Posts

Showing posts from July, 2018

5 Necessary Questions to Ask Before Having WLS in Mexico

Image
Once you’ve made the decision of having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico, the next step is to know who is the best bariatric surgeon to make sure you are in the best hands. Since you will travel to Mexico for your surgery, you will have to make research to get the closest to a first hand experience of where you will have surgery, fortunately we have the Internet to help out on the quest of looking for the best bariatric surgeon for your weight loss surgery.
There are many things to consider and you might have a list of questions, however there are some questions that are more important than others, here we present the top 5 questions to ask before having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico.
5 questions to ask your doctor before having Weight Loss Surgery in Mexico

1.- How long has your doctor been performing Bariatric Surgery?
Experience is a great indicator of your doctor’s track record. Dr. Maytorena has over 16 years of experience in bariatric surgery, he has international studies and has beco…

Drinking Alcohol after WLS

Image
After having weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at the Oasis of Hope Hospital in Tijuana,
Mexico, you go back home and continue with recovery and start to lose weight. Subsequently after 
you’ve stuck to the post-op diet and you feel like engaging in social activities there is a high possibility 
that alcohol becomes present in friends and family gatherings and you might want to have a drink; 
however there is some things you need to know about alcohol:

It is unrealistic to think that after having gastric sleeve or any other weight loss procedures at 
Long Term WLS, patients will never drink again. As a consequence of Weight Loss Surgery and 
abstinence prior and after the procedure your body will react differently than before.

If you would like to have a drink here is a safe way Dr. Maytorena recommends  to enjoy a glass 
of wine or a spirit in social occasions:

Tips on drinking alcohol after WLS

1.- Results first, celebrations laterFirst and foremost avoid drinking alcohol the firs…

Bariatric Surgery Diet – Best protein sources for Vegetarian Patients

Image
A common concern about vegetarian or vegan post-op diets is that they might lack sufficient protein. However, many nutritionists agree that a well-planned vegetarian or vegan diet can provide you all the necessary nutrients for a healthy lifestyle.Most importantly, people who follow a vegetarian lifestyle have been shown to carry a lower body weight, have better cholesterol levels, greater longevity, and lower risk of developing cancer.At Long Term WLS we care about our patient’s particular needs, therefore here are some recommendations on how to meet your protein requirements during your weight loss journey being a vegan or vegetarian bariatric surgery patient. A bariatric surgery patient must follow special dietary recommendations to insure the achievement of weight loss goals and weight maintenance. Since day one after bariatric surgery, there’s one factor that you will find steady from day one: protein intake. High-quality protein does not only promote weight-loss, is also fundament…

The importance of Hydration after WLS

Image
After weight loss surgery with Dr. Jorge Maytorena at Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, Dr. Maytorena recommends drinking plenty of water. Sometimes we underestimate the consequences of not taking enough water. And everytime someone says “You have to drink water” we just nod in agreement. However Dehydration is considered the number one reason of hospital readmission for recovering weight loss surgery patients. How much water should you drink?According to Dr. Jorge Maytorena, head bariatric surgeon of Long Term WLS in Tijuana Mexico, 
64 ounces or 8 cups of water is the recommended amount of water you have to drink to stay healthy. 
It might seem a lot of water, but that is just perception created by the fact that you were not drinking 
enough water previous to your surgery. Normally, patients drink other liquids (a lot of them with high 
concentrations of sugar) instead of water.
Now that you are following Dr. Maytorena’s Post-Op diet fluids are part of the first and second stage, 
however …