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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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Need help with fiber - last post by Bufflehead

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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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Please explain pre-op diet - last post by rodeomom969

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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almost 1 year out - last post by MissezV82

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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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The Obligatory Onederland Post - last post by Blondiee

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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Those of you using myfitnes... - last post by 521Diva

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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Docs in Philadelphia - last post by Diva2Be

Insurance & Financing

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

  • 2,224 topics / 15,970 replies
STRESSED OUT - last post by cherrytree15

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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Revision 1.5 yrs after band... - last post by meledl

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.

  • 378 topics / 8,104 replies
Restriction Question for th... - last post by LipstickLady

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.

  • 179 topics / 1,363 replies
Reading List - last post by hrhlaurie

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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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Lost 71lbs and I don't... - last post by LessofApril

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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Any NC sleeveers out there? - last post by skewlteacher

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 Minnesota - last post by New me 3/6/13

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
May 2014 Sleevers - last post by LaKim

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
22 here. Instagram? - last post by covatila84

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!

  • 380 topics / 6,958 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
No loss in 1 yr - last post by smhagood

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.

  • 338 topics / 3,256 replies
Dx With Pcos, Have Been Try... - last post by DOMINICANA88

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.

  • 327 topics / 6,123 replies

  1. Struggling Sleevers
Have no idea what is going o - last post by Catherine707

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.

  • 1,205 topics / 14,692 replies
Coldwater Creek going bankrupt - last post by Healthier2day1227

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.

  • 410 topics / 5,427 replies
Average weight loss during... - last post by NJVSTuser

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
Sleeve surgery and PCOS - last post by jones67

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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Any gastric sleevers in OCC... - last post by Leysi23

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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PA - Philadelphia area - last post by Martha Howland-Shafiei

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!

  • 235 topics / 2,752 replies
No carbonation ever again? - last post by patticake1448

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. Recipe Sharing
Gluten Intolerant and Sleev... - last post by Wilmara

Fitness & Exercise

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

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April Fitness Challange! - last post by Fiddleman

Cosmetic & Reconstructive 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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LBL February 18 - last post by CBT

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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Rants & Raves

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

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The Fickle Pouch - last post by James Marusek

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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Welcome to the Forum! - last post by Maltese gal

The Clothing Exchange

Have clothes that are too big? Need smaller clothes? This is the forum to post your clothing needs in. Lets help one another out as we progress through our weight loss journeys by saving money and exchanging clothes with one another.

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Moving and cleaning out my... - last post by rayanne

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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Developing Mental Toughness... - last post by GoalInProgress

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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BariatricPal Newsletter 04/... - last post by Alex Brecher

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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