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 â€ş

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The title says it all!! I was minutes away from sending over my deposit, to only freak out and think I needed to do more research. At the moment I'm scheduled for March 10th, pending I get my deposit in within the next 24hrs. Let me tell you I am scared, nervous, anxious...I could use a few... READ MORE

I am so excited to start this journey. I have been overweight my whole life and I am ready to show everyone that I can lose the weight and keep it off. I am ready to not let my weight hold me hostage and keep me down anymore. I know my job and volunteer firefighting suffers because I am... 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

As my title says I am currently 38 years old and will be 39 this year. I haven’t always struggled with weight, I was actually quite thin as a teenager and young adult. When I got pregnant with my daughter I manage to pack on a ton of extra pounds. I went from being around 110 as a young a... READ MORE

I went to a weight loss class 8 years ago and the only thing available was bypass and lap band. I said Nevermind. I can do it on my own. Fast forward 8 years. Add in 60 pounds, high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep issues and I had to do something. 8 weeks out from my pre surgery diet 6 weeks... READ MORE

I have tried just about every diet out there and would lose lots of weight, only for it to come back. I have severe spinal stenosis in my lower back which causes me chronic pain & leg numbness, and weighing 270lbs my mobility was getting limited. I had to do something and fast! I had a... 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

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

This is going to be pretty long as I want to share as much as I can about my journey for anyone thinking about surgery, or has any questions. PLEASE feel free to ask anything. I am not shy, and will probably overshare! lol I had thought about having WLS previously, but never was able to... READ MORE

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

After spending countless money trying to lose weight, I have been going through all the preliminaries to finally get a date for Feb 5th 2016. I've been reading other people's stories for awhile on RS and I hope to be as successful as most of them. I've still got time to go, but I will definitely... READ MORE

I have always been an athletic person, so having an athletic build came with the territory. Not "fat" but defined muscles with curves. That was until about 11th grade. I started hanging out with people who's priorities included indulging in heavy, big meals and little to no exercise. I'm not... READ MORE

When that day comes in in June to get VGS I can get rid of hypertension, foot spurs and hopefully to lose 95 lbs from being at the weight I am in is 209lbs. This only thing and I tried everything nothing works and this hypertension,sleep aphnea and the foot spurs is making my life as a battle... READ MORE

Hello all. I'm finally ready to have the gastric sleeve. I've been wanting to do this for some time now but the circumstances were never quite right. Now I'm all ready to go. I've chosen to have my VSG with Dr. Carlos Altamirano in Tijuana Mexico at Guadalajara hospital. I chose to go to Mexico... READ MORE

After reading almost every post on here, I am so ready to head to Mexico next month! So here is my beginning... The emotional eating started when my parents divorced when I was 8. Since then, I have always been the fat, funny friend. I have been hiding behind humor and pieces of furniture my... READ MORE

Lo que ne motivo a realizarme la manga gastrica fue el descontrol excesivo en mi peso con 285 libras con solo 33 anos y la degradaciĂłn de mi salud y el no poder.quedar embarazada por la obesidad, ya hoy a los 2 meses y medio de la cirugĂ­a con 48 libras menos me siento super feliz y quisiera q... READ MORE

I was 245 lbs and was taking several medications a day. I decided to contact NGPG Physicians Group bariatric department. They offered me help and my achievement was greater than I had expected. I went from 245lbs in March 2015, down to 162 in April 2016. The gastric sleeve was the best option... READ MORE

My whole life I struggled with my weight. When i gave birth to my son i was at 268 lbs, the biggest ive ever been. Thats when i decided that this surgery was best for me. A year later & im down 100+ lbs. I am now more confident & full of life. I feel like i can do anything. Im more motivated to... READ MORE

I'm that guy. I've always been the big loud jovial life of the party guy. 6' 3" and currently 336 and in good health save for high cholesterol. That said, life changed 18 months ago when my wife and I adopted a son. Now it's not just me I have to worry about. Now I have to keep up w an... READ MORE

I am currently at 284 and would like to loose at least 100 pounds. That would be amazing if I could accomplish that, I know I can. I would like to influence some family members at the same time. I have been dieting and exercising for more than 10 yrs, the best that I've done is loose 40 pounds... 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 $9,000. Costs will vary by surgeon, geographic region and the complexity of the procedure. Cost estimates are based on 759 patient reviews submitted on RealSelf. Learn more