Gastric Sleeve FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions 1. Can weight loss surgery prolong my life? There is strong evidence from scientific research that if you have serious obesity-related health conditions, you are 80-100 pounds overweight, and you are able to comply with lifestyle changes,...

What To Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery

What To Expect After Gastric Sleeve Surgery After Surgery As soon as you are fully awake and oriented, you may be asked to perform certain activities and exercises that will help you recover more quickly and safely, and help to prevent complications. You may be asked...

Tips for Success

Tips for Success Age, overall health, and genetics make each person’s progress a little different from others. Don’t compare your progress to another patient (e.g., your weight loss, the amount you eat, or how much you can exercise). With commitment and...

Protein Shake Helpful Tips

Protein Shake Helpful Tips   You may use a shaker or a blender to make your shakes For a thicker shake, increase the amount of ice and blend longer and at a higher speed For a sweeter shake, add artificial sweetener or honey For a creamier shake, add a tablespoon...

Three Months and Beyond

How To Eat Chew, chew, chew all food very well and eat very slowly! Stop drinking 15 minutes before eating and wait 45 minutes after eating Always eat your protein first and make it most of your meal, eating vegetables and fruits last Season as you wish, but use...

Gastric Sleeve

Sleeve Gastrectomy The fastest growing weight loss surgery option in North America Sleeve Gastrectomy Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical weight-loss procedure in which the stomach is reduced to about 25% of its original size, by surgical removal of a large portion of...

Other Surgical Procedures

Other Types of Surgical Procedures: Hemorrhoidectomy – Hemorrhoids are painful, swollen veins located in the rectum or anus. A Hemorrhoidectomy is a surgery to remove the hemorrhoids, allowing a patient relief of the painful, itching, and generally aggravating...

Skin

Skin Procedures: Melanoma and other Skin Cancer Excisions – Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is the leading cause of death from skin cancer. Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal skin cells that can grow aggressively, invading other tissue and...

Endocrine

Endocrine Procedures: Thyroidectomy– The thyroid is a bow-tie shaped gland that lies just below your voice box, and over your trachea. It’s part of the endocrine system and helps your body regulate metabolism.  A thyroidectomy may be indicated for certain...

Breast Procedures

Breast Procedures Breast Biopsy (Open and Core Needle) – A breast biopsy is a procedure in which a sample of breast tissue is removed and examined under a microscope to check for breast cancer. There are several different types of breast biopsy procedures: Fine...

Laparoscopic Surgeries

What is Laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure utilizing small incisions and a special instrument called a laparoscope (a very small telescope with a camera attached). During laparoscopic surgery, very small incisions are made into the...

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