You hear these wonderful stories about patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight with the help of the gastric sleeve procedure. You think, “Wow, their transformation is incredible”. You wonder if you could do it too. But you still have concerns about the surgery and how it would work for you. You read everything you can about bariatric surgery, about the surgeon, about the practice and about the location. You watch countless hours of videos from YouTube, Facebook and other social networks and you ask hundreds of questions so that you feel informed about the decision you are about to make.
And we want you too!
That’s exactly why we write these articles, make the videos and spend the time creating educational items that will ease your mind and answer all your questions, concerns and curiosities.
But you still have uncertainties. Well, honestly you’re not alone. In fact, I can probably guarantee you that 95% of our close to 11,000 patients felt like you at one time or another. And like you they needed some encouragement to move forward, to make that decision that would transform them into a thinner, healthier, more energetic version of themselves they’ve always pictured.
Recently we asked our Facebook and Instagram fans to answer this question…
“What’s the best advice you can give someone who is considering gastric sleeve surgery?”
Here’s the TOP 10 answers…
1 Stop over thinking it!
2 Don’t listen to the negative people, they will just try to talk you out of it.
3 Research your doctor, make sure he is a “Surgeon of Excellence”.
4 Prepare yourself mentally.
5 Your families journey is just as important as your journey, keep them informed.
6 Never compare your journey to someone else’s.
7 Be compliant, be willing to follow your doctor’s orders.
8 Join a support group.
9 Make exercise and healthy eating a priority.
10 Just do it!
There you go…advice from “sleevers” who have already experienced the gastric sleeve procedure.
It seems like common sense, right?
Yet, many people over think it. They listen to negative people who say they have their back and care for them, but never encourage them to take the right steps. They don’t do research and if they do, they don’t seek out the best for themselves. They don’t prepare themselves mentally for what lies ahead. They compare themselves to others and don’t adhere to what their doctors tell them. They don’t seek out a support team nor do they comply to an exercise program. And they’re not willing to eat healthy. Well, all those things need to stop if want to be thinner, healthier and full of energy. The self-doubt needs to be turned into self-discipline.
It’s up to you.
Do you want to stay where you are or take the steps necessary to live a longer life?
We are here to help!
At Endobariatric we encourage all of our patients, we share with them advice and information freely so they feel empowered to make the right decisions. We support them and treat them like family. If you’re considering the gastric sleeve procedure for your weight loss surgery I invite to visit our website, follow us on on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest) and watch our videos on YouTube. And if you use Snapchat you can connect directly with me (my username is: gmoalvarez) and ask me questions and send me snaps and I’ll be glad to answer back and point you in the right direction.