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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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 just starting the process of getting gastric sleeve surgery done ???? I am doing it through dean insurance so I have to go through a loooooot of steps but I absolutely believe it will be worth it. I had my first apt with the weight management program Dr and my first apt with the... READ MORE

Tomorrow is the big day. I am getting sleeved in Alicante, Spain. Of course I am scared, but also very very exited. All the other reviews are great help and very encouraging and have given me an idea of what to aspect . I will keep posting every few days! Wish me luck! I am a mother of 2 teens... READ MORE

I am 39 years old and a married mother to 3 kids (19,16,&14). Numerous times over the years I have researched bariatric surgery. Each time I stop short of actually attending a seminar. Well..... I went to the bariatric surgery seminar on 06/30/15. After listening (with my very supportive... READ MORE

I am 36 yrs old female and looking to do Vertical Gastric Sleeve. I have done a lot of research on this and really excited to get it done, My date has not been scheduled yet but I am looking into having it done by Dr Kim in Dallas. As I do more research i am very exited to get the procedure done... READ MORE

First, I wish to state I had been utilizing this website for over a year and decided that because few men tell their story here, I need to share mine. Once upon a time... There was a time when I was athletic. In high school I ran cross country/ tracking, was slim/medium built and by no means... READ MORE

I started gaining weight around 12-13 and have been struggling with it ever since. I would lose some with the help of diet medication (phentermine) but would quickly gain it back. I am the most happiest and confident when I am at a decent weight. I have not pen pointed the reason for my... 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 have my consult and informational seminar on sep 17. I weigh 217 lbs and am only five feet tall. I have been about ten-fifteen lbs overweight since I was a teenager but the past 7 years I have been continuing to gain weight at an alarming rate. I want children but I know it isn't healthy... READ MORE

Hello everyone, my name is Kay. I'm so happy that I've came across this site. By me reading so many of you guys stories I know u guys would understand my struggles that I have faced. I've struggled with my weight my entire adulthood. I've tired several diets such as 17 day diet, Atkins, slim... 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

I had always been considered overweight. Recently (in the last 3 years) I became morbidly obese. I never really had a problem with being plus size. That is until it started affecting my everyday life. I finally made the decision to change my life. I researched the sleeve gastrectomy many years... 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 want to be able to run, and walk without being breathless. I have troubled with weight gain for a very long time. But was very nervous. After seeing the results on someone I know personally I decided that hey I can do this. I just want to be healthier, for me it's not about being a size 10 or... READ MORE

I'm that guy. I've always been the big loud jovial life of the party guy. 6' 3" and currently 336 and in good health save for high cholesterol. That said, life changed 18 months ago when my wife and I adopted a son. Now it's not just me I have to worry about. Now I have to keep up w an... READ MORE

I plan to have my sleeve done in early June, I have been looking at medical tourism agencies to make the decision much easier to find a good surgeon. I am really nervous about getting the surgery so I am having my family come with me hopefully, we can make it into a small family vacation. I am... 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

I've pretty much been overweight my entire life. You name the diet and I've done it. In May 2013, I gave birth and weighed 363 the day I left the hospital. I got down to 270 and now I'm at 288. I have decided to get sleeved and will be having surgery in Tijuana with Dr. Maytorena. I originally... READ MORE

After reading almost every post on here, I am so ready to head to Mexico next month! So here is my beginning... The emotional eating started when my parents divorced when I was 8. Since then, I have always been the fat, funny friend. I have been hiding behind humor and pieces of furniture my... READ MORE

Hello, my name is LaVonda and I had my sleeve gastrectomy on February 18th 2016. I was so excited waiting to be approved. Did all the research anyone could ever do. I completed all the requirements by my insurance company. The day came for my surgery. My middle daughter took me at 5:30 am.... READ MORE

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How much does a Sleeve Gastrectomy cost?

The typical cost for a Sleeve Gastrectomy ranges from $225-$25,000 with an average cost of $8,975. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 769 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more