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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Watch Lap Band Surgery on the Web!

Got this notice in my email. It is the Realize (Johnson & Johnson) band, but the procedure is the same for the Inamed band, if anyone is interested in watching.

ORLive Presents: Adjustable Gastric Band Laparoscopic Weight LossSurgery for Morbid Obesity
Webcast: From The Hospital of Central Connecticut: August 6, 2008 at6:00 PM EDT (22:00 UTC)
Last update: 3:57 p.m. EDT July 14, 2008

NEW BRITAIN, CT, Jul 14, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- The first webcast of weight-loss surgery using a new gastric band will be presented by The Hospital of Central Connecticut and OR-Live on Aug 6 at 6 p.m. The procedure, utilizing the REALIZE(TM) Adjustable Gastric Band and the latest laparoscopic techniques, will be performed by Dr. Carlos Barba. Narration will be in both English and Spanish. Weight-loss surgery has been demonstrated to greatly improve health for the morbidly obese. Recent studies have shown that, in many cases, gastric banding can eliminate Type II diabetes, and improve or eliminate other conditions including sleep apnea and asthma.The Hospital of Central Connecticut offers bariatric surgery and a full array of weight loss programs through its Weigh Your Options(R)clinical weight loss center.REALIZE(TM) is a trademark of Ethicon-Endo Surgery

******* To learn more and view a program preview visit OR-LiveVNR: www.OR-Live.com

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