Looking Your Best: Q&A About Your Body After Gastric Sleeve


Gastric sleeve surgery is, hands down, one of the best ways to dramatically improve your overall health and increase your longevity. If wellbeing was the only reason to have the procedure, it would be enough. But my patients also get to look forward to a lifetime of looking and feeling more attractive, sometimes for the ...
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Why Water Is Your Best Friend in a Weight Loss Journey


At Endobariatric, we know that bariatric surgery is just the first step in a lifelong weight-loss journey. Gastric sleeve gives you the tools to achieve your goals, but you still need to do the work and stick to the plan after your surgery to see the results. That is why my amazing team and I ...
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What to Know about Weight Discrimination in the Workplace


Do you ever feel that obesity has held you back from succeeding financially? Your suspicions may be based in truth. In the same way that excess weight can limit your social opportunities, studies confirm that obesity has been found to stifle your career opportunities. In this blog, I, Dr. Guillermo Alvarez of Endobariatric, briefly review ...
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How Gastric Sleeve Can Help You Avoid Hypertension


As a bariatric surgeon, I (Dr. Guillermo Alvarez) understand that the goal of gastric sleeve surgery is not just to help my patient lose weight and look better — it is also to improve his or her overall health. This includes helping the patient to manage blood pressure. Hypertension, the clinical term for high blood ...
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Preparing Your Body for Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Once you’ve made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery, you’re probably focused on how life will be after. Will you really lose a bunch of weight? How will your life change for the better? (The answers are “yes” and “in too many ways to count,” by the way.) But before all of that can ...
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The Power of Non-Scale Victories After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Even though I advise against being tied to the scale after vertical sleeve gastrectomy, I know many patients closely track how many pounds they’ve shed. Here’s the thing: When stalls happen, they can be depressing. They can even tempt you to go backward in your journey. But when the scale isn’t your friend—and you’re honestly ...
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Gastric Sleeve Vs. Gastric Bypass: Which is Right For You?


They’re two of the most popular bariatric surgeries available today, so is gastric sleeve or gastric bypass the best choice for you? When evaluating the pros and cons, it’s important to look at three key areas: the procedure itself, what recovery is like, and how the surgery affects your day-to-day life afterward. The Procedure Gastric ...
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Diabetes and Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Part 2


In the last blog, we began exploring the connection between vertical sleeve gastrectomy and improving or even eliminating Type II diabetes. Thanks to numerous scientific studies, with more appearing every day, we know for sure that VSG is a tool that’s been proven to have positive long-term benefits for diabetics. It’s much more effective than ...
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Diabetes and Gastric Sleeve Surgery: Part I


For years, my team and I have seen patients with Type II diabetes improve and even resolve this condition after gastric sleeve in our Mexico hospital. More and more studies are coming out every day to prove what we’ve known all along: vertical sleeve gastrectomy is perhaps the best tool in the fight against the ...
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