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Making the Gastric Sleeve Surgery Decision: The Final Hurdles

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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3 Common Mental Struggles After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

3 Common Mental Struggles After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

In the beginning of your gastric sleeve journey, it seems the emphasis is on recovery, new ways of eating and drinking, etc. But your mind is going through a transformation, too. And it’s important to acknowledge feelings that are familiar to many sleevers, especially as they adjust to a new lifestyle.

 

#1: “I’m Tired” ...

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Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Safer Than “Diet & Exercise” Advice

Why Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Safer Than “Diet & Exercise” Advice

The results of a recent, high-profile study shocked a lot of people when they suggested that bariatric surgery like gastric sleeve is actually safer for long-term health than traditional therapies. This contradicts the long-touted idea that dietary changes, exercise, and behavior modification are less risky than surgery.

 

Confession: I wasn’t one of the people ...

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5 (Kinda Weird) Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

5 (Kinda Weird) Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve Surgery

There are many things surgeons can tell patients definitely will happen after gastric sleeve. You’ll have some degree of pain, usually on the “mild discomfort” side, but honestly, it could edge into “ouch” territory for a short while. Then there’s the shock at how quickly we get you up and walking after surgery and the ...

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Bariatric Surgery Take 2 Converting Lap-Band to Gastric Sleeve

Bariatric Surgery Take 2 Converting Lap-Band to 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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Is Support Necessary After Gastric Sleeve?

Is Support Necessary After Gastric Sleeve?

The truth is that support is crucial before, during, and after your gastric sleeve. But for those not blessed with helpful family and friends, you absolutely can succeed in your weight loss—with a lot of determination and a support system that you create.

 

Support Before Sleeve Surgery

 

It’s hard enough to make the ...

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Can You Stretch Out Your Gastric Sleeve?

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.” ...

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Gastric Sleeve and Exercise: A Resolution to Keep All Year

Gastric Sleeve and Exercise: A Resolution to Keep All Year

You’ve probably made the same resolution for years: Lose weight. And with gastric sleeve surgery, that goal is finally a real, lasting possibility. But with all the emphasis on what foods to eat—and not eat—after gastric sleeve, sometimes the importance of exercise gets lost. Here’s how to make exercise a part of your healthy sleeve ...

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Your Gastric Sleeve Can Make Your Child Smarter

Your Gastric Sleeve Can Make Your Child Smarter

That’s one heck of an idea, isn’t it? But, shockingly, it seems to be true that bariatric surgery like gastric sleeve can not only benefit you and your family today, but it might also affect your future children in a positive way. So let’s look at weight loss and its impact on potential parents and ...

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The Truth About Alcohol After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Truth About Alcohol After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

A glass of wine with dinner, a cold beer after mowing the yard…alcohol is woven into the fabric of life for many of us. But if you’ve had bariatric surgery such as gastric sleeve—or are considering it—you need to understand how alcohol can affect you, both mentally and physically.

 

Issue #1: Drunker, Faster

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