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2014-03-05 08:30:51

FLEMINGTON, N.J., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hunterdon Medical Center announced it is now the only hospital in New Jersey offering patients a new, non-surgical treatment for internal hemorrhoids: the HET(TM) System. The HET System applies a combination of gentle tissue compression and mild heat to remove or significantly shrink internal hemorrhoids. The cost-effective procedure is now available at Advanced Gastroenterology and Nutrition and is completed within a single-visit with...

2013-11-05 23:30:32

New painless, effective, in-office, non-surgical hemorrhoidal banding procedure now offered in the Charlotte Metro area by Dr. Khaled Elraie, gastroenterologist, at Comprehensive Digestive Health. Belmont, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Hemorrhoids is one of those things no one usually talks about in public, but can be a real source of significant suffering. Several treatment modalities exist but are generally ineffective or too uncomfortable. Surgery comes with downtime and significant...

2013-10-29 23:04:20

Dr. Mullen, board certified gastroenterologist, at Virginia Medical Alliance, helps patients avoid painful surgeries with the CRH O’Regan Hemorrhoid System®, an innovative hemorrhoid treatment that requires no pain medication and virtually no recovery time. Springfield, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Hemorrhoids will affect 75% of Americans. Until now, topical creams and ointments have been sought after to treat hemorrhoids but they only temporarily provide relief. Painful and...

Gastric Banding Effective For Long-term Solution To Obesity
2013-01-18 04:41:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Monash University recently completed a landmark study which found that laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, otherwise known as lap banding, could be an effective strategy for managing obesity in the long-term. The team of investigators tracked 3,227 patients treated in Australia during a 15-year period (approximately from 1994 to 2011). 78 percent of...

2012-10-16 04:03:01

Obesity Control Center is the global leader in proven and safe weight loss surgery for long-lasting results, including gastric band (lap band), gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and gastric plication. Led by Dr. Ariel Ortiz and a team of Board Certified Surgeons, the Obesity Control Center has performed more than 10,000 weight loss surgeries and is recognized as an International Center of Excellence for its superior patient care standards. Tijuana, Mexico (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 Obesity...

2012-05-24 23:02:57

Renowned LAP-BAND® expert Dr. Michael Choi joins Soluna MD to oversee program. Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Dr. Michael Choi, a renowned expert in the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, has joined Soluna MD Lipo and Vein Cosmetic Institute, bringing his formidable knowledge and experience in LAP-BAND® procedures to one of Florida´s premier cosmetic surgery centers. The addition of Dr. Choi to Soluna´s all-star medical team brings yet another dimension of...

2011-12-16 12:21:00

DENVER, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) decision to take action against surgical centers and the marketing firm 1-800-GET-THIN, LLC, for misleading advertising of the Lap-Band, an FDA-approved device used for weight loss in obese adults. The FDA issued warning letters to several southern California surgery centers and to 1-800-GET-THIN because the billboards and advertising that...

2011-12-13 10:41:00

Ads lack information on risks of gastric banding SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced that it has taken action against eight California surgical centers and the marketing firm 1-800-GET-THIN LLC, for misleading advertising of the Lap-Band, an FDA-approved device used for weight loss in obese adults. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA issued Warning Letters to Bakersfield...

2011-09-07 14:09:11

The kidneys play an important role in the regulation of blood pressure by adjusting the production of urine after eating or drinking. This process begins already in the upper digestive tract, which could explain why gastric bypass surgery for obesity also markedly reduce blood pressure, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. The kidneys can quickly adjust the production of urine after consumption of food or drink, which is important so that the...

2011-08-15 02:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published in peer-reviewed journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases suggests that the cost of a gastric banding weight loss procedure is offset by reduction in obesity-related medical costs within 2 1/4 years for surgery-eligible patients with diabetes and within four years for all surgery-eligible patients. The study, which evaluated healthcare claim data from a group of patients who had gone under gastric banding and a group...