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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forum

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Tell Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Story

This is the place to share your Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) Surgery journey with other members. Please start your own thread to tell us more about yourself. Do you have the gastric sleeve? Who was/is your surgeon? How much weight have you lost, what changes have you noticed, and what challenges have you overcome?

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And So Our Journey Begins... - last post by MistyAnnMoon829

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PRE-Operation Gastric Sleeve Surgery Questions & Answers

This is the place to talk about your pre-surgery preparation. Discuss choosing a surgeon, pre-op diets and nutrition, medical tests, and other basic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy issues.

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August Sleevers Check In - last post by MzGee

POST-Operation Gastric Sleeve Surgery Questions & Answers

This is the place to talk about post-op questions. Discuss recovery, the post-op Gastric Sleeve diet progression, nutrition, complications, medical tests, and other Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy issues.

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cravings - last post by AllisonKara

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery Success Stories

Congratulations! You made a life-changing decision and are now benefiting from your new, positive lifestyle. Please share your Gastric Sleeve success story with our community. You deserve to celebrate, and your story may make the difference in someone else's life.

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Would you do it again if yo... - last post by macman

General Gastric Sleeve Surgery Discussion

This forum is for any topic related to the vertical sleeve gastrectomy that is not covered in other forums. Sample topics include complications, exercise, and replacement addictions.

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My experience with marijuan... - last post by par1959

Gastric Sleeve Surgeons and Hospitals

This forum is the place to share your personal experiences and discuss surgery costs, length and quality of hospital stays, surgeon recommendations, and anything else related to gastric sleeve surgeons and hospitals.

  • 1,047 topics / 10,885 replies
Any Sleeve Surgeons In Wash... - last post by BeagleLover

Insurance & Financing

This forum is for discussions related to Gastric Sleeve surgery insurance coverage and financing options. Gain from learning from others’ experiences!

  • 2,370 topics / 17,154 replies
Federal BCBS paid for my sl... - last post by Rovobay

Band to Gastric Sleeve Revisions

This forum is dedicated to discussions dealing with revising from a Lap-band or Realize Band to Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

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Slow weight loss? - last post by tiffnichole76

Gastric Sleeve Veteran's Forum

This forum is dedicated to veteran Sleevers who are one year or more post-op to discuss issues specific to those who are further along in their journey.

Please note: You must be one year out to post or create topics here.

  • 433 topics / 9,038 replies
Constipation!  Help! - last post by Oregondaisy

Research & Statistics on Gastric Sleeve

Have you come across new research that you want to discuss or share? This is the place to post and discuss research studies and statistics that you find related to Gastric Sleeve, obesity, weight loss surgery, and weight loss.

  • 184 topics / 1,458 replies
Is the sleeve safe long term? - last post by BeagleLover

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General Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support

Weight loss is easier when you have support. This forum is for providing and receiving emotional and psychological support before or after Gastric Sleeve surgery.

  • 1,706 topics / 14,854 replies
Stuck at 5 months out? - last post by covatila84

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Buddies/Mentors

A buddy/mentoring relationship pairs a successful and experienced BariatricPal member with a novice and/or struggling BariatricPal member. Both partners work together through the physical, emotional, and spiritual components involved in weight loss. The goal is for both partners to achieve and maintain healthy weights. This is a win-win relationship, with the more experienced BariatricPal member having his/her weight loss reaffirmed, and the novice or struggling BariatricPal member building the confidence and motivation necessary to achieve his/her goals.

  • 743 topics / 9,862 replies
Looking for 7/22/14 surgery... - last post by mommydineen

Local Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

Are you looking for a local friend for support before or after your Gastric Sleeve surgery? This forum is for members looking for other members in their cities, states or countries.

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  1. USA Local Gastric Sleeve Support,
  1. Canada Local Gastric Sleeve Support,
  1. Australia Local Gastric Sleeve Support,
  1. United Kingdom (UK) Local Gastric Sleeve Support,
  1. Ireland Local Gastric Sleeve Support,
  1. Elsewhere Local Gastric Sleeve Support
Anyone from Virginia? - last post by Bratface1005

Monthly Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

This is the place to gather with others who are having Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) the same month you are. You can go through the journey together.

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  1. 2014 Sleevers,
  1. 2013 Sleevers,
  1. 2012 Sleevers,
  1. 2011 Sleevers,
  1. 2010 Sleevers,
  1. 2009 Sleevers,
  1. 2008 Sleevers,
  1. 2007 Sleevers
June 30th Surgery Date - last post by Bratface1005

Age-Specific Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

These forums allow you to discuss age specific Vertical Sleeve Surgery (VSG) issues with others in your age group. Your age can affect how you respond to the surgery, and the journey can be easier when you share with others who are of similar age.

  • 595 topics / 8,636 replies

  1. Teens,
  1. Twenties,
  1. Thirties,
  1. Forties,
  1. Fifties,
  1. Sixties,
  1. Seventies & Beyond
Surgery August 4,2014 2 wee... - last post by mommy mira

Weight Loss-Specific Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

This is the place to give and get support from others who have the same amount of weight to lose. Encourage each other and count down toward your goals together!

  • 394 topics / 7,253 replies

  1. 200+ Pounds,
  1. 100+ Pounds,
  1. 50+ Pounds,
  1. 25+ Pounds,
  1. Under 25 Pounds,
  1. Life at (or near) Goal!,
  1. Slow Losers Unite
Over 400Lbs Gastric Sleeve... - last post by CathyG123

Pregnancy with Gastric Sleeve Surgery

This is the place for support for pregnant, trying-to-get-pregnant, and new parents after gastric sleeve surgery. Share your tips and support here regarding breastfeeding, good nutrition, and taking care of yourself and your baby.

  • 361 topics / 3,457 replies
Pregnancy symptoms with sleeve - last post by AngelEyesInNJ

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Complications Support Group

Come here to give and receive advice and support for Gastric Sleeve complications, such as leakage, food intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea/vomiting.

  • 357 topics / 6,545 replies

  1. Struggling Sleevers
leak and dr wants to remove... - last post by 7 Bites_Jen

Powder Room - Ladies Gone Wild

This is a place for ladies to discuss everything from Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 1,271 topics / 15,317 replies
8 weeks out and not losing - last post by Kindle

The Guys’ Room

This is a place for men to discuss everything from Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 441 topics / 5,693 replies
Calorie Intake - Postop VSG - last post by SportCub

Special Interest Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

Here you'll find Gastric Sleeve Surgery (VSG) support groups centered on common hobbies, religions, medical conditions, and other mutual concerns. Get to know other BariatricPal members who share your interests!

  • 445 topics / 5,100 replies

  1. Diabetic Sleevers,
  1. PCOS Sleevers,
  1. Religious Sleevers,
  1. Agnostic/Athiest Sleevers,
  1. Singles Sleevers,
  1. Biker Sleevers,
  1. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgendered Sleevers,
  1. Mental Health Issues for Sleevers,
  1. Twelve (12) Step Support Groups,
  1. Substitute (Crossover) Addictions
PCOS sleevers - last post by southern_sweetie

Self-Pay & Mexico Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A forum for discussing self-pay for the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, as well as for discussing travel to Mexico to have Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

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Baja Bariatrics, Dr. Illan... - last post by NothingUpMySleeve

Gastric Sleeve Social Groups Forums

Welcome to the BariatricPal Gastric Sleeve Social Groups! Here, you can start your own online Weight Loss Surgery Support Group or join on one of our member-created groups by visiting our Support Group portal.

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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.

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  1. USA BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Canada BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Australian BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. International BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Local Chapter Leaders
FL - Jacksonville - last post by LindafromFlorida

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.

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Ugh!  Me at the beach - last post by lisacaron

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!

  • 429 topics / 5,929 replies
Obesity Activism - last post by Alex Brecher

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.

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  1. Pre-op Diets and Questions,
  1. Post-op Diets and Questions,
  1. Protein, Vitamins, and Supplements,
  1. Vegetarian or Vegan Eating,
  1. Recipe Sharing
Going back to work - last post by mommydineen

Fitness & Exercise

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

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What is the best fitbit? - last post by snochick2005

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.

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Breast Reduction & UHC - last post by vmt

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.

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Limiltless - last post by blacktxbelle

The Lounge

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

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Share your tattoo pics - last post by nlboyce

Rants & Raves

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

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unkind drs - last post by GiGiRose

Family and Friends (NEW!)

Supporting a weight loss surgery (WLS) patient through his or her weight loss journey can be rewarding, but it can also be challenging. The journey is long and bumpy. These forums are where you can find other spouses, other family members, and friends to offer encouragement and advice as you support your loved one through his or her journey.

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UPDATE! 4 days AFTER spouse... - last post by SBell35

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.

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New York, upstate NY - sell... - last post by Ginger Snaps

Weight Loss Surgery Magazine

Weight Loss Surgery Magazine is an online publication made up of informative articles written by weight loss professionals who have experience with weight loss surgery.

WLS Magazine covers many aspects of weight loss surgery and is written by health professionals from across the healthcare spectrum, including: Physicians/Surgeons, Dietitians/Nutritionists, Health & Wellness Experts, Psychologists, Life Coaches and Others who are at the forefront in the fight against obesity.

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BariatricPal Newsletter

BariatricPal News, a regular newsletter to keep you up to date on our community. We’ll tell you all about our exciting new features, programs and anything else you need and want to know about BariatricPal.com. Our goal is to make sure you know everything.

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Assistance & Suggestions

Technical questions? Comments about BariatricPal? We welcome feedback and suggestions on any aspect of BariatricPal.com. This is also the place to visit for updates about new features and updates.

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