WLSChannel Newsletter Feb. 20, 2009

Tummy Tucks on the Rise for WLS Patients


Greetings!

Weight Loss Surgery Channel News Tune into the February 20th edition of WLS News for the latest details on the federal government’s new
Medicare policy regarding weight loss surgery for the treatment of Type 2
Diabetes, and a report on a research study that shows losing weight can decrease the
risk of cancer in women. We’ll also give you the facts about tummy
tucks, explore the relationship between obesity and incontinence, and get the scoop
on a possible new obesity drug. Plus, Yvonne McCarthy will pop in with a report
on “WLS on the World Wide Web” and announce the first winner of our weekly
contest for a user-submitted WLS site. Tune in now, and see who took the prize!


Patient
Education

Making
the Most of Your LAP-BAND®

Making the Most of Your LAP-BAND®

We all know that the Lap-Band® is a
powerful tool to help people who are seriously overweight get healthy again.
But it’s only a tool. As with any weight loss surgery, patients must be willing
to significantly change their eating and exercise habits to break free from
obesity for good. That’s the message of this informative two-minute video,
hosted by husband-and-wife bariatric surgeons Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael
Keilin. They’ll map out the steps to long-term Lap-Band success and offer clear
guidance to help you make an informed decision if you are considering Lap-Band
surgery, and stay on track to health and happiness post-op. Check it out!


Welcome Our Newest Faculty Member
Laura
Preston Joins the Weight Loss Surgery Channel

Laura Preston

Laura Preston — lifestyle guru, former cosmetics
executive, and motivational speaker — has joined the faculty of the Weight
Loss Surgery Channel and will host a new fashion and lifestyle show to debut
this spring. Called “The Big Do-Over”, the
new show will feature fresh advice on beauty, fashion, fitness and living well
after weight loss surgery.

Preston is herself a weight loss surgery success
story, and she offers viewers a show full of practical and fun advice on how to
create a new road map for themselves and embrace life as if they had never been
seriously overweight at all. Stay tuned for the inaugural episode, as Laura
provides step-by-step instructions to keep you looking and feeling your best!


WLS Journeys
Guest Gina Robinson

Gina RobinsonIf you haven’t yet tuned into the latest episode of WLS Journeys, you’re missing a treat! Host Yvonne McCarthy talks with guest Gina Robinson, a hospice nurse who lost 150 pounds after weight loss surgery, only to gain back 60 pounds several years later before she came to her senses again.

Gina’s story of losing her way on the road to health is one every WLS patient can identify with, and her determination to get back on track will cheer and inspire you. Join Gina and Yvonne as they laugh their way through the hills and potholes on the road of life post-op while traveling the journey toward lasting health and happiness.



Hard to believe we’re almost eight weeks into the New Year. What a wild ride it has been so far! We want to thank all of you for tuning in regularly to the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, and for sending us your comments and feedback about the shows. Your input helps tremendously in guiding us toward putting together the type of programming that the WLS community wants and needs.

We also ask that you continue helping us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends and family, and to your doctor. Together, we can provide information, guidance and support to thousands of WLS patients, along with their loved ones and caregivers — and help ensure that those who walk this journey can experience lasting health and well-being.

Sincerely,

Craig Thompson
12 Year PostOp RNY
President

Weight Loss Surgery Channel


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