This hybrid procedure represents an evolution in the surgical treatment of obesity
Los Angeles , CA (PRWEB) November 16, 2011
In its continued efforts to offer qualified patients the most advanced and effective surgical weight-loss surgery options, L.A. Bariatrics at Marina Del Rey Hospital has announced that its Medical Director Dr. Jeremy Korman successfully performed his first plicated band surgery in which he combined the gastric plication andLAP-BAND® procedures on Monday, November 14th.
The gastric plication, also known as the gastric imbrication, is a new weight-loss procedure that is showing encouraging results for the treatment of morbid obesity. During the surgery, the stomach is folded over and stitched to itself, shrinking it to a small fraction of its original size. As a result, the patient’s stomach holds less food and fewer calories are consumed. Unlike the gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy procedures, there is no cutting or stapling of the stomach.
“This hybrid procedure represents an evolution in the surgical treatment of obesity,” said Dr. Korman. “Combining gastric plication with the LAP-BAND® will safely accelerate initial weight loss after surgery while maintaining the long term ability to adjust restriction provided by the band.”
The plicated band surgery is performed using laparoscopy, which means the surgeon makes small incisions through which he inserts a camera and specially designed instruments. These instruments allow the surgeon to perform the surgery with precision, as well as significantly reducing recovery time, surgical complications, and patient discomfort. Surgery can take approximately an hour and patients can often go home the next day.
“While it is imperative for our program to remain on the cutting-edge, it is even more important that we continue to provide clinically proven procedures to ensure the safety of our patients,” explained Dr. Korman. “We are excited to offer this new procedure to our patients in order to help them significantly improve their quality of life.”
For more information about L.A. Bariatrics at Marina Del Rey Hospital or to schedule an appointment, please call 800.491.1977 or visit us at http://www.marinaweightloss.com.
About Marina Del Rey Hospital
Marina Del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles is a boutique surgical hospital focusing on bariatric, spine, orthopedic, and minimally invasive surgery. LA Bariatrics, the bariatric surgery program at Marina Del Rey Hospital, offers patients an astounding level of care by a multidisciplinary medical team. As a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence, this weight loss center meets high standards for experience in bariatric procedures and inpatient care.
About L.A. Bariatrics & Dr. Jeremy Korman
Dr. Jeremy Korman is the medical director of LA Bariatrics and has successfully performed over 1,000 weight loss surgical procedures on patients from all over the United States. Dr. Korman and his multidisciplinary team focus on helping patients to realize their weight loss goals and achieve better health. The LA Bariatrics team combines exceptional surgical outcomes with nutritional, psychosocial and exercise support for all patients within the program.