WLSChannel Newsletter May 8, 2009

Weight Loss Surgery News for May 8, 2009

Greetings!

In the May 8, 2009 edition of WLS News, we’ll tell you about a new bariatric study out of Switzerland, where research on super-obesity is yielding super results. We’ll also explore why sonograms may be ineffectual for overweight moms-to-be, examine whether exercise alone can beat belly fat, and look into a weight loss “miracle pill” with some frightening side effects. Of course, no edition of the news would be complete without a visit from WLS Journeys host Yvonne McCarthy, who stops by to tell us about two of her favorite websites for weight loss surgery information and support. Catch this week’s edition of WLS News and stay up to the minute on what’s happening in the weight loss surgery community!

Only Six Weeks Left
Be a Part of Our Special Report Broadcast!


2009 ASMBS Annual MeetingWe are excited to announce that the Weight Loss Surgery Channel will be attending the 2009 ASMBS Annual Meeting in Grapevine, TX, June 21 – 26, 2009 to film a Special Report series that will air this summer. We are offering sponsorship opportunities to partner with us in bringing news from the conference to our national and international viewership.

Stars from several Weight Loss Surgery Channel programs will be attending the 2009 Annual Meeting, and our production team will be setting up a remote television studio at the event. Sponsors will be able to designate participants for on-camera interviews to be broadcast on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel as part of our Special Report and also added to our Patient Education video series. For more information or to request a sponsorship package, please contact Executive Producer Leslie Thompson.

Meet Our Faculty
Living a Life Beyond Her Dreams

WLS Journeys - Yvonne McCarthy

The Weight Loss Surgery Channel is extremely blessed to have as an associate Yvonne McCarthy, host of WLS Journeys. Originally from Louisiana, Yvonne moved to Dallas in 1987 and had gastric bypass surgery four years later, taking her from more than 260 pounds down to her current svelte self. A musician by avocation (she plays cello, piano and guitar), Yvonne now spends her time hosting her talk show on the Weight Loss Surgery Channel, maintaining her blog at Bariatricgirl.com, and working with her friends Debra Flores and Ramon Lopez on RYD Obesity, which is dedicated to helping others find the way from obesity to good health.

“I am living a miracle I never expected,” says Yvonne, “and I want to share the beauty of my new life.”

Media Matters
Our Sister Station in the Spotlight!

The Plastic Surgery Channel in the New York TimesWe recently announced the launch of our sister station, The Plastic Surgery Channel, the mission of which is to ensure that anyone considering cosmetic or reconstructive surgery can get accurate, objective information from the most credible doctors in the industry. Earlier this week, we brought a camera crew from the new network to Las Vegas, to attend the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). We had the opportunity to interview more than 20 surgeons and medical industry experts, and our remote television studio even caught the attention of a reporter from The New York Times, who snapped the picture you see above. Click on the photo to see the full slide show from the event, and learn more about the outcome of the ASAPS meeting. Or, click here to check out the latest news on The Plastic Surgery Channel!

If you read last week’s enewsletter, you know we’re in the middle of Nurse’s Week, which runs from May 6th – 12th. I just want to encourage you again to take time out of your day and thank a nurse! As a weight loss surgery patient myself, I know firsthand what an incredible difference it makes to have a caring R.N. to offer help and guidance when you’re in the hospital. So send a card, make a call, or just tell a nurse in person how much you appreciate them!
Sincerely,


Craig Thompson
12 Years PostOp RNY
President
Weight Loss Surgery Channel

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