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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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

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

I am sooo excited!!!! I finally got approved for a loan so I went to alighterme and signed up :) I have a gastric sleeve Febuary 15, 2016, in Tijuana Mexico. I am 182 at 5'1. I finally decided to do this because I have tried everything on my own. I went from 219 to 182 in 2 years but with much... 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

The title says it all!! I was minutes away from sending over my deposit, to only freak out and think I needed to do more research. At the moment I'm scheduled for March 10th, pending I get my deposit in within the next 24hrs. Let me tell you I am scared, nervous, anxious...I could use a few... 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 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

Hello Everyone! First I would like to thank you for sharing your journey. It has been an inspiration for me to start my own. I have been on the fence for a couple of years now. Researching and trying to decide which procedure would be best for me. After lots of research and watching the process... READ MORE

I'm looking forward to having Gastric Sleeves surgery this Spring if God permits. I'm tired of this weight and all the yo-yo diets. It's time to change my life, this time for good. I've been on "Real Self" for about a year now, man I love it. It helps me with my decision on choosing my surgeon... 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

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

I am not much for waiting. Honestly this is a step that I never thought I would take. I have always been supportive of others having weight loss surgery but really never thought that someone would be me. I have prayed in the past about it and quite honestly never felt at peace about it. However,... READ MORE

I was always kind of on the chunky side as a kid and teenager, but as a young adult, I went into the military and got myself in shape. But two years after I went in, my metabolism inexplicably slowed to a crawl. Neither my doctors, nor the dietitian and personal trainer assigned to me by the Air... READ MORE

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

31 years old, single mother, one child, and I loooong to get the gastric sleeve surgery. However, the time is just not right yet. I'm an LPN working on becoming an RN and as soon as I graduate this surgery is as good as done. My max weight two months ago was 254 lbs. It was also around this... 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

Hello Everyone! My name is Ebony and I am embarking on a long but well worth it journey. After much research (years) I have decided to get the gastric sleeve. I am 28 years old and I weigh 382 lbs. Honestly up until recently I really didn't think of myself as being that big until I actually... READ MORE

Well I am not really sure how to start this but I will give it my best shot. I am 56 and I am a little over 6'2" tall and I weigh 330 lbs. I tried diets for years and seemed like it would work for a bit then gain it all back. Finally decided t take the step and get the surgery. Little nervous... READ MORE

My name is Dawn and I am 26 years old. I have 1 daughter who will be 2 in April. I am 5'6 tall and weight 285 pounds. A little quick history about my self: I wasn't always overweight - I was a cheerleader throughout middle school and also in my first year of high school. I was dating someone... 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

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