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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleeve Surgery

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleeve Surgery

Maybe you’ve done extensive research on sleeve surgery, or maybe the idea is a relatively new one. Either way, we want to cut through the confusion on four important elements associated with the procedure (at Endobariatric, anyway). The good news is that it’s all good news.

 

Truth #1: It’s affordable for almost everyone.

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How to Choose the Best Gastric Doctor for Your Sleeve Surgery

How to Choose the Best Gastric Doctor for Your Sleeve Surgery

Pop quiz: What’s the most important element in a successful gastric sleeve surgery? Perfect pre-surgery prep? Sticking to a healthy sleeve diet afterward? Nope. Though those things—and a whole lot more—are critical to your success, choosing the right doctor is by far the most important.

 

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Can Sleeve Surgery (VSG) Relieve PCOS?

Can Sleeve Surgery (VSG) Relieve PCOS?

The reasons behind the decision to undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG or gastric sleeve) are as individual as the patients themselves. But it’s usually some combination of health and appearance (no judgment on the appearance part—we all deserve to look and feel our best!).

 

For some women, however, the driving force behind gastric sleeve ...

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Gastric Sleeve in Teenagers and Young Adults

Gastric Sleeve in Teenagers and Young Adults

The only thing better than turning your life around with a gastric sleeve when you’re an adult? Doing it when you’re younger.

 

Elective surgery during the teen or young adult years isn’t often considered a good thing. We’re taught that surgery should always be a last resort, that the risks are too great, and ...

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What’s off limits after gastric sleeve surgery?

What’s off limits after gastric sleeve surgery?

Life after a gastric sleeve procedure is a whole new world. Pretty much everything changes—mostly for the better. But because your new stomach only holds three to four ounces, you also have to relearn what you can and can’t do when it comes to food.

 

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If Diet and Exercise Don’t Work For Me, Why Would Gastric Sleeve?

If Diet and Exercise Don’t Work For Me, Why Would Gastric Sleeve?

When patients turn to gastric sleeve surgery, it’s almost always after years—sometimes a lifetime—of trying to lose weight. They’re tried every diet and exercise plan out there, with no lasting results. Because they’ve “failed” so often, they’re afraid to get their hopes up that gastric sleeve might offer a real solution.

 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Exercise After Gastric Sleeve

The Do’s and Don’ts of Exercise After Gastric Sleeve

Nutrition tends to steal the spotlight after you have gastric sleeve. Learning what and how much to eat is crucial for weight loss success, as well as avoiding gastrointestinal discomfort. With so much emphasis on food, however, sometimes exercise gets lost in the mix.

 

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Why Aren’t I Losing Weight After My Gastric Sleeve?!

Why Aren’t I Losing Weight After My Gastric Sleeve?!

It can be frustrating when the scale refuses to budge, but going back to basics can get it moving again. Be honest with yourself about what’s been going on in your kitchen—and what hasn’t been going on.

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The Gastric Sleeve: It’s Exclusively What We Do!

The Gastric Sleeve: It’s Exclusively What We Do!

The sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which a portion of the stomach is surgically removed through laparoscopic surgery. This results in a new smaller stomach which is roughly the size and shape of a banana. 

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PCOS, Pregnancy and The Gastric Sleeve

PCOS, Pregnancy and The Gastric Sleeve

The body needs to adjust first to the weight loss before going through the changes that happen during pregnancy. And being effected with PCOS or any other heath issue doesn’t help.

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