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Obesity Solutions International Retains Three New Bariatric Surgeons

Obesity Solutions International, LLC adds three new bariatric surgeons to boost bariatric surgery services in Tijuana, Mexico. Three new physicians, Dr. Pablo Romero, Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. Alejandro Lopez, will join the staff of Obesity Solutions International in Tijuana, Mexico.

“With the addition of three new surgeons, our surgeons grow from four to seven; and we expand from offering surgeries in Monterrey, Mexico, Guadalajara, Mexico and Mexicali, Mexico to include Tijuana, Mexico,” the manager of Obesity Solutions International says. The new physicians will receive warm welcomes from, Dr. Fronseca, Dr. Zapata, Dr. Martin Lopez, and Dr. Jaime Romos-Kelly, the physicians Obesity Solutions International currently works with:

“As our staff, and cities we operate continue to expand, we are out-competing with our competitors in services offered. Not many companies can provide the flexibility of multiple cities with multiple doctors. We are truly a patient-focused business. And we will always stay that way,” the director adds.

New Bariatric Physicians in Tijuana, Mexico:

Dr. Pablo Romero is a general surgeon with high levels of experience in bariatric surgery. He is a medical doctor whose done extensive training in bariatrics. He’s studied at a myriad of Universities including UNAM Mexico City and University of California, San Diego. He formerly worked under Dr. Ariel Ortiz, a renown bariatric surgeon seen on the Dr. Phil Show. Along with his two Masters Degrees Dr. Romero has the technical skills and experience to provide excellent patient care in Tijuana, Mexico.

Dr. Fernando Garcia is a physician that specializes in bariatric surgery. Dr. Garcia has a wealth of experience in patient-care, as he has worked in numerous hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico. Currently, he is working for, or on-call to, four hospitals in Tijuana, Mexico. Dr. Garcia has advanced education, including courses in gastric sleeve, lap-band, laparascopic surgery and more. Combining his compassion for patients and his academic drive, makes Dr. Garica a well-respected bariatric surgeon.

Dr. Alejandro Lopez is a general surgeon, who is committed to advancing medicine. He is a member to four medical associations including, the Mexico Association of Endoscopic Surgery and Mexico College of Obesity Surgery. When Dr. Lopez is not working, or continuing his education, he is researching medicine and getting published in index magazines. His profound admiration for medicine, education and academia will serve him well in helping people lose weight.

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A New Study Presented At The 26th Annual Meeting Of The American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Confirms That Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery Results In An 83% Improvement Or Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery confirms that laparoscopic gastric banding surgery (LAGB) results in sustained weight loss as well as an 83% improvement or remission of Type 2 diabetes.

A New Study Presented At The 26th Annual Meeting Of The American Society For Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Confirms That Laparoscopic Gastric Banding Surgery Results In An 83% Improvement Or Remission Of Type 2 Diabetes

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery (LAGB) not only results in sustained weight loss for morbidly obese patients, but it also provides an improvement or remission of Type 2 diabetes in 83% of the patients.

This news, the results of a new study, was presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). The event was held in Dallas, Texas, and Slimband was there to learn first-hand about the ground breaking study.

To date, this is the largest long-term study on the impact of gastric banding on diabetes. This study strongly suggests that there is a definite connection between diabetes and morbid obesity. The study noted that the patients who achieved and maintained a significant weight loss also realized the greatest remission of diabetes in a shorter time frame.

The study included 95 participants who ranged in age prior to surgery from 21 to 68 years, with an average BMI (Body Mass Index) of 46. Researchers from New York University (NYU) Medical Center conducted the study from January 2002 through January 2004. Approximately 88% of the patients were taking oral medications to control their diabetes and about 15% were using insulin. On average, the patients had been diagnosed with diabetes about 6 ½ years before surgery.

As routine follow up to the surgery, the patients’ weight was monitored and blood tests were done. During the first year, researchers followed each patient on a monthly basis, and during the second year the follow-ups were every three months.

After that, the follow-ups were annual unless more frequent visits were needed. At the end of the five-year follow-up period the data clearly showed that in about 40% of patients, diabetes was in remission and in about 43% it was improved, which resulted in a combined improvement/remission rate of 83%.

The incidence of diabetes and obesity is on the rise and that has resulted in several studies for effective methods for sustaining weight loss and for diabetes remission. Bariatric Surgery has been shown to be an excellent option for the treatment of morbid obesity as well as a way to improve Type 2 diabetes.

ASMBS is a non-profit organization that works to progressively move forward in the science of gastric banding surgery.

Slimband® is one of the largest and most respected Toronto Weight Loss Surgery and treatment centers in Canada. Slimband® specializes in reversible laparoscopic weight loss surgery with a unique aftercare program that includes nutritional counseling, coaching, and fitness programs and fills adjustments. Clients benefit not only from safe, fast weight loss but also experience increased energy levels and the control or elimination of weight-aggravated conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, and type 2 DiabetesSlimband® has helped more than 3,000 patients fulfill their dreams of looking and feeling their best.

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Slimband Offers Toronto Weight Loss Surgery Options To Prolong Life

Achieving a manageable weight is not an easy endeavor for all. However, it is imperative to a happy and healthy life. Slimband, a revolutionary way of achieving this manageable weight, is a new approach to bariatric surgery. This method helps you to not only lose weight, but to keep the weight off. This manageable solution will help anyone who has struggled with long-term weight control in the past.

Losing weight for most people isn’t the problem, but staying motivated to keep it off. A goal weight is met, and the pounds start to pile back on. In fact, various studies have concluded that 95% of people who lose weight put the weight back on in 2-3 years. That number is astonishing but toronto weight loss surgery with the use of Slimband is the answer. For those who have experienced this experience, Slimband can provide an alternative to starting the weight loss journey all over again.

Slimband involves no diets and gives the individual an increased energy level, which helps them to burn calories more readily. From an increased self-confidence to improved physical appearance and a sustainable weight loss method, Slimband has a high success rate for those choosing to embark on bariatric surgery. With an, “Eat what you want” mentality with an internal portion control system, Slimband lowers the risk of weight-related health issues for a patient’s future.

What exactly is Slimband and what would happen if I choose to embark on Toronto weight loss surgery? Slimband is an adjustable and reversible process that includes the attachment of a band to the top of one’s stomach. This forms a small gastric pouch which reduces the food intake abilities a person can hold. A port is placed under the skin and medical staff can adjust the amount of solution that goes into the band to tighten or loosen it depending on the weight loss process and the weight loss goals involved.

Ultimately, the Slimband process includes two steps. First, the surgical implantation of the band and then a 4 year follow up plan that includes nutrition counseling, professional fitness programs and fill adjustments depending on the results and/or needs of the particular bariatric surgery patient.

While weight loss can be a great change for someone’s lifestyle, it also significantly prolongs someone’s life, for the risk of heart disease; type II diabetes and high cholesterol are lowered as excess weight decreases.

For someone interested in Slimband and Toronto Weight Loss Surgery, they should be prepared to ask their potential surgeon several questions before agreeing to Bariatric surgery. Some of these questions include:

# Who in fact will be doing this surgery?
# What are the qualifications they have to do this procedure?
# What is the cost for consultation with this surgeon?
# What is the cost for Slimband / Toronto Weight loss surgery?
# Are there any complications I should be aware of?

After deciding whether Slimband is for you, a consultation will occur with a professional bariatric surgeon who is experienced in Slimband. From there, your options will be provided to you as well as any questions answered that you need before deciding to finalize your plan for Toronto Weight Loss Surgery.

For more information on toronto weight loss surgery or Bariatric Surgery, visit slimband.com or call 416-482-2988 or toll-free 1-800-308-5458. The Slimband method will change your life forever. What are you waiting for? Log on today!

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Toronto Weight Loss Surgery Gives Patients A New Lease On Life

Personal weight issues are usually private battles fought behind closed doors. Common feelings of shame, fear and low self esteem felt by individuals waging war against weight issues often keeps them from seeking assistance from friends, family and medical professionals. All it takes is one comforting hand to step into the picture and help put an individual at ease.

One Bariatric Surgery center is working hard to be that helping hand. Using a laparoscopic band, Slimband’s skilled surgical team creates a smaller gastric pouch by encircling the upper portion of the client’s stomach. The band is then adjusted by filling it with a saline solution to achieve the correct restriction. This creates the ability for the client to feel full faster and require less food while still feeling satisfied. Because less food is being consumed by the client they begin to successfully lose weight. On average, clients will see up to a 48% weight loss within the first year following the medical procedure.

Weight loss is the key motivator for gastric banding surgery; however it also results in additional benefits, with clients experiencing improved health, a positive feeling of self-worth and increased energy levels. All of these factors lead to a client leading an overall higher quality of life; becoming more socially engaged, physically active and with lower health risks.

Laparoscopic gastric banding is a simple and safe medical procedure resulting in a highly effective solution to weight issues and obesity-related health risks. There are a number of clients who seek this medical procedure as a way to treat Type 2 diabetes, as it has been proven to reduce symptoms and, in some cases, even cure the disease.

Once a client has attended the complimentary consultation and is qualified for the procedure, they get access to the extensive pre-op support the clinic provides in preparation for their surgery. During the minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery a small gastric band is placed around the upper portion of the stomach. An access port is placed underneath the abdomen wall that will allow medical staff to administer the saline solution for band adjustments.

While weight loss surgery of this type has become common practice in recent years, potential clients are advised to thoroughly research the credentials of a medical facility before undergoing the surgical procedure. While many treatment centers perform this operation, the Slimband clinic provides an unrivaled follow-up program with the expertise of a multi-disciplinary staff.

When a client books their procedure they also have access to the extensive post-operative support. The Slimband Support Program is specifically tailored to address the various needs of people struggling with obesity and weight loss. Their support staff provides knowledge and guidance in the areas of proper nutrition, psychological counseling, physical fitness and medical assistance. Because each of these follow-up treatments is included in the original procedure payment, no additional charges are incurred by the client.

The support program is offered at the Toronto Slimband clinic and outpatient arrangements can be made for long distance clients that live out of the area. Slimband also offers financing options for the surgery through a reputable medical procedure creditor.

Post-surgery clients learn to make better lifestyle changes by learning proper nutrition and how to make healthy meal choices when at home or dining out. Counseling programs guide clients in identifying triggers, creating goals for their new life and how to achieve them. Fitness experts encourage clients to include physical activities in their schedules and create customized fitness regimens in order to regain their self-confidence. Finally, the medical staff provides follow-up care to monitor the client’s progress, track the band’s restriction and fill levels as well as discuss any medical issues a client may be experiencing. The inclusive post-surgery follow-up care extends across a four-year period.

About Slimband 

Slimband is one of the largest and most respected toronto weight loss surgery and treatment centers in Canada. Slimband specializes in reversible laparoscopic weight loss surgery with a unique 4-year aftercare program that includes nutritional counseling, coaching, and fitness programs and fills adjustments.Clients benefit not only from safe, fast weight loss but also experience increased energy levels and the control or elimination of weight-aggrieved conditions like heart disease, high cholesterol, and type II diabetes. Slimband has helped more than 2,000 patients fulfill their dreams of looking and feeling their best.

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