Dr. Alvarez And His Mom: One Month Post-op Update!August 2, 2013
Editor's Note: We posted Dr. Alvarez's introduction to his Mom's weight loss surgery journey previously. And posted a one week update here. Below is the transcript and video of their one month post-op update. The OH team will be following and posting their video updates and sharing them with you.
Video Transcript: Dr. Alvarez's Mom: One Month Post-op Gastric Sleeve Update
Dr. Alvarez: Hello Everyone. Welcome back. Today we are doing an update on my moms post op phases. We are one month out from surgery and you have lost...
Mom: 21 pounds.
Dr. Alvarez: 21 pounds. We just got her on the scale a few minutes ago and well, tell us...how is life with the sleeve? Let's say, life with the sleeve until now versus the lap-band that you used to have.
Mom: I had a lot of trouble getting used to the lap-band and I feel great with the vertical sleeve. It's a lot different. I eat very well. I feel good and I am very happy. Very happy.
Dr. Alvarez: Good. How about your energy level at this point?
Mom: It's great! I am exercising again. I am walking daily and I feel great.
Dr. Alvarez: Now, 22 pounds in a month a month is great weight loss. Now, you will notice that at this point, you are going to hit a weight stall. It's going to hit a plateau just for a few days maybe...maybe a week or so. But then you will notice the sizing.
Mom: The sizing. The sizes are...
Dr. Alvarez: Amazing
Mom: Yes. I can tell by my clothes. Everyone tells me.
Dr. Alvarez: Good deal. This normally goes... the weight first, then it will stall for a while and then it will pick up with the sizes. Your body will adapt to it's new shape and then you will restart with the weight loss.
Dr. Alvarez: So that's normally how it goes. So there you have it. That's this months update. We will see you in a month with another update and we will have mom here with new pictures and an update to see how she is doing with the sleeve from a previous band surgery. Thank you so much for watching.
Mom: Thank you!
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ABOUT THE AUTHORDr. Guillermo Alvarez is a Mexican, board certified, bariatric surgeon who is a member of the prestigious associations ASMBS, IFSO and SAGES. He did his bariatric surgery training in Mexico, USA and France and now he only focuses on the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure and the is author of the book "Successful Weight Loss with the Gastric Sleeve". He heads up the team at Endobariatric Bariatric Center in Piedras Negras, Mexico.
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