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Tips for Gastric Sleeve Success

Extreme obesity poses a huge threat to our overall well-being. Not only is being obese very uncomfortable, it also has a great impact on our health. It also gives rise to many co-morbidities like diabetes and sleep apnea. Among the various weight loss surgeries that are being carried out, the Gastric Sleeve surgery is becoming […]

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Gastric Sleeve Vs. Other Types of Weight Loss Surgery

Here is a table weighing the pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs. other kinds of bariatric surgeries to help you make an informed decision:  Basis of Difference Gastric Sleeve Gastric Bypass  (RYGB) Duodenal Switch (DS) Gastric Banding (LAGB) Procedure 70-85% of the stomach is removed leaving behind a sleeve-like structure. Hunger-producing hormone ghrelin is […]

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Complications and Side Effects of Gastric Sleeve

Though gastric sleeve is a safe procedure, it does have some complications and side effects. Compared to gastric bypass, its complication rates are lower.1 Comparison of 30-Day Mortality Rates2 Gastric Sleeve 0.08% Gastric Bypass 0.14% Gastric Banding 0.03% Comparison of 30-Day Complication Rates2 Gastric Sleeve 0.96% Gastric Bypass 1.25% Gastric Banding 0.25% Some of the […]

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Brittany’s Gastric Sleeve Experience in Mexico

Written review of vertical gastric sleeve in the Mexican border town of Tijuana by Brittany Russell who traveled all the way from West Virginia in the United States to have this potentially life changing procedure. “May 22, 2015 All the staff was very attentive! Great service all around. My surgery was scheduled for 2 Pm […]

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3 Ways to Pay for No-insurance Gastric Sleeve in California

If you lack insurance but are looking for gastric sleeve surgery in California, then the following options will help you get access to the weight loss surgical procedure: 1)    Self-pay Route One option available for those without insurance is self-pay gastric sleeve in California. The self-pay route has some clear advantages over surgery with insurance […]

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