Sleeve Gastrectomy

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A sleeve gastrectomy (also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is an irreversible surgery to reduce the size of the stomach, thus promoting weight loss by reducing the amount of food you can consume. Unlike gastric bypass, it doesn't alter the digestive tract. The procedure typically requires one to two days in the hospital. LEARN MORE ›

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18 Months and 194 Pounds Gone... WLS Saved my Life. Carrollton, TX

This is going to be pretty long as I want to share as much as I can about my journey for anyone thinking about surgery, or has any questions. PLEASE feel free to ask anything. I am not shy, and will probably overshare! lol I had thought about having WLS previously, but never was able to... READ MORE

Sleeved in Tijuana, Mexico

Let me get right to it. Insurance would not cover my procedure. My first option was Dr Garcia ($4,999.00) for the single incision. However due to financial reasons I decided to go to Dr. Maytorena ($2,999.00) and the thousands I'm gonna save can go towards my protein supplements, vitamins,... READ MORE

I'm40yrs Young,I HaveChildren,I Use toBe EnergeticUntil I GainedThis 312pounds,hopefullymy WeightWill Be inthePast! New York, NY

I use to love to dance and play sports, I was the biggest kid in the park, I'm a child at heart,I was always average weight until about 30yrs old,but now,being g 312pounds, I'm lazy and it doesn't help my either!Can someone please answer me these 2 questions,I've been smoking about 3 cigarettes... READ MORE

Tired of yo-yo weight - Tijuana, MX

So I'm going to get the gastric sleeve done first. I'm doing research on MDs, and would love suggestions please help!!! I've seen and heard good reviews on MDs in Mexico I would love to hear from anyone who has been. Definitely would like to hear about price, cleanliness, professionalism and... READ MORE

32 year old. 6ft tall 300 lbs. Preparing for weight loss surgery

Right now I'm looking to find out what's the best treatment for me and my lifestyle. I've come a long way from where I began at my heaviest weight 352 lbs in 2015. I've lost 88 lbs naturally. But gained a lot back. Now I'm at 300 and it feels like square 1. I work out 4 days per week. I'm... READ MORE

Approaching 70 Yrs Old and Tired of the 40+ Year Battle with my Weight! - Birmingham, AL

Had a consult in mid-September with a weight loss surgery center, but was unhappy with the negative attitude of the doctor, as well as the lack of information regarding insurance coverage from the staff, so I let them know I wouldn't be back. Discovered a major university hospital nearby has a... READ MORE

Three years out this month (sleeved feb 2014), And i feel awesome - Havre De Grace, MD

So I started my journey back in June of 2013. My preparations have lasted through November 2013. This included going to support groups, visiting the Cardiologist, Pshychiatrist, Pulmonologist, blood tests, bla bla bla! So much work lol. My last objective was getting my EGD done, which was in... READ MORE

Low BMI Co-morbidities

Hi guys! I'm 32yo and my BMI is 35 however I developed sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I really needed to do something about my situation fast. I had my sleeve done at Kim Bariatric's. Dr. Hien Le was my surgeon and she was amazing!! She's very... READ MORE

Here We Go!

I have been stalking people on this and other bariatric surgery websites for a little over a year now. I am finally at a point where enough is enough and scheduled the surgery for February 7, 2017. I am 46, high weight 352.6 and I'm 5'8" tall. I have been curvy all my life, but never weighed... READ MORE

" 29 Years Old, Mother of a King ; READY FOR CHANGE " - Orlando, FL

Losing weight has been a constant battle, however in June 2016 I started researching different surgeries after I decided I've spent way too much money and time trying diets/ treatments with short term results. You name it and I've probably tried it. Once my mind is made up there no stopping me.... READ MORE

44 Year Old Mom of 3-Time to Take Control! - Portland, OR

I am 44 and the Mom of 3 boys, my youngest is 16. I am 5'9" and weigh @ 280. I am relatively healthy, no diabetes, high blood pressure, ect. I have tried just about every diet under the sun. I lose a good amount of weight, but it always comes back (and brings friends). The last 5 years have been... READ MORE

Short and Sweet and Low BMI - Las Vegas, NV

Hi Realselfers, First, I want to thank all the thousands of people who have posted their stories and share their knowledge. It has been invaluable! It has been feeding my secret obsession for self improvement for years! Hopefully some of you will identify with my story. I'm scheduled for a... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana - Mexico

Hello all, I have scheduled my gastric sleeve with Dr. Marcelo Hernandez who works out of the HMN Hospital in Tijuana, MX. I have researched this doctor and he is an experienced surgeon in Gastric Sleeve Surgery. My recovery will be at the Hotel Hacienda Del Rio and I leave Mexico on the 14th.... READ MORE

27 Years Old, Tired of Yo-Yoing - Philadelphia, PA

Where do I even start? I've been a big girl for most of my life. Starting around 10 y/o or so, I was always the big girl in school. I've heard all the wonderful backhanded compliments a big girl can get. "You do that well for a girl of your size." "Aw, you've at least got a pretty face." "I... READ MORE

28 Yr Old Reclaiming Herself - Burlington, VT

Backstory: I've always been an overweight person. I'm 5'7". I struck gold when I was 20 and went from 220 lbs to 180 (-50 lbs) while doing weight watchers. At the same time I had lost all my weight, I met my future husband. He's a line cook. He was showing me love and cooking delicious fried... READ MORE

Best Decision of my Life!!! Vsg! 26yrs Old - Bryn Mawr, PA

I had a VSG with Dr Richard Ing October 11 2016 . I am currently 4 months post op. Starting weight was 248 lbs at 5'3" . I am currently 196lbs. I stayed at main line health Bryn Mawr Hospital for 5 days. Staff was the best so kind and attentive. My coordinator's where always reachable and... READ MORE

I wanna look how I feel, with a gastric sleeve

I'm schedule to see Yily on April 6, 2016 to have the following: Tummy Tuck Liposuction on Flanks, Abdomen, Back , and Arms Brazilian Butt Lift I rounded my budget to be 6grand. After I pay for my ticket, supplies, hotel, and medication it may be just about that. I'm taking Iron pills beginning... READ MORE

42 Years Old, 2 Kids, and Sick of the Yo-yo! - Katy, TX

Here we go, I'm going to say it out loud, on a social media...I am 5'2" and 227lbs. I am scheduled to have my procedure next month. I'm actually having a revision done, from the lap band to the sleeve. I had the lap band done in 2009 and wish I knew then what I know now. If I did, I would... READ MORE

27, No Kids, Low Bmi, Self Pay - Mexico

Hi everyone. I'm currently about 205 lbs 5'3" and just applied for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana. After searching surgery reviews for something unrelated, I found this website and stumbled onto the WLS reviews. Thank goodness I did. Fast foward about a year later and here I am... READ MORE

26 Year Old - 1 Child - Need a Healthier New Look at Life - Long Island, NY

My name is Dawn and I am 26 years old. I have 1 daughter who will be 2 in April. I am 5'6 tall and weight 285 pounds. A little quick history about my self: I wasn't always overweight - I was a cheerleader throughout middle school and also in my first year of high school. I was dating someone... READ MORE

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