On May 2nd a special was featured on The Dr. Oz Show centering on the weight loss procedure that has helped over 4,500 patients at the SmartShape Weight Loss Centre. The benefits of the laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding, more commonly known as the Lap-Band, was reviewed by Drs. Christine Ren-Fielding and George Fielding, leading experts in the Lap-Band procedure. According to Fielding, who joined the other 800,000 Lap-Band patients worldwide, says that the band “does not take away his joy of eating, but the relentless urge to eat…that you constantly fight for.” Fielding who underwent Lap-Band surgery in 1999, said it has not only helped him lose the weight, but eliminated his daily medication intake.
SmartShape, Canada’s bariatric centre of excellence, has been offering the Lap-Band program since 2005. The Lap-Band System has been shown to help resolve or improve many weight-related health conditions, such as Type II diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and sleep apnea. To find out if the Lap-Band is your solution to treating obesity, read more here.
To watch the episode “Lap-Band Surgery, Is It For You? featured on The Dr. Oz Show, click here.