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2011-01-30 00:29:17

Popular Mexico Weight Loss Surgery Center Has Performed More Than 200 New Restrictive Gastric Plication Weight Loss Surgery Procedures with US Patients San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2011 Internationally well-regarded weight loss surgery center Hospital Angeles Tijuana offers a bi-monthly webcast series for patients interested in learning more about the benefits of the innovative new restrictive weight loss surgery procedure gastric plication. Gastric Plication (also called...

2010-12-14 00:01:41

Hospital Angeles Tijuana, just 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, adds the new restrictive weight loss surgery procedure Gastric Plication to its annual holiday bariatric specials, when demand for obesity surgery is typically highest. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Hospital Angeles has expanded its internationally well-regarded weight loss surgery program to include a $7,500 Gastric Plication all-inclusive medical travel special. The hospital is also offering a $5,000...

2010-12-07 00:00:46

The FDA is considering relaxing qualification requirements for LAP BAND, a brand of adjustable gastric banding provided by Mexico's top private Hospital Angeles for $5,000 during the holidays, when demand for LAP-BAND is typically highest. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2010 Hospital Angeles expands its vaunted weight loss surgery program to include special pricing on LAP-BAND and Gastric Plication all-inclusive medical travel packages for American patients. On Wednesday, the FDA...

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2010-12-05 06:50:00

An additional 12 million obese Americans could soon qualify for surgery to implant Allergan Inc.'s small, flexible stomach band to help them lose weight by significantly limiting their food intake. Under existing federal guidelines, the Lap-Band has been limited to patients who are morbidly obese, and is implanted in some 100,000 people each year.  The surgery typically results in weight loss of 50 pounds or more.  A panel of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisers recommended...

2010-10-19 10:27:00

SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V, CRMMF: OTCQX) announced today that a poster was presented at the American College of Gastroenterology conference in San Antonio, Texas. The poster documents eight years of clinical experience utilizing the CRH O'Regan System(TM) for the treatment of symptomatic hemorrhoids. The study, believed to be the largest of its kind, followed 6,690 patients who had their hemorrhoids treated using the CRH O'Regan System(TM)....

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2010-09-20 13:20:00

According to a report published on Monday, a type of weight-loss surgery not approved for adolescents is becoming more and more common among teens in California. The researchers said that most of the patients are white girls, even though they make up less than half of overweight youth. They found in rates from 2005 to 2007 of so-called gastric banding rose five-fold.  However, use of gastric bypass dropped, leaving the overall rate of weight loss procedures constant.  Gastric...

2010-06-22 01:58:20

Standard radiography (X-rays) can help physicians diagnose laparoscopic adjustable gastric band slippage, a known complication of adjustable gastric banding surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (www.ajronline.org). Adjustable gastric banding surgery is a widely used bariatric surgical procedure to induce weight loss in morbidly obese individuals. As adjustable gastric banding surgery becomes common, more patients are presenting to...

2010-06-21 13:07:00

One year after weight loss surgery with laparoscopic gastric banding, extremely obese adults demonstrate not only better physical health but also improved psychological health, a new study shows. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 92nd Annual Meeting in San Diego. "Surgical treatment, such as laparoscopic gastric banding, is increasingly recognized as the most effective means of achieving weight loss and improving blood sugar control in morbidly obese patients...

2010-06-15 05:15:00

VANCOUVER, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today that its innovative marketing program is providing significant new patient inquiries to physicians listed on the Company's website who have been trained in the use of the Company's proprietary technology and methods known as the CRH O'Regan System(TM). The Company's marketing program utilizes leading-edge search engine marketing and optimization strategies to attract hemorrhoid sufferers to its...

2010-06-01 11:37:00

VANCOUVER, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V, CRMMF: OTCQX) announced today that Dr. David Johnson has been elected to its board of directors. Dr. Johnson is a past President of American College of Gastroenterology and a partner of Gastrointestinal and Liver Specialists of Tidewater PLLC in Norfolk, VA. Dr. Johnson has authored more than 500 papers in the field of gastroenterology and serves as Professor of Medicine, Chief of Gastroenterology, Eastern Virginia...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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