Category: Gastric sleeve

Traveling Solo for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico?


The Covid pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, and that may include your gastric sleeve in Mexico. Many of our VSG patients prefer to travel with a companion, but that option may not be available these days. What should you know if you plan to travel by yourself for bariatric surgery in ...
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The Truth About Pregnancy After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


The best reason to undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy is because you believe you’re worthy of living a healthy, happy life without the complications of excess weight. Another really good reason is for your family—or for the family you hope to have. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) makes it difficult for many overweight or obese women to ...
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Do’s and Don’ts After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Technically, I’m the expert in vertical sleeve gastrectomy. My team and I have performed tens of thousands of VSGs over the years, perfecting our technique as we concentrate solely on that one procedure. But I’ve never had a VSG myself. So I would contend that the patients who’ve experienced gastric sleeve in our Mexico hospital ...
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How to Enjoy a Healthier Holiday Season


The holidays are a time to spend with family and loved ones. They can also be a difficult time for people who are trying to lose weight or eat healthy because of the high-calorie foods and beverages that are available at holiday gatherings. World-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Guillermo Alvarez advises that you plan ahead to ...
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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Fertility After Bariatric Surgery


Losing weight after bariatric surgery can have a big impact on your fertility. Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for years or are thinking about having kids in the future, there are several things you need to understand about how weight loss surgery impacts your fertility. In this post, world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Guillermo ...
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Tips for Working Out Without a Gym


Many people have a hard time making it to the gym to exercise during the week. The current pandemic has made this even more difficult as gyms have been closed or reduced their capacity to allow for more social distancing. If you want to stay on track with your fitness goals, you should have a ...
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Calming Anxiety Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a medical procedure, so it’s completely normal to have some anxiety as your surgery date approaches. Some of my patients are too excited to feel stressed, but I would say the majority have at least a little bit of nervousness. Not surprisingly, one of the questions I hear most often is, ...
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How to Ask for Help During Your Gastric Sleeve Journey


Having support before and after gastric sleeve in Mexico can make a huge difference in whether you achieve your goals—and how hard or easy the process is for you. Most people want to help loved ones but may not know how. Sometimes, their well-intentioned efforts may even make it more difficult for VSG patients. One ...
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