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How Young is Too Young for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico?

How Young is Too Young for Gastric Sleeve Surgery in Mexico?

Surgery—especially elective surgery like VSG—should always be a last resort, right? Why “go under the knife” unless absolutely every other option has been exhausted? That all sounds like it should make sense. Except it doesn’t. Who decides how long you have to suffer the social and medical difficulties that come with being overweight? How do ...

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Can You Convert a Gastric Band to a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

Can You Convert a Gastric Band to a Gastric Sleeve in Mexico?

Vertical sleeve gastrectomy—also known as “the sleeve”—is not only a great solution for first-time bariatric patients, but it’s also a smart decision for patients who want to convert a Lap-Band® to another type of bariatric tool.

In recent years, converting previous bariatric surgeries to new sleeves has become a significant part of my practice. And ...

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How to Get More Calories Without More Carbs

How to Get More Calories Without More Carbs

It seems odd to think about, but there may be times after gastric sleeve surgery when you want to add more to your frame. I know, I know. But stick with me. Maybe you’re thrilled that your belly has shrunk, but your booty is looking a little too small. Or perhaps you’ve been so focused ...

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Navigating Social Situations After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Navigating Social Situations After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

It’s a common refrain from my gastric sleeve patients: “I never realized how much of my social life revolved around food and drinks!” Meeting up for post-work cocktails, grabbing a bite to eat before a movie, digging into big family dinners…it’s tough to think of an instance when eating and drinking isn’t at the ...

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Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Help with Food Addiction?

Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Help with Food Addiction?

Many people who seek out gastric sleeve surgery are more than food lovers; they’re food addicts. And, having lived with this very real disorder for years, it’s understandable that patients wonder whether the procedure will have any effect on their ability to control their interactions with food. The short answer is yes, it can help ...

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Gastric Sleeve Success: Does Meal Prep Matter?

Gastric Sleeve Success: Does Meal Prep Matter?

In a word, “yes,” and especially for gastric sleeve patients. Between work, school, family, and everything else on your figurative plate, it’s easy to let nutrition slide on your literal plate. One thing that helps more than anything else I can suggest is meal prepping.

Plan, Plan, and Then Plan Some More
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Carb Cycling and Gastric Sleeve

Carb Cycling and Gastric Sleeve

I’m a huge fan of low-carb diets after gastric sleeve surgery because the “rules” are simple, and it delivers consistent results. But the best diet is the one you’ll follow. Some of my patients can’t maintain a low-carb way of eating long term; others don’t like the way it makes them feel. Carb cycling, a ...

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Why are my loved ones trying to talk me out of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Why are my loved ones trying to talk me out of Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

When you’re thinking about something as life-changing as gastric sleeve surgery, it’s natural to share your plans with loved ones. You hope to get positive reinforcement—and many patients do—but sometimes friends and family pour cold water on your desire for bariatric surgery like VSG. Why? There are a number of reasons, most of which come ...

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What to Expect Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What to Expect Before and After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

For most people, making the decision to undergo gastric sleeve surgery is both exciting ad nerve-wracking. Exciting because it’s the first step to a healthier, fitter, more rewarding life. Nerve-wracking because, well, they’ve probably never done anything like it before! The best way to ease any nervousness is to understand what to expect right before ...

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Gastric Sleeve Puzzles

Gastric Sleeve Puzzles

Sometimes being a gastric sleeve patient means learning to navigate the world in a whole new way. Snacking and eating in restaurants are everyday things you probably haven’t thought much about in decades, right? Even if you weren’t consuming the “right” foods, you knew what to do. But life with a sleeve means reevaluating how ...

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