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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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The Real Reason we Pile on the Pounds

A new poll has revealed that one of the reasons men and women gain weight is because of being stressed out.

It has been proven that stressful episodes cause your body to go into survival mode, so your metabolism slows down, more calories are stored and cortisol and leptin- the stress hormones- are dumped in the abdominal region, adding to weight gain.

The waist expanding effect of stress was recently confirmed by a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. The researchers also found that women’s waistlines were affected by more types of stress than men’s; as well as money and job problems, women’s weight was shown to be inflamed by relationship difficulties and feeling trapped in their lives.

For many stressed out Brits, it can be a vicious circle of feeling frazzled, and so consequently eating the wrong things to feel better, which only ends up accentuating the issue.

Those longing to shed excess stones without the headache should think about having a consultation with The Hospital Group. As the UK’s leading weight loss surgery provider, The Hospital Group can offer a gastric band, gastric bypass or gastric balloon to those having trouble shifting stubborn excess weight.

Such is the interest in The Hospital Group’s weight loss procedures, bookings have increased to levels above that of the NHS. While the NHS reported that it had performed 2,724 weight-loss operations in 2008, The Hospital Group performed a total of 3,015 gastric procedures in the same period.

In January 2007, the total weight loss was a massive 300 stone, and nine months later 99% of patients recorded a significant – and safe – weight loss.

David Ross, Chief Executive of The Hospital Group said: “People try out the latest diet or try exercise, but sometimes it just doesn’t work alone. “Lots of people feel like there is nowhere to go after they have been on diets and this can lead to people feeling more stressed out, which only makes the situation worse. “It’s reassuring to see that The Hospital Group is continuing to help so many people lose weight.”

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The Cost of Obesity on Family Life

Playing with your children, relations with your partner or nights out with friends – all something people take for granted, but obesity can take away.

The Real Cost of Obesity report found that those living with a BMI over 25 begin to notice an effect on their relationships with those closest to them, but at this stage few recognise it is their weight which is dragging them down.

Leading dietitian and Head of Weight Management Services at The Hospital Group, Cirian Marie-Beddoes, said: “The team of dietitians at The Hospital Group see people every day who didn’t consider their weight to be the cause of the problems in their lives until they were ranking well above the 30 BMI level.”

The Department of Health has forecast by 2050, 9 in 10 adults will be overweight or obese* – being overweight is now the norm. “These people often feel terrible about themselves. Our job is to nurture and nourish their love of food, a healthy balanced diet and being socially and physically active.

“The real problem is that those 9 out of 10 adults are today’s children. Without meaning to, some people in Britain are living poorer lives and beginning to set their children on the same track.”

A recent report on the matter uncovered the following:

•Nearly half (45%) admitted their weight prevented them playing with their children and enjoying leisure with their family, with the top five activities ranked as:

o Swapping clothes
o Adventure sports
o Horse Riding
o Rollercoasters
o Bike Rides

•Almost a quarter (22%) admitted their children or family had hinted at embarrassment or concern about their weight – with men experiencing this more than women.

•37% of the obese people questioned said their weight negatively affected their ability to take part in leisure activities.

•22% of the obese people questioned said that their weight had had a negative effect on their sex life.

•11% of the obese people questioned said this had now had a knock on effect on the relationship with their partner.

•Those who felt their weight didn’t stop them doing any leisure activities was directly proportionate to BMI – the heavier being the more affected (with only 30 severely obese respondents).

The Hospital Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery and gastric bypass surgery experts. So whatever your requirements, you can rest assured in the safe hands of the professionalism and experience that THG has to offer.

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Following the disastrous weight loss surgery experience of TV personality Anne Diamond in Europe, SurgiCare has urged anyone seeking a similar procedure to stay in the UK

SurgiCare, the cosmetic surgery specialist, has warned people seeking weight loss surgery to stay in the UK to undergo the procedure, instead of going overseas, following the terrible experience of TV’s Anne Diamond.

Ms. Diamond travelled to Belgium for the weight loss surgery that would fit her with a gastric band after unsuccessfully trying to lose weight by traditional methods, such as dieting. Unable to question the nurses regarding the operation due to the language barrier, Ms. Diamond blindly underwent the procedure.

The operation, which limits the stomach’s capacity for food by tightening a silicone loop three quarters of the way up the stomach, brought very little change to Ms. Diamond’s weight however and upon researching the procedure, Ms. Diamond returned to Belgium to have a ‘fill’, where the surgeon injects some saline into the port of the band to inflate it and increase the restiction. This also made no difference to Ms. Diamond’s weight.

It was only after consultation with a private medical company in the UK that Ms. Diamond was told that the gastric band was in the wrong place, a problem that could have been avoided if the procedure had been done under X-ray as it is at many clinics in the UK. After undergoing the operation once again, this time in the UK with nurses and surgeons she could communicate with, she managed to lose three stone before her weight reached a plateau.

Ms. Diamond’s experience isn’t a rare occurance with many surgeons in the UK admitting to having to repair gastric bypass operations that have been done in other European locations.

Caroline Deakin, weight loss manager at SurgiCare, said: “Surgery in the UK offers you peace of mind that you will be cared for in UK regulated hospitals, be able to communicate with all practitioners you have contact with and should you run into complications help is at hand 24 hours a day in a location not to too far from home.

“We would urge people not to go abroad; we have had several enquiries from distraught people who have opted for a cheaper option and who have been left high and dry; with very little or no aftercare at all and because of this they have not been able to utlise their procedure to its full potential resulting in little or no weight loss as well as suffering avoidable complications.”

Aftercare following gastric band surgery can last indefinitely, following an initial two year period with annual appointments.

Anne Diamond also commented on her successful UK operation, telling the BBC: “I was confident that it would work, because now I knew several people for whom it had been successful.

“And this time, I wasn’t so frightened about the operation itself. I understood the procedure, was able to talk it through, ask lots of questions.

“Weight loss surgery is certainly not the first step – and for many people it would never be an option. But it can help many people reverse their slide into ill health and possibly very serious conditions.”

About SurgiCare
SurgiCare is one of the largest and most respected cosmetic surgery networks in the UK. SurgiCare was established more than 16 years ago by a leading professor of surgery, now its medical director, who also chairs its in-house Medical Advisory Committee.

As one of the leading UK specialists in cosmetic treatments, SurgiCare has the experience, latest therapies and the caring, professional staff to enhance a patients self-confidence by improving appearances. SurgiCare prides itself on providing an unrivalled aftercare service with all surgeons registered on the General Medical Council Specialist Register, to ensure every patient receives the best possible standard in care and results.

SurgiCare has helped more than 20,000 patients fulfil their dreams of looking and feeling their best. SurgiCare also specialise in weight loss surgery with a unique 24 month support programme and lifetime aftercare.

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Surgicare Reveals That Following Weight Loss Surgery, Most Patients Report A Big Improvement In Their Sex Lives

SurgiCare, one of the leading cosmetic and wieght loss surgery providers in the UK, recently conducted a survey of all their weight loss surgery patients about their lives following their procedure, with 71% reporting a big improvement in their sex life after dropping the pounds.

With nearly two thirds of men and more than half of women in the UK being overweight or obese and increasing pressure mounting to be slim and look good, more and more men and women are choosing weight loss surgery to achieve their ideal figure.

Mark Bury, chief executive at SurgiCare said: “Just a year on since surgery, our patients are reporting big improvements in their quality of life. 90% said that their mobility had increased, with 73% reporting increased levels of exercise. Our surgery also revealed that 71% of patients enjoyed a new found pleasure from their sex life, which is probably down to 86% reporting massively improved self esteem. We advise an increase in activity after surgery to maintain the weight loss, so our patients are definitely enjoying new and enjoyable ways to exercise.”

Mark was however keen to point out that weight loss surgery should not be taken lightly or be considered a quick fix. He commented, “Our weight loss surgery program is designed for patients who are obese and serious about losing the weight for health reasons as well as looking good. SurgiCare’s weight loss surgery includes a unique two year after care program designed to support patients and maintain the best wieght loss results in a healthy and safe way. We also offer lifetime aftercare through annual reviews at the end of the aftercare program itself. Whatever procedure patients undertake, it will not have the desired effect if the aftercare program is not followed. It is essential.”

With TV personalities like Fern Britton being open about having received surgery and providing a great example of the possible benefits following the fitting of a Gastic Band, more people are looking at how weight loss surgery can help them transform their life too.

SurgiCare offers Gastric Banding and Gastric Bypass surgery performed by some of the UK’s leading obesity consultant surgeons and ensures potential patients meet strict criteria before agreeing to go ahead

About SurgiCare
With over 15 years experience and 8 clinics, SurgiCare is one of the largest and most respected cosmetic surgery networks in the UK. SurgiCare specialises in weight loss surgery with a unique 24 month aftercare programme and prides itself on providing an unrivalled aftercare service.

As one of the leading UK specialists in cosmetic treatments, SurgiCare has the experience, latest therapies and the caring, professional staff to enhance their patients’ self-confidence by improving appearances.

SurgiCare has helped more than 20,000 patients fulfil their dreams of looking and feeling their best.

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