August 11, 2014 Obesity Chat Podcast

Dr. Alvarez goes live answering questions about weight loss, surgery and other alternatives to resolve obesity. On this episode Dr. Alvarez answers the following questions: Why is the cost so much lower in Mexico than the US? There is concern of relationship issues after WLS. Is there a higher rate of divorce or separation for WLSers? Why should you not eat and drink at the same time? Is this limitation for life? Is Lap-band antiquated and on its way out or is it still a legitimate option for successful, lifetime, weight loss? Is there any type of program that helps with funding for this surgery? Is it okay to still do my shakes after one year? How do you feel about Quest bars? Do you feel we should still take vitamins 17 months out? I take one multi daily. At this stage I am eating vegetables and getting some vitamins no? Can carbonated drinks stretch your stomach? I’ve been reading about Propanolo that I take for my migraines and I noticed when I started that pill I blew up. What can I do? I had rny 1-2006 Follow Dr. Alvarez: