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Citizen Kim
on 9/24/21 7:50 pm - Castle Rock, CO
Topic: RE: Started the process

There is no "miracle" and in fact the stats are not great long term.

You have to commit to lifelong lifestyle change to be successful long term.

I'm 17+ years out from an RNY and am considered successful but boy, it is hard and as you get older, it gets harder.

I'm healthy because I follow all the rules - 1200 calories (less every year), 12k + steps, supplements. If you're willing to do this, go for it!

Proud Feminist, Atheist, LGBT friend, and Democratic Socialist

on 9/24/21 1:44 pm
Topic: RE: Gastric sleeve surgery postponed due to hospital no elective surgeries. So disappointed

So sorry. At least you hadn't started the pre OP diet. Have a big nice meal instead, at least that's what I would do.

on 9/24/21 1:40 pm
Topic: Started the process

I still wish I could do it on my own but, it's just too much to do. I was thinner for 4 years in my youth I barely ate and exercised min 2 hours a day. I'm 47 I can exercise moderately but not excessively. And I enjoy food too much.

I think this surgery will still allow me enjoy food the end result not the liquid phase and eat less. Hoping for the miracle cure to my weight problem.

Any advice? Am I wrong? Does anyone regret surgery?

Kristin B.
on 9/22/21 2:33 pm - West Des Moines, IA
VSG on 05/17/08 with
Topic: RE: 10 years post VSG

I still have maintained my 100+ weight loss and have no regrets either.

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Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
on 9/21/21 7:49 am
Topic: Learning What ?Full? Feels Like After Gastric Sleeve

Good Morning!

I wrote this blog post to explain what "Full" will feel like after your Gastric Sleeve.

Check it out here: t-full-feels-like-after-gastric-sleeve/

Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
on 9/14/21 7:17 am
Topic: Can Gastric Sleeve Surgery Help with Food Addiction?

Good Morning!
I wrote this blog post for those of you that would like to know if The Gastric Sleeve Surgery can help out with Food Addiction.

Check it out here: sleeve-surgery-help-with-food-addiction-2/


Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
on 9/7/21 7:32 am
Topic: Ghrelin, the "Hunger Hormone" and your VSG ? | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Questions and A

Good Morning!

I made this video for those of you that would like to know more about Ghrelin, the Hunger Hormone, and how it relates to your Gastric Sleeve Surgery.

Check it out here:


Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Guillermo Alvarez
on 9/2/21 7:32 am
Topic: Laura's Testimonal | Gastric Sleeve Surgery | Endobariatric | Dr. Alvarez

Good Morning!

My patient Laura came back to Endohospital after her Gastric Sleeve, and we had the opportunity to sit down and talk about how her journey has helped her live a better life.

Check it out here:


Dr. Alvarez

on 9/1/21 4:01 am
Topic: RE: 11/20/19 One Year Anniversary

I don't think it's a slow slog with steady growth, but to be honest, according to Assignment Writing Services experts, it's a slog consistent with steady growth. All you have to do is just keep faith in yourself.

H.A.L.A B.
on 8/26/21 10:43 am
Topic: RE: VSG Complications post- op 3 years

You may need to try to find a great gastro or a great bariatric surgeon that may help you.

Having VSG and gastroparesis may cause number of issues you are dealing with.

Some people get converted to RNY type procedure to (removing pyloric valve) to help with stomach - sleeve emptying.

I had RNY but I deal with small intestines low motility, and it could be a challenge. Right now (last few weeks) I have been issues with food not going through, just staying in my intestines, and causing severe headaches. I would eat for 1-2 days, then next I try to get my bowels to move, just drinking liquids, taking things to make things move along.

I have IBS-C and I had that before my WLS surgery, but it was noting compared to what I deal with after the RNY.

Maybe some nerves had been cut, or something got messed up due to multiple abdominal surgeries I had since RNY, or my SIBO and Candida got really out of control.

Hala. RNY 5/14/2008; Happy At Goal =HAG

"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."