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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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Holiday Survival Guide for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients

Holiday Survival Guide for Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patients

Stick to what you know
Every big holiday meal features protein as the star of the show. Whether it’s a Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas ham, it should be fairly easy to load up on your protein first, just like you would at any meal, at any time of the year. Then move on to the ...

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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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How to Stay Mentally Positive on Your Gastric Sleeve Journey

How to Stay Mentally Positive on Your Gastric Sleeve Journey

At Endobariatric, we provide gastric sleeve patients with so many resources about how to fix a weight stall or get back on track after a gain. But sometimes the first thing they need to fix isn’t in their fridge; it’s in their head. When you’re not losing weight (or inches), it can be tough emotionally ...

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When You're NOT Hungry After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When You're NOT Hungry After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Among the top benefits of gastric sleeve surgery is a reduction in ghrelin, the “hunger hormone.” Naturally, patients expect their appetite to decrease after the procedure. But what if your appetite disappears altogether? As I’ve said many times, everyone is different, and yes, some patients go through prolonged periods where they simply aren’t hungry ...

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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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