Dr. Alvarez Introduces His Mom’s WLS Journey

May 14, 2013

Hello everyone, I am Dr. Alvarez with endobariatric.com and today I want to share a very special story.  It's always special to see someone lose weight but I have seen my family members struggle and today, I will share a very very special part of my life. I will share my Mom's weight loss journey.

My Mom, she has been struggling with her weight most of her life and I have tried to help her since back in 2004, 2005.  We even tried with a lap-band back in 2006. That never worked even though we gave her top-notch follow up.  So we decided to do what I do best. That is... converting the lap-band to a gastric sleeve procedure.

So my mom being pre-diabetic, having high blood pressure, and a very strong family history of other comorbidities, the sleeve was definitely the best way to go with her. We will be posting future videos, updates on her weight loss, before and after pictures and a lot of other stuff.  I will be interviewing her too.

So thank you so much for watching. I hope you really enjoy this. This is something very special for me.  Again, thank you, I am Dr. Alvarez and we will see you real soon.

Did You Know? Dr. Alvarez comes from a family of doctors. Both of his grandfathers were doctors and his father is a surgeon!



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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