Can Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Benefits Your Kids’ Health?


VSG patients aren’t new to the weight loss struggle. In fact, you may have been overweight or obese since your youth, and, statistically speaking, your family members probably do (or did) struggle with weight issue as well. As much as we’d like to blame genetics for those extra pounds, the truth is that unhealthy lifestyles ...
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Goal Setting in Your Gastric Sleeve Surgery Journey


One of the most exciting things about vertical sleeve gastrectomy is the idea of creating weight loss goals that, perhaps for the first time, you feel confident you can achieve. Most of my patients set goals because it can be motivational to keep your eyes on a target as you navigate the normal ups and ...
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Dealing with Sadness After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


You were beyond excited to have vertical sleeve gastrectomy and the procedure went great. So what’s with the feelings of sadness and…dare we say…regret? With so many fellow sleevers shouting their absolute glee about their weight loss and how fabulous their lives are, you might wonder if you’re the only one who’s struggled with mixed ...
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Traveling Solo for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico?


The Covid pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, and that may include your gastric sleeve in Mexico. Many of our VSG patients prefer to travel with a companion, but that option may not be available these days. What should you know if you plan to travel by yourself for bariatric surgery in ...
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The Truth About Pregnancy After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


The best reason to undergo vertical sleeve gastrectomy is because you believe you’re worthy of living a healthy, happy life without the complications of excess weight. Another really good reason is for your family—or for the family you hope to have. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) makes it difficult for many overweight or obese women to ...
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Do’s and Don’ts After Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Technically, I’m the expert in vertical sleeve gastrectomy. My team and I have performed tens of thousands of VSGs over the years, perfecting our technique as we concentrate solely on that one procedure. But I’ve never had a VSG myself. So I would contend that the patients who’ve experienced gastric sleeve in our Mexico hospital ...
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How to Enjoy a Healthier Holiday Season


The holidays are a time to spend with family and loved ones. They can also be a difficult time for people who are trying to lose weight or eat healthy because of the high-calorie foods and beverages that are available at holiday gatherings. World-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Guillermo Alvarez advises that you plan ahead to ...
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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Fertility After Bariatric Surgery


Losing weight after bariatric surgery can have a big impact on your fertility. Whether you’ve been trying to get pregnant for years or are thinking about having kids in the future, there are several things you need to understand about how weight loss surgery impacts your fertility. In this post, world-renowned bariatric surgeon Dr. Guillermo ...
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