1-800-GET-THIN: Report Confirms The Lap-Band Is The Safest Surgical Weight Loss Option

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With obesity on the rise and reaching 25% in California, studies including a state report released on Oct. 27th continue to confirm that the Lap Band is the safest surgical option for weight loss.

The facilities that work with 1 800 GET THIN help more people through the surgical intervention of weight loss than any other program of its kind in California.

“The increase in weight-loss surgeries detailed in a recent report from the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which shows a seven percent increase in bariatric surgeries from 2005 to 2009, may be because diet and exercise just doesn’t work for many people who are obese,” says Los Angeles bariatric surgeon Dr. Lee Au. "More people than ever are aware that bariatric surgery, especially the Lap-Band is safe and effective.” According to the report, the lowest risk procedure, the Lap-Band was among the most popular. 1 800 GET THIN, the Southern California Leader in Lap Band marketing continues to promote this safest surgical weight loss option.

Sara Fincher is a realtor in Valencia, CA. At five feet three and 125 pounds, she looks and feels great. But not long ago she weighed 200 pounds, and like many people who struggle with their weight, she just couldn’t lose more than a few pounds. Sara tried everything: the Atkins diet, visits to a leading weight loss clinic, and “too many diet plans to remember”. “While I was dieting I also worked out with a personal trainer. After a full year of doing all those things, I had lost only ten pounds,” she says. Finally, Sara had the Lap-Band done after learning about 1 800 GET THIN, which has assisted thousands of people in Southern California to find new health and lose weight with the highest quality doctors.

“Since I had the Lap-Band everything is much better’” says Sara. “I’m a size 2 - 4 and friends and co-workers tell me I’m an inspiration to them. They say I look like a model! My neighbor decided to contact 1 800 Get Thin and have the Lap-Band surgery after seeing how well I’ve done,” says Sara. “Now he’s lost over 70 pounds! I only wish that I had the Lap-Band done sooner,” she says.

Almost 25% of Californians are considered obese, according to recent studies. “That’s an increase from just 18 percent in 1999,” says Dr. Au. “Bariatric surgery has been shown to help people lose weight and can also reduce conditions associated with obesity including diabetes, high blood pressure, and sleep apnea.”

Dr. Au says that the Lap-Band procedure is a “laparoscopic” surgery, done with a few tiny incisions. “The Lap-Band works by reducing the amount of food that the stomach can hold at one time, helping a person to gradually lose weight and keep it off without the need for stomach cutting or stapling,” says Dr. Au. “A person who has had the Lap-Band procedure will feel full faster and the feeling of fullness will last longer, so the person will eat less but will still feel satisfied.”

1 800 GET THIN only works with accredited facilities that adhere to a strict surgical and pre-operative regimen where they follow extensive safety protocols that are among the most thorough in the industry. Before any patient is allowed to have weight loss surgery, the patient will undergo a battery of diagnostic examinations designed specifically for their safety. Depending on the results of these tests, not all individuals will qualify for or will be approved for the surgery. All surgical procedures, no matter how minor, have risks. The facilities that work with 1 800 GET THIN help more people through the surgical intervention of weight loss than any other program of its kind in California. The safety record for these centers remains one of the highest in the country. These facilities continue to be the leaders in this field of medicine and provide an excellent level of care. It is solely a patient's decision to proceed with surgery having weighed these risks and benefits after full informed consent and discussion with their respective doctors.

For information on weight loss, lifestyle changes and the Lap-Band, call 1-800-GET-THIN or visit http://www.1800getthin.com. All individuals should consult with their physician prior to undergoing any weight loss program. Studies indicate that individuals can achieve 30-50% excess weight loss at 3 years with the Lap-Band.


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