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Why You are Feeling Depressed After Gastric Sleeve

Why You are Feeling Depressed After Gastric Sleeve

When all you see are posts about people losing weight and loving life after VSG surgery, you might feel like you’re the only one struggling with depression. Rest assured that you’re not. There are multiple reasons that tough emotions come to the surface after vertical sleeve gastrectomy, but the good news is that there’s plenty ...

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When to Stop Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When to Stop Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

When they first get gastric sleeve, most patients are thinking solely about losing weight—not when and how to stop the process. For folks who’ve spent most of their lives overweight or obese, the idea of losing too much weight is almost laughable. But knowing when and how to stop shedding pounds is a very real ...

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Getting to Know and Love Yourself After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Getting to Know and Love Yourself After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Going into VSG, you may have believed the procedure was only about weight loss. Now you know that it affects your entire life. You’re doing things that, perhaps, you never thought you could. My patients change daily, but their heads sometimes struggle to keep up with these new realities. Getting to know—and, yes, love—who you ...

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The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve: Part 2

The Busy Person’s Guide to Losing Weight After Gastric Sleeve: Part 2

Who has time to lose weight? You do! Last week’s vertical sleeve gastrectomy blog encouraged you to get brutally honest with yourself, use a planner, and make your life excuse-proof—all to bolster your odds of success in a crazy-busy world. This week’s article continues that theme, with a few more ideas to keep you on ...

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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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Fighting Carb Addiction After Your Gastric Sleeve

Fighting Carb Addiction After Your Gastric Sleeve

Most VSG patients have a love-hate relationship with carbs: They love to eat them and hate what they do to their weight. Carb addiction is very real—and a very real threat to your gastric sleeve diet. Whether you’re on your first day of the pre-op program or years into your sleeve journey, a compulsion to ...

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Gastric Sleeve Surgery as a New Year’s Resolution

Gastric Sleeve Surgery as a New Year’s Resolution

What would it feel like to start the new year without a resolution about weight loss? Millions of overweight and obese individuals can’t begin to imagine such freedom, but my VSG patients have the luxury of dedicating the coming year to family, career, hobbies—anything except weight loss! Here’s what it looks like when you’re living ...

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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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