The Best Advice from Gastric Sleeve Veterans

The Best Advice from Gastric Sleeve Veterans

Every week, I offer prospective and current gastric sleeve patients guidance, tips, and information through these blogs. But this week, I’m going straight to the real expects: experienced sleevers who’ve “been there, done that” and have the advice to prove it.

On life after surgery
“The sleeve is still just a tool. Tools don’t work ...

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Preparing Your Body for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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 ...

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Gastric Sleeve and Energy Levels

Gastric Sleeve and Energy Levels

Ah, energy. Many of my gastric sleeve patients go into surgery hoping they’ll have more of it. And the good news is that the vast majority have more energy than they know what to do with—but not all the time, and usually not right away. The truth is that life, in general, can be draining ...

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Exercise for your Post-Gastric Sleeve Life

Exercise for your Post-Gastric Sleeve Life

Gastric sleeve surgery is a tool designed to help you lose substantial amounts of weight and become healthy. So why do I talk about exercise so much, especially considering that “abs are made in the kitchen”? While it’s true that what you eat has much more impact on how many pounds you shed than exercise ...

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Babies and Gastric Sleeve

Babies and Gastric Sleeve

I perform gastric sleeve on patients from teens to seniors, and their questions run the gamut from how soon they can return to football practice to whether Medicare covers the procedure. But among women of childbearing years, questions about pregnancy are standard. The good news-bad news situation: Pregnancy is not only possible afterward, but it’s ...

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What are my Odds of Complications After Gastric Sleeve?

What are my Odds of Complications After Gastric Sleeve?

No matter how excited you are to begin your gastric sleeve journey toward a healthier, happier life, it’s normal to worry about potential complications. It is surgery, after all. While there’s no way to predict whether a patient will experience complications, I can confidently say that the risk is crazy low for my patients. Before ...

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Can You Lose Too Much Weight After Gastric Sleeve?

Can You Lose Too Much Weight After Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve patients have struggled with being overweight or obese for years—maybe even a lifetime. So the concept that one can lose too much weight seems very foreign. The good news/bad news: Shedding too many pounds usually isn’t an issue for gastric sleeve patients. But it’s certainly possible to get on such a weight ...

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All About Water: Getting Enough Fluids After Gastric Sleeve

All About Water: Getting Enough Fluids After Gastric Sleeve

Who would have thought something as simple as water could cause so much anxiety for gastric sleeve patients? But it does. And I get it. Like many other things in your life, your relationship with liquids will change after your gastric sleeve procedure. So here’s a tutorial on getting enough fluids without losing your mind ...

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Weight Stalls

Weight Stalls

Hitting Stalls on Your Gastric Sleeve Journey
After having the gastric sleeve procedure, my patients are flying high. Every day is a new adventure in how much weight has dropped off and what size clothing they now fit into. But then one day, the scale doesn’t move. It doesn’t move the next day, either, or ...

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

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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