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Losing Weight Before Weight Loss Surgery

Losing Weight Before Weight Loss Surgery

Patients are a bit confused when I tell them they have to lose weight before they arrive for weight loss surgery. They say, “wait, what...I have to lose weight before coming to you?” or “isn't that why I'm getting the surgery to begin with?”. It sounds counter productive and somewhat ...

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The #AskDrA Show: The First 10 Episodes

The #AskDrA Show: The First 10 Episodes

Last week we launched the 10th episode of the #AskDrA show and I am truly humbled by all the fantastic responses from all the wonderful fans. It's such an honor to be able to do this show. As I shoot footage for new episodes I wanted to recap the last ten shows and share ...

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Fighting The Fear

Fighting The Fear

You're scared! The thought of all the wrong things happening seems real in your mind. For every one question answered you have a thousand more that are nagging at you.

What if something happens? What if it doesn't work? What if, what if, what if? 

The answers you are given don't ever seem enough ...

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How It All Began!

How It All Began!

I'm very humbled by the love and support I receive everyday from my over 9000 patients and from those who, haven't received surgery from me but, benefit from my videos, blogs, books and social media postings.

Here's just few of the latest testimonials we receive daily...

"You are amazing Dr. Alvarez and I have purchased ...

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Treating You Like Family

Treating You Like Family

I saw the video and my heart sank. All I could think about is why people would opt for cheap services if it almost kills them. The video I was watching was a news story about a gastric sleeve doctor in Tijuana who, in my opinion, was advertising prices so low it wasn't even covering ...

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The Four Walls To Healthier Eating Choices

The Four Walls To Healthier Eating Choices

 

"The food you eat either makes you healthy or less healthy. Those are your options!"

A few weeks ago I was in Atlanta giving a talk at the VSG Conference. The conference focuses on helping those who not only have experienced the sleeve surgery, it also helps those in the industry share new ...

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The Tuxedo: A Weight Loss Fashion Fairytale Come True

The Tuxedo: A Weight Loss Fashion Fairytale Come True

Recently I was invited to give a talk at the VSG Conference in Atlanta Georgia. This conference focuses on helping those who not only have experienced the sleeve surgery it also helps those in the industry discover new techniques and practices.

The day before my speech, a client of mine (we'll call him Mike, because ...

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Making It Easy For You To Decide

Making It Easy For You To Decide

Contemplating weight loss surgery is an emotional struggle for many of my patients. Trying to find the right information is frustrating and sometimes downright exhausting. What advice do you follow? Who can you trust to give you the best information? What do others have to say?

My goal has always been to educate first, regardless ...

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You Get What You Pay For

You Get What You Pay For

Time and time again I hear stories of people who opted for discount surgery only to spend ten times the amount or more having the cheap surgery corrected. Some even elected not to use our service because they deemed us too expensive.

Yes, it breaks my heart. I understand the desire to save money is ...

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How weight loss surgery could save patients money

How weight loss surgery could save patients money

Due for a joint replacement soon? Weight loss surgery first could save you money and improve the results of your joint replacement.
Two new studies found that weight loss surgery before joint replacement may be a cost-effective option that could help hip or knee surgery results.

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