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    • Alex Brecher

      New BariatricPal Facebook Group!   02/10/2018

      Hey BariatricPal Members! I am excited to announce the new BariatricPal Secret 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

      All-inclusive weight loss surgery $4,600! Plastic Surgery $2400!!   02/12/2018

      Don't compromise your health because weight loss or plastic surgery costs are too high! BariatricPal Hospital MX offers All-inclusive weight loss surgery packages starting at only $4,600 and Plastic surgery starting at only $2400! Begin a new chapter in your life in BariatricPal's brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital designed specifically for bariatric and plastic surgery patients. Visit BariatricPalHospitalMX.com for more information and to receive your free surgical consultation.  
    • 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!

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. 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.

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335

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  • Recent Status Updates

    • Gran7  »  maryeliza

      I was nervous as well but I kept thinking once that weight starts coming off it will be all worth it. The best part is the anesthesia I my surgery was on 1st of February in the morning I slept all day and most of the next. The important thing is to keep sipping water or ask for ice chips. Day 2 if you feel like it the best thing is to get up and walk a little bit it helps. My hospital here in Australia gives you opti fast after the op and it tastes like crap . So I just stuck to water and Luke warm black tea . Make sure to ask for pain relief if you need it they offer endone here but it makes you constapated so be careful 😀
      Good luck 🙏
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    • Apple203

      OMG -- just got insurance clearance -- pre-op diet starts in a week, surgery on March 14th.  EXCITED !!!
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    • gkhtoys

      Gastric Sleeve surgery is scheduled for March 12, 2018 at 1:45 PM.  Highest weight was 327.  Starting weight when seeing the surgeon the first time was 276 and now I am down to 253 thanks to my pre-pre diet!  Low cal, low carb and high protein diet works best for me!  My goal weight is 140 for 6 months after surgery!
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      Hello I was wondering if the psych eval will determine weather or not I can have the surgery
      · 4 replies
      1. Newme17

        It can, very few people I’ve heard have not passed one to get surgery. BUT, don’t stress about it and just BE HONEST during your evaluation. Most of them I hear are fairly easy. Mine was fun actually and I was happy I had it. Try not to work yourself up about it.

      2. elforman

        While I admit I haven't had it yet, don't sweat the psych exam. Here's an excerpt from the site I linked at the bottom. Unless you're concerned that one of the bullet items applies to you, it should not be a problem. If one of those does apply to you, you likely have bigger problems than your weight.


        Approximately 15 percent of the time, psychologists recommend that patients be denied for the surgery, or delay the surgery due to mental health concerns.

        Patients may be denied for a variety of reasons, including:

        • Suffering from undiagnosed and undertreated depression
        • Demonstrating the symptoms of psychosis and bipolar disorders
        • Not understanding the risks of the surgery
        • Abusing drugs and alcohol within the past six months
        • Attempting suicide multiple times
        • Showing an inability to follow the post-operative procedures
        • Exhibiting symptoms of a severe binge eating disorder
        • Having an unstable social situation, such as homelessness or lack of a support system


      3. VSGSLAYER

        Ok thanks I feel much better I don't have any issues,I think I just watched to many videos and people were saying its hard I even watched one girls and she said she was denied because she was honest about vomiting a couple times

      4. BGrundee

        The psych eval makes sure your mentally fit/balanced to take on the surgery and a good candidate...

    • Sleeve1stFitNext

      My gym is closed on the weekends. I feel sad. I wish I could just go workout. I miss it. President's Day they are closed too. I am like  . This interferes with my workouts. Now, I have to workout at home. Well, I have a jump rope and a medicine ball. 
      · 2 replies
      1. Newme17

        You can do it!

      2. Sleeve1stFitNext

        I just miss my gym. I am like, can yall be open on weekends?

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