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Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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What's on your Monday Menu?

^^I listen to a lot of murder podcasts and I am very nervous about how I would be described if I am ever the subject of one of these, haha. Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was lovely. Lots of relaxing, but we also had some…


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Can You Get Enough Protein Without Shakes?

Just wondering if anyone here hates protein shakes but is still able to get in enough protein without them? I worry that I will either hate the shakes or get tired of them. ( I don't know since tastes may change after surgery), but wanted to know that IF that happens…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Before and After Pictures

I just want to thank all of you who have taken the time to post your before and after photos. You are all so inspirational and you keep hope alive for me. I hope to be where you are one day. I pray I will have the courage to also…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Surgery date set, how did you calm your nerves?

The big thing I've waited for, a surgery date in mid-October, and now I have the biggest case of nerves you can imagine. Did anyone else have this happen? My stomach is literally doing flip flops and I can't concentrate. I can't take 3.5 weeks of this! Help!


Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Plant Based Diet after RNY?

So I have been doing a lot of research and reading and I found some interesting articles on a plant based diet. Since I am trying to change my eating habits I was thinking about adapting to this type of diet and wanted to know if anyone who has had…


Plastic Surgery Forum
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Losing sensation...

Question ladies! Did you lose sensation in your tummy area after your TT or FDL? What about your pubic area? If so, did sensation come back? I am scared to lose any sensation!

RNY | Aug 04, 2008 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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How much to share about wife's surgery last Feb?

Hello, I'm trying to be the best support to my wife, but I don't think she's told many people about her surgery that was last February. Is it helpful for me to share this information, or should I keep it to myself? People are starting to ask me and it's…


Weight Loss Surgery Forums
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Feeling tired all the time!

I can't seem to find the energy to accomplish anything lately. I just feel tired and uggggh! (My poor house shows it too.) But then when it comes time to turn in for the night, I am wide awake and tossing and turning. I stopped taking my anxiety medication thinking…

RNY | Apr 15, 2019 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Palmini “Noodles” review and questions.

I made a lasagna last night with palmini “lasagna noodles”. The sauce I got was awful but I’ll be making my own from here on out. I used daiya and violife cheese and chicken and zucchini filling. It says you just have to rinse the noodles but says you can…

Melody P.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery Forum (RNY)
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Right choice?

hey all I am new and have been going through the forum for a few days now and it has made me a bit more confused than I was before. My dr left the decision up to me on which procedure I wanted to have since my insurance will cover…

RNY | Oct 21, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


Love Premier Protein Shakes!


PremierProteinGiveaway I am post op 5 years and still enjoy Premier Protein shakes every day.  My favorite is Caramel but I love  chocolate too! #PremierProteinGiveaway  


5 Years Post Op


Time sure goes by fast! I celebrated 5 years post op last month.  Don't let anyone kid you, once the weight is off is when the HARD WORK BEGINS.  I am still very thankful I've lost weight,  but I spend most of my energy on keeping it off. 2 years…




Has anyone gotten Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis from the Barilife diet?


Mind made up. Let's do this......


I am on the books for an October 21st surgery date and I am so ready for this new chapter. I have been looking into surgery for a while and thought I knew all I needed to know but then I found this site and have been chatting with a…

RNY | Oct 21, 2020 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Ready for cosmetic surgery!


I'm ready to make it happen!  I've been working towards this since my first surgery and I'm finally in a place where it's time.  Tummy tuck to remove that excess skin, breast lift to put those girls back in their original location and the neck tightening!

BPDDS | Nov 01, 2012 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.

Fasting & The Gastric Sleeve by Dr. A @ Endobariatrics


Good Morning! This post was written by Dr. A at Endobariatrics and I wanted to share it with you all. Per Dr. Alvarez......... I wrote this blog post for anyone that would like to know more about Fasting & The Gastric Sleeve.  https://www.endobariatric.com/weblog/2020/09/02/does-fasting-help-you-reach-your-gastric-sleeve-goals/   RegardsDr. Alvarez




Does anyone know of a surgeon in the Akron Ohio area that would do a revision.  I had Gastric By Pass about 15 years ago lost 110 pounds I gained 60 pounds back. I can't seem to find a Dr to fo a revision. Thank You. 


Getting a Bit Nervous


I am about 2 weeks away from sending all of my paperwork in to my insurance company for their approvals... why do I feel so nervous! I guess I have read horror stories of how confident other are just to get denied, so am I nervous because of that? or,…


Low Iron (pre-op)

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New member here. I've not had weight loss surgery, though I've been interested, as I'm morbidly obese. However, I've been battling iron deficient anemia for about 6 months. My questions are, did anyone experience this pre-op and is this a pretty common problem post - op? I'm worried I won't…


TORe procedure


Has anyone had experience with the TORe procedure? (Transoral Outlet Reduction through Esophagus) procedure? If so, what are your thoughts and how has your weight loss journey been since? 

RNY | Oct 23, 2008 | Bariatric Surgeon: Dr.


Tricia Burns

Physician Assistant (PA)

Tricia Burns is the perfect blend of heart, kindness, empathy, professionalism, and brilliance all wrapped together in one dynamic PA. As the Patient and Family Advisor of Bariatrics at my hospital, I have had the privilege to watch my team as they work together and with patients. Tricia is a…


Dr. Lindsey Sharp

Bariatric Surgeon

2014 was a pivotal year for me as I had reached a weight of 302, diagnosed with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea, and other health issues. After trying many diet loss plans to fail at each one. Loosing weight, then when I stopped I gained. I decided to looking…


Dr. F. Edward Tenewitz

Bariatric Surgeon

I can't say enough good things about Dr.T. He did my RNY 20 years ago. 298-146. Size 26/28 to size 10. Yeah, The aftercare was tremendous. I was a patient at Holmes Regional Medical Center Melbourne Fl. Cindy Hatcher SX date 01/27/2000


Dr. Keith Scharf

Bariatric Surgeon

Doctor Sharf Is an excellent doctor. I was very pleased with the entire program. He explained everything with much detail and it went smoothly till the end. I can’t thank him enough for my life changing experience. I had VSG done on Dec. 24th 2019.




This is one year and 121 pounds later. I had the sleeve 🙂

Heidi P.

Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on Jun 27, 2012 SEE MORE BEFORE & AFTERS