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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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

Interested in Gastric Sleeve in Mexico - Tijuana, MX

Hello everyone. My name is Patricia and I'm 29 years old. I'm a recently single mother of 2, and it has been so hard loosing weight after my kids. I have been researching getting the sleeve done in Mexico as the price is in the right range for me. Everything in Miami is super expensive. The only... 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

32 Y.o, Mother of 2 Boys, Tired of Being Obese and Unhealthy

I have struggled with weight issues, Most of my life. After my second child my weight just kept climbing. At about 280 lbs I decided to have the lap band a year later in 2009. I did lose a lot of weight and got to probably 190 lbs, but I was SICK. I always vomited and it just seemed to get worse... READ MORE

Sleeved 4 Life. Tijuana, Mexico

I decided to have wls because of all the yo yo dieting I reach my highest weight 196 when I had appt with my PCP I knew then it was time . I did a lot of research and chose dr Garcia based my decision off all the great reviews and his baraiatrics back ground ! I went trough Tijuana baraiatrics... READ MORE

Revisional Surgery (Band to Sleeve) 28yr old mother

Hi Realselfers, I am a 28 year old mother of 2 young children under the age of 5 and I have been overweight for 20 of the 28 years of my life. In 2010 I reached my highest weight of 106kg (234lbs) and decided to get the lap-band following a decade of unsuccessful weight loss attempts through... READ MORE

30, Always Been the Big Girl in the Group - Kansas City, MO

Been on here for a while, but haven't posted. Looking for some support as many of my friends and family don't know I am Having the procedure. I've been plus size since I hit puberty. At 25/26 I loss about 40lb 252-212 but then my mom got cancer, she passed away and since she has passed I've... READ MORE

I wanna look how I feel, with a gastric sleeve

I'm schedule to see Yily on April 6, 2016 to have the following: Tummy Tuck Liposuction on Flanks, Abdomen, Back , and Arms Brazilian Butt Lift I rounded my budget to be 6grand. After I pay for my ticket, supplies, hotel, and medication it may be just about that. I'm taking Iron pills beginning... READ MORE

Here We Go!

I have been stalking people on this and other bariatric surgery websites for a little over a year now. I am finally at a point where enough is enough and scheduled the surgery for February 7, 2017. I am 46, high weight 352.6 and I'm 5'8" tall. I have been curvy all my life, but never weighed... READ MORE

Soon to Be Sleeved - Mexico

In a few day on November 23, 2016 i will have the single incision Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am so excited and looking forward to it, I can barely wait! I am 49 years weight 223 lbs as of this morning, my highest weight was 242 lbs. and my lowest as an adult was 145lbs before i got pregnant with my... READ MORE

41yrs Young Weight on Sleeve Day Was 239... - Las Vegas, NV

I'm finally SLEEVED???? I had my surgery on February 23,2016...It was a Lil uncomfortable due to the gas pains...everything went well & I'm heading home today February 24,2016...I'm feeling a whole lot better today...Thanks Dr Umbach & your fabulous staff...I would recommend him to my... READ MORE

Dr Fisher is Da Bomb !!!!!

Hi Everyone. I am Lovelymish1 and I live in the beautiful city of New York. I am 5ft 3 inches and I weigh 240lbs. In February I was at my highest weight of 255lbs, however, with diet and exercise I was able to lose 15 lbs struggling. I am struggling with my weight since birth. I was a 10... READ MORE

43 Yr Old - Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy - Melbourne Australia

Highest ever Weight (130kg or 286.6lbs) Current Weight(119kg or 262.35lbs) I have been researching VSG for approximately four years. I nearly got it while living in Sydney but delayed it to move. Tried to get it two years ago but got knocked back as I didn't have Private Health insurance in a... READ MORE

18 Months and 194 Pounds Gone... WLS Saved my Life. Carrollton, TX

This is going to be pretty long as I want to share as much as I can about my journey for anyone thinking about surgery, or has any questions. PLEASE feel free to ask anything. I am not shy, and will probably overshare! lol I had thought about having WLS previously, but never was able to... 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

I'm40yrs Young,I HaveChildren,I Use toBe EnergeticUntil I GainedThis 312pounds,hopefullymy WeightWill Be inthePast! New York, NY

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

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

Three years out this month (sleeved feb 2014), And i feel awesome - Havre De Grace, MD

So I started my journey back in June of 2013. My preparations have lasted through November 2013. This included going to support groups, visiting the Cardiologist, Pshychiatrist, Pulmonologist, blood tests, bla bla bla! So much work lol. My last objective was getting my EGD done, which was in... READ MORE

Low BMI Co-morbidities

Hi guys! I'm 32yo and my BMI is 35 however I developed sleep apnea, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I really needed to do something about my situation fast. I had my sleeve done at Kim Bariatric's. Dr. Hien Le was my surgeon and she was amazing!! She's very... 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

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