Dr. Alvarez And His Mom: One Week Post-op!

June 8, 2013

Editor's Note: The featured photo is of Dr. Guillermo Alvarez and his beautiful Mom! We posted Dr. Alvarez's introduction to his Mom's weight loss surgery journey previously. Below is the transcript and video of their one week post-op update. The OH team will be following and posting their video updates and sharing them with you.


Dr. Alvarez: Hello everyone, I am Dr. Alvarez and I am here with a very special patient. I am here with my Mom. We gave her the gastric sleeve last week and we want to do a playlist so that you the patient or the person that is doing some investigative research on the sleeve, can actually submit your questions to our YouTube channel.  I can answer them directly or you can ask my Mom the questions you're interested in while she's going through the journey. Now, she used to have a Lap-Band that was placed back in 2007. So her surgery is a revision from a band to a sleeve which was done last week. So we are exactly one week post-op. Mom, how do you feel? How have you felt for these first seven days?

Mom: I feel great. I am looking forward to my next step. That's the full liquid diet. I haven't been feeling that much hunger at all. I even drive and everything. Yes, I am doing great.

Dr. Alvarez: So your doing your chores. Very good for you. How about the hunger? Any hunger these first few days?

Mom: As long as you do what you are supposed to do... that's sip, sip, sip, sip-everything is great! You can handle it.

Dr. Alvarez: How about the weight loss? Do you want to tell the users?

Mom: Oh yes, I am so excited! I have lost thirteen pounds!

Dr. Alvarez: So my Mom has lost thirteen pounds since the pre-op diet. Correct? My Mom started with a pre-op diet with liquids prior to surgery so it's thirteen pounds since then. Very good.

Mom: Yes.

Dr. Alvarez: So there you have it. If you have any questions, submit them through the video here. Don't forget to subscribe. And we will be posting a video more or less once a month so you can track my Mom's progress.

Mom: Thank you very much. I will be glad to answer any questions.

Dr. Alvarez and his Mom's video update:



Dr. 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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