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And the “BAND” Plays On

Published on February 15, 2012 by

There has been quite a bit of news recently related to a Los Angeles-area LAP-BAND program and associated deaths suffered by patients as a result of what some are calling the program’s aggressive and deceptive advertising agenda. Though I certainly don’t know every detail about this case, I am concerned that the story may confuse […]

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Gastric Banding vs. Gastric Bypass Procedures

Published on August 17, 2011 by

The obesity epidemic in America has led many people to turn to weight loss surgery. While diet and exercise are effective, weight loss surgery gets results faster, which may be a critical point for people who are morbidly obese and dealing with many potential health problems related to their weight. These health problems include increased […]

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Lap Band Slippage

Published on April 19, 2011 by

We have recently seen some patients with lap band slippage that needed to have their lapband removed or repositioned. Several of the patients had experienced a bad flu or other episode of severe vomiting a few weeks before the band slipped. If you are experiencing severe vomiting, or even episodes of recurrent vomiting, you need […]

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It takes more than a Band Adjustment to be a Success

Published on March 17, 2011 by

Bariatric Surgery is a very effective tool to use to help alleviate morbid obesity. Our physcians perform gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and adjustable gastric band.These are all very good operations. However, the operation is merely a tool to be used in conjuction with changing your diet, adding activity and exercise into your lifestyle and learning […]

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How to Enhance Prolonged Satiety

Published on November 24, 2010 by

The following tips came from Allergan who makes the lap band about enhancing satiety. 1. Eat a diet low in simple sugars and fats 2. Eat foods with fiber 3. Eat foods high in protein 4. Avoid drinks that contain calories 5. Eat fruit rather than drinking fruit juice 6. Avoid grazing!

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To Adjust or not adjust

Published on July 9, 2010 by

Lap band surgery has become more and more popular among the patient population desiring surgical weight loss. The band is does not require re-routing of the intestines, which appeals to many people. Unfortunately patients who have lap band surgery will definitely lose weight slower than gastric bypass patients. Another misconception that many band patients have […]

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Deciding which bariatric surgery is right for you

Published on April 22, 2010 by

Many factors come under consideration when a patient decides to undergo bariatric surgery. Once the patient makes the decision to undergo a procedure, the next question for many is, Which procedure is right for me? I found the following information in a study recently published by Ethicon Endo-Surgery. Patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery lost an […]

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Cash Price for Adjustable Gastric Banding

Published on July 21, 2009 by

We are very excited to inform our patients all over Orange County, LA and the inland empire about a new cash price for lap band surgery. In the past, most patients spent one night at the hospital. Now that almost all of our lap band patients go home the same day, our hospitals have reduced […]

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