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Enriching Lives…One Sleeve and One Tree At A Time!


One tree? What? I’ll explain in a minute, but first let me bring you up to speed on the Foundation.  In March 2016, I launched a new service as a direct result of negative publicity surrounding a cheap surgery center and the horrendous services patients were receiving. It was horrible. People were getting hurt.  I ...
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Overcoming Gastroparesis: My Endobariatric Story Part 1


My story's a little bit different as far as the gastric sleeve goes, because my initial research on it was not for weight loss. I was diagnosed with diabetes, type 2 diabetes, 5 years ago. During that process, I got extremely sick. I was not responding to the Metformin. I was not responding to insulin ...
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Overcoming Gastroparesis: My Endobariatric Story – Part 2


What my local doctors think… They're in shock. My gastro doctor couldn't believe it because I have had such a battle with this for about 4 and a half, 5 years now. Upon doing the gastric emptying test again, and it was upon my request. Insurance didn't pay for that. I was willing to pay ...
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Getting Pregnant After Sleeve Surgery


Being overweight presents many challenges, fertility being one of them. When you’re chronically overweight your hormones tend not to be so active. Maybe you want to start a family or grow your family, but because of those hormones not kicking in like they are supposed to, getting pregnant seems like a distant dream. Well I’m ...
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Successful Weight Loss Starts With Goals


What are your weight loss goals?   That’s a question I ask every single patient who walks through our doors. And it’s a very important question. And the answers they give will determine their success at achieving those goals.   Hi, I’m Dr. Guillermo Alvarez a Mexican bariatric weight loss surgeon and chief educator here ...
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Staying Connected


For those following Endobariatric on social media, maybe you’ve noticed we made a few changes. The changes were made to help us improve the overall user experience we deliver to you every single day. Since the majority of our weight loss fans, friends and followers are on Facebook we’ve concentrated the changes there first. Why? Well, ...
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Deflating The Latest FDA Weight Loss Product!


To most people a balloon is happiness. Kids just love them. And when giving gifts a balloon usually wins a smile or two.  In the medical community very tiny balloons are being used for precision procedures. Maybe you’ve heard about balloon angioplasty which is where a small balloon is inserted into a clogged coronary artery and ...
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Change Your Stars


Your present state doesn’t dictate your future self. Anything you don’t like can be changed. Including you! Yep, that’s right. The power to change isn’t always easy, but with the right support system it’s very much doable.  Years ago, I watched a movie called “A Knights Tale” and in that movie a young William asks ...
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The #AskDrA Book: Coming Soon!


Over the last 9 months we’ve taken your questions and used them to make The #AskDrA Show a huge success. Hundreds of gastric sleeve, weight loss and health related questions covering 40 plus episodes so far.    It’s been exciting to say the least. We’ve filmed in Dubai, Boston, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, in my office, the ...
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