Study: Lap Band for Lower BMI Patients

A new study added to the evidence that Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (Lap-Band) is safe and effective for people with less severe obesity (BMI 30-39.9), with weight loss and  improvement in obesity-related conditions through at least 2 years. Led by Dr. Robert Michaelson, bariatric surgeon at Northwest Weight Loss Surgery, the study involved 149 patients: [...]

By |2017-03-19T21:48:59+00:00June 25th, 2013|General|0 Comments

Diabetes Improvement Seen with Lap Band

Reducing Body Mass Index (BMI) can dramatically decrease an obese person's risk of diabetes, regardless of initial weight, according to a new study. Scientists at the National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland found that among people with BMI below 35, 35-40 and 40-45 who did not lose weight after two years, the incidence [...]

By |2017-03-19T22:05:18+00:00June 11th, 2012|General|0 Comments

Cancer Risk & Obesity

Obesity has been shown to be a risk factor for several health conditions and diseases, including certain cancers. While a recent report on cancer from the American Cancer Society showed that overall cancer rates are decreasing, the prevalence of cancers of the pancreas, liver, thyroid and kidney were shown to be increasing. Most of these [...]

By |2017-03-19T22:22:39+00:00April 9th, 2012|General|0 Comments

6 Year Gastric Band Study

Both the gastric band and gastric bypass bariatric procedures have excellent weight loss outcomes at six years, according to a matched-pair analysis. The study’s findings were published this month online in the Archives of Surgery. Half of the 442 patients in the analysis received a gastric band, and the other half received a gastric bypass.  [...]

By |2017-03-19T22:29:16+00:00February 13th, 2012|General|0 Comments

FDA APPROVES EXPANDED USE OF LAP-BAND®

FDA APPROVES EXPANDED USE OF LAP-BAND® ADJUSTABLE GASTRIC BANDING SYSTEM FOR OBESE ADULTS Obese Adults with a BMI of 30-40 with at Least One Obesity Related Comorbid Condition Now Qualify for LAP-BAND® System Procedure When All Other Conservative Weight-loss Therapies Have Failed […]

By |2017-03-19T22:43:58+00:00October 23rd, 2011|News/PR|0 Comments