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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Jumping the hoops for Gastric Sleeve surgery. I could really use some support/advice. - Slidell, LA

I am a 47 year old married mother of 2 boys. One is grown and the other is 13. I formerly had the lap band and did well. I lost 80-100 pounds. I had major trouble (multiple infections and slippage of the band) I finally had to have the entire system removed after the 3rd infection. I was... READ MORE

Will Attend My First Consultation on December 1, 2014!! Very Excited, Can't Wait!!! - Jackson, MS

Hello, everyone. I'm new to the community. My name is Merlyn, 33 yrs. of age, not married nor children, quite yet. I've been battling with my weight for many years now. I started dieting intensely back in December 2013, so far I'm down to 305 lbs., from 345 lbs. I'm truly excited about my... READ MORE

42 Year Old Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Austin, TX

I have been researching the surgery, and had convinced myself a few weeks ago that I would most likely not do it. But I have continued to read and research the procedure and read testimonials, and I think I was just afraid. I feel like I have wasted enough of my life being overweight, and its... 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

38 Yo with 35 BMI

Today will be day one of my 1 week liquid diet. This Texas girl here loves her Southern food & anything noodles or cheese so not having a big plate will be a change. Looking forward to not having those cravings. I bought Isopure protein powder & clear protein drinks. The powder is... READ MORE

33 Yrs Old Married Mother of 3

So, I have been stalking this site since around September 2015. Surgery scheduled for VSG 2/8/16. I have had trouble with my weight since the birth of my first child 15 yrs ago. I have managed to lose a great deal of weight after the birth of my first and second child and was already over... READ MORE

47 And Feeling 27 !

In my early adult years I was thin, fit, healthy and happy. Life happens and all that disappeared. Now at 47 I am finally taking control and becoming what and who I was at 27. The past 20 years have been up and down on the scale, each attempt at losing weight lasted only short periods of time... READ MORE

Fat, Sick, Tired & Feeling Nearly Dead - Kansas City, MO

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

Gastric Sleeve 66 Pounds Down and Loving Myself - Mexico

Hey ladies, I encourage anyone who wants the sleeve or the gastric bypass to go for it! I been over weight my whole life, no confidence and had an over eating problem! Up to date I've lost 66 pounds and I do not think about food all day anymore! I have confidence and I love myself! Dr Almanza... READ MORE

A Different Path for the Next Chapter - Tijuana, Mexico

So far so good,the biggest thing for me do far is planning for my return home,I not afraid about the procedure itself I am actually looking forward to it I know it's going to be the stepping stone to a better,healthier life I've tried losing the weight on my own throughout my adult life and was... READ MORE

20 Y/o and Feeling More Depressed Than Ever. Rome, GA

HI everyone, 2016 i swore to myself i start changing my ways. So far ive gotten more depressed as ever and decided i needed to do something about my weight, its the reason for my depression. In febuary i started my GASTRIC SLEEVE journey. I'm 5'7 and almost 300 pounds. I have tricare standard... 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

" 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

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

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

VSG Sleeve Gastrectomy at OCC Obesity Control Center. Mexico, MX

Excited. About 2 weeks out. Eating pre op diet. SUPER moody- They should tell you to leave home for this diet :)... Protein shakes and green veggies. Lots of water. HW:207 CW: 203 Must get to 197 For surgery date. Yesterday for lunch : Subway salad loaded with veggies of all kinds because we... READ MORE

I Am Mrs. Deshawna Sanchez Strungys 42 Yrs Old Looking Forward to Gastric Sleeve Surgery - New York, NY

When that day comes in in June to get VGS I can get rid of hypertension, foot spurs and hopefully to lose 95 lbs from being at the weight I am in is 209lbs. This only thing and I tried everything nothing works and this hypertension,sleep aphnea and the foot spurs is making my life as a battle... READ MORE

Ready for a New Healthy Way of Living - Mexico, MX

Hello to all my current past and about to be sleevers. I have been on this site for a little over 9 months and, just like others I have been stalking everyone page.I have even contacted a few people to ask questions. All of you have given me courage to share my journey. If it wasn't for many... READ MORE

13 Hours Away from Being Sleeved! Thousand Oaks, CA

Hi RS community! I am a 43 yr old mother of 3 that has been over weight on and off as long as I can remember. I have been a member and read your reviews religiously. I am finally ready to post. I am 13 hours away from being sleeved. I am so excited. Looking forward to the progress you all... READ MORE

33 Will Be the Year of ME! - Tijuana, MX

After reading almost every post on here, I am so ready to head to Mexico next month! So here is my beginning... The emotional eating started when my parents divorced when I was 8. Since then, I have always been the fat, funny friend. I have been hiding behind humor and pieces of furniture my... READ MORE

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