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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I'm paying my deposit today. Initially I was gonna go with dr maytorena but his is $500 more lol so I decided on dr ary. Has anyone else had surgery with him? I would like to know so I can get some insight on how your surgery went and what to expect. I'm so excited. Also has anyone went with... READ MORE

I am excited just to think of how far I've come since my procedure one year ago. When I started this journey, I weighted almost 340 pounds but on May 8, 2015, my life changed. I was diagnosed as being a border line diabetic due to my weight so I made the decision to get the sleeve. I feel... 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 had lapband surgery in 2009 with no luck and had it removed in April of this year. I am having gastric sleeve done this month. At my heaviest 2 weeks ago I weighed 305. I have been doing the preop diet for a little over a week and I am down to 293. I am getting a little nervous but I am ready... READ MORE

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

I was hesitant having surgery outside of the US, but I knew individuals from my hometown who used Dr. Fernando Garcia for WLS. The whole process was easy and I was worried for no reason. I've never received care in the US like I did from Dr. Garcia, his staff, and the medical professionals at... READ MORE

Dr. Verboonen, Sheri Burke and staff have been absolutely amazing! I am almost 2 years post op and I still receive messages asking how I'm doing! The care before, during and after my procedure has gone above and beyond my expectations. I thank them for helping me take the first step in regaining... READ MORE

Hello everyone! I am finally getting the gastric sleeve procedure done on February 24, 2016 (in less than 3 weeks!!) Am I nervous? YES! However, I have one of the best bariatric surgeon in South Jersey. Dr. Mark Salcone of Lourdes Medical Associates in South Jersey is going to perform the... READ MORE

So, I have been stalking this site since around September 2015. Surgery scheduled for VSG 2/8/16. I have had trouble with my weight since the birth of my first child 15 yrs ago. I have managed to lose a great deal of weight after the birth of my first and second child and was already over... READ MORE

I am so glad I found this forum. It has been very helpful for me when it came to making my decision. I've decided to get the gastric sleeve. Let me tell u a Lil about myself. I'm 33 330 lbs. with 3 kids. I began gaining weight when I was about 20 yrs. old. I've tried every diet out here dads,... READ MORE

Hello community: new to this website. I'm a 43 y/o male with sleep apnea, HBP, DM type 2, gout and asthma. I'm 511 and at the beginning of the journey in early July I peaked at 314. Currently I'm in day 5 of the all liquid diet and it sucks but is doable. I been struggling with weight for more... READ MORE

I am 44 and the Mom of 3 boys, my youngest is 16. I am 5'9" and weigh @ 280. I am relatively healthy, no diabetes, high blood pressure, ect. I have tried just about every diet under the sun. I lose a good amount of weight, but it always comes back (and brings friends). The last 5 years have been... READ MORE

I was completely skeptical going into this. Now, I am over 10 months out and know this procedure was one of the best decisions of my life. My procedure was done with a robot and glue instead of sutures. I had minimal pain and bruising following laproscopic procedure. I am nearly 50lbs down and a... READ MORE

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

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

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

I am a 37 year old woman who has struggled with weight my entire life. I currently have a BMI of 31 when I went to the doctor for my physical this week. My highest weight was about 192 lbs and that was about 8 years ago when I was in a very abusive relationship, so I depended on food and alcohol... READ MORE

Losing weight has been a constant battle, however in June 2016 I started researching different surgeries after I decided I've spent way too much money and time trying diets/ treatments with short term results. You name it and I've probably tried it. Once my mind is made up there no stopping me.... READ MORE

I decided to get the VSG last year but when it was time for the surgery I found out I was pregnant with my son. I had my son Feb. 12 2015 and decided to schedule the surgery once he turned 6 mths. I am currently in my 2 week pre-op diet, I can only have liquids and I only have 4 days left to go.... READ MORE

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

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