How to Avoid Gastric Sleeve Failure After Your Weight Loss Surgery

Research suggests 20-30% of patients either do not achieve their weight loss goals or regain weight after bariatric surgery.

How can you make sure you are not included in this stats? You´ll first need to follow a diet and exercise as recommended by an expert on gastric sleeve surgery in Mexico.

Here are 3 simple and common actions to avoid weight regain:

1. Patients who drink liquids while eating will flush down the food from the “pouch”, this will make them feel hungry sooner than expected and will lead them to grazing, therefore to regain weight.

What to do: Liquids should be taken 5 min before a meal and resumed 45 minutes later.

2. Patients who stop taking supplements or those who downsize the dosage with over-the-counter supplementation. Antioxidants, vitamins and minerals have an important role in cell function, including weight loss.

What to do: Supplements must meet bariatric dosages, have high-quality ingredients, and include antioxidants to assist in sustainable weight loss.

3. Liquid calories are calories that bypass the “pouch´s” purpose (satiety, restriction and hunger), and all calories are absorbed at the gut …ALL 1,200 calories from a Macchiato!

What to do

Drink calorie-free liquids to stay hydrated. All you need is water and green tea!

Reference article: Johnson Stocklossa, C and Atwal, S. Nutrition Care for Patients with weight regain after Bariatric surgery. Gastroenterology Research and Practice. 2013;2013:1-7.


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Weight loss surgery is medically necessary.

Bariatric Surgery and the clash of two pandemics.   

Major metabolic and bariatric surgery Societies and colleges globally are now calling for the safe resumption of bariatric and metabolic surgery before the COVID-19 pandemic is declared over. 

The sooner bariatric surgery can be safely performed, the quicker obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases can be reduced or resolved as they are not only chronic they are also progressive.  Obesity is also linked to more than 40 diseases including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and at least 13 different types of cancer.

A recent statement from the ASMBS says “Before COVID-19 began, it was clear that patients with obesity were ‘safer through surgery.’ In the era of COVID-19, ‘safer through surgery’ for patients with obesity may prove to be even more important than before.” Obesity and Metabolic syndrome have been identified as an independent risk factor for adverse outcomes including death among COVID-19 patients.

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