FDA Approves Expanded Use of LAP-BAND®

On February 16, 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expanded use of the LAP-BAND® System, Allergan’s gastric band, for adults with obesity who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as diet, exercise and pharmacotherapy, and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-40 and at least one obesity related comorbid condition.

The National Institute for Health deems weight loss surgery the only effective means of treating obesity on a long-term basis and we are pleased that gastric banding with the LAP-BAND system is now an option for patients with a lower BMI.

Newsletter - April 2011

Water: Why is it Good for You?

Water is essential to good health. It helps your body to:

  • Regulate body temperature
  • Lubricate joints
  • Lessen the burden on kidneys and liver by flushing out waste products
  • Carry nutrients and oxygen to cells
  • Prevent constipation
  • Protect organs and tissue accessible to the body

Remember to drink more water!!

Newsletter - April 2011

Lisa's Story

  • Location: Nesconset, NY
  • Age: 46
  • Total Weight Lost: 133 lbs
  • Surgery date: 11/28/2006
  • Pre-surgery BMI: 44
  • Current BMI: 23

“Before I had my surgery, my life was extremely unfulfilling. I was so uncomfortable with myself and my appearance I choose not to attend many functions and activities. I was unable to keep up with my children, my friends and my family. My life now is so much more complete then before. I am able to do all of the things I had dreamed of. I can walk and climb stairs without getting winded, I can fit in an airplane and theater seat comfortably, and I am not in constant pain.”

Thomas

Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story