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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Hi dollies, I first Thank Almighty GOD for everything, Thank You Jesus Christ! I've been through so much I was recently was married and divorced to a "man" who had been suffering with demons of emotional, physical, financial, spiritual, homosexual, infidelity abusive problems but I made through... READ MORE

Ive lost over 22lbs and counting. I am not loving my body....sucks! My goal now is to lose another 22 and get my body/booty back! I don't have a date yet but I'm set on December...so 2016 will really be New Year NEW ME. any advice or tips are very welcome....I'm so excited about the need... READ MORE

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

Since the birth of my daughter 25 years ago I have been overweight, but I have always been a very positive person and I believe you should love yourself no matter what the outside package is. I have always tried to remain trendy with clothing and active. But l need to make a change not for... READ MORE

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

Hello everyone! I'm sonylove3. I am 23 years old and live in Arizona. I am around 303 pounds. I work full time and I'm going to grad school. Unfortunately, I have a diagnosis of major depression disorder... it makes it difficult. I have been struggling with my weight all my life. I've decided... READ MORE

After years of going up and down with my weight, and once my health started to go down hill I knew I had to do something. I battled this weight for years and one point I loss close to 100lbs! And gained it all back!! I've since changed my eating habits and I have new outlook on life! I had to... READ MORE

I'm 29, married with 3 kids, I'm 5'4" at my heaviest weight I was 260 this is over 50% of what I normally weighed even after having 2 kids. For some reason after I had my last child I wasn't able to loose weight in fact I kept gaining and gaining. All my family is morbidly obese in fact I had an... 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

Everything was great. Started south beach diet then got weighed in 251 surgery 230 post op 1 wk 223. Great humerous and educated about surgery. Was skeptical at first about results after but was walking after surgery and came home next day. Great experience to have this was suggested by... READ MORE

I am 44 and the Mom of 3 boys, my youngest is 16. I am 5'9" and weigh @ 280. I am relatively healthy, no diabetes, high blood pressure, ect. I have tried just about every diet under the sun. I lose a good amount of weight, but it always comes back (and brings friends). The last 5 years have been... READ MORE

My weight has defined me my entire life. I remember feeling "fat" in about 3rd grade and at the time it was probably 8lbs above the average girl. And it went up and up and although I always felt regular in size and pretty as a person...I didn't get to be the pretty girl in high school or find a... READ MORE

This website and the inspiring stories women have shared here have been such an inspiration for me. I have struggled with my weight my entire life, but at 5'7" and 246lbs I've finally realized diet and exercise alone isn't ever going to be enough to get me to my goals. I'm at the very... READ MORE

It took jumping through a lot of hoops to get to this day. Today I will be having my pre-op appointment. I have a cold for the first time in 3 years so I'm not sure if they are going to postpone my surgery or not. Also, I have only lost 10 pounds since I started this process. I weighed in... 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

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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 $8,950. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 772 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more