Obesity is one of the leading causes of death today. Not only does it adversely affect patients, but it also hurts family members to see loved ones suffer from this complex disease. In recent years, surgery has proven to be effective in helping obese patients. Dr. Guillermo Alvarez is a Mexican Gastric Sleeve Surgeon who has performed over 18,000 weight-loss surgeries. He is one of the best surgeons in his field and is also a published author whose book, ’34 Gastric Sleeve Stories’ is No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list.
In Gastric Sleeve surgery, also commonly known as Vertical Sleeve surgery, doctors perform surgery to reduce the patient’s stomach’s size by 85% without rerouting the colon as is done in Gastric Bypass surgery. “It is a complicated procedure that not everyone can handle correctly, but thanks to the internet, people are now searching for reputed surgeons to handle the complicated surgeries.” said Dr. Alvarez. His experience in the field led him to write a book, 34 Gastric Sleeve Stories, in which he tells the personal struggle stories of his patients. He published the book to encourage more people to change their lives.
Dr. Alvarez was educated in Mexico, the US, and France, and videos of his surgeries have garnered millions of views on YouTube. He has even written as a medical healthcare professional and has been featured exclusively on TV. “My father, as well as both of my grandfathers, were also surgeons, so the medical profession was an easy choice for me. I focused on weight loss surgery from nearly the beginning of my career,” said Dr. Alvarez. He understood the struggle with obesity that a large percentage of the population suffered daily. Therefore, he believed it would be gratifying to see people achieve a better living standard through weight loss surgery. “Obesity is no joke. My own mother suffered from it, and I personally know that it hurts family members a lot,” added Dr. Alvarez. His mom had her weight loss surgery too and is now healthy.
Dr. Alvarez’s reputation has made him a sought after medical doctor in the field of Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Patients from all over the world come to Mexico for his expertise. As one of the few bestowed with the ‘Master Surgeon’ title, Dr. Alvarez’s future in the field will only go from strength to strength.