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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Lap Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision. Las Vegas, NV

I had the lap band surgery in 2009. It was OK I didn't love it. I lost some weight, 40-50 pounds, but not as much as I thought I would lose. My dad passed away in 2012 and a few very stressful years followed. By 2015, I had gained back all of my weight lost with the lapband, and added an extra... 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

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

36 Yr Old Female, 3 Kids, the Struggle is Real - Fort Myers, FL

Ive been wanting to do this a long time. I finally got my insurance approval and went through the three month program the Dr suggested. Today is day six of my pre op liquid diet. My family is of no help or support as I have asked of them. As they currently sit here eating chinese food and... READ MORE

Life Changing. The Only Thing I Cheated Was an Early Death - Durham, NC

The Duke Weight Loss Team is fantastic. I traveled 3 hours to get my surgery there after interviewing three closer places. I'll try to remember to leave more of a review later, but it is so worth it. I only regret I had done it years sooner. I do hope I can lose a little more but I have met my... READ MORE

29 Year Old, No kids, 5'1, 235 lbs, with PCOS and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I've been overweight all of my adult life, and most of my years as a child. Both of my parents are in the medical field, so you would have thought that my hypothyroidism would have been caught before I was in my 20s, but it wasn't. I've been on all kinds of diets, cleanses, fasts, and exercise... READ MORE

VSG, Dr. Carlos Altamirano Cano, 28YO, 1 Child, Divorced

Hello all! I decided to go ahead and make a post since I have been lurking this site for years now. I have decided to go with Dr, M at LTVSG, one reason being the price and the second being his reputation. I have medical insurance in the US, but it does not cover WLS. How about that? I'm paying... 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

32 Y/o, 2 Kids, 36BMI

I live in Texas, I love to eat, especially tacos! I work fulltime as a pediatric RN. Over the last several years my weight has slowly crept up and I am currently at my all time heaviest (245lbs). I am fairly tall, 5'8" so even mentioning gastric surgery has gotten me a ton of flack since... READ MORE

Tired Of Stealing Handicapped Parking Spaces...I'm Not Handicap...lol - Tijuana Mexico

So I've gained a huge amount of weight!!! My father passed in 2007, a man of which was my mother and father, yeah, I am his only child and we were very close. After his death, I just mourned and ate, ate and mourned. This year I have gotten sooooo much better. I had lost faith in God, self, and... READ MORE

40 Something Year Old with Health Issues Looking to Be Healthy Again - New York

As most of you that have been on the site, I've been researching weight loss options for many years and have been on this site for over a year. Just reading and reading and have decided to begin the process of WLS surgery myself. I'm 5'2" and 215 lbs. I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart... READ MORE

I'm Ready to Claim my Life Back!!! - Las Vegas, NV

Hello everyone, my name is Kay. I'm so happy that I've came across this site. By me reading so many of you guys stories I know u guys would understand my struggles that I have faced. I've struggled with my weight my entire adulthood. I've tired several diets such as 17 day diet, Atkins, slim... READ MORE

Tired of being FAT!! Tijuana Here I Come...ahh

Hello friends.. so I wanted to thank all you guys that give reviews and share your life with us. I have been debating on writing a review or not but this website and has helped me soo much in informing my self and hearing other peoples stories I need to pay it forward. I am 31 years old mother... 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

Soon to Be Sleeved - Mexico

In a few day on November 23, 2016 i will have the single incision Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am so excited and looking forward to it, I can barely wait! I am 49 years weight 223 lbs as of this morning, my highest weight was 242 lbs. and my lowest as an adult was 145lbs before i got pregnant with my... READ MORE

37, 297lb W/ Four Children & I Want to Live

I'm going through Kaiser North Cal Fremont. My insurance is through them and they cover everything. So I don't know how much this is all going to cost because I have complete coverage. Going through Kaiser has been a long process. They want you to hit a certain goal weight, go to classes,... READ MORE

34 Years Old with 3 Kids

I have been struggling with my weight since a teen .. I have done about every diet their is spend endless hours at the gym .. yes I lost weight but than I will regain it back plus some more .. obesity runs in my family so I have decided to obtain a gastric sleve ... to start a journey of a... 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

37 Year Old Ready to Live the Life I Want - Salt Lake City, UT

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. It's been an enormous frustration because I'm a person who loves working out, loves being active and has no problem with healthy eating. I was in athlete in both high school and college but even then my weight held me back from being great. Through... READ MORE

1st step, with many more to go!

Looking to get back to my Post Army weight, feeling better, and looking better. My main goal is to feel better. I'm really more focus on that issue. Currently dealing with high BP, aggravated bone spur, sleep apnea, and typical fatigue for someone overweight. My goal is to reach 245lbs,... READ MORE

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