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Orbera Gastric Balloon for Nonsurgical Weight Loss

Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., the maker of the Orbera gastric balloon, made headlines last month when it announced the results of the first U.S. clinical study post-FDA approval for the ORBERA managed weight loss system. ORBERA is a reversible, non-surgical, endoscopic, gastric weight loss balloon procedure that works by helping you feel full on a restricted-calorie […]

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Diet and Fitness Tips to Promote Healthy Weight Loss

If your New Year’s resolutions include discovering a slimmer, healthier self and making a commitment to wellness, congratulations! Deciding to get fit and shed those pounds is the first, most important step on your journey to healthy living and healthy weight loss. However, as the days go by, it can become harder to stay motivated […]

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Dr. David Davtyan’s Surgical Weight Loss Journey

Dr. David Davtyan is a well known and admired bariatric surgeon in Beverly Hills. He is not only at the forefront of performing the minimally invasive Lap-band procedure, he has benefited from it personally in his own surgical weight loss journey. He is committed to education about obesity and how the Lap-band can combat it. “Having […]

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Questions Doctors Ask About Gastric Banding, A Safe and Effective Procedure

The rising obesity epidemic in the United States has resulted in a corresponding rise in health risks, and doctors are rising to the challenge of finding solutions. One such solution is gastric banding, a safe and effective bariatric surgery procedure that can help people lose weight and keep it off. However, doctors have a rigorous procedure […]

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Negotiating Relationships : The Journey Ahead After Bariatric Surgery

As you think about having bariatric surgery, whether it’s a gastric sleeve, Lap-Band or even a non-surgical weight loss option such as the gastric balloon procedure, you may begin to wonder how major weight loss will affect your relationships. Major weight loss after bariatric surgery has many incredible benefits that are often talked about, whether improving an obesity-related health condition […]

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