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Coronavirus and gastric sleeve surgery

Gastric sleeve surgery during coronavirus pandemic

Posted on 24 Apr, 2020

Coronavirus and gastric sleeve surgery

We are now in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic. We are home quarantining and have had major changes to our lifestyle. 

It is easy to get stuck in the rut of being at home, cooped up with other people, getting depressed and our weight balloons. We want to emerge from this pandemic healthier and stronger.

For those who are considering gastric sleeve surgery, it is a good time to make contact with a surgeon. Good to chat over cost of gastric sleeve surgery, what gastric sleeve surgery entails and how to prepare for it.

For those who are booked in for gastric sleeve surgery, it is a good time to prepare. Make contact with your dieititian. Get into an exercise program. Start the weight loss journey now. It is a life long process and do not wait for the surgery to begin your weight loss.

For those who have had gastric sleeve surgery, please reconnect with your surgeon and gastric sleeve clinic. Talk to the dietitian. Re-examine your meal plans. Cut out the processed sugar drinks and stop snacking and grazing on sugary snacks.

Increase the intensity of your exercise. Just because we are indoors doesnt mean we cannot exercise. There are plenty of good Youtube videos showing great exercise routines. In order to shock the body and stimulate the metabolism, we have to get our heart rate going.

Remember to work and hard and stay safe. Make use of the time out in this coronavirus crisis to keep staying healthy and strong.