Can You Stretch Out Your Gastric Sleeve?


Gastric sleeve surgery is an investment—from the monetary aspect to the time and energy you put into losing excess weight. It’s only natural to want to protect that investment. So it’s no surprise that patients frequently wonder whether they can stretch out their sleeve if they eat too much. The short answer is “no.” But ...
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Advantages of Losing Weight Slowly After Gastric Sleeve


The only thing I can say with certainty after vertical sleeve gastrectomy is that you will lose weight. How fast will you lose it? How much will you lose? How many calories will be optimal for your weight loss? Will you need skin removal surgery? In a nutshell: I don’t know. We can—and will—give you ...
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5 Facts About Carbs after Gastric Sleeve Surgery


Unless you’re brand new to the world of gastric sleeve—and the way we do things at Endobariatric in particular—you probably know that I recommend a protein-heavy diet for patients who’ve had the gastric sleeve procedure. So where does that leave carbohydrates? And are they really as evil as they’re usually portrayed? Read on for the ...
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Bariatric Surgery Take 2: Converting Lap-Band to a Gastric Sleeve


I admit that I’m a bit biased toward the awesomeness of gastric sleeve surgery versus other bariatric surgeries. I’ve seen the pros and cons of all different kinds of surgeries, and I’ve dedicated my professional career to gastric sleeve because I firmly believe it offers the best combination of safety and effectiveness. But my bias ...
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Making the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Decision: The Final Hurdles


Choosing to undergo gastric sleeve surgery (or any bariatric surgery) is a huge decision. If you’re struggling to make a definitive commitment to the procedure, rest assured that you’re in good company. And while we encourage everyone to take all the time they need in making the decision, it’s important to understand that, often, those ...
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4 Facts Type II Diabetics Should Know About Gastric Sleeve Surgery


In 2012, the National Institutes of Health stated that about 29.1 million Americans—nearly 10 percent of the population—are living with diabetes. And the news probably hasn’t gotten better in the years since that report. Among the long list of problems frequently linked to obesity is type II diabetes. In fact, obesity is thought to account ...
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What No One Tells You About Sleeve Surgery


By now, maybe you’ve learned a bit about gastric sleeve surgery—like how and why it works. But gastric sleeve is a life-changing procedure, and many of those changes aren’t listed in the medical literature. So here are a few things no one tells you about sleeve surgery. “I was right” The vast majority of people ...
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How to Lose Weight with a Gastric Sleeve


Gastric sleeve is an incredibly important tool in achieving real, lasting weight loss, but the work patients put into the process is what ultimately determines their results. In my (extensive!) experience, the most successful patients are those who create a few powerful new habits. Habit #1: Make protein your BFF. Right after surgery, you’ll be ...
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