Doctors of Weight Loss Co-Founder, Dr Emma Patterson, Giving Away Lap Band

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Dr Emma Patterson - CEO and Medical Director of Oregon Weight Loss Surgery, and Co Founder of Doctors of Weight Loss - is giving away one Lap Band surgery in a contest. The deadline for entering the contest is May 11th, 2012.

Dr. Emma Patterson

I love my work - it’s really fun seeing patients enjoy improved health and quality of life.

Doctors of Weight Loss expert & co-founder, Dr. Emma Patterson, is sponsoring a contest in which one inspirational individual will receive a LAP-BAND procedure and one year of follow-up care, compliments of her practice, Oregon Weight Loss Surgery. The contest is sponsored by their Band Together for Weight Loss Campaign, which is an educational initiative that aims to educate consumers and healthcare professionals to work together to address the obesity epidemic. Dr. Emma Patterson, CEO and Medical Director of Oregon Weight Loss Surgery said, "this is an exciting contest, and the first of its kind in the Portland area. At Oregon Weight Loss Surgery my entire team is dedicated to helping people change their lives through weight loss surgery. We are excited to get the message out about the current obesity epidemic, and safe and successful treatments for this chronic disease, including bariatric surgery such as the Lap-Band." The goal of the campaign is to accomplish this through a dual focus on prevention and treatment, as well as acceptance of all effective treatments for obesity, including weight-loss surgery for people who are severely obese. Patterson said, "I love my work - it’s really fun seeing patients enjoy improved health and quality of life. It’s particularly fun to be giving away a potentially life-saving surgery."

The contest winner will publicly share their long-term struggle with weight loss in an effort to encourage others struggling with being significantly overweight (generally 100 or more pounds overweight) to reclaim their health and their lives. To enter the Band Together for Weight Loss contest, individuals must submit a full length photo and a short essay (500-word max) explaining how their weight has had an impact on their health and life and why the LAP-BAND® System may be the tool to help achieve their weight loss goal. The contest deadline is MAY 11th, 2012. More information about the contest can be found at http://www.oregonweightlosssurgery.com/

About Oregon Weight Loss Surgery and the Band Together for Weight Loss Campaign
Oregon Weight Loss Surgery is the leading comprehensive weight loss surgery program serving patients in the Portland area. The program is overseen by Dr. Emma Patterson, who has more than 10 years of experience in weight loss surgery and has performed over 2,500 procedures. The Band Together for Weight Loss Campaign is an educational initiative with the goal of encouraging healthcare professionals and consumers to work together to address the obesity epidemic.

About Doctors of Weight Loss
Co-founded by Emma Squillace and Dr. Emma Patterson, http://www.doctorsofweightloss.com is a resource for people who want to educate themselves about obesity and weight loss surgery. Doctors of Weight Loss brings together the top bariatric surgeons in the country to provide information for patients, family members, and healthcare professionals.

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