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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@21 Year Old Mom of One Ready to Free Myself - Brooklyn, NY

Hi I'm Danika I am 21 years old. i have a 3 year old son and I am a full time student and H.H.A. I am from Brooklyn, New York. I wasn't always overweight. Throughout all of my childhood I was very skinny and active. I started putting on weight around the age of 11 when i started going through... READ MORE

34 y/o engaged mother of 2. Tired of being overweight

I heard that Baptist had a bariatric surgery Center and they are participating with my insurance so I called to inquire about it. I have completed all of the necessary steps to have my authorization approved by my insurance and am scheduled for surgery on February 20, 2017. A little over a... READ MORE

VSG, Longterm VSG, Dr. Maytorena, 28YO, 1 Child, Divorced

Hello all! I decided to go ahead and make a post since I have been lurking this site for years now. I have decided to go with Dr, M at LTVSG, one reason being the price and the second being his reputation. I have medical insurance in the US, but it does not cover WLS. How about that? I'm paying... READ MORE

Approaching 70 Yrs Old and Tired of the 40+ Year Battle with my Weight! - Birmingham, AL

Had a consult in mid-September with a weight loss surgery center, but was unhappy with the negative attitude of the doctor, as well as the lack of information regarding insurance coverage from the staff, so I let them know I wouldn't be back. Discovered a major university hospital nearby has a... READ MORE

47 and Tired of the Roller Coaster. Port Macquarie, AU

I'm 99kgs at the moment and have struggled with my weight since my first child 22years ago. Im wanting to have the gastric sleeve surgery and have joined a health fund specifically to do this surgery and help cover costs. I have to wait 12months to be covered but that's ok, more time to research... READ MORE

48 Year Old Finally Getting Back to Healthy Happy Weight

Just had surgery on May 31, 2016. Will update very soon. I just got to 5 weeks post-op today and I'm down 22 lbs. I started at 222 and, as of 2 days ago, I weigh 200 lbs. I am 5'6" tall. I had this surgery after a friend of mine had it 6 months earlier (I didn't know she had the surgery... READ MORE

33 Married and Tired of Being Obese.

Hello everyone i am a 33 year old female married with no kids.I am scheduled to have surgery on the 06th of December with Dr Jorge Maytorena.I am on a high protein diet for this week before surgery.My starting weight was 215 i am now 195.My highest weight has been 220lbs.I am 5 foot 4 and my bmi... READ MORE

Getting ready to be Fisherfied!!

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

47 And Feeling 27 !

In my early adult years I was thin, fit, healthy and happy. Life happens and all that disappeared. Now at 47 I am finally taking control and becoming what and who I was at 27. The past 20 years have been up and down on the scale, each attempt at losing weight lasted only short periods of time... READ MORE

40'ish Y/o W/four Children Ready to Get my Life Back

I don't even know where to start with this! This has been a journey to say the least. I wish I could say that I had a lot of fun getting fat, but that's the furthest thing from the truth! It start with a broken foot. I used to run to cope with every negative emotion I would have. After moving up... READ MORE

33 Years Old with 4 Kids Married 13 Years - Fort Worth, TX

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

41, 2 Kids and a Husband - The Woodlands, TX

Looking forward to losing weight. I have been over weight since the birth of my first child and have not been under 200lb since 2002. My highest weight was 238 and can't seem to lose more than 20-25lb and keep off. I have been contemplating the gastric sleeve for some time since I work in the... READ MORE

34 Years Old with 3 Kids

I have been struggling with my weight since a teen .. I have done about every diet their is spend endless hours at the gym .. yes I lost weight but than I will regain it back plus some more .. obesity runs in my family so I have decided to obtain a gastric sleve ... to start a journey of a... READ MORE

Mom and Daughter Searching for a Way out of Obesity - Tijuana, Mexico

I am a 40 year old single mother who has been battling obesity all my life. My obesity has been like a thick coat or shell that is very difficult to remove. It has kept me from living life or feeling like I have a life. During the many reminders of my obesity from either family, friends, or... READ MORE

Sleeve Success

I have been overweight my entire life. I tried every diet known to man. I've always exercised pretty regularly. I'm an active person but somehow was never able to maintain a healthy weight. After years of trying everything I decided to have the sleeve. It was the best thing I've ever done! I... READ MORE

Soon to Be Sleeved - Mexico

In a few day on November 23, 2016 i will have the single incision Sleeve Gastrectomy, I am so excited and looking forward to it, I can barely wait! I am 49 years weight 223 lbs as of this morning, my highest weight was 242 lbs. and my lowest as an adult was 145lbs before i got pregnant with my... READ MORE

A Different Path for the Next Chapter - Tijuana, Mexico

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

Tired of being FAT!! Tijuana Here I Come...ahh

Hello friends.. so I wanted to thank all you guys that give reviews and share your life with us. I have been debating on writing a review or not but this website and has helped me soo much in informing my self and hearing other peoples stories I need to pay it forward. I am 31 years old mother... READ MORE

38 Years Old, 5'8", 293 Lbs. Montreal, QC

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

Getting the Weight off Once and for All... - Tijuana, MX

I've been reading about everyone else's experience on Real Self and it has helped me decide to have my surgery at the obesity control center in Tijuana MX. I can say that I was curious about going out of country from the start because I am privately paying for the procedure and the local... READ MORE

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