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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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

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

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

40 Years Old, 3 Teenage Children, Ready for Change - Voorhees, NJ

For the past 15 years I have struggled with my weight. I have used Weight Watchers numerous times, hired personal trainers and nutritionists, exercised, tried different nutrition "techniques" (intermittent fasting, high protein diets, low carb diets, cleanses, etc.) but every year I continue to... 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

30 Year Old with One Child, Is This Right for Me? - Houston, TX

Hello, I am a 30 year old mommy of one son. I have struggled with my weight since college. My highest weight has been 240 and I am currently weighing it between 226-228... Did I mention I am only 4"11?! When i mention surgery people are alarmed because "You don't look that heavy", or "You carry... READ MORE

I'm a 43 Yr Old Mother of 4 Ranging from Ages 24 - 7. New York, NY

I decided on having the gastric sleeve because obviously I was morbidly obese, I'm a live kidney donor, and most importantly I have children and grandchildren I want to be around to enjoy. I started my liquid diet on Sept 22, 2014 the first day was pure hell as my son whom is an amazing cook... 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

Hoping for the Best - Mexico, MO

I've been lurking on this site for sometime now. I have been considering this surgery for the last 2 years but keep telling myself I can do it on my own but keep on packing on the pounds. Talked to people who have had the surgery and read review after review to get a better understanding of it... READ MORE

Life Changer but Don't Want to Be Crippled. Decatur, TX

I will start by introducing myself I'm a 44 year old woman that found myself standing at work and feeling a awful pain in my lower back hip area. This resulted in to seeing a spine specialist who order an MRI. Scan to notice I had a huge tumor crushing into my spine. I had open back surgery in... READ MORE

25 Years Old, 1 Child had Surgery in Mexico.

I plan to have my sleeve done in early June, I have been looking at medical tourism agencies to make the decision much easier to find a good surgeon. I am really nervous about getting the surgery so I am having my family come with me hopefully, we can make it into a small family vacation. I am... READ MORE

40 Year Old , Mother of 4 Children, Horrible Overweight - Mexico, MX

My name is Karina, I have 40 years I am a mother of 4 children and today I decided to tell some of my operation, this has really changed my life. my weight was 220 pounds today is to 138. This was the best decision of my life. first look for a long time who operated on me and in my search I... 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

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

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

Gastrectomy Sleeve - Buffalo, NY

Everything was great. Started south beach diet then got weighed in 251 surgery 230 post op 1 wk 223. Great humerous and educated about surgery. Was skeptical at first about results after but was walking after surgery and came home next day. Great experience to have this was suggested by... READ MORE

29 Y.o Female RN, Trying for a Healthier Me.

Hello all, I am making this review to have a spot to document my surgery as well as have a place for some support. I am having my surgery in the new year- January 10th (arriving and having blood work a day early.) Gaving surgery in Tijuana Mexico with Dr. Hernandez. I am nervous, being that... READ MORE

50 Y.o. Shopping List of Health Issues Gets Sleeved! - Reston, VA

Hello everyone, I have been stalking this site for about 2 years. I decided enough was enough! My life was beginning to flash before my eyes. Its like being in a long tube unable to grip onto the side. I was living in denial. And it wasnt that river over in Egypt! I faced my fears! My... READ MORE

READY FOR A CHANGE - Gastric Sleeve - Birmingham, AL

I am dealing with a lot of health issues and have been dealing with weight my entire life. I've tried every weight loss program, diet pill, fad diet there is and nothing has been successful. I am now turning 50 this year and I refuse to go one more year feeling and looking like a blob. I am... 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

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