Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center Explains Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery Procedure in Upcoming Free Information Seminar on August 17, 2010

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The Surgical Weight Loss Center Will Explain the Lap Band Procedure to Local Residents in an Upcoming Information Seminar on Tuesday August 17, 2010.

The Surgical Weight Loss Center at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (http://www.floridahospitallapband.com) will be holding an informational seminar on the lap band procedure and other weight loss surgery options on Tuesday August 17, 2010 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

“We believe the lap band procedure has the highest success rate of any the weight loss surgeries available,” said Stephen Levine, MD, surgeon. “We want to invite any patient who is considering this procedure to have a dedicated team available to answer any questions or concerns they may have about the lap band.”

According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) there are different types of gastric bypass surgery:

(1) The "open approach" which makes an abdominal incision in the traditional manner or by (2) a "laparoscopic approach in which sophisticate dated instruments are inserted through a 1/2" incision and guided by a small camera that sends images to a television monitor. Most bariatric surgeries are preformed laparoscopically, because it requires a smaller cut, creates less tissue damage, leads to less other complications and earlier hospital discharge.

NIDDK also states “The operation provides weight loss and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes, by reducing the intake of food and the operation does interrupt the digestive process to prevent the absorption of some calories. The best results are achieved when bariatric surgery is followed by healthy eating and regular exercise. These healthy habits help ensure that the weight loss from surgery is successfully managed.”

“If you are considering any kind of surgical weight loss options, please attend our information session,” Dr. Levine said. “My team and I are dedicated to making sure our patients have the best possible outcomes.”

If you would like to register for the upcoming session or would like to see a physician regarding weight loss surgery, please visit us on the web at http://www.floridahospitallapband.com or call (386) 231-3550.

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