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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Losing Pregnancy Weight After You’ve Had Gastric Sleeve Surgery


One of the “side effects” of vertical sleeve gastrectomy is being able to conceive more easily. In fact, a significant percentage of my female patients are referred by their obstetricians for this very reason. But what’s the process of losing that post-pregnancy weight if you’ve been sleeved? It depends on a number of factors—some that ...
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Common Misconceptions about Medical Tourism


Have you heard of medical tourism? Medical tourism is defined as the travel of a person to a place other than where he or she normally resides for the purpose of obtaining medical treatment. Most of my patients are medical tourists who travel from the United States to Mexico for gastric sleeve surgery. There are ...
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Can My Stomach Grow Back after Gastric Sleeve?


If you are considering gastric sleeve surgery, it is natural to have questions and concerns. A common question that many patients ask is if their stomach can grow back after gastric sleeve. I am happy to answer any and all of my patients’ questions. I think the best patients are informed patients. Gastric Sleeve Surgery ...
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Skin Removal Surgery After Gastric Sleeve


Thanks to your VSG and a lot of hard work, you’ve reached your weight and health goals. Congratulations! Only one thing is marring your happiness: all of the excess skin left behind. It’s a common complaint among gastric sleeve patients, especially if their weight loss can be counted in the hundreds of pounds. Some people ...
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Does Fasting Help You Reach Your Gastric Sleeve Goals?


Intermittent fasting (IF) is getting a lot of buzz lately, including within the VSG community. But is it really helpful when you’re trying to lose weight after gastric sleeve in Mexico? And if so, is it right for everyone? A new study provides some insight into the world of IF. Does fasting promote weight loss? ...
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When Can I Go Back to Work After Gastric Sleeve Surgery?


The answer is that patients should be ready to rejoin the labor force exactly 4.75 days after vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Okay, I’m kidding. Like every aspect of VSG, the length of time you’ll need for a full recovery is very individual, though many patients are back to work within three to five days. There are ...
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