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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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

Ive lost over 22lbs and counting. I am not loving my! My goal now is to lose another 22 and get my body/booty back! I don't have a date yet but I'm set on 2016 will really be New Year NEW ME. any advice or tips are very welcome....I'm so excited about the need... READ MORE

Hello I am going in tomorrow to have the sleeve done. I have so many thoughts going through my mind. I am 5'8 250lbs I am sad that I have come to this point and upset that I am unable to do this with diet and exercise. I have just gotten to a point that I am tired of the weight going up and... READ MORE

I have always been a little bit on the chubby side but once I move to the states permanently I blow up to my current weight of 307 lbs. I can't control myself if I get mad, sad,happy, nervous or any other emotion I eat????. I'm in love with food but it doesn't love me back so now I've decided to... READ MORE

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

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

So I have been over weight most of my life. I have been dieting on and off since I was 14 years old. I have done them all. Weight Watchers, Atkins, low calorie, low fat, biggest loser, all of them! lol! I have always been a pretty muscular guy. I am 6,1" tall and to be honest have always had an... READ MORE

Current weight 186 5'4 Dream weight 125 lbs So far great reviews on youtube and here for dr. Ortiz!! Cant wait to go for my consult on Friday November 20 2015, just so i cant get all my questions and concerns out of the way and also see if i can get a lil tour before my surgery date, since i... READ MORE

Tomorrow is the big day. I am getting sleeved in Alicante, Spain. Of course I am scared, but also very very exited. All the other reviews are great help and very encouraging and have given me an idea of what to aspect . I will keep posting every few days! Wish me luck! I am a mother of 2 teens... READ MORE

My name is Dawn and I am 26 years old. I have 1 daughter who will be 2 in April. I am 5'6 tall and weight 285 pounds. A little quick history about my self: I wasn't always overweight - I was a cheerleader throughout middle school and also in my first year of high school. I was dating someone... 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

I’ve been in this forum for almost a month now. I had decided to wait to visit my surgeon for the first consultation on 4/2/15 to tell my story. I am currently 51, 5’ 3 ½” and 245 lbs., BMI= 43. I used to be a small thin girl when I was little and so flexible I could put my leg behind my hea... READ MORE

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

I am not much for waiting. Honestly this is a step that I never thought I would take. I have always been supportive of others having weight loss surgery but really never thought that someone would be me. I have prayed in the past about it and quite honestly never felt at peace about it. However,... READ MORE

I was always kind of on the chunky side as a kid and teenager, but as a young adult, I went into the military and got myself in shape. But two years after I went in, my metabolism inexplicably slowed to a crawl. Neither my doctors, nor the dietitian and personal trainer assigned to me by the Air... 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 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

MY mom put me on my first diet when I was 12 years old. I have been "dieting" ever since. Dieted myself up to an all time high of 293. I decided enough is enough. I have wanted to have weight loss surgery for as long as I can remember. The one issue holding me back was try to come up with the... READ MORE

The title says it all!! I was minutes away from sending over my deposit, to only freak out and think I needed to do more research. At the moment I'm scheduled for March 10th, pending I get my deposit in within the next 24hrs. Let me tell you I am scared, nervous, anxious...I could use a few... READ MORE

I am so excited to start this journey. I have been overweight my whole life and I am ready to show everyone that I can lose the weight and keep it off. I am ready to not let my weight hold me hostage and keep me down anymore. I know my job and volunteer firefighting suffers because I am... 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 $9,000. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 759 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more