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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Is the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Pre-Op Diet Really That Bad?


Yes. Or no. Does that help? The truth is that I’ve heard the gastric sleeve pre-op diet described as everything from “horrible” to “a breeze”. Your experience will be your own, though some things tend to be pretty common during this period. But first, let’s take a quick look at a few pre-op diet facts. ...
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Battling the Sugar Monster After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Choosing gastric sleeve in our Mexico hospital changes your life in all kinds of wonderful ways, but one thing we can’t tell you for sure is whether the cravings you battled before VSG will persist. People generally struggle with either sweet or salty, though an unlucky few desire both pretty equally. And while many of ...
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Tools and Gadgets to Make Life Easier After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Just because you have to work hard to make the most of your vertical sleeve gastrectomy doesn’t mean you can’t get a little help along the way. Your gastric sleeve diet and exercise routine will determine your outcome, and a boost from modern technology can make these everyday musts easier and more rewarding. There are ...
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Why Did You Really Get Gastric Sleeve Surgery?


Duh, right? You chose gastric sleeve in Mexico because you were tired of being overweight and wanted to live at a healthy weight—perhaps for the first time ever. While weight loss is the most obvious goal for bariatric patients, the journey is almost always about much more than just nudging the scale downward. And when ...
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Tricks to Keep Things…Moving…After Gastric Sleeve


Yep, we’re going there, VSG family. We’re going to the bathroom. Or not going to the bathroom, as the case may be. Constipation is a not-uncommon complaint for vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients, and it hits bariatric populations for a number of reasons. Some of it can be chalked up to your new, lower carb gastric sleeve diet. ...
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Advantages of Losing Weight Slowly After Gastric Sleeve


The only thing I can say with certainty after vertical sleeve gastrectomy is that you will lose weight. How fast will you lose it? How much will you lose? How many calories will be optimal for your weight loss? Will you need skin removal surgery? In a nutshell: I don’t know. We can—and will—give you ...
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Surprising Behaviors that Lead to Regain After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Regaining some of the weight you’ve lost after vertical sleeve gastrectomy can be frustrating. Most of the time, it’s pretty easy to pinpoint where you’re going wrong, especially if you’re regularly diving into a box of cookies or skipping the gym. But there are some not-so-obvious things you’re doing—or not doing—that can impact your long-term ...
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