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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51 and Ready for a Change - Flint, MI

Since the birth of my daughter 25 years ago I have been overweight, but I have always been a very positive person and I believe you should love yourself no matter what the outside package is. I have always tried to remain trendy with clothing and active. But l need to make a change not for... READ MORE

37 Yo Needing This Long Overdue Procedure Done ASAP! - Tijuana, MX

Hello all, ive decided to have gastric sleeve in Tijuana, Mexico after having the run arounds with insurance not covering here in the states cause i have no medical condition that would qualify me to get it done. Hopefully i have great experiences and could update everyone along the way. My... 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

40 Years Old, Mom of Two, 313 Lb Start, 5'10" Hernia - Spokane, WA

My primary care physician recommended my bariatric surgeon when I found it impossible to lose the 40 lbs required to have hernia surgery. The hernia caused a lot of pain whenever I exercised even a little. I started the two week preop diet at 331 lbs on July 8, 15. By September 3 I had lost... READ MORE

Interested in Gastric Sleeve in Mexico - Tijuana, MX

Hello everyone. My name is Patricia and I'm 29 years old. I'm a recently single mother of 2, and it has been so hard loosing weight after my kids. I have been researching getting the sleeve done in Mexico as the price is in the right range for me. Everything in Miami is super expensive. The only... 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

31 Year Old Mom Sleeved Across the Border - Mexico

I wasn't always overweight. Growing up I was a very competitive athlete, playing basketball 10-12 months out of the year from the time I was in fourth grade through high school. Then comes then a bunch of grief and trauma along with quitting all sports. I ended up finding myself spending time... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve Transformed my Life! - Gainesville, GA

I was 245 lbs and was taking several medications a day. I decided to contact NGPG Physicians Group bariatric department. They offered me help and my achievement was greater than I had expected. I went from 245lbs in March 2015, down to 162 in April 2016. The gastric sleeve was the best option... READ MORE

Sleeved with a Low BMI on April 7, 2016 in Tijuana Mexico

I arrived at airport around 1:00 checked in and the driver picked me up around 2:30 after I checked in at the check in point. I got to the hospital around 3:30 filled out my paperwork and got called in the back to do my EKG and blood test. Blood test didn't go so well due to they could get the... READ MORE

45 years old, tired to be overweight for 15 years

Researching at realself for a few years, I finally took the decision to go ahead with this process, my weight it has been a series of ups and downs for 15 years. I've loss 20 lbs in 5 months and gained back in just 3. So here I am...now I'm in the preOp diet I've loss 7 lbs already. I'll post... 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

Awesome Journey

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

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

26 Yr Old & Surgery is Scheduled! - Forest Hills, NY

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

Gastric Sleeve 66 Pounds Down and Loving Myself - Mexico

Hey ladies, I encourage anyone who wants the sleeve or the gastric bypass to go for it! I been over weight my whole life, no confidence and had an over eating problem! Up to date I've lost 66 pounds and I do not think about food all day anymore! I have confidence and I love myself! Dr Almanza... READ MORE

Dr Carlos Velasquez VSG - Mexico

Changed my mind from Lipo- the recent deaths from fellow nurses scared the crap out of me. My fiancé thinks it was a sign that I was relayed info about the recent deaths from Lipo , eerily the same reasons why I'm getting mine. Dr Henao couldn't reasonable answer questions on how he would ... 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

31yrs old 278lbs

I am a 31yr old mother of 2 beautiful children. I currently am 5ft 11in and weigh 278. I came to this page looking for support. I have absolutely no support system. Everybody says I am not big enough to get the surgery. I don't want to tell my mom and worry her. I am tired of being at war with... READ MORE

32 Y.o, Mother of 2 Boys, Tired of Being Obese and Unhealthy

I have struggled with weight issues, Most of my life. After my second child my weight just kept climbing. At about 280 lbs I decided to have the lap band a year later in 2009. I did lose a lot of weight and got to probably 190 lbs, but I was SICK. I always vomited and it just seemed to get worse... READ MORE

Sleeved 4 Life. Tijuana, Mexico

I decided to have wls because of all the yo yo dieting I reach my highest weight 196 when I had appt with my PCP I knew then it was time . I did a lot of research and chose dr Garcia based my decision off all the great reviews and his baraiatrics back ground ! I went trough Tijuana baraiatrics... READ MORE

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