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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 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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Get Back to Eating Well: Self-Care Steps for VSG Patients

Get Back to Eating Well: Self-Care Steps for VSG Patients

Gone off track in your healthy eating plan after having gastric sleeve surgery? You’re in good company. Ask around, and you probably won’t find a single sleever who hasn’t, at some point, indulged in a period of less-than-healthy eating. Because it’s so common, it’s important to understand the steps that lead back to a good ...

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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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Can You Lose Too Much Weight After Gastric Sleeve?

Can You Lose Too Much Weight After Gastric Sleeve?

Gastric sleeve patients have struggled with being overweight or obese for years—maybe even a lifetime. So the concept that one can lose too much weight seems very foreign. The good news/bad news: Shedding too many pounds usually isn’t an issue for gastric sleeve patients. But it’s certainly possible to get on such a weight ...

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All About Water: Getting Enough Fluids After Gastric Sleeve

All About Water: Getting Enough Fluids After Gastric Sleeve

Who would have thought something as simple as water could cause so much anxiety for gastric sleeve patients? But it does. And I get it. Like many other things in your life, your relationship with liquids will change after your gastric sleeve procedure. So here’s a tutorial on getting enough fluids without losing your mind ...

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Weight Stalls

Weight Stalls

Hitting Stalls on Your Gastric Sleeve Journey
After having the gastric sleeve procedure, my patients are flying high. Every day is a new adventure in how much weight has dropped off and what size clothing they now fit into. But then one day, the scale doesn’t move. It doesn’t move the next day, either, or ...

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