Jump to content

Hello! Welcome to the Largest Bariatric Surgery Community Online!

Welcome to BariatricPal.com, the largest weight loss surgery social network in the world! Our goal is to provide a unique platform for patients and potential patients alike that enables you to make informed choices involving your surgery decisions as well as providing you the support you need to meet your goals. Sign up now to access exclusive member features!

Join our 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!

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.

BariatricPal Local Chapters (NEW!)

Use these forums to find out about meetings in your area and contact your Local Chapter leaders. Keep up with your BariatricPal Local Chapter friends in between your regular face-to-face group meetings, and find out what other BariatricPal Local Chapter groups are up to.

NY - Albany/Rensselaer Area - last post by latido
Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff (NEW!)

Has your weight loss slowed or come to a complete stop? Are you frustrated because the scale isn't moving? This is the forum to discuss the infamous "STALL" and get the support you need to get through it.

Hit a stall 3 wks out. GRRRRR! - last post by NavyMom6
General Weight Loss Surgery Discussions

Talk about anything related to weight loss surgery, such as choosing a surgery and surgeon, preparing for surgery, pre-surgery and post-surgery diets, weight loss, exercise 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!

OK Girls.. what the heck is... - last post by RJ'S/beginning
Food and Nutrition

This forum is for questions about food and nutrition before and after all types of surgeries. Check out the sub-forums to see if there is a more specific place for your post, to help people find information more easily.

Yummy treat DQ - last post by latido
Fitness & Exercise

This forum is devoted to discussions, questions, and answers dealing with fitness and exercise, routines, habits, etc.

Did You Exercise Today? - last post by iamsoworthit
Plastic Surgery

Congratulations on achieving or approaching your goal weight! Are you thinking about skin removal, cosmetic, or reconstructive surgery? This is the forum dedicated to discussing tummy tucks, brachioplasty (arm lift), mastopexy (breast lift), and inner thigh lifts, and other cosmetic procedures after losing a lot of weight with weight loss surgery.

Breast Reduction & UHC - last post by Hoginona04
Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures

The Gastric Plication (sleeve plication or greater curvature plication), Duodenal Switch (DS), Gastric Balloon (intragastric balloon), and other Endolumenal Bariatric procedures are also options for treating obesity. This is where you can talk about these weight loss surgeries and procedures. Share your experiences and ask questions in these forums!

Plication Surgery with Dr.... - last post by Sweetums
Weight Loss Medications (NEW!)

Are you using weight loss medications or are thinking about using them? Have you tried them before? This is the forum where you can talk about side effects, weight loss results, new drugs, and anything else related to using weight loss medications such as orlistat, lorcaserin, phentermine, and others.

Limiltless - last post by blacktxbelle
Clothing and Goods Exchange

Have clothes that are too big? Need smaller clothes? This is the forum to post your clothing needs in. Extra vitamins, protein powders and bars ? Bariatric Books ? Lets help one another out as we progress through our weight loss journeys by saving money and exchanging clothes and bariatric related goods with one another. No commercial postings, please.

New York, upstate NY - sell... - last post by latido
The Lounge

This forum is for general conversation, sharing interests, having a laugh or discussing anything not specifically related to Weight Loss Surgery surgery.

Totally not about weight lo... - last post by Miss Mac
Rants & Raves

Want debate? Get it here. Gripe, complain, moan, fight, rant and rave. Enter at your own risk!

unkind drs - last post by Sparklingbeauty53

  • 3,514,664 Posts
  • 226,022 Members
  • Khalid Jamal Newest Member
  • 1,966 Most Online

1053 users are online (in the past 15 minutes)

190 members, 863 guests, 0 anonymous users   (See full list)

methree, Google, Ashaman, zoepoodle, blacktxbelle, luna_moth, ABandCalledWanda, Tamlyn, Bing, allielee, DebbieSlimer, AngelEyesInNJ, marcie613, mom2bubsnboo, g0rbinx, johnsydney, AZDesertRose76, Khalid Jamal, mz.newlife54, girliegirl, 1rubyjane, floyd338, Bufflehead, kll724, Marilyn VSG, dtiller1147, QueenA, donna450, Yahoo, AussieDonna, robbinp, lilijo, 2boysmommy, Curvy, terry1118, Flygirl123, snochick2005, Sparklingbeauty53, naenaern777, MXtransformed, ivyh, Valfitz1, CrissyRing77, rhfactor272, chasingpolaris321, facorsig, 2aBetterMe, JamieLogical, WhoKnows, Glojia, skjerstad, jacileggs, Beezer, Naner, lozano_e18, shirlann46, Mikhail Morozov, aqueenofhearts, carolk36, ATK, Kindle, thenerdie, DirtyHarriett, LoryLosesXS, emilypaige, pinksjo1, teacher, VSGAnn2014, GREATFUL, NewLife4Me7, Georgia Pritchett, Asinger, gbb77901, Andrew0929, smithpy, kissawookiee, Displaced Va Girl, shelly:), ualaw08, cdreeh, rhw94123, BeccaE1, P13E, Michele Barnett, bcampbell, blessedandfavored, brockie8, Quest4TheNewMe, micmt, CowgirlJane, finallyfree101, nyree74, zimm1618, RedStorm, barriej9, TatorTot, Katie8907, graceann0888, jajmj, moonlitestarbrite, ready2Bslim, fezik23, Blazzrr, pupichupi, canthony11242004, LipstickLady, nikkip2, samanthar, April206, erp, nyesq, KayleeC14, carlav60, Springboard77, Music Mommy, Facebook, ekmaritezate , ladybug47, ortega07, Shell425, MzGee, goddessblaze, ktw_28, jessiquoi, Coffeebeanz, J0ey29, cutiecake, TheNewJulie, Baconville, Angel❤️, tiredmama, Crosby, mtwtvl71, pacorvalan, Zoey716, pink dahlia, Evolving, Christopher Lazuka, Ms. Laydee2014, hopeful one, butterflykisses327, Greeniz, Shamrocks1214, StabMyFinger, Alexa, skylarkx, par1959, tmartin87_05, countrygirl, sjf1992, BLUE63, keish_lorraine, Angelkeeper4, Oprah01, Cvetere07, idontknowhowshedoesit, Goodlife1206, catfish87, Hellbent, kay52, heatherdawn, kromi, JustWatchMe, marmello, MGteacher, Ree224, wendymichelle48, Chelenka, LStamper, BackToHot, Texasmeg, Chez, Jean McMillan, Bonbini, Zelda205, ambpete, samperth, smb0187, janie2782342, Bludtkr, GemiKniight75, lkeller, ElectricBoogaloo, homersmomma, RJ'S/beginning, Amy373, dogloverlosingit, Sarahjane79, Zane's Mom, Dulce_jtrivera, smbrown, Bvl, queenie47, ShirleyJ84, Hannah55