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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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

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

Closing out my 20's with a New ME! :) - San Diego, CA

Hi Real Self folks! My name is Melanie and I am 29 years old. I was skinny all throughout high school and college, I'm talking 125-130 lbs soaking wet. Once I graduated from college I got my first desk job and the pounds began to pack on. At 24 I weighed 200 lbs and now at 29 I am at my highest... 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

29 Y.o Female RN, Trying for a Healthier Me.

Hello all, I am making this review to have a spot to document my surgery as well as have a place for some support. I am having my surgery in the new year- January 10th (arriving and having blood work a day early.) Gaving surgery in Tijuana Mexico with Dr. Hernandez. I am nervous, being that... READ MORE

Best Decision Ever. 107 pounds down in 10 months!

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

VSG, Dr. Carlos Altamirano Cano, 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

37 Year Old Ready to Live the Life I Want - Salt Lake City, UT

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. It's been an enormous frustration because I'm a person who loves working out, loves being active and has no problem with healthy eating. I was in athlete in both high school and college but even then my weight held me back from being great. Through... READ MORE

Gastric Sleeve with Dr. Pablo Garcia

The sleeve is the choice I made to be done to me the day of the surgery. I weighed 394 pounds and started my goal for weight loss. November 15, 2016 is the date the surgery was done. I was nervous and pretty shy but the staff was great and they made me feel comfortable. It was pretty quick and I... READ MORE

22 Yrs Old Gastric Sleeve in Tijuana, México

Hi I'm 22 years old and I plan to get the gastric sleeve surgery. I'm 5'6 and 255 lbs my God smh I just let myself go! I have been over weight sense I was 11 yrs old. And it has been the hardest for me to lose weight. I would be motivated for a month exercising eating good. Then I just stop and... READ MORE

Lap Band to Sleeve Gastrectomy Revision. Las Vegas, NV

I had the lap band surgery in 2009. It was OK I didn't love it. I lost some weight, 40-50 pounds, but not as much as I thought I would lose. My dad passed away in 2012 and a few very stressful years followed. By 2015, I had gained back all of my weight lost with the lapband, and added an extra... READ MORE

I wanna look how I feel, with a gastric sleeve

I'm schedule to see Yily on April 6, 2016 to have the following: Tummy Tuck Liposuction on Flanks, Abdomen, Back , and Arms Brazilian Butt Lift I rounded my budget to be 6grand. After I pay for my ticket, supplies, hotel, and medication it may be just about that. I'm taking Iron pills beginning... READ MORE

36 Yr Old Female, 3 Kids, the Struggle is Real - Fort Myers, FL

Ive been wanting to do this a long time. I finally got my insurance approval and went through the three month program the Dr suggested. Today is day six of my pre op liquid diet. My family is of no help or support as I have asked of them. As they currently sit here eating chinese food and... READ MORE

Here We Go!

I have been stalking people on this and other bariatric surgery websites for a little over a year now. I am finally at a point where enough is enough and scheduled the surgery for February 7, 2017. I am 46, high weight 352.6 and I'm 5'8" tall. I have been curvy all my life, but never weighed... READ MORE

32 Y/o, 2 Kids, 36BMI

I live in Texas, I love to eat, especially tacos! I work fulltime as a pediatric RN. Over the last several years my weight has slowly crept up and I am currently at my all time heaviest (245lbs). I am fairly tall, 5'8" so even mentioning gastric surgery has gotten me a ton of flack since... READ MORE

40 Something Year Old with Health Issues Looking to Be Healthy Again - New York

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'm Ready to Claim my Life Back!!! - Las Vegas, NV

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

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

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

37, 297lb W/ Four Children & I Want to Live

I'm going through Kaiser North Cal Fremont. My insurance is through them and they cover everything. So I don't know how much this is all going to cost because I have complete coverage. Going through Kaiser has been a long process. They want you to hit a certain goal weight, go to classes,... READ MORE

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