Breaking Down Myths about Gastric Sleeve Surgery

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Are you thinking about whether gastric sleeve surgery is right for you? If so, then it’s important for you to have all of the facts regarding this type of bariatric surgery. Here, you’ll learn the truth about a few of the myths surrounding this procedure.

Myth #1: You can eat what you want after gastric sleeve surgery.
It’s common for patients to assume that once they undergo gastric sleeve surgery, they will be able to eat whatever they want and still lose weight. Although you will experience restriction regarding how much food you can eat at one time, eating healthy is an important part of your weight loss plan. Typically, doctors recommend that patients eat primarily proteins and vegetables and only small amounts of carbohydrates. Developing healthy eating habits will be key to your long-term success.

Myth # 2: Your surgery will ensure that you have weight loss results.
It is true that gastric sleeve surgery can play a critical role in your ability to reach a healthy weight but as the patient, you will have some responsibilities as well. You will need to follow your doctor’s instructions closely, attend any necessary follow-up visits, and be prepared to make some lifestyle changes following your gastric surgery procedure.

Myth # 3: You must exercise to lose weight after gastric sleeve surgery.
By following a healthy eating plan and adhering to the dietary guidelines set forth by your doctor, you can expect to lose weight after your surgery. Due to the restricted number of calories that you’ll be consuming, vigorous exercise is not required. However, being active is incredibly important for your overall wellness, and exercise will promote better health and can help you develop better lifestyle habits.

If you’re ready to lose weight and improve your health, then consider undergoing gastric sleeve surgery in Houston. Bariatric Care Centers provides a comprehensive approach to weight loss and only uses Center of Excellence hospitals for surgery. To schedule your consultation, please give us a call at (713) 339-1353.


Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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