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!!!

Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forum

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.

  • 27,238 topics / 277,325 replies
Drug screen and insurance - last post by wantenergy83

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.

  • 44,865 topics / 413,745 replies
My most dreaded sentence... - last post by suzzzzz

Toggle My Gastric Sleeve Surgery Journey - Tell Your Story My Gastric Sleeve Surgery Journey - Tell Your Story

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?

  • 16,787 topics / 146,150 replies
Surgery in few hours.... ne... - last post by deirdredove

Toggle Main Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forums Main Gastric Sleeve Surgery Forums

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.

  • 6,707 topics / 85,861 replies
A Year Already....My Story... - last post by OutsideMatchInside

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.

  • 12,852 topics / 149,217 replies
I'm a mess! - last post by Sai

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.

  • 1,347 topics / 11,678 replies
Phoenix Arizona Dr William... - last post by Coco_Diva1913

Insurance & Financing

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

  • 3,361 topics / 24,448 replies
Resleeve - last post by KristenLe

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.

  • 1,892 topics / 16,066 replies
September Band to Sleeve - last post by Soon2B2LittleE

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.

  • 245 topics / 2,548 replies
How does the sleeve help yo... - last post by lulietta2016

Toggle Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups Gastric Sleeve Surgery Support Groups

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.

  • 2,712 topics / 23,400 replies
So, I make cakes for a livi... - last post by rkimom

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.

  • 1,190 topics / 14,713 replies
Hungry Hungry Hippo seeks L... - last post by hbrhonda

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.

  • 1,208 topics / 34,852 replies

  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
Brisbane September 2016 Sle... - last post by novemberkilo

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.

  • 2,704 topics / 90,028 replies

  1. 2016 Sleevers,
  1. 2015 Sleevers,
  1. 2014 Sleevers,
  1. 2013 Sleevers,
  1. 2012 Sleevers,
  1. 2011 Sleevers,
  1. 2010 Sleevers,
  1. 2009 Sleevers,
  1. 2008 Sleevers,
  1. 2007 Sleevers
Anyone else sleeved 3/16/16? - last post by ashgru

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.

  • 939 topics / 13,915 replies

  1. Teens,
  1. Twenties,
  1. Thirties,
  1. Forties,
  1. Fifties,
  1. Sixties,
  1. Seventies & Beyond
Over 60 and having the sleeve - last post by Rosey posey

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!

  • 492 topics / 8,467 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
Under 180Lbs And Getting Sl... - last post by lowbmi65

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.

  • 463 topics / 4,196 replies
Newbie here! 6 mo P/O and P... - last post by kyboo1972

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.

  • 485 topics / 8,020 replies
Horrible pain! - last post by littonbruce

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!

  • 524 topics / 5,712 replies

  1. Diabetic Sleevers,
  1. PCOS Sleevers,
  1. Religious Sleevers,
  1. Agnostic/Atheist 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
Turned down due to borderli... - last post by rolosmom7

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.

  • 1,195 topics / 13,954 replies
  • Protected Forum
  • By lowbmi65

Toggle General Weight Loss Surgery Forum General Weight Loss Surgery Forum

VIP Lounge

Welcome to the VIP Lounge! This exclusive, private forum is just for BariatricPal Premium Members - other members and search engines can’t see it! Drop in when you want to talk about weight loss surgery or just shoot the breeze with other Premium Members. This is your place to hang out under the radar, so come on in and add your personality to the mix!

  • 95 topics / 687 replies

  1. A Better You, One VIP Week at a Time
  • Protected Forum
  • Protected Forum
  • By Loopylulu

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!

  • 2,352 topics / 32,669 replies
Pre op diet questions since... - last post by RickM

Mexico & Self-Pay Weight Loss Surgery

A forum for discussing travel to Mexico to have Gastric Sleeve, Gastric Bypass or another type of Weight Loss Surgery, as well as for discussing self-pay for weight loss surgery

  • 3,421 topics / 39,522 replies
Financing - last post by kyleegirl01

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.

  • 11,157 topics / 98,264 replies

  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
Has anyone weaned off vitam... - last post by heidikat72

Fitness & Exercise

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

  • 5,214 topics / 70,336 replies
C25k. Keeping myself honest - last post by jess9395

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.

  • 2,364 topics / 32,821 replies
LBL looming & not sure... - last post by Daisee68

BariatricPal Local Chapters

Visit our NEW Local Chapter Directory

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.

  • 164 topics / 4,922 replies

  1. USA BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Canada BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. Australian BariatricPal Local Chapters,
  1. International BariatricPal Local Chapters
Anyone in the UK? - last post by catalina_uk

Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Health and Wellness

Weight loss is an inside job. This forum is for providing and receiving encouragement, information, inspiration, and tools to help you navigate the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of your weight loss journey.

  • 84 topics / 945 replies
Swan song—goodbye, and than... - last post by OutsideMatchInside

Don't Sweat the Stall Stuff

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.

  • 95 topics / 1,733 replies
Embrace the Stall - last post by joei0005

Regain and Back-on-Track (NEW!)

Some WLS patients say losing weight is the easy part. Keeping the weight is the hard part. If you have experienced weight regain after losing weight after WLS, this is the place to talk about why the pounds came back on and how you can get them off again. It could be related to diet, exercise, attitude, or something else!

  • 12 topics / 88 replies
I restarted successfully 1... - last post by msujester

WLS Veteran's Forum

Been around BariatricPal for a while? Then chat with other old-timers who also know the drill! Sometimes it just feels more comfortable to kick back and shoot the breeze with familiar faces. So, come on into the Vets Forum for some serious WLS talk or just to hang out. We're old pals here!

  • 1,040 topics / 17,600 replies
Does anyone want to join in... - last post by Oregondaisy

Rants & Raves

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

  • 2,386 topics / 83,432 replies
Flu Season is Coming - last post by Inner Surfer Girl

The Lounge

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

  • 4,432 topics / 88,354 replies
Flowers on hair? - last post by bayougirlmrsc

Powder Room - Ladies Gone Wild

This is a place for ladies to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 2,471 topics / 31,982 replies
Helpful Pampering - last post by Heather I

The Guys’ Room

This is a place for men to discuss everything from Weight Loss Surgery complications, diet, and concerns, to any other off-topic subjects.

  • 1,370 topics / 17,452 replies
Guys who started over 400 lbs. - last post by Dap73

Where Venus and Mars Collide

Do you want to discuss ADULT subject matter with both genders? Questions about love, relationships, intimacy, and general off-topic chat welcome. Get the thoughts and opinions of both men and women here! Please note that there is a singles room if you are looking for love, this is not that place. **You must be 18 to enter!**

  • 51 topics / 1,431 replies
Skin and Sex... - last post by paramedic

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!

  • 17 topics / 110 replies
Saludos gratos desde Miami, FL - last post by michelle72

Singles Forum

Looking for that special someone? Once you start on your weight loss surgery journey, everything from your lifestyle to your body to the way you think about yourself and the world changes. Here is a forum to meet other weight loss surgery singles who know what you’re going through and who are have the same health goals and lifestyle as you do. Have fun!

  • 249 topics / 4,330 replies
losing over 100 lbs has cra... - last post by _Kate_

Special Needs Forum

We all have special needs…but some of us have certain challenges that make the “regular” WLS advice more difficult to follow. The challenges can be age, living in a rural community without many structured options, or having specific health conditions that interfere with diet or exercise. This is the forum to talk about them and exchange ideas!

  • 14 topics / 167 replies
WLS with Fibromyalgia and A... - last post by gowalking

Family and Friends

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.

  • 31 topics / 488 replies
"Help Your Kids Love Th... - last post by WLSResources/ClothingExch

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!

  • 1,099 topics / 9,699 replies

  1. EnteroMedics VBLOC Vagal Blocking Therapy Forum,
  1. AspireAssist® Forum
What do you wish someone ha... - last post by Postop

Weight Loss Medications

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.

  • 21 topics / 293 replies
Starting Victoza - last post by Sherriebo

BariatricPal Polls

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!

  • 883 topics / 40,702 replies
How Often Do You Weigh Your... - last post by Sai

Popular Diet Forum

Before or after weight loss surgery, you may be following one of the popular diet plans to guide your eating. This is the place to talk about the Paleo diet, Atkins, Jenny Craig, SlimFast, Weight Watchers, South Beach, and any other diet. Talk about recipes, meal plans, do’s and don’ts, and how to get your popular diet to fit into your weight loss surgery diet.

  • 5 topics / 43 replies
Paleo for the whole family... - last post by LizHobbs

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.

  • 688 topics / 2,842 replies
Greater New York Bariatric... - last post by WLSResources/ClothingExch

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.

  • 527 topics / 3,466 replies
The Secrets of the Slim at... - last post by TAJ718

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.

  • 142 topics / 274 replies
Happy Labor Day from Bariat... - last post by Alex Brecher

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.

  • 1,375 topics / 9,542 replies
EDIT PROFILE PROBLEM - ERRO... - last post by Ken S.

Mexico & Self-Pay Gastric Sleeve Surgery

  • 24,620 Hits

Maintenance Forums

Congratulations on hitting your goal weight! Now the journey continues as you keep up those good habits and learn how to keep the pounds off for good. This forum is for discussing anything related to maintenance, from recipes and strategies to struggles and triumphs. If you’re getting close to goal weight, use this forum to find out what need to know about the transition to maintenance.

  • 127 topics / 1,297 replies
"3 Strategies to Preven... - last post by OutsideMatchInside

  • 4,210,159 Posts
  • 300,670 Members
  • Nutmeggy3 Newest Member
  • 6,921 Most Online

2099 users are online (in the past 15 minutes)

263 members, 1836 guests, 0 anonymous users   (See full list)

Bufflehead, tomaddalonmodes, cubananyc, Jrenae00, katie09/21/2016, Bing, Google, malisabaldwin, WingFan55, missy84, cmon1970, keyyzzVSG36, melunruh, band2sleeve2014, jess9395, Yahoo, KMA0910, Hellya, Melsyboo, Jaredsonlyone, skmjs, LKB418, Joanne Williams, mistycal, KristenLe, Bignin, rolosmom7, Nutmeggy3, sc101071, staceface, Nikkicee, ashgru, emma4884, Maryanh, msujester, mnmlst, Bhca8201, RoachBug, heidikat72, Fabulot2Fabuless, southernsass, OzRoo, jking612, Paluma0268, 2twinkle, sklgrl, Src81, Mountedshooter, onedeterminedchick, Sai, cat.jackson89, NJ Mom, judanna77, Lilibeth0708, thebuelz, jilani, jennie625, wantenergy83, kimmy0729, grnnbaret, kimini, madisunshine1, avermette, DeeM, suzzzzz, Ron Love, Loopylulu, JamieLogical, Babbs, mkrumph, Hollywood61, Nana1222, ylopez, Raynbolite, catwoman7, RickM, camry2016, wellah, Carrie P, aggietop, *Lexie*, scarr10611, duckathy, justkeepsmiling, Cervidae, cynjimbo, JennsinCA, blizair09, Crystal Ann Keister, LisaLouBop, dlp712, Jocey1, newstart38, beautiful12no, debp1953, bevmccarthy, grammy4, smc25, rking, jaadan79, mjdmercado, salow, shrinkingstacy, edc90, Muñekita, Armygalbonnie, missysue, leese1978, Lori1432, mailman ict, elliemac22, DebSmiles, Lynn in va beach, ahamlin581, sarajeano, Valerie1989, Meg0330, AgentSmith, lgivaudan, busybeebug, ReesieSleeve, Shaunie, joei0005, Headstand, northcountyr1, deirdredove, crosbyds, deedleblay, yadi562, winn0417, aprilt10309, adcrag1, Alex Brecher, Dreamingofhealth, camlon3502, BrookeM07, breuxo, theantichick, De6270, bigpretti, KWeilbrenner09, sleevedpharmd, MissNewB, cdsjjotn, vamping, noura4, pluto22, notforthefaint, Tyani, Inner Surfer Girl, ladydirc, CurvyCooper, KAL, enjoythetime, Tiamka, bethcasey, magicianbeautician74, ohyoufunny, Sleevegirl1018, goblue9280, SAL421, ks626, joycie4smiles, miamomma, Jen.R, kittykatja85, halima02, ArcticGirl, simpsongrad, FStromberg, roxiijess314, ramona5555, WalkOnWaking, Justgotsleeved, bellabill, roostersrm, awidmer, Clarevoyant, ElleJ, SaaxySam09, DeeDee729, marypups, dke, Kikiboy, sheldopp, lucja t, reree6898, Steve Mac, HorsecollarMinnie, Christinamo7, lindach1761, doogman87, jesus_all_time@yahoo.com, DDub, ocgirl15, lisamorty, ladybug00, valerie1982, MissyMe, New day ahead, bellabell1, tessawalters, br123, pallavi, keejay, HopefulInVirginia, Newbee123, quirkhorse, vlbart, liposuction68, cantweight14, Kritter, ivorythomascina, hova1980, hollisrn76, pel923, swood015, tobhappy&healthy, tdlevert, stormid, KaiserKid, cherisenoir8, VMS1990, adrinanna, barbado, Ginsin007, FindingOnederland, charro535, Micky71, Browneyedgirl41, stillmeonlysmaller, w8loser, Milena Suboticki, nakole73, julie_wish, Tracy6035, brittaneyscarey, Recycled, ange117, Furmama, Martene81, Babylvrrn, krissyfattofab, jvleeuw, BelleCurves, Tanette, shelliluv, limase63, hbrhonda, Maddylee40, mngreeneyes, whit110, Autumn Fury, mlmanney, fancypants11578, charley27, rgoff75, novemberkilo, shecrumb34, Blind Squirrel, sandyoutrage, yolicious1, leebick, ravensekhmet, Shooting Star, tinytears

Featured Surgeons

Recent Status Updates

  • Photo
      Sep 29

    Ugh. Hurting worse today. This is what I was afraid of with strength traini...

    Show comments (3)
  • Photo
      Sep 29

    This rain is ruining my curls!

    Show comments (2)
  • Photo
      Sep 29

    Glad to be on the other side of this surgery! I don't feel great, bu...

    Show comments (3)
View All Updates
Together, we have lost...