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 started my process for my weight loss surgery in March of 2016. I was approved by my insurance last year but then decided to have another child. After completing all my requirements I literally just got approved on 8/16 and my surgery was 8/17. Overall so far I feel pretty good. Ready for this... READ MORE

So I have been over weight most of my life. I have been dieting on and off since I was 14 years old. I have done them all. Weight Watchers, Atkins, low calorie, low fat, biggest loser, all of them! lol! I have always been a pretty muscular guy. I am 6,1" tall and to be honest have always had an... READ MORE

I find Dr. Simpson and his staff to be the most non judge mental people in a Dr. Office EVER! Never less than professional. I truly believe he cares for all his patients well being. I love his witty banter. I'm always learning something new! I will have a new life next year, God willing.????. ... READ MORE

So I've finally made the decision to get the Sleeve Gastrectomy after researching and talking to friends that have gotten it. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, really packing on the pounds when I hit puberty....I was like 5'9 180 but had the body of a 30 yr old. I stay very... 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

So happy to do it. I lost 30 kg after 4 months. I was 124kg. I was thinking about long time back. Life totally changed more dynamic, more charisma. My life changed fully. I want to reach 80 kg. Maybe within 3 months. I will update you soon. I encourage everybody to do it. Easy procedure no... READ MORE

I was sleeved 12/11/15. I had a rough time for the first few months with my breakup with food lol. It's been 5 1/2 months and I've only lost 50 lbs. I had a very bad wreck in 2006 and have health issues which limit my exercise abilities. On the upside I don't have alot of loose skin from rapid... READ MORE

I am a 47 year old married mother of 2 boys. One is grown and the other is 13. I formerly had the lap band and did well. I lost 80-100 pounds. I had major trouble (multiple infections and slippage of the band) I finally had to have the entire system removed after the 3rd infection. I was... READ MORE

I will be 57 this summer. I'm currently scheduled for the sleeve surgery on 5/31/16. I was always fairly slender until I had kids (3 kids are now grown). Also, after having my thyroid removed, a hysterectomy and quitting smoking, my weight has skyrocketed! My highest weight was 293! I... 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

I took the decision of getting a sleeve after gaining a lot of weight after back surgery. The waiting time was a bit over a year. I tried to lose weight by myself while waiting but my physical condition made it hard and i gained instead of losing. Ive gained about 60 pounds between the time of... READ MORE

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

I'm ready, I don't have date just yet, but I'm on the road to making better choices. Better Health. I;m schedule for a couple of surgery clearance procedures, then Ill be able to get a surgery date. I have the psyche evaluation coming up on 7/21, the EGD scheduled because I have a diverticulum... READ MORE

As most of you that have been on the site, I've been researching weight loss options for many years and have been on this site for over a year. Just reading and reading and have decided to begin the process of WLS surgery myself. I'm 5'2" and 215 lbs. I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart... READ MORE

I love Dr Nick and the Nicholson clinic. From my first appointment they made me feel safe and comfortable. He explained all my options and worked with my insurance. In the beginning I did not know how I was going to make this surgery happen.My pcp was old school and thought I was taking the easy... READ MORE

I have been a fan of real self for a year and it has really helped me to go ahead with my decision to get a gastric sleeve. I initially was reluctant to write a review-however I haven't seen very many reviews done in the UAE and I thought I might help someone on a similar path to my own. First... READ MORE

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

Okay so my expectations are to lose weight it's me time ! So gonna have the gastric sleeve done late July and hoping for tummy tuck and boobs later as soon as I get to my goal. Then I would like to be able to wear panties the correct way. I've had to wear them backwards since I had my second... 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

Hello, everyone. I'm new to the community. My name is Merlyn, 33 yrs. of age, not married nor children, quite yet. I've been battling with my weight for many years now. I started dieting intensely back in December 2013, so far I'm down to 305 lbs., from 345 lbs. I'm truly excited about my... READ MORE

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