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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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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
Sleever April ...

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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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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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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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The Best Advice from Gastric Sleeve Veterans

The Best Advice from Gastric Sleeve Veterans

Every week, I offer prospective and current gastric sleeve patients guidance, tips, and information through these blogs. But this week, I’m going straight to the real expects: experienced sleevers who’ve “been there, done that” and have the advice to prove it.

On life after surgery
“The sleeve is still just a tool. Tools don’t work ...

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Preparing Your Body for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Preparing Your Body for Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Once you’ve made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery, you’re probably focused on how life will be after. Will you really lose a bunch of weight? How will your life change for the better? (The answers are “yes” and “in too many ways to count,” by the way.) But before all of that ...

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