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2010-03-12 21:15:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- For Southern California residents who are looking to shed a large amount of weight fast, bariatric surgery is an effective option. People classified as obese, who have a BMI of over 40, are prime candidates for Lap Band Surgery and Gastric Bypass Surgery. Post procedure, patients of lap band and gastric bypass surgery can lose anywhere from ten to twenty five pounds of fat per week, depending on which procedure they choose. Expert bariatric...

2010-03-03 08:30:00

VANCOUVER, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today that the Japanese Patent Office has provided a Notice of Allowance for a patent application filed by the Company and related to CRH Medical's hemorrhoid technology, the CRH O'Regan System(TM). The Japanese patent is expected to be issued in the next several weeks and will provide additional protection to the Company's proprietary technology platform. Edward Wright, Chief Executive Officer of CRH...

2010-02-10 08:49:27

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding surgery can effectively treat obesity in adolescents and seems to offer a better alternative than gastric bypass surgery, but further study is needed to determine whether it's better than nonsurgical options, a UT Southwestern Medical Center surgeon writes in an editorial in the Feb. 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "The latest research helps us define which surgical procedure may be preferable, but we are still a long way...

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2010-02-10 08:00:00

A higher percentage of severely obese adolescents who received laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding lost more than 50 percent of excess weight and experienced greater benefits to health and quality of life compared to those in an intensive lifestyle management program, according to a study in the February 10 issue of JAMA. Adolescent obesity is a serious health challenge globally. In the U.S., more than 17.4 percent, or more than 5 million adolescents were obese in 2004, an increase from...

2009-11-30 16:28:00

- Product revenues increase by 247% - Net loss reduced significantly VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today unaudited results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009 (all figures are in US dollars): For the three months ended September 30, 2009, the Company reported a net loss of $429,860 compared to a net loss of $993,211 for the three months ended September 30, 2008, an improvement of 57%. The net loss for...

2009-09-24 08:20:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today that Dr. Bergein F. "Gene" Overholt, one of North America's most distinguished gastroenterologists, has joined its Board of Directors. Dr. Overholt designed the flexible fiberoptic sigmoidoscope, which subsequently led to development of colonoscopy. His work in outpatient endoscopy led to the development of the first licensed and certified endoscopic ambulatory surgery center in the U.S. He is a...

2009-09-08 10:32:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices http://www.reportlinker.com/p0131248/Bariatric-(Obesity)-Surgical-Devices.html This report analyzes the US and European markets for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgical Devices in Millions of US$. The US market for Bariatric Surgical Devices is analyzed by the following segments: Gastric Bypass Devices, and Gastric Banding Devices. The...

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2009-08-14 13:30:49

The social networking site Twitter is to keep parties updated as surgeons in Baltimore perform a gastrectomy on a morbidly obese man, doctors said. The 40-year-old man weighs 362 pounds. His ideal weight would be 159 pounds, said Dr. Alex Gandas, head of Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Sinai Hospital. Monday, Gandas is to perform a relatively new procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy, which will be tweeted live by one of Gandas's associates, the hospital said Friday in a release....

2009-06-29 11:23:00

VANCOUVER, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CRH Medical Corporation (CRM:TSX-V) announced today that the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile Alabama has completed a training program involving its Teaching Faculty and Gastroenterology Fellows on the non surgical removal of hemorrhoids using the CRH O'Regan Banding Technology. Commenting on the incorporation of this training program into its Fellowship Program, University of South Alabama Professor of Medicine, Dr. Jack Di...

2009-06-25 17:28:17

U.S. researchers found 40 percent of patients' diabetes went into remission after gastric banding. In gastric banding, a surgeon places an adjustable silicone band around the upper part of the stomach to promote weight loss. The five-year follow-up data also show improvements in an additional 43 percent of patients receiving gastric banding surgery for morbid obesity, so there was a combined improvement/remission rate of 83 percent. The New York University Medical Center researchers analyzed...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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