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2011-12-13 17:51:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carson Liu, M.D., a leading bariatric surgeon in Los Angeles, has praised the announcement earlier today by the FDA that warned 1-800-GET-THIN centers of deceptive advertising. The warning follows the deaths of five patients who had Lap Band procedures at clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN campaign in Southern California over the past two years, according to lawsuits, autopsy reports and interviews conducted by the Los Angeles...

2011-10-10 12:35:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of Americans who are obese will increase to 164 million, or half of the entire population in less than twenty years, a recent study says. 1 800 GET THIN associates with professionals that provide services specifically designed for individuals suffering from obesity and associated diseases resulting from obesity. Our goal, as well as the goal of the centers and professionals we work with, is to attain a healthier and happier life for...

2011-10-10 10:07:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each month there are hundreds of positive success stories from individuals who have received the Lap-Band after first calling 1 800 GET THIN. Just in the past 9 months, 1 800 GET THIN has assisted more than a thousand individuals to regain their health and livelihoods by working with facilities and doctors who specialize in the surgical treatment of weight loss. Our highest priority is to work with facilities and physicians that provide the...

2011-10-04 17:11:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 1 800 GET THIN associates with professionals that provide services specifically designed for individuals suffering from obesity and associated diseases resulting from obesity. Our goal, as well as the goal of the centers and professionals we work with, is to attain a healthier and happier life for these individuals. Every month, there are hundreds of positive success stories from individuals who have received the Lap-Band after first calling 1 800...

2011-09-30 18:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elizabeth is now 36 years old, but she feels years younger. That's because she has gone from weighing 238 pounds to 125 pounds with the Lap-Band procedure. That was after the five- foot six- inch Los Angeles woman realized that nothing else was working for her. "I would have died if I didn't do something different," says Elizabeth. "I struggled with my weight for years," Says Elizabeth. "I'd lose weight, then gain it right back, constantly...

2011-09-27 18:09:00

TEMECULA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beth Thompson says life wasn't easy back when she reached 205 pounds. "I felt hopeless, with no self-esteem or confidence'" she says. "I cried the first time I had to go to the "plus size" clothing section in the department store. This isn't me, I thought to myself." Beth, who is a nurse in her 40's, had her Lap-Band procedure done and now weighs 150 pounds. "I saw the commercials, but I decided to think it over for a year," she says. "In...

2011-09-26 11:57:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 23, 2011, the Los Angeles Times produced another article concerning the Lap-Band and 1 800 GET THIN. These stories portray an unfair and inaccurate depiction of the Lap-Band procedure and 1 800 GET THIN. We at 1-800-GET-THIN would like to extend our sincerest thoughts and prayers to the friends and family of Paula Rojeski. We have personally expressed our condolences to the family and friends of Ms. Rojeski. 1 800 GET THIN...

2011-09-21 13:18:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --Brian Martin is 36 years old, and had been overweight ever since his days in high school. "After high school, I continued to gain more and more weight, since I was no longer on the wresting team, which helped a bit. By the time I finally had the Lap-Band procedure, I weighed in at 350 pounds," says Brian, who works at a beer brewery. "Within a year of having the Lap-Band done, I have lost 180 pounds. I can honestly say that the slogan used by...

2011-08-30 15:31:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Kasparoff overcame a lifetime of obesity with the help of the Lap-Band®. "I have been overweight since I was five years old, " says Jennifer. "My mother, who was overweight herself, was all about pleasing me. Whatever I wanted to eat, she would give me." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110830/LA60104-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110830/LA60104-b) Jennifer says those early years started...

2011-08-26 18:21:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Giselle Singh is a 28 year-old single mom who struggled with her weight for years, trying nearly every weight-loss approach including dieting, exercise and weight-loss pills before changing her life with the Lap-Band® procedure. "Starting at around 21, I began to gain weight, and it kept increasing each year," she says. At my heaviest, I weighed close to three hundred pounds!" says Giselle, who is 5'9" tall. "I tried to lose...