Treating You Like A Celebrity


Last week while in Los Angeles, California to attend the Surgical Conference Of The American Society my wife and I took a break and walked around Hollywood and Rodeo Drive. Wowza! If you've never been to Rodeo Drive it's the place where actors, Beverly Hill's elite and the rich and famous go to feel great, to look ...
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The Skinny On Fruit Sugars And Fiber


The other day I posted a picture of a fruit smoothy on my Facebook fan page and one follower commented it was too much sugar for her to drink. And, it got me thinking. There's a lot of confusion when it comes to sugars, especially fruit sugars. People hear the word “sugar” and automatically assume fruit ...
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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 backwards doesn't it...yet, there's a reason for ...
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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 with you some of ...
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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 to calm your fears. Then it happens...you ...
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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 and read ...
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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 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 ideas and ...
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Educating Lives…One Question At A Time!


The other day I made a huge announcement, maybe you saw it, maybe you didn't. What I shared was just one more way for me and my team to educate, entertain and engage you, your friends and anyone that might be interested in learning first hand (from a doctor) those deep down questions you've always ...
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