Gastric Sleeve Weight Loss Myths


After gastric sleeve in Mexico, patients are (rightly) focused on shedding pounds and getting healthy. But with the massive amount of sometimes-contradictory information out there, it can be easy to believe things that aren’t true. Below are a few of the most common myths about weight loss as they relate to vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Myth ...
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Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Help with Food Addiction?


Many people who seek out gastric sleeve surgery are more than food lovers; they’re food addicts. And, having lived with this very real disorder for years, it’s understandable that patients wonder whether the procedure will have any effect on their ability to control their interactions with food. The short answer is yes, it can help ...
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Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Heal the Diseases that Are Killing You?


We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about the aesthetic changes that happen as a result of vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Feeling confident on the beach, wearing smaller clothing sizes—they’re all good things, and I certainly understand wanting to look fantastic. But what can get lost in appearance-related discussions is the more important truth: ...
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Quieting Your Mind the Week Before Gastric Sleeve Surgery


The day of vertical sleeve gastrectomy is fast approaching, and you’re feeling nothing but excitement! Okay, maybe you’re a bit nervous, too. Even a tad scared. And is that a hint of buyer’s remorse? All of these thoughts, however uncomfortable, are completely normal. Here’s my prescription for reclaiming your peace of mind then they threaten ...
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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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