Sleeve Gastrectomy

Write a review

WORTH IT RATING* 407 ratings over 24 months
*Does not include "Not sure"

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 ›

Reviews from the Community

Narrow 1,428 reviews by:

Sort by:
  • Best match
  • Recent
  • Nearby
  • Comments

26 Yr Old & Surgery is Scheduled! - Forest Hills, NY

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

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

Short and Sweet and Low BMI - Las Vegas, NV

Hi Realselfers, First, I want to thank all the thousands of people who have posted their stories and share their knowledge. It has been invaluable! It has been feeding my secret obsession for self improvement for years! Hopefully some of you will identify with my story. I'm scheduled for a... 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

Dr Carlos Velasquez VSG - Mexico

Changed my mind from Lipo- the recent deaths from fellow nurses scared the crap out of me. My fiancé thinks it was a sign that I was relayed info about the recent deaths from Lipo , eerily the same reasons why I'm getting mine. Dr Henao couldn't reasonable answer questions on how he would ... READ MORE

27 Years Old, Tired of Yo-Yoing - Philadelphia, PA

Where do I even start? I've been a big girl for most of my life. Starting around 10 y/o or so, I was always the big girl in school. I've heard all the wonderful backhanded compliments a big girl can get. "You do that well for a girl of your size." "Aw, you've at least got a pretty face." "I... 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

31yrs old 278lbs

I am a 31yr old mother of 2 beautiful children. I currently am 5ft 11in and weigh 278. I came to this page looking for support. I have absolutely no support system. Everybody says I am not big enough to get the surgery. I don't want to tell my mom and worry her. I am tired of being at war with... 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

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

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

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

No matching results