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'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

I'm 5'8 tall and I weight about 255 and it is the highest weight I've been at and at 23 years old its not something you dream of to be this heavy. I'm a mother of two littles ones and I want to live a healthier lifestyle not just for me but for my family. It's been really hard trying to lose the... READ MORE

I am actually getting a (GASTRIC SLEEVE). My expectation of this surgery, overall is to be, feel and ultimately look healthy. After 4 long months my insurance gave me the approval last week. Is going to be a new beginning for me and I know it won't be magical but I will reach my goal which is to... READ MORE

I have always been very active and over the last year I have put on nearly 100 lbs. I go for blood work, work out, walk a few miles a day, and watch what I eat. The weight just keeps piling on. The doctor finally put me on more medication this time for my thyroid and after 5 months I have... READ MORE

Hello everyone, My name is Philicia Spidell I am 24 year old female in hopes of a getting a Gastric sleeve surgery. After a long run of being overweight and unhappy I am finally at great place in my life with my newly married wife and my three children... I've Finally been approved with s... READ MORE

So you guys this is it, ive had it for being overweight! Ive done Dr Bernstein and all the other diets out there and nothing works! They all make you fall back to your overweight or make you even weight more! Im currently on the Pre-Op diet and will be going for my surgery on the 27th July at... READ MORE

Hello All!!! I've been on this site since 2010 & have finally decided to take the plunge & get the sleeve done!!! My regular weight has always been between 125-130lbs. I had my first son (6lbs 13ozs) & bounced back, no problems! 4 years later I had my second (9lbs 11ozs) & it... READ MORE

I've always been overweight, but last summer I gained over 25 lbs from steroid treatments following a huge poison ivy rash all over my body. I was very uncomfortable with myself and followed a low-carb diet at the beginning of 2016 to get rid of the recent 25, but knew I finally needed to take... READ MORE

Hello All, My surgery date is pending depending on a loan. I am 5'4.5" and 211 lbs. I am a former athlete, so weight has never really been an indicator for my size. At 155-161 lbs I wore a size 4/6. So when my weight started to climb. I didn't worry to much as my weight fluctuated frequently... READ MORE

Hey everyone...I have been on the forum for almost 2months and I appreciate all who shares their story and open their life to us. As I stated I am a 32 year old single mother of one teen, divorcee, recent nursing college graduate working on a new me. I have been struggling with my weight on... READ MORE

Hi I'm 22 years old and I plan to get the gastric sleeve surgery. I'm 5'6 and 255 lbs my God smh I just let myself go! I have been over weight sense I was 11 yrs old. And it has been the hardest for me to lose weight. I would be motivated for a month exercising eating good. Then I just stop and... 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

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

I’m so grateful for Dr. Jorge Maytorena and LongTerm VSG! My life has forever been changed. Originally I was planning on getting the gastric sleeve done in my home town but after two years of jumping through hoops I was told id have to wait another year. I want to travel and enjoy the rest of m... READ MORE

I have started the process for the gastric sleeve surgery. I have 2 more supervised diet and excerise visits with my doctor before my info will be submitted to Cigna for approval. If all goes well I expect to have surgery in December. So far I have had my psychological review and sleep apnea... READ MORE

I have been a fan of real self for a year and it has really helped me to go ahead with my decision to get a gastric sleeve. I initially was reluctant to write a review-however I haven't seen very many reviews done in the UAE and I thought I might help someone on a similar path to my own. First... READ MORE

I have been through a long hard 8 month journey to get approved for sleeve surgery. I finally was approved on friday!!! For those of you questioning what weight the insurance looks at, it is the first weight from your surgeons office. ( at least my ins). I made the unfortunate mistake of losing... READ MORE

I am 36 yrs old female and looking to do Vertical Gastric Sleeve. I have done a lot of research on this and really excited to get it done, My date has not been scheduled yet but I am looking into having it done by Dr Kim in Dallas. As I do more research i am very exited to get the procedure done... READ MORE

I decided to get VSG after I was having trouble walking, just turned 40 and my health & vitals was going crazy all of a sudden. I work in marketing in a high pressure active job. I couldn't afford to be immobile and continue to have health issues. So I did my research found out Dr. Alfons... READ MORE

Okay so my expectations are to lose weight it's me time ! So gonna have the gastric sleeve done late July and hoping for tummy tuck and boobs later as soon as I get to my goal. Then I would like to be able to wear panties the correct way. I've had to wear them backwards since I had my second... READ MORE

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