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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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2 Years  and 110 Pounds Later - last post by jelmore8312000

Toggle Basics for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Beginners Basics for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Beginners

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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Today is the Day! - last post by ldg

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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Thanksgiving Challenge week... - last post by Lateese92

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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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NSV shout outs - last post by FairySleeve

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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Honest thoughts before my s... - last post by ausmith

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.

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Dr. Guillermo Alvarez in Pi... - last post by MrsSlimFineIsComingBack

Insurance & Financing

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

  • 2,469 topics / 17,925 replies
Bariatric Center  of Kansas... - last post by wannaBthinsoon

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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Band to Sleevers how many p... - last post by tynooky8

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.

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"women, food and god... - last post by CowgirlJane

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.

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The Sleeve Gastrectomy and... - last post by CowgirlJane

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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.

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Goal weight and family nega... - last post by auntiemel

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.

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ISO Low BMI Sleeve Mentor - last post by Sassypants92201

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
Attention ! Australian Slee... - last post by ausmith

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
Newbie looking for Oct slee... - last post by blondie45044

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.

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  1. Teens,
  1. Twenties,
  1. Thirties,
  1. Forties,
  1. Fifties,
  1. Sixties,
  1. Seventies & Beyond
Anyone have a Gallbladder s... - last post by AllofMe

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!

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  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
Is there anyone here who is... - last post by onsummit

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.

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How long after surgery wher... - last post by auntiemel

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.

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Abdominal pain 10 months po... - last post by DallasSleeve

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.

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Jeans or a dress? - last post by CowgirlJane

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.

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Just getting started... - last post by nymetzfan11

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!

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  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
hi there!!! are there reall... - last post by Luvin_Life125

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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So grateful - Dr Quinones - last post by OCSlim

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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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!

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How I Prepared for Surgery... - last post by pik

BariatricPal en Español! (Nuevo!)

Bienvenido a los foros de BariatricPal! Aquí se puede hablar de temas relacionadas con la cirugía de pérdida de peso. Discute las etapas de la dieta posoperatoria, su elección del cirujano, las luchas mentales del viaje de pérdida de peso, y cualquier cosa que está en su mente. No hay que estar solo cuando se someta a la cirugía para perder peso!

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¡Hola, amigos! - last post by Alex Brecher

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
Australia - Melbourne - last post by Bellarose100

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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2 month stall - I gotta do... - last post by VSGAnn2014

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
Food Business - last post by CS7TS

Fitness & Exercise

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

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Jawbone Up - last post by Packerfan61964

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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My Bariatric Life "befo... - last post by Jonathan Blue

Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery & Procedures

The Gastric Plication (sleeve plication or greater curvature plication), Duodenal Switch (DS), Mini Gastric Bypass (MGB), 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!

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What is the difference betw... - last post by Janice1968

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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Experiences with Phentermine? - last post by auntjanny

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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Read me. - last post by Jersrose43

Rants & Raves

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

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When you can't even be... - last post by teacherlady2133

BariatricPal Polls (NEW!)

Welcome to the BariatricPal Polls forum! There'll be a new polls regularly so you can cast your vote and add to the conversation to explain your vote. You also get to see how the other BariatricPal members voted. Come let us know what you think! If you have an idea for a poll, please post it below!

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When you're planning yo... - last post by HappygoSusan

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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I'm the spouse - last post by shirleyblanchard

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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Out with the Old in with th... - last post by virtualpisces

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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How Not To Be Tricked by Ha... - last post by Puppypaws57

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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Website 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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