WLS News – May 15, 2009

In the May 15, 2009 edition of WLS News, we'll fill you in on the new REALIZE-C adjustable gastric band, report on the controversy surrounding high fructose corn syrup, and tell you why an Irish airline has reconsidered its proposed fat tax. We’ll also explain why weight loss surgery may be good for patients who aren’t morbidly obese, and share some promising statistics about the overall safety of bariatric procedures.
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Weighing the Facts: Deciding about the Lap-Band

Deciding between Lap-Band®, gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or another weight loss surgery procedure can be confusing. Since every patient is different, there’s no single right answer – but one is right for you. In this informative, two-minute video, Dr. Ron Hekier and Dr. Rachael Keilin offer insights regarding the Lap-Band, including pros and cons of the procedure in comparison to the gastric bypass. Only you and your doctor can make the final decision – but Drs. Keilin and Hekier can help you understand what is involved.