & an appointment with a surgeon. Its time for me to start enjoying life & not... READ MORE

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