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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23yr Old 5'6" 250lbs Dieting my Whole Life!

SW: 250 CW: 230 GW: 165 Getting sleeved by dr. Luis Cervantes 6/19! I'm ready for a new me. :) I have joined Dr. Cervantes' support group on Facebook, spoken with him and Eduardo his patient liaison and I met Omar who helped me get checked in at the hospital after picking me up from the airport.... READ MORE

25 Years Old, Vsg - Hackensack, NJ

After being considered morbidly obese for three years, I made the decision to have the vertical sleeve gatrectomy procedure done. I had seen Dr. Amit Trivedi on The View and decided he would be my surgeon. I live in Bucks County, PA so NJ isn't much of a hike. Starting weight: 235 Current... READ MORE

39 Years Old with 5 Children - Mobile, AL

I struggled with my weight after having my first child in 1997. I was diagnosed with PCOS 5 months after she was born and for years my weight would yoyo. After baby number 5 was born, my weight ballooned to almost 270lbs. I tried prescription diet pills and successfully lost 50lbs but as soon... READ MORE

32, Healthier and Sexier Me Journey

My story is like many others. I am beyond tired of my weight going up and down and up again. I have always had to exercise and watch what I eat. But not until 8 years ago did my weight start going up and up and up. I have had personal trainers, tried weight watchers, Atkins, low carb diets. I... READ MORE

29 Year Old, No kids, 5'1, 235 lbs, with PCOS and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

I've been overweight all of my adult life, and most of my years as a child. Both of my parents are in the medical field, so you would have thought that my hypothyroidism would have been caught before I was in my 20s, but it wasn't. I've been on all kinds of diets, cleanses, fasts, and exercise... 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

37 Yr Old. Slimmer Me in Tijuana Mexico - Mexico, MX

Hi everyone. Like many here I started my research about 4 months ago. After doing a very intense research on the pros and cons of having gastric sleeve. I decided to go with a Slimmer Me Clinic in tijuana Mexico. Lizzett Prado is the coordinator, shes been very helpful, and what really... READ MORE

21 Year Old, No Kids, Ready to Be Sleeved - Lanham, MD

Hi, I've started the process to be sleeved. My surgery date isn't set because I have to do the insurance mandated nutritionist for 3 mos. I have Cigna which has been a blessing. My nutrition program cost $299, and I will have a copay of $100 at the day of surgery. I start nutrition classes... 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

Tired Of Stealing Handicapped Parking Spaces...I'm Not Handicap...lol - Tijuana Mexico

So I've gained a huge amount of weight!!! My father passed in 2007, a man of which was my mother and father, yeah, I am his only child and we were very close. After his death, I just mourned and ate, ate and mourned. This year I have gotten sooooo much better. I had lost faith in God, self, and... READ MORE

23. Obesed. 250. PCOS and Sleep Apnea. VSG.

-BMI 39 -5.7 -250 -United Healthcare -Requirements 6 month diet nonconsecutive within the last 2 years Mental Evaluation EGD Medical Clearance And informational meeting -Sounds like a lot but honestly it hasn't been - I'm nervous I've been dealing with my weight since I was an adolescent (I... READ MORE

Hoping*Praying*Fingers Crossed! - Cary, NC

Hello everyone! I started my journey to VSG a May 2nd 2017. My insurance is BCBS, and so far I have completed the upper GI, EKG, CXR, Psych, & Nutritionist. I still have my sleep study to complete and get a letter and/or documentation from my Primary Doc stating I have attempted weight loss... READ MORE

37 y/o looking to lose some weight

I've always been on the heavier side, or like most people like to say "thick". I always thought about plastic surgery but never really took it serious enough until now. I'm tired of carrying around the extra weight I'm not looking to be a size 2, I just want to have that sexy hour glass figure... READ MORE

21 Years Old, Obese Class II, Battled with Weight All my Life - Portsmouth, NH

I've always been overweight, but last summer I gained over 25 lbs from steroid treatments following a huge poison ivy rash all over my body. I was very uncomfortable with myself and followed a low-carb diet at the beginning of 2016 to get rid of the recent 25, but knew I finally needed to take... 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

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

34 Years Old with 3 Kids

I have been struggling with my weight since a teen .. I have done about every diet their is spend endless hours at the gym .. yes I lost weight but than I will regain it back plus some more .. obesity runs in my family so I have decided to obtain a gastric sleve ... to start a journey of a... READ MORE

Closing out my 20's with a New ME! :) - San Diego, CA

Hi Real Self folks! My name is Melanie and I am 29 years old. I was skinny all throughout high school and college, I'm talking 125-130 lbs soaking wet. Once I graduated from college I got my first desk job and the pounds began to pack on. At 24 I weighed 200 lbs and now at 29 I am at my highest... 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

Hoping for the Best - Mexico, MO

I've been lurking on this site for sometime now. I have been considering this surgery for the last 2 years but keep telling myself I can do it on my own but keep on packing on the pounds. Talked to people who have had the surgery and read review after review to get a better understanding of it... READ MORE

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