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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VSG, Longterm VSG, Dr. Maytorena, 28YO, 1 Child, Divorced

Hello all! I decided to go ahead and make a post since I have been lurking this site for years now. I have decided to go with Dr, M at LTVSG, one reason being the price and the second being his reputation. I have medical insurance in the US, but it does not cover WLS. How about that? I'm paying... READ MORE

Tired of being FAT!! Tijuana Here I Come...ahh

Hello friends.. so I wanted to thank all you guys that give reviews and share your life with us. I have been debating on writing a review or not but this website and has helped me soo much in informing my self and hearing other peoples stories I need to pay it forward. I am 31 years old mother... 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

Discovering my Real Self!!! - Lancaster, PA

Where do I start? Growing up in a Puerto Rican (Latin) family the only vegetable we ever ate was beans and maybe potatoes. Every day, a plate of rice and bean usually paired with some type of fried meat. My dad didn't believe in vegetables, he always said it was pet food. He often referred to... READ MORE

Mark Cavaretta - Williamsville, NY

4th postoperative day and I am finally feeling like myself. Dr Cavaretta was good, he's not a cozy goofball type but a serious business professional who takes his job seriously. I hope to have a lot of success after the surgery. I am feeling cravings already and I'm just determined to stay on... 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

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

33 Married and Tired of Being Obese.

Hello everyone i am a 33 year old female married with no kids.I am scheduled to have surgery on the 06th of December with Dr Jorge Maytorena.I am on a high protein diet for this week before surgery.My starting weight was 215 i am now 195.My highest weight has been 220lbs.I am 5 foot 4 and my bmi... 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

26 Years Old, Ready to Start a New Chapter!

So I have been lurking for a while now and reading tons of reviews as I get ready to start my own journey. Today I decided to post because Im so excited I got approved for VSG. I called my insurance and they said I was approved which was a big relief because I honestly didn't think it was going... READ MORE

36 Yr Old Cast-a-weigh, Was Ready to Lighten Up! - Tijuana, MX

In January of 2015 my job switched insurance companies, from Aetna to Cigna, and I was so excited because our previous insurance didn't cover bariatric surgery and I couldn't afford the cash cost on my wage. I went to true results and after speaking with them they said my new insurance does... READ MORE

Having Gastric Sleeve with One of the Top Bariatric Surgeons and His Team - Tijuana Mx.

I'm a 44 year old mom of 3 children, I have always struggled with my weight since childhood being that chubby girl. My experience with diets have not been a lasting phase yoyoing back and forth from size 12 to up 24, however always was able to be healthy never had issues with high blood... READ MORE

24 year old pre diabetic.

My results are beyond expected! I started out at 260-270 BMI around 37 with untreated PCOS that lead me to being pre diabetic. Every person at TLC surgery was beyond amazing from receptionists, nurses, insurance verifiers, counselors as well as the classes provided made my transition for my life... 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

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

36 Yr Old Female, 3 Kids, the Struggle is Real - Fort Myers, FL

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

VSG... Still Cannot Eat More Than a Couple of Ounces at a Time... Losing Too Much Weight - Travis Afb, CA

I had my WLS surgery just over 2 years ago. There were complications during my surgery where the staple gun malfunctioned and my surgeon had to finish by hand thus creating a smaller pouch than expected (smaller than a Bic pen) I spent 3 days in the ICU, 2 in MICU. My stomach looked like I got... 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

42, Heart Attack Survivor, Mother of 3. Houston, TX

I've been a yo-yo my whole life. I finally conquered a healthy lifestyle in 1998 then found myself pregnant with my oldest son. I gained more than 70 pounds during that pregnancy. I eventually got my weight down but I wasn't really living a healthy lifestyle, just a whole lot of "movin and... READ MORE

34 Year Old Female Very Overweight - Las Vegas, NV

I've been dieting for the past 6 years. I lost 79lbs at one point and gained more than half. That was over 3 years ago. My recent diet was a very strict low carb diet. I was on that for 1 year. Then Thanksgiving 2015 happened. I went crazy with carbs! I could not get back on track. I gained back... READ MORE

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