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Lap-Band is Safe & Effective; 5 Year Study Finds

The results form a 5-year clinical trial investigating the safety and efficacy of the Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Banding System ® showed that the Lap-Band® is a safe and viable alternative for those patients who have been unsuccessful at losing weight and want to improve the quality of their lives.

The study which followed 149 patients over 5 years assessed the effectiveness of surgery and any adverse outcomes and side effects. Patients were assessed […]

Lap-Band is Safe & Effective; 5 Year Study Finds 2017-09-15T18:26:40+00:00

Don’t Put Off Weight Loss Until You’re “Morbidly Obese”, Study Finds

A new research study found that patients who underwent weight loss surgery before they gained enough weight to be deemed as “morbidly obese” achieved better results after surgery in comparison to heavier patients.

Patients with a body mass index (BMI) less than 40 (Severely Obese) who underwent weight loss surgery were more likely to achieve a BMI below 30 (Overweight, but not obese) in comparison to patients with a BMI of 40 or higher (Morbidly Obese).

Body […]

Don’t Put Off Weight Loss Until You’re “Morbidly Obese”, Study Finds 2017-09-07T17:27:18+00:00

Gastric Sleeve offers patients relief from food cravings

“I’ve lost right around 200 pounds”

Nick Bone and his wife recently celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.

Looking over pictures together, it’s obvious they share the same love they had five years ago. But the man standing next to his wife today has completely changed — in the way he looks.

“I’ve lost, like, right at 200 pounds. When I started I weighed around 415, […]

Gastric Sleeve offers patients relief from food cravings 2017-08-14T21:42:01+00:00

A Moment of Clarity that Changes Your Life

If you survey a group of people who have transformed their bodies, they’ll all have something in common. That ‘something’ is a moment of clarity when they decided enough was enough. A moment when they began their journey of change. For me, it was when I stepped on the bathroom scales and was shocked by the number at my feet. I was 119kg (260lbs) and deeply unhappy with […]

A Moment of Clarity that Changes Your Life 2017-08-08T17:58:23+00:00

Kelly’s Weight Loss Story

Before Kelly’s surgery, she says she could tell she was unhealthy. She didn’t feel good, she avoided going out with friends, and she had developed diabetes and high blood pressure. She attended an information session on bariatric surgery at Cone Health, and after a lot of research and thought, Kelly underwent gastric sleeve surgery in September of 2016. Before and after her surgery, Kelly had a lot of support from […]

Kelly’s Weight Loss Story 2017-07-18T19:20:53+00:00

Lisa R | Lost 272 lbs

Dr. Kuri did my Lap Band on 10-5-2005. At that time I was significantly overweight, my 5’7” body was carrying 272 lbs. I had struggled with my weight for most of my adult life and after having my children the struggle became insurmountable. Since I was a nurse I was aware of the effects this excess weight would have on my health, I was close to 40 yrs. old and knew I needed to do […]

Lisa R | Lost 272 lbs 2017-06-28T22:29:19+00:00

Lap-Band Revision Surgery involves removal of the Lap Band and Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy

Lap-Band Revision Surgery

Lap-Band Revision Surgery involves removal of the Lap Band and Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy

The majority of our Lap-Band ® patients have experienced successful weight loss with the Lap-Band gradually over time. The Lap-Band remains the safest, most effective, reversible surgical option for weight loss. However, some of our patients have experienced intolerance to the band with symptoms such as weight regain, band […]

Lap-Band Revision Surgery involves removal of the Lap Band and Conversion to Sleeve Gastrectomy 2017-06-09T19:56:23+00:00

“Teacher of the Year” loses 270 lbs after Gastric Sleeve Surgery

CNN – “Gosh, I wanna be that guy again,” Jeff Baxter would think when he remembered how it felt to be in shape.

The 66-year-old teacher wasn’t exactly accustomed to the extra pounds he was carrying around. He had been a marathoner before what he calls “bad teacher habits” crept into his life.

Story Highlights

  • High school teacher Jeff Baxter was 465 pounds at his heaviest
  • He underwent Gastric […]
“Teacher of the Year” loses 270 lbs after Gastric Sleeve Surgery
2017-04-11T21:56:27+00:00

Overweight Individuals with Diabetes Can Reduce Health Risks with Lap-Band Surgery, New Study Finds

Diabetes is a risky disease which if not kept in check leads to many health problems and eventually death. Doctors and researchers have found that there has been a significant rise in the number of patients suffering from obesity along with diabetes.

A study has finally come up with a solution to the growing problem. Researchers at Monash University, after a long-term study have found that lap band or gastric band surgery on fairly overweight people […]

Overweight Individuals with Diabetes Can Reduce Health Risks with Lap-Band Surgery, New Study Finds 2017-03-02T23:46:22+00:00

Study finds Lap-Band Surgery beneficial for extremely obese teens

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

A new study has found that lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers.

Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in collaboration with Flinders Medical Centre, and published in the journal Obesity Surgery, the study is the first to show medium to […]

Study finds Lap-Band Surgery beneficial for extremely obese teens 2017-02-03T17:28:29+00:00

How the Orbera ® Weight Loss Balloon Works (Video)

This animation explains how the ORBERA® Gastric Balloon works and it placed and removed.

ORBERA® is a soft, yet durable, weight loss balloon designed to fit comfortably in your stomach. A team of physicians designed it to be a temporary tool and simple non-surgical weight loss solution. Its volume and shape are meant to take up space in the stomach, which encourages portion control and gives you the edge to finally lose weight.

The Placement of […]

How the Orbera ® Weight Loss Balloon Works (Video) 2017-01-30T23:36:04+00:00

Australian Actress, Brodie MacPherson reveals she had Gastric Sleeve Surgery

“Life is about so much more than the number on the scales. For me, it’s about challenging yourself.”

Her transformation is incredible – she’s lost 145 lbs and dropped a staggering five dress sizes.

When Brodie MacPherson, sister of actor Daniel, posted before and after photos on her social media people showered her with support. The images, which clocked up thousands of likes, showed what a difference her two-year weight loss battle has made.

With the images, she […]

Australian Actress, Brodie MacPherson reveals she had Gastric Sleeve Surgery 2017-01-27T16:53:58+00:00

The Orbera Gastric Balloon: A Device to Kickstart your Weight Loss

Losing weight is difficult, but the hardest part is getting started. A simple device called the Orbera, now available in Alaska, can help with that.

Dr. Justin Clark said the Orbera is a balloon inserted into the stomach through the mouth and then inflated with saline. The device, approved by the Food and Drug Administration, “tricks” the body into feeling full, so people with it eat less.

“I like to describe it […]

The Orbera Gastric Balloon: A Device to Kickstart your Weight Loss 2017-01-13T20:18:55+00:00

New Year, New Life: High School Principle Transforms life with the Gastric Sleeve


Last spring, Walsh hit a wall.

In fulfilling a promise to his mother, he reluctantly visited a doctor for a check-up appointment, something he “avoided like the plague.” As he stepped onto the scale to have his weight measured, he watched the numbers climb to the highest total they had reached in his lifetime.

“401 pounds … I hit 401 pounds,” he recalled. “I became the largest I’d ever been.”

His doctor informed […]

New Year, New Life: High School Principle Transforms life with the Gastric Sleeve 2017-01-03T17:08:34+00:00

Hospital CEO goes public about Gastric Sleeve Surgery to help others, including himself…

More than 15 years ago the World Health Organization recognized obesity as a global epidemic, and rates of obesity have been increasing ever since.

Currently considered a severe health hazard, obesity is a risk factor for diabetes mellitus, hypertension, abnormal lipid levels, heart failure and other related disorders.

Today, bariatric procedures, when compared with nonsurgical interventions, are recognized as the most effective strategy to induce weight loss, often resulting in remission of diabetes and hypertension remission. The […]

Hospital CEO goes public about Gastric Sleeve Surgery to help others, including himself… 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

New Zealand Woman loses 202 lbs in less than a year with the Gastric Sleeve

In August 2014, Simone Anderson, Age 25, weighed 372 lbs

She had Gastric Sleeve Surgery and lost 202 lbs in less than a year

The Auckland-based make up artist was left with a lot of excess skin

In late 2015 she decided to have it removed in a nine-hour operation

Ms Anderson recently shared an update snap online of her transformation

On August 29th, 2014, Simone Anderson, 25, decided […]

New Zealand Woman loses 202 lbs in less than a year with the Gastric Sleeve 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

The Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure with Dr Kuri in Mexico

A Intragastric Balloon is a silicon balloon designed to help those struggling with diet and exercise to lose weight.  The balloon is a non-surgical in-patient procedure.

ORBERA, an intragastric balloon, has been used for weight loss worldwide for years, but the device, didn’t gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval until August 2015.

Dr Kuri recently placed an ORBERA Intragastric Balloon in a patient recently who has since lost more than 20 pounds. The balloon, which isn’t […]

The Orbera Intragastric Balloon Procedure with Dr Kuri in Mexico 2016-10-27T01:32:20+00:00

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

If you have been struggling to lose weight and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 35, maybe you’ve considered bariatric surgery. You probably already know that bariatric surgery is an option for some people who have not been able to lose weight with other methods. What you may not know is there are different types of bariatric surgery, including one called a sleeve gastrectomy.

So, what is it, exactly?

A sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure to […]

What is Gastric Sleeve Surgery? 2016-10-05T15:09:05+00:00

I’m Done being Fat: Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Life-Changing

I vividly remember when I started to get fat.

I had been hospitalized for a couple of weeks. Each mealtime, patients would line up and then go, en masse, to the cafeteria. You could eat as much as you wanted, and I, for some reason, did just that.

Those two weeks started me on a road to gluttony that has had a profound impact on my life.

It’s a road that will come to an end in a […]

I’m Done being Fat: Gastric Sleeve Surgery is Life-Changing 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

Surgery for Weight Loss: A Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery should be a Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

surgicaltoolsWeight-loss surgery not only leads to dramatic weight loss, it also reverses type 2 diabetes in most people who undergo these stomach-shrinking procedures. In fact, international diabetes organizations now say that surgery for weight loss should become a more routine treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes—even those who are only mildly obese.

Many of […]

Surgery for Weight Loss: A Standard Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

Woman loses 124 lbs with the Gastric Sleeve, taking a selfie a day


Christine Carter, 28, is a weight-loss success story, but her journey to a happy, healthy weight might look a bit different than most people’s paths. And that’s totally fine with her.

In August 2014, Carter underwent laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection surgery, and to date, has lost 150 pounds and kept it off.

“Nothing else was working.”

Christine Carter’s “aha” moment that she needed to get serious about weight loss happened in July 2014 […]

Woman loses 124 lbs with the Gastric Sleeve, taking a selfie a day 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

The Gastric Balloon is a Non-Invasive Weight Loss Alternative to Surgery


No matter what she tried, Doris Carril could not drop the extra pounds she gained as she aged.

“Eating every three hours, exercising, liquid diets, anything,” said Carril.

Now, thanks to the new gastric balloon procedure, her doctor gave Doris new hope without ever lifting a scalpel.

“I am very very happy. I lost 40 pounds,” Carril continued.

“We place the balloon through an endoscopic procedure which means placing a small tube and camera […]

The Gastric Balloon is a Non-Invasive Weight Loss Alternative to Surgery 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00

“Pawn Stars” Corey Harrison loses 192 lbs with the Lap-Band®

‘Big Hoss’ Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ not only lost weight, but kept it off

The History Channel “#Pawn Stars” might get confused with “Extreme Makeover” as several have gotten a new look. #Corey Harrison lost a jaw-dropping 192 pounds and, even more amazing, has managed to keep it off. Austin “Chumlee” Russell another of the formerly obese “Pawn Stars” thought “Big Hoss” Harrison looked so good he thought he’d try to lose weight -and he did. […]

“Pawn Stars” Corey Harrison loses 192 lbs with the Lap-Band® 2016-12-12T22:23:20+00:00