1-800-GET-THIN Responds to FDA Letter, Supports Full Disclosure of Lap-Band Risks and Requirements

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All individuals who call 1-800-GET-THIN are referred to licensed physicians and accredited facilities where they will receive full & complete disclosure of the risks and benefits of surgical weight loss.

1-800-GET-THIN is committed to patient safety and advocacy.

In response to an FDA letter received on Dec. 13th, 1-800-GET-THIN is committed to working with the FDA to resolve any outstanding issue on disclosure of risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. 1-800-GET-THIN is the preeminent leader in surgical weight loss marketing. 1-800-GET-THIN does not provide medical services nor do they manufacture, distribute or sell the Lap Band medical device. All individuals who call 1-800-GET-THIN are referred to licensed physicians and accredited facilities where every individual will receive a full and complete disclosure of the risks and benefits of surgical weight loss.

1-800-GET-THIN has verified that prior to any surgical procedure every potential surgical candidate will undergo a thorough medical evaluation which includes consultations with nutritionists, therapists and various independent medical doctors. 1-800-GET-THIN remains confident that during this process, every individual receives a full and complete disclosure of the risks and benefits of surgical weight loss. As a result, all individuals are fully informed and advised of the risks and benefits prior to their weight loss surgery.

1-800-GET-THIN is committed to patient safety and advocacy. 1-800-GET-THIN and the FDA are unified in their goals of ensuring that all consumers are well informed and educated about the Lap Band medical device. 1-800-GET-THIN currently provides an extensive risk disclosure on all advertising which was specifically designed to educate and inform the consumers of the benefits and risks of surgical weight loss, including reference to a web site to obtain additional information.

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