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If Diet and Exercise Don’t Work For Me, Why Would Gastric Sleeve?

If Diet and Exercise Don’t Work For Me, Why Would Gastric Sleeve?

When patients turn to gastric sleeve surgery, it’s almost always after years—sometimes a lifetime—of trying to lose weight. They’re tried every diet and exercise plan out there, with no lasting results. Because they’ve “failed” so often, they’re afraid to get their hopes up that gastric sleeve might offer a real solution.


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Why Aren’t I Losing Weight After My Gastric Sleeve?!

Why Aren’t I Losing Weight After My Gastric Sleeve?!

It can be frustrating when the scale refuses to budge, but going back to basics can get it moving again. Be honest with yourself about what’s been going on in your kitchen—and what hasn’t been going on.

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Transforming Lives

Transforming Lives

Imagine struggling for most of your life trying desperately to lose weight, to free yourself of your weight related health problems and to finally live life on your terms. Many believe such a picture of themselves will never happen.

Every person who reaches out to me or my office staff to inquire about the gastric ...

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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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FAQ's: Resleeve

FAQ's: Resleeve

Hello and welcome to our frequently asked questions. I'm doctor alvarez with endobariatric.com and on this episode we'll talk about sleeving the sleeve. That's right we're talking about re-sleeving. This is a question I get more and more often especially from patients with large sleeves, large bougies used in their original sleeve surgery. By ...

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Gastric Sleeve VS Lap Band

Gastric Sleeve VS Lap Band

To understand some of the key differences between lap band and gastric sleeve surgery, it is important to understand the fundamentals of each procedure. Lap Band Surgery Lap Band surgery is perhaps the most well-known form of bariatric surgery. This procedure involves the use of an adjustable gastric banding device to restrict the size of ...

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Q&A's: Sleeve Blush

Q&A's: Sleeve Blush

Sleeve blush Hello everyone and welcome to our frequently asked questions, I'm Doctor Alvarez and on this episode I'd like to address something that is very common the first 24-48 hours after surgery and that is something I call the sleeve blush. Some patients, not everyone, will develop a red face, red neck and even ...

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Improvement and in some cases resolution of comorbidities are the more notable benefits of sleeve gastrectomy, there are other advantages such as improvements in weight loss, cost-savings and a better quality of life. Health conditions resolved or improved due to sleeve gastrectomy procedures: -Health Condition ----- % of Gastric Sleeve Gastrectomy Type 2 Diabetes Controlled --------- 45%-58 ...

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Q&A's: Returning to work.

Q&A's: Returning to work.

Hello, I'm Doctor Alvarez and this weeks question of the week is when can I return to work? The answer varies of course depending on your job, but for most desk jobs we recommend 5-7 days depending on your activity level. Now some people may return a bit earlier and I've seen patients go back ...

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LEADERS IN WEIGHT LOSS AND BARIATRIC SURGERY Dr. Guillermo Alvarez is a highly skilled weight loss surgeon located in Piedras Negras, Mexico. He specialized in numerous forms of laparoscopic bariatric surgery but has a specific interest in the gastric sleeve (VSG) procedure. Dr. Alvarez is board certified, an active member of the Society of American ...

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