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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Early 30's, PCOS Fighter, Determined to Start Family

I have decided to contribute to this forum for young women who are wanting to know whether this is a suitable procedure when trying to lose weight in order to start a family. I will track my progress here so that others can benefit and assess whether this is the right option for them. I felt... 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

Approaching 70 Yrs Old and Tired of the 40+ Year Battle with my Weight! - Birmingham, AL

Had a consult in mid-September with a weight loss surgery center, but was unhappy with the negative attitude of the doctor, as well as the lack of information regarding insurance coverage from the staff, so I let them know I wouldn't be back. Discovered a major university hospital nearby has a... READ MORE

28 Years Old Mother of One... Hoping to Beat the Battle of the Bulge - Mexico

Ok, so I originally joined realself, thinking I was going to get plastic surgery, "mommy makeover". I started realizing that I wasn't able to lose weight and even after taking appetite suppressants, I still would have an insatiable appetite. I ultimately want to be healthy for my 18 month old... READ MORE

Hours Away from Surgery

First I am thankful for all those on this form that have shared their pictures and stories. It's those stories that have kept me encouraged throughout my six month pre-op process. History: I was diagnosed with a thyroid disorder at 19 years old. I knew that weight would be a struggle for me at... 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

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

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

Pre-preparation for Gastric Sleeve Surgery - Fairfield, OH

I am a candidate for the Verticle Sleeve Gastrectomy Surgery(Gastric Sleeve Surgery) and have already attended the Weight Loss Seminar for Bariatric Surgery(March 6, 2014), I've had my Initial Consultation(April 6, 2014), my Gallbladder Ultrasound(April 11, 2014), Blood Work, 2 years Weight... 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

I Am Mrs. Deshawna Sanchez Strungys 42 Yrs Old Looking Forward to Gastric Sleeve Surgery - New York, NY

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

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

30 Year Old with One Child, Is This Right for Me? - Houston, TX

Hello, I am a 30 year old mommy of one son. I have struggled with my weight since college. My highest weight has been 240 and I am currently weighing it between 226-228... Did I mention I am only 4"11?! When i mention surgery people are alarmed because "You don't look that heavy", or "You carry... READ MORE

Getting my Sleeve on Monday - Puerto Rico, PR

Hello community: new to this website. I'm a 43 y/o male with sleep apnea, HBP, DM type 2, gout and asthma. I'm 511 and at the beginning of the journey in early July I peaked at 314. Currently I'm in day 5 of the all liquid diet and it sucks but is doable. I been struggling with weight for more... READ MORE

45 Yr Old RN, Blended Family, Ready to Change

Hi everyone! My name is Laura Mae and I'm a cardiothoracic nurse (heart, lungs and chest surgeries). I've always struggled with my weight - only skinny when I was a little kid, always the "chubby but funny" friend. Managed to stay Ok until I hit 30, had a baby, hubby did a few tours in Iraq,... READ MORE

41 and Ready to Do This - South Florida

I've been reading the posts on this site for weeks! I wanted to post to start my journey and get the help and advise from everyone out here! I'm 41 years young 5'3 and 223 lbs! I've considered surgery in the past and stopped because I thought if I just kept trying I'd loose weight by dieting! I... READ MORE

29 Year old needing a major change

Friends advised me to go to Dr Lahmann because of the great work he does. I was seeking a major change. I've struggled with my weight all my life. I've tried diets, excercise and even appetite suppressing pills. And I've failed at all of them and I didn't fail from not trying. I would lose a... READ MORE

32 year old tired of being tired and tired fad diets...

Hello all. I'm a married 32 year old with no children and I'm scheduled for vertical sleeve gastrectomy on March 10, 2017. Ruben is my coordinator with Long Term VSG. I sent my deposit thru bank to bank transer with Bank of America since I have BoA as well. I booked my flight on the 14th of Feb,... READ MORE

Time for a Change, 29 W 2 Children - Richmond,VA

I decided to get the VSG last year but when it was time for the surgery I found out I was pregnant with my son. I had my son Feb. 12 2015 and decided to schedule the surgery once he turned 6 mths. I am currently in my 2 week pre-op diet, I can only have liquids and I only have 4 days left to go.... READ MORE

51 and Ready for a Change - Flint, MI

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

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