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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42, Heart Attack Survivor, Mother of 3. Houston, TX

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

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

25 Years Old, Vsg - Hackensack, NJ

After being considered morbidly obese for three years, I made the decision to have the vertical sleeve gatrectomy procedure done. I had seen Dr. Amit Trivedi on The View and decided he would be my surgeon. I live in Bucks County, PA so NJ isn't much of a hike. Starting weight: 235 Current... READ MORE

38 Y/o Wife & Mother Needing to Tame my Health - Hoffman Estates, IL

In my teens and into adulthood, my weight has been a topic of concern- even bringing in the Army for 6 years. I've been toying with the idea of gastric surgery for a few years... after I busted my leg (fractured knee, & ankle & ligament damage too) & losing my mother in 2012, then diagnosed... READ MORE

44 YEAR OLD 198 Lb TYPE 1 DIABETIC - Wake Forest, NC

No review yet. Today is Monday and my actual surgery is Thursday that I am feeling really comfortable with. I am currently 8 days into my 10 day liquid diet and VERY NERVOUS because if I lose a pound between now and Thursday, I can't have my surgery. I cannot find any other documented record... READ MORE

30 Years - New Life Started!

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

Starting a new life at 40!

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 have a confession: I'm addicted to Real Self. A few nights ago, I had my ipad on my lap, fork in one hand with Cinnabon at my side. And I thought to myself, my gosh, I'm reading blogs about weight loss and look at me devouring this Cinnabon! Then last night it was a full glass of ice-cream,... READ MORE

50 Years Old and Taking my Life Back! - Spain

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

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

Got A Surgery Date! Can't Believe This is Happening!

So I got my surgery date for 10/21/2016! I had to take nutrition classes, then my insurance (Aetna) denied me but we appealed it and it was over turned! I already did all of my pre ops and my primary cleared it! I have to meet with the Surgeon and anesthesiologist on 10/05/16. I'm getting it... READ MORE

Hoping to Be Sleeved - Scottsdale, AZ

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

43 Years Old, 5'1", 215 Lbs. New year= New me! Houston, TX

My journey is just beginning for the second time. I will be having a revision from lap band to gastric sleeve. I had my band done 8 years ago. I have had complications with my band, nothing serious, more just a fluke I guess. When I got banded, I was so excited, ready to live my life! My band... READ MORE

A Widow, Mother of 3, Tried It All and Now I'm Ready. - Tijuana, Mexico

I hope everything goes well with my surgery. My weight is now 265. My goal is to be at least 185. I feel like I'm always hungry when I'm not. So Now I'm ready to start my new journey on this weight loss. Im scared but it have to be done. Everyday i have to climb up 100 stairs for work and when i... READ MORE

Tijuana, Mexico-Gastric Sleeve with Dr Fernando Garcia. Mexico, MX

Hi Everyone, I have decided to take the plunge as I have struggled since giving birth to my kids to get my weight under control. Friends and Family think I am out of my mind to have my surgery in Mexico. I want this to be a place to help others with this process and document my journey. I... READ MORE

I'm40yrs Young,I HaveChildren,I Use toBe EnergeticUntil I GainedThis 312pounds,hopefullymy WeightWill Be inthePast! New York, NY

I use to love to dance and play sports, I was the biggest kid in the park, I'm a child at heart,I was always average weight until about 30yrs old,but now,being g 312pounds, I'm lazy and it doesn't help my either!Can someone please answer me these 2 questions,I've been smoking about 3 cigarettes... READ MORE

A Fresh Start Before my 26th Birthday! - Mexico

I'd love to be original, but my story is the most typical you'll find on here. I've been overweight since I was a child, before my age hit the double digits, even. It wasn't that bad back then, but over time, the pounds quickly added up. In high school, I was maybe 30-50 pounds heavier than... READ MORE

40 Years Old, 3 Teenage Children, Ready for Change - Voorhees, NJ

For the past 15 years I have struggled with my weight. I have used Weight Watchers numerous times, hired personal trainers and nutritionists, exercised, tried different nutrition "techniques" (intermittent fasting, high protein diets, low carb diets, cleanses, etc.) but every year I continue to... READ MORE

Hoping for the Best - Mexico, MO

I've been lurking on this site for sometime now. I have been considering this surgery for the last 2 years but keep telling myself I can do it on my own but keep on packing on the pounds. Talked to people who have had the surgery and read review after review to get a better understanding of it... READ MORE

228.8 Lbs, Bmi 37, Diabetic, Blood Pressure Issues, 5'5" 40 Years Old Mother of 4 - New York, NY

I decided to get VSG after I was having trouble walking, just turned 40 and my health & vitals was going crazy all of a sudden. I work in marketing in a high pressure active job. I couldn't afford to be immobile and continue to have health issues. So I did my research found out Dr. Alfons... READ MORE

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