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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Hello everyone, My name is Philicia Spidell I am 24 year old female in hopes of a getting a Gastric sleeve surgery. After a long run of being overweight and unhappy I am finally at great place in my life with my newly married wife and my three children... I've Finally been approved with s... 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

My reason for having the sleeve is for my self and my two girls,I was 248 pounds I have never been that heavy. Am 5'4" and my bmi was 39 I was scared that I wasn't going to live long enough to see my girls grow up they are only 5 and 8. I am telling you now that's the best decision I ever made... READ MORE

I just got approval for surgery in Mexico with Dr. Garcia at CER Hospital. I am scared, but ready. I think this might go very quickly. I have some questions I am hoping others that have done this can help me with. I have read so many of your reviews and they have helped a ton. I feel more... READ MORE

Ive lost over 22lbs and counting. I am not loving my body....sucks! My goal now is to lose another 22 and get my body/booty back! I don't have a date yet but I'm set on December...so 2016 will really be New Year NEW ME. any advice or tips are very welcome....I'm so excited about the need... READ MORE

I have started the process for the gastric sleeve surgery. I have 2 more supervised diet and excerise visits with my doctor before my info will be submitted to Cigna for approval. If all goes well I expect to have surgery in December. So far I have had my psychological review and sleep apnea... READ MORE

So far so good,the biggest thing for me do far is planning for my return home,I not afraid about the procedure itself I am actually looking forward to it I know it's going to be the stepping stone to a better,healthier life I've tried losing the weight on my own throughout my adult life and was... READ MORE

So I went from gastic band to the Sleeve . The first month I lost 33 lbs . Starting weight 245lbs , 5'5 , 42 yrs old. Here in France they keep you normally 5 days . I stayed 8 not due to a surgery problem but a blood problem . 4 day in Intensive care unit. First 3 were the worst . I can't handle... READ MORE

Recent dx with sleep apnea, GERD. 255lbs 5'3. Goal weight 175lbs. Bariatric surgery not covered by insurance. Considering getting sleeved in Mexico. Any suggestions for Mexican surgeons. Did research dr Ortiz at OCC and dr Alvarez. Cost in Us in my local area is about $13000. Dr Alvarez is... READ MORE

Hi everyone, I thought I would do a post today. My operation is in 3 days. I'm not too nervous about the surgery. I'm more concerned with the healing process after and making sure I don't do anything to cause complications with healing. I think the fact that I'm aware and concerned I will most... READ MORE

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

Hi everyone I'm Tiffany. My knee dr. mentioned wls to me 2 years ago to help relieve some of the pain my access weight is causing but I didnt think much of it. I found this site when I was researching tummy tucks since I have a family history of large round tummies that drop to your knees as you... READ MORE

I'm 5'8 tall and I weight about 255 and it is the highest weight I've been at and at 23 years old its not something you dream of to be this heavy. I'm a mother of two littles ones and I want to live a healthier lifestyle not just for me but for my family. It's been really hard trying to lose the... READ MORE

I am actually getting a (GASTRIC SLEEVE). My expectation of this surgery, overall is to be, feel and ultimately look healthy. After 4 long months my insurance gave me the approval last week. Is going to be a new beginning for me and I know it won't be magical but I will reach my goal which is to... READ MORE

I have always been very active and over the last year I have put on nearly 100 lbs. I go for blood work, work out, walk a few miles a day, and watch what I eat. The weight just keeps piling on. The doctor finally put me on more medication this time for my thyroid and after 5 months I have... READ MORE

So you guys this is it, ive had it for being overweight! Ive done Dr Bernstein and all the other diets out there and nothing works! They all make you fall back to your overweight or make you even weight more! Im currently on the Pre-Op diet and will be going for my surgery on the 27th July at... READ MORE

Hello All!!! I've been on this site since 2010 & have finally decided to take the plunge & get the sleeve done!!! My regular weight has always been between 125-130lbs. I had my first son (6lbs 13ozs) & bounced back, no problems! 4 years later I had my second (9lbs 11ozs) & it... READ MORE

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

Hello All, My surgery date is pending depending on a loan. I am 5'4.5" and 211 lbs. I am a former athlete, so weight has never really been an indicator for my size. At 155-161 lbs I wore a size 4/6. So when my weight started to climb. I didn't worry to much as my weight fluctuated frequently... READ MORE

Hey everyone...I have been on the forum for almost 2months and I appreciate all who shares their story and open their life to us. As I stated I am a 32 year old single mother of one teen, divorcee, recent nursing college graduate working on a new me. I have been struggling with my weight on... READ MORE

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