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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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. […]

Canada may pay for Out-Of-Country Lap Band Surgery due to 3-10 year waiting period

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2014

leafWe have received reports recently from many of our Canadian patients that the Government may be willing to reimburse the cost of Lap Band Surgery for those patients on a 3 to 4 year waiting list in Canada.  Often for Canadian patients seeking Lap Band Surgery, the wait can be even longer (Please See Estimated Waiting Time by Province).  […]

Chris Christie’s Lap Band Surgery declared a “Success” after losing over 100 lbs in a year

  • New Jersey Governor was fitted with lap band in February 2013
  • Experts predict that he has lost as much as 45 per cent of his excess weight – meaning he dropped to an estimated 320 lbs
  • He has claimed that the weight loss surgery was for his family, not career
Chris Christie has lost 100 lbs since last year, deeming his weight-loss surgery a success, experts have said.The 5 ft 11 New Jersey Governor underwent lap-band surgery in […]

Study says weight loss surgery improves Women’s sex lives

lips-heightWomen that go under the knife for weight loss surgery see improvements not just in their physical health, but in their sex lives too, a new study shows.

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery, University of Pennsylvania researcher David Sarwer and colleagues say they’ve found that after bariatric surgery, female patients score better on sexual functioning and desire. They also show improvements in the […]

Governor Chris Christie’s weight loss fuels interest in lap-band surgeries

Article Source: Examiner.com

bf21c2eab2928fb8e3acaccd2c63efd1Governor Chris Christie has steadily been losing weight since undergoing lap-band surgery seven months ago. While his weight loss has not been dramatic, bariatric surgeons say Christie’s transformation has boosted interest in gastric-band and -bypass surgeries.

“We had more media attention than we ever had [after Christie’s surgery],” Dr. Jaime Ponce told the Seattle Times Oct. 5. “It was amazing how many phone […]

Real Housewives Star, Lauren Manzo reveals she has had Lap Band Surgery

LittleTownNJSml055-1304473616907337281Article Source: The Stir
Whether you’re excited or less-than-stoked for the reported Real Housewives of New Jersey spin-off featuring Caroline Manzo and her family, there is no arguing that the Manzos are an interesting bunch. You have Albie who is arguably the most handsome son to emerge out of the Housewives franchise and then the whole situation with them owning the Brownstone. But my favorite […]

Jets coach Rex Ryan shared his experience with Lap Band Surgery (Video)

Article Source: Fox News

Football fans will notice a slimmer, healthier Rex Ryan on the sidelines this season.

After reaching 348 pounds, the head coach of the New York Jets decided it was time to take action to improve his health. Dr. Manny Alvarez, senior managing health editor at FoxNews.com, spoke to Ryan about his decision to undergo lap-band surgery – and his 120 pound weight […]

Lap Band Surgery is now being used in the fight against Diabetes

Article Source: News.Com.Au

OVERWEIGHT people are resorting to surgery usually reserved for the severely obese for the sake of their health.

diabetesAnd some doctors are now so convinced by the success of lap band surgery in cutting the risk of diabetes that they are calling for it to be available to anyone weighing 80kgs and above.

“The reality is for the vast majority of people, non-surgical […]

Lap Band Surgery Helps Bremerton Girl Be ‘The Kid I Want To Be’

Lap Band Surgery Helps Bremerton Girl Be ‘The Kid I Want To Be’

Source: Kitsap Sun
https://www.kitsapsun.com/

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Seventh grade can be hard on a kid.

There’s battles with self-confidence, puberty, popularity, acne, growth spurts, sexual awareness, drugs, drinking, grades. The list of […]