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Tricks to Keep Things…Moving…After Gastric Sleeve

Tricks to Keep Things…Moving…After Gastric Sleeve

Yep, we’re going there, VSG family. We’re going to the bathroom. Or not going to the bathroom, as the case may be. Constipation is a not-uncommon complaint for vertical sleeve gastrectomy patients, and it hits bariatric populations for a number of reasons. Some of it can be chalked up to your new, lower carb gastric ...

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Getting to a “Yes” Mindset After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Getting to a “Yes” Mindset After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Since VSG surgery came into your life, it may feel like all you’ve been doing is saying “yes” to new things. You decided to undergo the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure, you had bariatric surgery (in Mexico!), and you’ve had to conform to a new gastric sleeve diet. But you’re probably also stuck in some pretty ...

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Life doesn’t usually stop just because you’ve decided to get VSG. You still have the same commitments: work, family, friends, church, community. And on top of those things, you now have to work with your gastric sleeve diet and fitness needs. Or worse, maybe your already-hectic schedule suddenly becomes even more hectic—going back to work ...

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Documenting Weight Loss After a Gastric Sleeve

Documenting Weight Loss After a Gastric Sleeve

If you’re my patient, you will lose weight after gastric sleeve surgery. And while many people look forward to it, too few consider how they’ll document the process until they’re well into the weight loss journey. Why is it important? For a number of reasons, actually, including the fact that most gastric sleeve patients will ...

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Gastric Sleeve and Energy Levels

Gastric Sleeve and Energy Levels

Ah, energy. Many of my gastric sleeve patients go into surgery hoping they’ll have more of it. And the good news is that the vast majority have more energy than they know what to do with—but not all the time, and usually not right away. The truth is that life, in general, can be draining ...

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Babies and Gastric Sleeve

Babies and Gastric Sleeve

I perform gastric sleeve on patients from teens to seniors, and their questions run the gamut from how soon they can return to football practice to whether Medicare covers the procedure. But among women of childbearing years, questions about pregnancy are standard. The good news-bad news situation: Pregnancy is not only possible afterward, but it’s ...

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What are my Odds of Complications After Gastric Sleeve?

What are my Odds of Complications After Gastric Sleeve?

No matter how excited you are to begin your gastric sleeve journey toward a healthier, happier life, it’s normal to worry about potential complications. It is surgery, after all. While there’s no way to predict whether a patient will experience complications, I can confidently say that the risk is crazy low for my patients. Before ...

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleeve Surgery

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Sleeve Surgery

Maybe you’ve done extensive research on sleeve surgery, or maybe the idea is a relatively new one. Either way, we want to cut through the confusion on four important elements associated with the procedure (at Endobariatric, anyway). The good news is that it’s all good news.

 

Truth #1: It’s affordable for almost everyone.

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Will Sleeve Surgery Work For You?

Will Sleeve Surgery Work For You?

Having gastric sleeve surgery will indeed help you control the amount of food you consume but most importantly will allow you to live life to the fullest.

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Stop Weighing Yourself, Do This Instead!

Stop Weighing Yourself, Do This Instead!

Instead of trying to help yourself be better with your food choices you’re actually becoming a scale watcher. You become obsessed with the numbers. The scale becomes your enemy very quickly. And sadly, you start to hate everything about losing weight.

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