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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Hoping to Be Sleeved - Scottsdale, AZ

I find Dr. Simpson and his staff to be the most non judge mental people in a Dr. Office EVER! Never less than professional. I truly believe he cares for all his patients well being. I love his witty banter. I'm always learning something new! I will have a new life next year, God willing.????. ... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeved

Hi I had a Gastric sleeve done I went through my insurance to get it covered. I had no real payments except coinsurance. It did cost about 10-15 k according o my EOB. But My surgeon was Dr. Negal great doctor great staff and facility Northwestern Memorial Hospital . In the heart of downtown... READ MORE

39 Years Old with 5 Children - Mobile, AL

I struggled with my weight after having my first child in 1997. I was diagnosed with PCOS 5 months after she was born and for years my weight would yoyo. After baby number 5 was born, my weight ballooned to almost 270lbs. I tried prescription diet pills and successfully lost 50lbs but as soon... READ MORE

Time to stop being a fatty

I decided to get the sleeve gastronomy. My starting weight is bout 275 now and only 8 months ago I weighed 250. I feel it's time to nip this is the bud and do something I feel will help better the quality of my life. My date if surgery is currently undetermined but I suspect that it will be... READ MORE

37 y/o wanting a change

I've always been on the heavier side, or like most people like to say "thick". I always thought about plastic surgery but never really took it serious enough until now. I'm tired of carrying around the extra weight I'm not looking to be a size 2, I just want to have that sexy hour glass figure... 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 with Dr. Carlos Altamirano Cano Tijuana México - Mexico, MX

Ok, So my sister has been doing the process to get a sleeve here in the states. In doing this they found she had a heart condition and had to have a cardiac ablation. She did that and was cleared for surgery. She had every intention of doing it in the states however they didn't have surgery... READ MORE

Sleeve Gastrectomy, Tijuana, Mexico

My story is like many others. I am beyond tired of my weight going up and down and up again. I have always had to exercise and watch what I eat. But not until 8 years ago did my weight start going up and up and up. I have had personal trainers, tried weight watchers, Atkins, low carb diets. I... 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

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

Found my surgeon Dr Medina in D.R. she's board certified

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

27 Yrs Old Blessed , Recently Divorced, Jesus Christ is King ! , received Gastric Sleeve and now needs a Bbl

Hi dollies, I first Thank Almighty GOD for everything, Thank You Jesus Christ! I've been through so much I was recently was married and divorced to a "man" who had been suffering with demons of emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, homosexual, infidelity abusive problems but I made through... 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

23yr Old 5'6" 250lbs Dieting my Whole Life!

SW: 250 CW: 230 GW: 165 Getting sleeved by dr. Luis Cervantes 6/19! I'm ready for a new me. :) I have joined Dr. Cervantes' support group on Facebook, spoken with him and Eduardo his patient liaison and I met Omar who helped me get checked in at the hospital after picking me up from the airport.... READ MORE

25 Years Old, Vsg - Hackensack, NJ

After being considered morbidly obese for three years, I made the decision to have the vertical sleeve gatrectomy procedure done. I had seen Dr. Amit Trivedi on The View and decided he would be my surgeon. I live in Bucks County, PA so NJ isn't much of a hike. Starting weight: 235 Current... 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

37 Yr Old. Slimmer Me in Tijuana Mexico - Mexico, MX

Hi everyone. Like many here I started my research about 4 months ago. After doing a very intense research on the pros and cons of having gastric sleeve. I decided to go with a Slimmer Me Clinic in tijuana Mexico. Lizzett Prado is the coordinator, shes been very helpful, and what really... READ MORE

21 Year Old, No Kids, Ready to Be Sleeved - Lanham, MD

Hi, I've started the process to be sleeved. My surgery date isn't set because I have to do the insurance mandated nutritionist for 3 mos. I have Cigna which has been a blessing. My nutrition program cost $299, and I will have a copay of $100 at the day of surgery. I start nutrition classes... 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

Tired Of Stealing Handicapped Parking Spaces...I'm Not - 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

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