WLSChannel Newsletter March 6, 2009

WLS News for March 6, 2009


Weight Loss Surgery Channel News On the March 6, 2009, edition of WLS News, we’ll tell you about former President Clinton’s new campaign to fight childhood obesity. We’ll also show you a special kind of balloon that may help people who struggle with their weight stop overeating, and unveil new policy recommendations designed to combat the growing rate of obesity related to cancer worldwide. Plus, we’ll investigate the growing trend of medical tourism, and our intrepid Internet reporter Yvonne McCarthy, host of WLS Journeys, will highlight two exceptional websites for WLS information and support. Tune in now to see this week’s newscast!

Patient Education
Two New Lap-Band Videos Posted
Two new Lap-Band educational videos posted

Is the Lap-Band right for you? Before talking with your doctor, get a better understanding of the Lap-Band procedure by visiting our Patient Education section. In the latest additions to our educational library, bariatric surgeons Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin address the advantages and disadvantages of adjustable gastric banding in “Weighing the Facts.” And, Dr. Keilin details the benefits of the Lap-Band for women who want to start a family in “Pregnancy with the Lap-Band.”

WLS Events
Pre- and Post-Op Band Patients Gather for National Conference

Banded Together logo Got your tickets yet? The 2009 National Gastric Band Conference is just two weeks away! The focus of this year’s event is “Living the WLS Lifestyle”, and speakers will address topics such as post-op eating, fitness, and emotional changes for patients who are considering or have had the Lap-Band® or Realize Band procedure. The goal is to educate all weight loss surgery patients on the tools for success, so their determination and motivation will result in a lasting transformation and a healthy new life.

Loyal followers of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel are eligible for a special discount on event tickets. Just click here for the Conference Link and enter Username: limited1 and Password: offer. See you in the Big Apple!

Welcome our Newest Faculty Member
Dr. Adam Smith
Dr. Adam SmithWe are proud to welcome the newest member of the Weight Loss Surgery Channel medical faculty, Dr. Adam Smith. With more than 13 years of practice as an laparoscopic surgeon to his credit, Dr. Smith is an experienced bariatric surgeon, having performed more than 2,000 procedures.
Dr. Smith is Associate Clinical Professor in bariatrics at the University of North Texas, and is a member of  the American Society for Bariatric Surgery, the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association, the Tarrant County Medical Society, and many other professional organizations. As a successful Lap-Band patient himself, he is committed to the total treatment of the bariatric patient and a strong proponent of ongoing follow-up care.

Thank you for continuing to spread the word about the Weight Loss Surgery Channel. By forwarding this email to your friends and family, and to your doctor, you can offer encouragement and support to other pre- and post-op patients, and help make a positive impact on the WLS community.


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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