Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!
  • Announcements

    • Alex Brecher

      New BariatricPal Facebook Group!   02/10/2018

      Hey BariatricPal Members! I am excited to announce the new BariatricPal Private Facebook group ! We are an exclusive group that is open by invitation only – and you’re invited! You can get the support you depend on from BariatricPal over on Facebook, too. We’re here for advice, encouragement, and companionship as you make your way through the WLS journey. To join the group, just click or tap this link. Then click or tap “Join Group.” And hurry! If you join within the next 15 days, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a 1-year subscription to the BariatricPal Box of the Month Club – a $300 value! See you on Facebook!
    • Alex Brecher

      Bariatric Box of the Month Club has launched!   02/12/2018

      The BariatricPal Store supports your weight loss and health goals, and we have a fun new way to do that! We are introducing our monthly BariatricPal box! Each month, you will receive a box of goodies. The box is different each month. Get the box delivered to your doorstep for $39.99 each month. You'll love discovering and trying new surprises. Your subscription continues until you cancel it, so you will never miss a month. We also offer an annual subscription to the BariatricPal box. You get the same box, plus a reduced cost of $34.99 per month and a free Yunmai smart scale! Learn more or subscribe here!   What’s in the box? It changes each month, so you 
      will find out when you open it! You might get… Top-selling store products. Samples of our newest products so you can be first to try them! Great-tasting protein bars and shakes in both classic and daring flavors. Ready-to-eat snacks and/or instant meals – all high-protein, low-carb. Samples of vitamins, minerals, and health-boosting supplements. Other weight loss helpers, such as measuring aids. You can count on at least 8 to 10 items in each Box. You’ll get at least $50 worth of top-quality products and exclusive coupons every month. Getting the Box is the only way you could try all of these products without buying bigger quantities of them. Boxes begin shipping around the 24th of the month. Who is it for? YOU, if you want: Great-tasting, fun products. Exclusive discounts every month on the products you try. Variety, taste, and protein on your pre-op diet or solid foods post-op diet. Help losing weight with or without surgery. More protein, less sugar, and more flavor. Samples of new and delicious products without committing to an entire box. High-protein, nutritionist-developed menus to help you lose weight.

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!


Forums

  1. Gastric Plication Surgery Forum

    In sleeve plication (or gastric plication) most of your stomach pouch is folded away, leaving a sleeve from the throat to intestine. These forums are for talking about the sleeve plication procedure and recovery, diet, complications and weight loss.

    6,091
    posts
  2. Duodenal Switch Surgery Forum

    The Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) surgery reduces the size of your stomach size, divides your small intestine and redirects food so nutrient absorption decreases. These forums are for Duodenal Switch Surgery patients and those considering the surgery to talk about weight loss, diets, challenges, triumphs and complications.

    6,332
    posts
  3. Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum

    Like the full gastric bypass, the mini gastric bypass surgery is restrictive from a smaller stomach pouch and malabsorptive from bypassing the first part of the small intestine. The difference is in the way the stomach pouch attaches to the small intestine. Use these forums to discuss the procedure, diet, risks, and weight loss.

    1,552
    posts
  4. Gastric Balloon Forum

    The gastric balloon is an alternative to weight loss surgery for lower-BMI patients. It is an inflatable silicone balloon that helps fill the stomach so patients can eat less food and lose weight. This tool recently received FDA approval as a non-surgical tool to treat extreme obesity. Some examples of gastric balloons currently offered are Orbera, Easy Life, Duo by Reshape, Medsil, Allurion, Spatz, Endoball and Obalon.

    A growing numbers of weight loss surgeons are now performing Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures without incisions. As an alternative to incision-based surgery, surgeons are using natural orifices (such as the throat) to insert the tools and equipment they need to help you win the battle against obesity. Some examples are the Stomaphy X, Endobarrier, TOGA and Rose procedures.

    This is the forum where you can talk about the balloon and other Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures, their pros and cons, your special diet, and your experiences with the intragastric balloon or other Endolumenal Bariatric Procedures!

    1,387
    posts
  5. EnteroMedics VBLOC Forum

    VBLOC vagal blocking therapy, delivered by a pacemaker-like device called the Maestro Rechargeable System, a first-in-class weight loss treatment for obesity and obesity related risk factors, such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol levels. VBLOC Therapy is a non-anatomy altering or restricting, reversible therapy that allows patients to safely lose weight by helping patients feel less hungry, reduce the amount of food eaten at a meal, and feel full longer in between meals.

    15
    posts
  6. AspireAssist Forum

    The AspireAssist is a new, FDA-approved weight loss solution for people with obesity. Unlike many other weight loss procedures, it’s non-surgical and reversible.

    107
    posts
  7. Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty Forum

    Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty is a newer type of weight-loss procedure. Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty reduces the size of your stomach using an endoscopic suturing device without the need for surgery.

    872
    posts
  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Ylime

      Snowing again today in Colorado...come on summer!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Mattymatt

      I am starting to really like physical activity! Just did a 30 minute hi-intensity cycle ride at LA Fitness. Yeah it was tough but it sure feels great afterwards. I feel like a completely new and different person; like the depression is starting to lift and I feel a renewed sense of motivation. I actually feel like getting my performance bicycle out of mothballs. I haven't ridden it in 5 years and right now I am so glad I did not get rid of it. I am going to get it over to the bike shop, tune it up, and get ready to ride. There is an event on August 25th, almost exactly 5 years to the day that I rode my first ever century ride, 100 miles. I marked it on my calendar and the training begins now! I need something to keep me on the straight and narrow, something to focus on. Even if I am the last rider at the finish line, I will be a winner.
      · 3 replies
      1. Chrisb428

        That is so great! I am looking forward to the things that will be so much easier to do this time next year (hopefully) Having something to look forward to amd work towards always makes it easier to get through the bad days. Good luck with your training, I'm sure u will be successful at it 😁

      2. Mattymatt

        I truly think success is a mindset and I am now setting my mind to the prize .... Shore Fire, baby!!!

      3. birdynz

        That is such a GREAT update - inspiring. In two weeks I go to China briefly, Work, and have to climb steps up a hillside to an ancient village. 250 I am told - 10 flights. So each day now I add a flight - and I thought THAT was good - your goal is fantastic!

    • istytehcrawk

      When I got dressed this morning, I realized I was wrong about the size of the jeans I got at Walmart the other day. They're not 26/28s; they're 24/26s! Which is even better, but also ridiculous because a pair of size 26 pants from the same brand were too small. The jeans have stretch, though, and the pants did not.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • karen_marie

      As of last Friday, I dropped back into Onderland!!! Can't believe it! Last time my weight started with a one was at least 10-15yrs ago. Pic from this Saturday with my hubby and his mom at our house warming party. Other pic is me at my heaviest last summer. The transformation blows me away! As a reward for hitting this big milestone, I'll be signing up for a horseback trail ride - the first one I've been able to do in over a decade due to weight restrictions. I'm sooo excited!! I'm also training for my first half marathon - ran my first 10k on Sunday  It's incredible what I'm able to do now, and everyday I'm thankful for this amazing tool that is helping me realize some big dreams.


      · 2 replies
      1. Sosewsue61

        Oh my gosh Karen Marie, you look amazing!! Way to go girl!!!

      2. Orchids&Dragons

        Congrats on one-derland! You look fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    • Newme17

      So, getting finances in order, I managed to sell my 2016 Toyota Avalon. It was a beautiful car, of which surprisingly, I’m doing fine without and I actually don’t miss it; and also of which resulted in having a one-vehicle household, which resulted in me HAVING to walk 2.2 miles everyday 5x a week to get my daughter to school. I’m actually quite glad, I’m feeling better/stronger again, and I dropped almost $20,000 of debt. WIN-WIN! 
      · 5 replies
      1. Sleeve1stFitNext

        Awesome sauce!!!

      2. FluffyChix

        Yay!!! That's incredible on so many levels! Yay you! (You wouldn't have been able to do it if you didn't have the surgery and re-birth!"

        Maybe you should look at practicing your nutrition stuff from home?

      3. Creekimp13

        Car debt is the bane of my existence. Wont do it. And I love Toyota...I drive (and LOVE) my 2015 Camry...so I know how hard that was. Absolutely awesome you're getting the walking in, instead. Love that so much! Also teaches good habits to the kiddo....which is brilliant.

        Speaking of kiddo and cars..I've spent the last three months combing the web for a used car for my daughter. She has a summer job lined up here and needs a car to get to various labs and sample sites....and I won't let her go into more debt. (she has minimal student loans and will graduate next year with her microbiology degree)

        I found her a 2008 Malibu from Tennessee, clean inside and out...with just barely 100K on it...and I'm feeling incredibly accomplished. $3000, we paid cash :) CarFax is clean, mechanic said it was in great shape and she should get a few years out of it yet. Very common car with cheap parts if repairs are needed in the future. Previous owner did a valve job and replaced timing chain, and all maintenance was done at dealership. Brand new tires and brakes.

        It's parked in our driveway as we speak. Runs and sounds like brand new.

        I can't wait to see her face:)

      4. Mattymatt

        Well that's awesome! Keep up the good, positive work. :-)

      5. Newme17

        Lol. Cute...I like that “awesome sauce!” @Sleeve1stFitNext!

        @FluffyChix there’s so much that I probably wouldn’t have done if I didn’t have this surgery! I’m still so glad I did too. I seem to work better when being “forced” in to situations. Lol

        @Creekimp13, we’re Toyota lovers here. A former Avalon, and two former Tundras...currently on our third Tundra...and have always had a car payment! Ugh! We’re doing this Dave Ramsey program that’s making a lot of sense to us and so there went the Avalon. Also in the process of maybe getting a cash car...speaking of which, you were hugely blessed for what you found! Wow! That’s the kind of deal I want. I told the hubby not to buy one yet though, I’m enjoying the walks and the time with my kids walking. Definitely good habits being taught. 😊

        @Mattymatt thanks hon! Its hard to be in the dumps when there’s a win on both sides! Yay!!!

  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×