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Realistically, after getting the gastric sleeve, how many pounds will be dropped by 4 weeks post surgery?

41 year old female, 5'4", 274lbs due the have the gastric sleeve performed in late October 2015. READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

I need to choose between sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass surgery, what do the medical experts think is most effective between the two? I... READ MORE

How Much Does Stomach Stapling Cost?

How much does stomach stapling cost? Not gastric bypass, just stomach stapling. READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy and Vitamins

Why would a doctor recommend VSG with the expectation of taking vitamins for life? Isn't VSG a reduction surgery, not malabsorption?  Why would... READ MORE

Hair loss after gastric sleeve?

I'm considering having gastric sleeve surgery this summer. Can you tell me how frequently there are cases with hair loss following gastric sleeve? My... READ MORE

Why Does Medicare Not Pay for (VSG) Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy?

Morbidly Obese individuals are usually addicted to Food, have extensive health issues and are disabled (low income). Medicare will pay for... READ MORE

What is Your Opinion of the Sleeve?

There are some new surgeries on the stomach for weight loss like the sleeve and there is another that is noninvasive and folds the stomach in half.... READ MORE

Can you eat anything you want in smaller amounts after Sleeve Gastrectomy?

So i wanted to know that once your stomach heals after surgery, and you are back on solids, is it true that you can eat anything that you want or that... READ MORE

I have a BMI of 32. Can I have a sleeve?

My BMI is 32 but I have severe knee and hip and foot pain. And of course all the other issues with being FAT. I have tried everything to lose the... READ MORE

Should I have "Gastric Sleeve" done? I have PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome) and Insulin resistance.

Gastric Sleeve was suggested because- High Insulin ( Insulin resistant) , PCOS, History of Heart disease, Cancer, Diabetes. Tried Weight loss options... READ MORE

Would Sleeve Gastrectomy be the safest weight loss surgery for me? (photos)

I want to know what is best for me I am 5"4 270 or more and I have lost weight in the passed and I am trying now to lose its hard to lose the amount... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve and hysterectomy. Is it possible for these two surgeries to be done at the same time?

I am 250 lb's with hypertension, pre diabetic and slightly blood pressure. Few month ago, I found out that I hav fibroids (multiple) my Gyno... READ MORE

Gastric sleeve vs gastric sleeve plication or endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty

I have a lower BMI. I had talked with the doctor about gastric sleeve. The patient advisor also suggested looking at the gastric endoscopic... READ MORE

For gastric sleeve, is it absolutely neccesary to do the 100% liquid pre-op?

My pre-op instructions say to do a 2 week liquid diet then it says if you are arriving day OF surgery...nothing to eat or drink 6 hours prior ! im... READ MORE

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