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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So I've gained a huge amount of weight!!! My father passed in 2007, a man of which was my mother and father, yeah, I am his only child and we were very close. After his death, I just mourned and ate, ate and mourned. This year I have gotten sooooo much better. I had lost faith in God, self, and... 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

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

I've been a yo-yo my whole life. I finally conquered a healthy lifestyle in 1998 then found myself pregnant with my oldest son. I gained more than 70 pounds during that pregnancy. I eventually got my weight down but I wasn't really living a healthy lifestyle, just a whole lot of "movin and... 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 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

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

Hi Everyone. I am Lovelymish1 and I live in the beautiful city of New York. I am 5ft 3 inches and I weigh 240lbs. In February I was at my highest weight of 255lbs, however, with diet and exercise I was able to lose 15 lbs struggling. I am struggling with my weight since birth. I was a 10... READ MORE

So far I have had answers to so many questions from wonderful doctors who has guide me. I am just about to get a Gastro Sleeve and wanted to know how much time should I wait before doing a TT & BBL. I am so happy with the support and learning ahead of time what to expect and how to do everything... READ MORE

This is day 1 for my under a 1000 calories a day diet. I have to do this for 5 days, then 3 days before surgery clear liquids. I'm pumped and ready for this! My dear hubby is doing the 5 days, under 1000 calories with me...he is such a sweet heart! He doesn't need need to lose weight like me,... 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 had originally looked at gastric sleeve surgery 3 years before I actually went through with it. My doctor had thought that since I had success in the past with phentermine, she would put me back on it. While I lost almost 50 lbs, it soon came back on and with it along came some irregular... READ MORE

After many years of trying different ways to lose weight and keep the lost weight off, I decided that it was time to take a different step. A friend had band surgery and that got me doing a lot of research. For me the best option seemed to be the sleeve, while drastic, I felt this would be the... 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

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

Hi my name is Deisy and I will be sharing my full journey through realself and possibly YouTube. I am 21 years old my height is 5'1" and I weight 168lbs. On July 8 I had my first consultation and was approved. I have already provided my doctor with the x-rays, endoscopy and blood work he... READ MORE

I knew I had a bit of weight to lose, and had lost it a few times before. Decided to go with gastric sleeve to get a powerful tool to hopefully make it long lasting. I have been very happy with the team at the University of Utah. Excellent follow-up care and they are always willing to answer... READ MORE

I am speaking for Hospital Mi in tijauana. Went from 300lbs and I'm currently at 175lbs in 10 months. 1) Don't go alone. I did. They don't have call lights and only 1 nurse checked on me on a regular basis. My IV ran dry twice. 2) I would bring own pillow, blankets, and a heating pad.... READ MORE

Hi everyone. I'm currently about 205 lbs 5'3" and just applied for gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana. After searching surgery reviews for something unrelated, I found this website and stumbled onto the WLS reviews. Thank goodness I did. Fast foward about a year later and here I am... READ MORE

This is my first post but I have been reading a lot of post for the last 3 months. I am 25++ (;))married with 2 children. I am very much over weight & need all the help & support that I can get. I've had my initial consultation with a surgeon & nutritionist but I have to wait until the end of... READ MORE

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