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.
I'm still around. Had my six week follow up on 8/18. I left discouraged and have been in a funk ever since. Only down 27 pounds since surgery. I think the word 'only' is appropriate. My dietician told me that stalls this early were not normal, and that I need to up my calories, up my protein and up my water. I saw the PA next and she agreed. Said my body is starving and holding onto everyhing I eat. (I thought this was a myth). My incision is healed, but has become a keloid. It's painful and restricts my mobility quite a bit as far as bending, sitting and even standing upright. I still walk around like Quasimodo .
Having a woe is me day.
Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement a few weeks back! I truly appreciate it. I have since lost 9 pounds. Not a ton, but at just over 5 weeks out I have lost 43 pounds!! I am excited to be back to losing weight again. Even though I may not post much, I have been going through, and looking at posts when I have a question about something. Thank you all again!!