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 have had issues with weight for most of my adult life. I have tried every diet to come down the pike and have had some success with each. Trouble is they all worked for a while, and sometimes I even lost mega pounds. BUT, those pounds always came back and brought all of their friends with... READ MORE

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

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

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’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... READ MORE

Hi friends. It's been four months post op and I'm down 50 pounds. I wanted to post to let you all know that it is worth it. All the hoops you jump through and all the food you can no longer eat. I just took 7 bags of clothes to the goodwill to make room for new ones. Have a great day. XOXOXOX READ MORE

So far I have had answers to so many questions from wonderful doctors who has guide me. I am just about to get a Gastro Sleeve and wanted to know how much time should I wait before doing a TT & BBL. I am so happy with the support and learning ahead of time what to expect and how to do everything... READ MORE

I have been considering bariatric surgery for a number of years now and for a number of reasons, which I will go into further down. I always knew that I didn't want a Lap Band: I have more weight to lose than is feasible with a Lap Band, I don't want the hassle of the port and the continuous... 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

Its been almost 7months n I'm finally getting sleeved 2/8. After years of dieting n exercising. Weight watcher's , slim fast, pills joining countless gyms. I finally decided to seek help. I would lose 20 pounds n gain it back my highest weght 215, height 5 '3..current weight 203. My daughter n... READ MORE

Hiii! Im 26yr old 5'8'' starting weight 279p. This journey has been going on for a while, I am originally from NY and I lived in FL for about 3 1/2 yrs I went to see 3 different doctors and looked into the lap-band or the sleeve ultimately i was more into the sleeve. The main problem was since... READ MORE

My journey is just beginning for the second time. I will be having a revision from lap band to gastric sleeve. I had my band done 8 years ago. I have had complications with my band, nothing serious, more just a fluke I guess. When I got banded, I was so excited, ready to live my life! My band... READ MORE

Hi All!! I am 49yrs old from Salem, Ma and I am being sleeved on 1/06/16. I am a diabetic, have high blood pressure, Cholesterol issues and the doctors want me off all these medications and so do I and we all feel this is the best way for me to get off of this pill popping life I am... READ MORE

After spending countless money trying to lose weight, I have been going through all the preliminaries to finally get a date for Feb 5th 2016. I've been reading other people's stories for awhile on RS and I hope to be as successful as most of them. I've still got time to go, but I will definitely... READ MORE

A little bit about myself I'm 26 years old 320ish lbs at 5' 9". I've always been on the heavier side of the weight scale, at least that's what I felt. I was a very athletic teenager I played several sport including but not limited to softball, track, basketball and volleyball. I grew up on a... READ MORE

Ht: 5'2" CWT 226. lbs Hi all I've been on this sight for over a year now and it is a wonderful site. I've been searching trying to decide if I would go into debt and have surgery here or go abroad! I found this site very helpful. I work at hospital and every time I speak with one of the... READ MORE

I've been reading the posts on this site for weeks! I wanted to post to start my journey and get the help and advise from everyone out here! I'm 41 years young 5'3 and 223 lbs! I've considered surgery in the past and stopped because I thought if I just kept trying I'd loose weight by dieting! I... 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

Like most I have battled obesity ALL my life. I have been on every fad diet known to man. I have even tried portion control & exercise, in which, I was the MOST successful. However, what I lost was short lived. 3yrs ago I went through an life altering event, my life has never been the same.... READ MORE

I have found that this realself site is so great for anyone that is having a gastric sleeve surgery because you can get so much information and help from the experience. I have had a weight problem ever since I had my daughter 43 yrs ago. I only weighed 115 when i got pregnant with her and I... READ MORE

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