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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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

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 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

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

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

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

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 just got approval for surgery in Mexico with Dr. Garcia at CER Hospital. I am scared, but ready. I think this might go very quickly. I have some questions I am hoping others that have done this can help me with. I have read so many of your reviews and they have helped a ton. I feel more... READ MORE

Ive been wanting to do this a long time. I finally got my insurance approval and went through the three month program the Dr suggested. Today is day six of my pre op liquid diet. My family is of no help or support as I have asked of them. As they currently sit here eating chinese food and... READ MORE

Ive lost over 22lbs and counting. I am not loving my body....sucks! 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 December...so 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 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

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

Hi there realselfers, I decided to create another blog for my upcoming Gastric Sleeve surgery. For those of you who has not followed me, I'm zaria63. I wanted to originally have a tt, bbl, and lipo done by the waiste slayers in the Dominican Republic. But unfortunately,life happens and... READ MORE

I use to love to dance and play sports, I was the biggest kid in the park, I'm a child at heart,I was always average weight until about 30yrs old,but now,being g 312pounds, I'm lazy and it doesn't help my either!Can someone please answer me these 2 questions,I've been smoking about 3 cigarettes... 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

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