I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectormy Weight Loss Surgery in May of 2009. I was 38 years old at a weight of 199 pounds - I was at my highest. I tried every diet, exercise, colonics, lipo-dissolves, and cleanser there was, nothing seemed to work. I researched the different bariatric surgeries and after reading all of the complication with each of them I changed my mind again. Well, things were only getting worse. Everytime I go to the doctor, they were adding another medicine to my prescriptions. I had high blood pressure, cholestorol problems, had to take B-12 shots once a week, two iron pills twice daily. i began my research again and decided to go with the VSG. All of the complications I read about, I had none. I went in for surgery that morning and was up and walking around that afternoon and was discharged the next morning. I experience dno hair loss and I went from a size 16/18 to 6/7 (135 pounds) and it's only been 5 1/2 months. I recommend this surgery to anyone. Yu loose the weight so fast and you don't crave sweets and most of all I haven't eaten a hamburger since the day before my surgery. The only recommendation I have for anyone who has this surgery is to make sure you exercise during you recovery.