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Adjustable LAP-BAND® Procedure for Long Term Weight Loss now Available at Surgical Obesity Solutions


Port Charlotte, FL July 6, 2005- Surgical Obesity Solutions is pleased to announce that beginning in July of 2005 we will be adding the LAP-BAND® system as a surgical option for long term weight loss. The LAP-BAND® System is the least invasive, safest and the only adjustable and reversible surgical weight-loss option available in the United States. Sustained weight loss is achieved by placing an adjustable band around the upper part of the stomach to reduce its capacity. As with gastric bypass procedures, weight loss with the LAP-BAND® system results in resolution or improvement of obesity associated medical conditions such as Type II Diabetes, Sleep Apnea and Hypertension among others.

The LAP-BAND® is the least traumatic procedure with patients being able to return to work in 3-5 days in most cases. Since there is no cutting, stapling or stomach rerouting involved in the LAP-BAND® procedure, it is considered the least traumatic of all weight loss surgeries. The laparoscopic approach to the surgery offers the advantages of reduced post-operative pain, shortened hospital stay and quicker recovery. If for any reason the LAP-BAND System needs to be removed, the stomach generally returns to its original form. Where bypass patients usually stop losing weight after 2 years, LapBand patient can continue to lose for longer periods as the diameter of the band is adjustable to meet individual needs, which can change as a patient loses weight. For example, pregnant patients can expand their band to accommodate a growing fetus, while patients who aren’t experiencing significant weight loss can have their bands tightened.

For more info on the LapBand system please visit or call 941-206-2111

Surgical Obesity Solutions LLC, a full bariatric program that specializes in minimally invasive surgical options to treat morbid obesity and associated medical conditions currently offers a variety of Laparoscopic procedures, including the Laparoscopic Loop Gastric Bypass (AKA Mini-Gastric Bypass), Laparoscopic Roux-n-Y and Gastroplasty. By utilizing the latest in laparoscopic techniques, patients have faster recovery times, lower complication rates, minimal pain, less scarring and rapid return to work and normal daily activities than with traditional open surgeries. All of these procedures can be accomplished in 30 minutes to 2 hours in most cases and generally only require a 24 hour hospital stay.


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