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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August 2015 weighed in at 202 then diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and obesity. Although I've struggled with my weight in the past, never to the extent of these diagnoses. Started walking got down to 196/197. Joined nutrition class got down to 184 then stalled for months... READ MORE

Post-Op: 254 lbs. 5'7.5" 43 years old female I decided to have the Sleeve Gastrectomy in February of 2013, after attending an information seminar on Bariatric Surgery. I didn't even know the Sleeve was an option. I didn't want the Bypass and figured I'd have to have the Lap Band even though I... READ MORE

This is where my journey begins. I have made the life altering decision to have bariatric surgery and get healthy once and for all. It's time I stop being a bystander in my own life and take back the reins. I'm slightly scared, it IS surgery after all, but I'm excited and optimistic about the... READ MORE

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

Hey ladies, I encourage anyone who wants the sleeve or the gastric bypass to go for it! I been over weight my whole life, no confidence and had an over eating problem! Up to date I've lost 66 pounds and I do not think about food all day anymore! I have confidence and I love myself! Dr Almanza... READ MORE

I started my process for my weight loss surgery in March of 2016. I was approved by my insurance last year but then decided to have another child. After completing all my requirements I literally just got approved on 8/16 and my surgery was 8/17. Overall so far I feel pretty good. Ready for this... READ MORE

So I have been over weight most of my life. I have been dieting on and off since I was 14 years old. I have done them all. Weight Watchers, Atkins, low calorie, low fat, biggest loser, all of them! lol! I have always been a pretty muscular guy. I am 6,1" tall and to be honest have always had an... READ MORE

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

So I've finally made the decision to get the Sleeve Gastrectomy after researching and talking to friends that have gotten it. I've struggled with my weight for most of my life, really packing on the pounds when I hit puberty....I was like 5'9 180 but had the body of a 30 yr old. I stay very... READ MORE

Well I am not really sure how to start this but I will give it my best shot. I am 56 and I am a little over 6'2" tall and I weigh 330 lbs. I tried diets for years and seemed like it would work for a bit then gain it all back. Finally decided t take the step and get the surgery. Little nervous... READ MORE

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

I was sleeved 12/11/15. I had a rough time for the first few months with my breakup with food lol. It's been 5 1/2 months and I've only lost 50 lbs. I had a very bad wreck in 2006 and have health issues which limit my exercise abilities. On the upside I don't have alot of loose skin from rapid... READ MORE

I am a 47 year old married mother of 2 boys. One is grown and the other is 13. I formerly had the lap band and did well. I lost 80-100 pounds. I had major trouble (multiple infections and slippage of the band) I finally had to have the entire system removed after the 3rd infection. I was... READ MORE

I will be 57 this summer. I'm currently scheduled for the sleeve surgery on 5/31/16. I was always fairly slender until I had kids (3 kids are now grown). Also, after having my thyroid removed, a hysterectomy and quitting smoking, my weight has skyrocketed! My highest weight was 293! I... READ MORE

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

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

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

I'm ready, I don't have date just yet, but I'm on the road to making better choices. Better Health. I;m schedule for a couple of surgery clearance procedures, then Ill be able to get a surgery date. I have the psyche evaluation coming up on 7/21, the EGD scheduled because I have a diverticulum... READ MORE

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 love Dr Nick and the Nicholson clinic. From my first appointment they made me feel safe and comfortable. He explained all my options and worked with my insurance. In the beginning I did not know how I was going to make this surgery happen.My pcp was old school and thought I was taking the easy... READ MORE

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