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Dr. Mac Cottingham, Horizon Surgical, is offering a free informational seminar on the Free Adjustable Lap-Band System Seminar procedure at Cullman Regional Medical Center in the Ave Maria Room located in Professional Office Building II (1890 AL Hwy 157, Cullman 35058).
This seminar is held the 2nd Monday of each month.
The seminar will include an explanation of the Adjustable Lap-Band System procedure, information on nutrition and other lifestyle changes required for success with the system, a chance to ask questions about the procedure and information on insurance and financing options.
As part of the Horizon Surgical’s commitment to patient care and good clinical outcomes, we require all patients considering gastric band surgery to attend a free one-hour informational seminar prior to a consult for surgery.
You can read more about Lap Band success stories here.
For additional information, or to register for this seminar, please call (256) 736-BAND (2263).
A laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, commonly called a lap-band, A band, or LAGB, is an inflatable silicone device placed around the top portion of the stomach to treat obesity, intended to slow consumption of food and thus reduce the amount of food consumed.
Adjustable gastric band surgery is an example of bariatric surgery designed for obese patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater — or between 35 and 40 in cases of patients with certain comorbidities that are known to improve with weight loss, such as sleep apnea,diabetes, osteoarthritis, GERD, Hypertension (high blood pressure), or metabolic syndrome, among others.
In February 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval of adjustable gastric bands to patients with a BMI between 30 to 40 and one weight-related medical condition, such as diabetes or high blood pressure. However, an adjustable gastric band may be used only after other methods such as diet and exercise have been tried.
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