Peer support is a critical part of your weight loss surgery journey. Use the buddies and mentors forum to find other individuals who have had, or are having, gastric bypass surgery, vertical sleeve surgery, or Lap Band surgery.
Insurance and financing for gastric bypass, Lap Band, and the vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be a complicated process. Share or ask questions about your insurance and financing plan, as well as doctor fees and the cost of your weight loss surgery. And finally, let everyone know once you’re approved!
Having performed more than 4,000 weight loss surgery procedures over 20 years, Dr. Charles D. Callery is experienced and knowledgeable. If you have a question about gastric bypass, Lap Band, vertical sleeve, or weight loss surgery in general - Ask Dr. Callery!
The vertical sleeve gastrectomy forums are a place to discuss the newly popular vertical sleeve gastrectomy surgery. The vertical sleeve is the removal of 85% of the stomach, but without rearrangement of the intestines. Ask questions about the surgery and share pre and post-operative concerns.
The Lap Band forums are a targeted area to discuss all angles of the Lap Band or adjustable gastric banding procedure. Feel free to discuss pre or post-operative issues, Lap Band fills and doctors, pricing, complications, etc.
Every person struggling with obesity or who has had weight loss surgery has a unique experience and story. Some stories are inspirational, some are emotional, and others are painful. Share your weight loss surgery story with the rest of the community and help those who have yet to take their journey.
Weight loss surgery is an emotional process. Relationships with friends and family change, and some struggle with physical changes happening to their body. This forum is a place for you to reach out to other members - whether there are others in need, or if you yourself need to share what is going on in your life.
Proper nutrition is important to the long-term success of weight loss surgery. While gastric bypass, Lap Band, and vertical sleeve limits the amount and types of food you consume, that doesn't mean the food can't be delicious! Post your favorite WLS recipes and search our existing database for new ones.
Follow your surgeons instructions.
if you have questions about anything after surgery call your surgeon.
everyones journey is different, so don't compare yourself to others. Get rid of your"trigger foods" in your house.if food things are unopened, they can be donated to a local food bank.
sip, sip, sip
walk, walk, walk
I'm 262 days away from being able to schedule my surgery date. It absolutely cannot come fast enough.
Since January 1st I've lost 13 pounds, now sitting at 257. From what I understand if I go below 250 I will be below 40 BMI and then insurance may not okay the surgery, which in my opinion, is ridiculous--but it is what it is. So I have 7 more pounds to lose and then maintain that weight until December. Shouldn't be a problem with my trip to New Orleans coming up (aka my last sandwich hurrah), thanksgiving, and me going back to school in the fall. I can balance any indulgences out with my new good habits. It's a weird place to be in because now I'm finally in a good spot with going to the gym 3x a week, walking daily, and eating right, but I have to slow down those good habits just to get my surgery approved. -sigh-
I'm feeling really good though, very confident and hopeful about what is to come. I just need time to fly on by.
I had my appt with my primary doctor to get cleared for Sergery I did blood work my ex ray was done & my Hart was good Wednesday I'm going to see my doctor to get my date & instructions I'll keep u posted I'm happy & a little scared