Jump to content

Hello! Welcome to the Largest Bariatric Surgery Community Online!

Welcome to BariatricPal, the largest Weight Loss Surgery social network in the world! We provide a unique platform for Weight Loss Surgery patients and potential patients alike that enables you to make informed choices involving your Weight Loss Surgery decisions as well as providing you the Weight Loss Surgery support you need to meet your goals. Sign up now or download our app to access exclusive member features!

Join our 250K+ WLS member community. It's free!!!

Main Forum Categories

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forum

In a gastric sleeve surgery or vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG), the surgeon removes most of your stomach and forms the rest into a tube-shaped sleeve from your throat to your small intestine. These forums are for sleevers, potential sleevers and revisional sleevers! Talk about the VSG diet, nutritional supplements, weight loss and sleeve complications.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum

The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) is restrictive and malabsorptive. You get a smaller stomach pouch, which attaches lower down your small intestine. In these forums, talk about dumping syndrome, nutrient deficiencies, weight loss, the bypass diet and complications. Forums are for pre-WLS patients and those already have the RYGB.

LAP-BAND Surgery Forum

The adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND) is a less invasive type of weight loss surgery that works through restricting your stomach size. Discuss LAP-BAND related topics such as fills, LAP-BAND diets, nutritional supplements, complications and band over bypass. Share your experiences and be supportive!

Gastric Plication Surgery Forum

In sleeve plication (or gastric plication) most of your stomach pouch is folded away, leaving a sleeve from the throat to intestine. These forums are for talking about the sleeve plication procedure and recovery, diet, complications and weight loss.

  • 682 topics / 5197 replies

Duodenal Switch Surgery Forum (New!)

The Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) surgery reduces the size of your stomach size, divides your small intestine and redirects food so nutrient absorption decreases. These forums are for Duodenal Switch Surgery patients and those considering the surgery to talk about weight loss, diets, challenges, triumphs and complications.

  • 289 topics / 2929 replies

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (NEW)

Like the full gastric bypass, the mini gastric bypass (omega loop) surgery is restrictive from a smaller stomach pouch and malabsorptive from bypassing the first part of the small intestine. The difference is in the way the stomach pouch attaches to the small intestine. Use these forums to discuss the procedure, diet, risks, and weight loss.

  • 84 topics / 842 replies

Gastric Balloon & Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures Forum (NEW!)

The gastric balloon is an alternative to weight loss surgery for lower-BMI patients. It is an inflatable silicone balloon that helps fill the stomach so patients can eat less food and lose weight. This tool is scheduled for FDA approval in 2014 as nonsurgical tool to treat extreme obesity. Some examples of gastric balloons currently offered outside the USA are Easy Life, Duo by Reshape, Medsil, Allurion, Spatz, Endoball and Obalon.

  • 96 topics / 1062 replies

General Weight Loss Surgery Forum

Talk about anything related to weight loss surgery, such as choosing a surgery and surgeon, preparing for surgery, pre-surgery and post-surgery diets, food & nutrition, weight loss, exercise, cosmetic and reconstructive Surgery, and mental challenges. Exchange recipes, find weight loss surgery buddies, get exercise advice, ask about cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and share your weight loss surgery story! Also contains the Duodenal Switch and Gastric Plication Surgery Forums.

VIP Lounge
  • Protected Forum
  • Protected Forum
  • By Malin
Food and Nutrition LittleBill's Ring of Fi... - last post by j16
Mexico & Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery Dr. Illan and BariatricPal... - last post by Bill Yanez
General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions Cheating with the Scale - a... - last post by j16
Fitness & Exercise C25k. Keeping myself honest - last post by LibrarianBecky
Plastic Surgery TT & BL on November 21! - last post by ausmith
WLS Veteran's Forum VET'S FORUM.  What the... - last post by LipstickLady
Rants & Raves Funny Weight Loss Pictures... - last post by OzRoo
The Lounge Long Night.... - last post by Djmohr
Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health and Wellness Family gathers make me depr... - last post by mariernest
Powder Room - Ladies Gone Wild First time skipping a perio... - last post by Travelher
The Guys’ Room It's done...although wi... - last post by PorkChopExpress
Where Venus and Mars Collide Sex is fun! - last post by TAJ718
Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff Oldfashioned diet and stall... - last post by Lance Levens
Regain and Back-on-Track (NEW!) Omnitrition - last post by purpletmar
Maintenance Forums When and how to start maint... - last post by Wendyfm
BariatricPal Local Chapters NY - NYC/Long Island - last post by gowalking
Singles Forum Hello! - last post by nasusmai
Special Needs Forum WLS with Fibromyalgia and A... - last post by FunkyMunkyBrat
Family and Friends Thinking about surgery in NYC - last post by gowalking
BariatricPal Polls Ladies, what do you conside... - last post by chynadoll619
Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures Had my preop appointment today - last post by Postop
Weight Loss Medications Experiences with Phentermine? - last post by jillk101
Clothing and Goods Exchange Coats. Assorted. - last post by angelaperrin88
BariatricPal en Español! (Nuevo!) ¡Hola, amigos! - last post by Lolita_B

  • 4,270,702 Posts
  • 306,980 Members
  • 10stackzz Newest Member
  • 6,921 Most Online

2146 users are online (in the past 15 minutes)

261 members, 1885 guests, 0 anonymous users   (See full list)


Google, BigViffer, SnapIGotThis, Yahoo, FDclerical, Em_JW, Dashofpixiedust8, heidikat72, stillmeonlysmaller, Suaniya, vita428, LPD155, Mere228, JessThick2Fit, Martene81, papamol, AnaDmom3, 4MRB4PHOTO, Katrina Nedby, rolosmom7, ladyslim2015, paul12677, MrsPrincessPunisher, nbflat2, Kila Rass, sleeveisa, thunder32, sandy3987, sarahew15, Bing, spartan43560, Torriluv87, j16, Blind Squirrel, woo woo, toddmcar, smyleetn, debp1953, lr1234, atontor, Lucky2Lose, rush1958, marcelo fage, snowflurry321, Ruth1ess, cantweight14, recefightforfit, bethcasey, 10stackzz, aspruill81, jrshelly6, Annieof2, w8loser, Hellya, Time4achange16, Missbeauty16, BelleCurves, Mammoth, Journey4myhealth, tamred71, alb, ozbigman, Shell Renewed, laceemouse, Rachel412, sherri~, msking07, nmuro313, ddeldridge, BettyG, Leane77, ky Dan, Calmomma, KindaFamiliar, keejay, Summer Rain, joannt10300, BigDog Bryan, Shine45, Melsyboo, cyndi990, higher, em33, tired mommy0231, steampressor, SalOdyssey, FollowingMyPath, sgc, cogal, genn, larry971, kj4, LipstickLady, clevergirl, tinytears, Teeman15, SoCalLaura, Alfred Day, emleyrose, shedo82773, andert85, Caela88, sabrina4you, nzl034, poodle.mom, JazzyJD, krissyfattofab, LittleBill, nichi2016, Shauna Silva Williams, pmm919, mcoutreach, The New Kel, Jamieson, carlyanncan, Fatty McFatster, lgravois, imagnetize74, alwysquiet, flab2fab_in0117, skinny_knees, wwboy, pminshew, Babbs, Mountedshooter, Jonesy23, lmcp, peggymoore58@yahoo.com, wellmanmarianne@gmail.com, Myaiku_Kuraitani, thenewdanni78, scootysmama, aliciasyummy, thikkay, Dreamingofhealth, Nymea, ARNOLDSMB, tacycakes, danne3, sleever2017, 81Kellogram, lovealwaysrosie, Facebook, madamem00, JHDR, suebee9156, Brewski's mama, ascott0322, MamaSill, reddgirl, Djmohr, mstrice, stacyrg2, msjessy323, catwoman7, deedleblay, Bufflehead, Ken S., Military Ma, Corrie2016, laGata15, cherisenoir8, punchcake, mherrera, stephkay, rspk1963@gmail.com, OutsideMatchInside, janicemscott, Cat the Longarmer, Flippista, sdc, wyominggirl, Sickandtired26, jaterika, Sai, leana123@live.com, Night, pamnduck, charmming, Squirmals, Mulse, Gemini216, GASTME, jasmin49, Honeybee17, JennsinCA, band2sleeve2014, Treadmillwalker, teacherjen, jj031, tdlevert, breastbone, Peggy D, aloudwhisper, noura4, RNMomof4, Odie, Camarolegend, ApplevsOrange, RoachBug, rgoff75, audaciousmarie, avermette, Jhawaiianhny, Kym Preslar, Sleevegirl1018, Birdie77, anina, sc101071, lcapr6028, Shanrom, Fredbear, klouisa64, QueenBx, natalie2016, Revconguy, winn0417, hking74, Bigpympin, Bakergrl214, Thinny, jfreyman, Pup, Jenny82, biginjapan, Clarevoyant, tiggerbug, skb123, jhbeck, hdiaz, rny100516, frananp03, Src81, ndavis1991, TySy, tamaramauro, soundview, consmom07, tapgirl, sk101, Calizzer, MissAimee, Vinasu, ylopez, Baxter14, faithlove, dallas23, GrammyFarmer, carolyn317, aldrichgrace, AmandaGillis, jackieemac, mrs_mochabrown, justanotherkari, aharrison48, Fabulot2Fabuless, james1, sleevedley, jackswife, Innominata, bubbasmouse, rnybrooks, adrinanna, Daja, rkimom

Featured Surgeons

Recent Topics

Together, we have lost...
    lbs