Category: Gastric sleeve

Handling Criticism About Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Veteran VSG patients know that the only certain things in life are death, taxes…and criticism. If you’ve been overweight or obese for more than five minutes, you’ve probably received unkind comments from both strangers and loved ones. Unfortunately, the judgment doesn’t end when you become thinner. It just takes new paths. Here are the most ...
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What Patients Wish They Had Known Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery


At Endobariatric, we load you up with support materials for your VSG journey: detailed lists of what you can and can’t eat, how to maximize your weight loss, how to prepare for each stage of recovery, and so much more. But it’s tougher to prepare you for the mental and emotional realities. Thankfully, veteran sleevers ...
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Your Body Loves Even Small Losses After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Sometimes vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients get so caught up in the big numbers (“I need to lose 100 pounds!”) that they fail to appreciate how even seemingly “small” losses can deliver big health benefits. Unless you’re actively working against your sleeve, you’ll lose far more than five or ten percent of your body weight. But ...
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Do Food Choices After Gastric Sleeve Cost More?


I’ve talked many times before about why the gastric sleeve surgery cost at our high-tech Mexico hospital is such a bargain (hint: everything—including one of the best surgical teams in the world—costs less right across the border). But some patients worry that that life after vertical sleeve gastrectomy will be a lot more expensive than ...
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Flying Solo for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico?


Whether it’s because you’re keeping bariatric surgery in Mexico on the down-low or because your spouse has to stay home with the kids, plenty of Endobariatric patients travel by themselves for vertical sleeve gastrectomy. It might sound like a less-than-idea scenario at first, but I want to assure you that it’s really not. Thanks to ...
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Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Pre-Op Diet Really That Bad?


Yes. Or no. Does that help? The truth is that I’ve heard the gastric sleeve pre-op diet described as everything from “horrible” to “a breeze”. Your experience will be your own, though some things tend to be pretty common during this period. But first, let’s take a quick look at a few pre-op diet facts. ...
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Battling the Sugar Monster After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Choosing gastric sleeve in our Mexico hospital changes your life in all kinds of wonderful ways, but one thing we can’t tell you for sure is whether the cravings you battled before VSG will persist. People generally struggle with either sweet or salty, though an unlucky few desire both pretty equally. And while many of ...
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Tools and Gadgets to Make Life Easier After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Just because you have to work hard to make the most of your vertical sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t mean you can’t get a little help along the way. Your gastric sleeve diet and exercise routine will determine your outcome, and a boost from modern technology can make these everyday musts easier and more rewarding. There are ...
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Why Did You Really Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?


Duh, right? You chose gastric sleeve in Mexico because you were tired of being overweight and wanted to live at a healthy weight—perhaps for the first time ever. While weight loss is the most obvious goal for bariatric patients, the journey is almost always about much more than just nudging the scale downward. And when ...
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