Safe, Gentle, and Effective Treatment for Weight Loss

Medical research has shown that those who are currently obese with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 will likely remain so without intervention.

Obesity, the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States has been shown to have a correlation to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, diabetes mellitus Type II, and high blood pressure; therefore, it should also be treated as a medical condition.

Now the FDA has approved the LAP-BAND procedure, the only device for bariatric surgery for patients with a BMI of 30-35 with one or more obesity-related co-morbid conditions like hypertension, diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea.

True Results Medical Director, Dr. Paul O’Brien, is pleased “to see obesity acknowledged as a disease” that requires medical treatment and “nearly 26 million more Americans can now benefit from this safe, gentle and effective treatment to reach and maintain a healthy weight.”

The LAP-Band procedure has been shown to be 10 times safer than the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures with proven long-term effectiveness for weight loss and maintenance.

The LAP-Band is a restrictive device that requires no cutting, stapling, or removal of any of the stomach and is adjustable and reversible. Lifestyle changes must be implemented for long-term weight loss and LAP-BAND can be used as a tool to achieve it.

Improve your sex life with bariatric surgery…

Are you an overweight female who is experiencing reduction in sex drive, difficulty becoming aroused, inability to achieve orgasm, a strong dislike of sexual activity, or pain with sexual activity or intercourse? Have you had weight loss surgery? If so, you will find these study results done by Dale S. Bond, assistant professor of psychiatry and human behavior, and colleagues at Miriam Hospital and Brown University very intriguing. Using Female Sexual Function Index scores, they found that Female Sexual Dysfunction resolved in 23 out of 34 women six months after bariatric surgery, and improvements in scores were seen in all 38 patients who received the Lap-Band surgery and in all 16 patients who received the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. These results were seen regardless of the percentage of excess weight loss. Therefore, weight loss surgery not only improves one’s self esteem but also can improve one’s sex life!