Well I have started my journey to gastric sleeve! I had my first consultation with Dr. Balette and I am excited. The people in the office were nice and Dr. Balette was very informative. I weighed in at 250 pounds and my goal weight is 180. The added weight has caused all kinds of health issues and I have other procedures that I need done but can't until I lose weight! Now it's time for the 6 month diet and meeting with the nutritionist so my insurance will cover the procedure.