Gastric Sleeve Surgery is a weight loss operation that cuts, staples, and completely removes about 80-85% of the stomach. Beyond significant weight loss, the vertical sleeve gastrectomy also resolves or reduces obesity-related health problems like type II diabetes, asthma, and heart disease.
Is it possible for long-term success with gastric sleeve surgery?
“4 years post-op for me, been maintaining for 2.5 years, I weigh myself every day to hold myself accountable. I weigh my food occasionally but I eat the same thing for breakfast every day and I do a meal plan for the week.”
Sarita went through a tough transition in life after losing her husband. She wanted to do something meaningful in her life, so she decided to undergo vsg surgery. Ever since Sarita has been living a happier life. She even decided to be a patient caregiver for Mexico Bariatric Center because she wanted to see others live happier life as well.
“My stats: highest weight was 250, current weight was 160, so I have lost 90 pounds. I’ve been maintaining my weight for the last 11 months and by maintaining it, I exercise and do yoga. I also take my vitamins every day, get my protein first, and hydrate every day. This surgery is a tool, you really have to work at it, it has been really life-changing for me. My regret is not doing it sooner.” – Sarita
I went through the surgery and the whole process myself, so if you have any questions or concerns from a patient perspective, feel free to call or text me. I would be more than happy to share my experience. You can reach me at 770-626-0613. I am also going to send you an email and text, so you have my contact information. Have a great day!
“I’m currently at the corporate office at Folsom, California. I am a patient advocate now for Mexico Bariatric Center. I’m also part of the mentor program on the Facebook support group inside Mexico Bariatric Center. This blog is for those considering surgery. You can meet others who have had surgery. Past patients and ask questions about the surgery and the process. You can also meet up with other patients who are having surgery the same day as you so you will have a buddy to talk to or hang out with at the hospital and you will be there to support each other.” – Sarita