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An Action Plan for Gastric Sleeve Patients (Part 2)

An Action Plan for Gastric Sleeve Patients (Part 2)

In last week’s article, I tackled the first steps in shedding weight you’ve regained after vertical sleeve gastrectomy: “get your head right” (manage triggers) and “plan to succeed” (meal planning, meal prepping, and building in contingencies). This week, I’ll share additional tips to get you back on track with your gastric sleeve diet.

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The Gastric Sleeve: It’s Exclusively What We Do!

The Gastric Sleeve: It’s Exclusively What We Do!

The sleeve gastrectomy is an operation in which a portion of the stomach is surgically removed through laparoscopic surgery. This results in a new smaller stomach which is roughly the size and shape of a banana. 

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Getting Sleeved When You’re Not Morbidly Obese

Getting Sleeved When You’re Not Morbidly Obese

For the last 11 years I've been educating the public on the health benefits of VSG surgery, the trend lately is using the gastric sleeve as a treatment to help cure or control certain generic diseases.

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Fighting The Fear

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 ...

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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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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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Healthy obesity"" turns unhealthy

Healthy obesity"" turns unhealthy

In recent years, some research has suggested that it's possible to be both obese and healthy. But now a study by scientists at University College, London debunks that notion, concluding that obesity almost always becomes unhealthy. Researchers observed 2,500 medically obese people over the span of 20 years with 66 of these people classified ...

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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: Acid reflux and the sleeve.

Q&A's: Acid reflux and the sleeve.

Hello everyone and welcome to the question of the week, I'm doctor Alvarez from Endobariatric.com and on this episode we'll discuss the relationship with gastroesophageal reflux disease also know as GERD and the sleeve gastrectomy. First of all I want to start out by saying that a very high percentage of patients who are ...

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