Sleeve Gastrectomy

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A Sleeve Gastrectomy (also known as a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) is a surgery to reduce the size of the stomach and thus promote weight loss. The smaller stomach reduces the amount of food you can eat in one sitting, making you feel full faster. The surgery requires general anesthesia and typically one to two days in the hospital. Unlike gastric bypass, it doesn’t change digestion. LEARN MORE ›

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Hi Everyone. I am Lovelymish1 and I live in the beautiful city of New York. I am 5ft 3 inches and I weigh 240lbs. In February I was at my highest weight of 255lbs, however, with diet and exercise I was able to lose 15 lbs struggling. I am struggling with my weight since birth. I was a 10... READ MORE

I am 39 years old and a married mother to 3 kids (19,16,&14). Numerous times over the years I have researched bariatric surgery. Each time I stop short of actually attending a seminar. Well..... I went to the bariatric surgery seminar on 06/30/15. After listening (with my very supportive... READ MORE

It took jumping through a lot of hoops to get to this day. Today I will be having my pre-op appointment. I have a cold for the first time in 3 years so I'm not sure if they are going to postpone my surgery or not. Also, I have only lost 10 pounds since I started this process. I weighed in... READ MORE

Hi everyone first of all wish me luck as I am going for the surgery today only. I know it too late to post but I never felt confident enough to post on the site about myself . I weighed highest 137 kg after 2 weeks pre op diet I am 133.3 today. Hopefully everything goes well for me. I have been... READ MORE

I've been reading the posts on this site for weeks! I wanted to post to start my journey and get the help and advise from everyone out here! I'm 41 years young 5'3 and 223 lbs! I've considered surgery in the past and stopped because I thought if I just kept trying I'd loose weight by dieting! I... READ MORE

I have always been heavier, though I didn't always see myself as big as the pictures clearly showed that I was. I was just me. I tired easily and didn't like doing things outside. I never got dressed up because nothing fit me and I didn't like looking in the mirror in the first place... I've... READ MORE

My primary care physician recommended my bariatric surgeon when I found it impossible to lose the 40 lbs required to have hernia surgery. The hernia caused a lot of pain whenever I exercised even a little. I started the two week preop diet at 331 lbs on July 8, 15. By September 3 I had lost... READ MORE

I did my research looking first at Colombia and after looking at OCC website and reading reviews and just took my decision in less than a month to change my life for the best I have being overweight since I was 16 year old. I contacted Carolyne at OCC for info and cost I was confident she email... READ MORE

I decided to get the VSG last year but when it was time for the surgery I found out I was pregnant with my son. I had my son Feb. 12 2015 and decided to schedule the surgery once he turned 6 mths. I am currently in my 2 week pre-op diet, I can only have liquids and I only have 4 days left to go.... READ MORE

I'm 29, married with 3 kids, I'm 5'4" at my heaviest weight I was 260 this is over 50% of what I normally weighed even after having 2 kids. For some reason after I had my last child I wasn't able to loose weight in fact I kept gaining and gaining. All my family is morbidly obese in fact I had an... READ MORE

This website and the inspiring stories women have shared here have been such an inspiration for me. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, but at 5'7" and 246lbs I've finally realized diet and exercise alone isn't ever going to be enough to get me to my goals. I'm at the very... READ MORE

Hi to all! Finnaly at hospital, waiting for my sleee tomorow morning. I can eat today some lighter food untill 6 pm today. After that, only liquid. I am very nervous and excited. I did not have to loose much weight before the surgery, but I started my gym program with personal trainer 2 monghs... READ MORE

So, I have been stalking this site since around September 2015. Surgery scheduled for VSG 2/8/16. I have had trouble with my weight since the birth of my first child 15 yrs ago. I have managed to lose a great deal of weight after the birth of my first and second child and was already over... READ MORE

I'm that guy. I've always been the big loud jovial life of the party guy. 6' 3" and currently 336 and in good health save for high cholesterol. That said, life changed 18 months ago when my wife and I adopted a son. Now it's not just me I have to worry about. Now I have to keep up w an... READ MORE

Hi all, My surgery is scheduled for March 26, 2016 in Tijuana, Mexico. I do not have a supportive family so I am doing this journey alone. That's a big part of why I joined this on-line support group. ;) I have done tons of research and the one thing I can conclude is that everyone responds... READ MORE

I started gaining weight around 12-13 and have been struggling with it ever since. I would lose some with the help of diet medication (phentermine) but would quickly gain it back. I am the most happiest and confident when I am at a decent weight. I have not pen pointed the reason for my... READ MORE

This is my first post but I have been reading a lot of post for the last 3 months. I am 25++ (;))married with 2 children. I am very much over weight & need all the help & support that I can get. I've had my initial consultation with a surgeon & nutritionist but I have to wait until the end of... READ MORE

Hi everyone I'm Tiffany. My knee dr. mentioned wls to me 2 years ago to help relieve some of the pain my access weight is causing but I didnt think much of it. I found this site when I was researching tummy tucks since I have a family history of large round tummies that drop to your knees as you... READ MORE

Looking forward to losing weight. I have been over weight since the birth of my first child and have not been under 200lb since 2002. My highest weight was 238 and can't seem to lose more than 20-25lb and keep off. I have been contemplating the gastric sleeve for some time since I work in the... READ MORE

I'm looking forward to having Gastric Sleeves surgery this Spring if God permits. I'm tired of this weight and all the yo-yo diets. It's time to change my life, this time for good. I've been on "Real Self" for about a year now, man I love it. It helps me with my decision on choosing my surgeon... READ MORE

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How much does a Sleeve Gastrectomy cost?

The typical cost for a Sleeve Gastrectomy ranges from $225-$25,000 with an average cost of $8,975. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 762 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more