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Introducing the Gastric Balloon

Introducing the Gastric Balloon

Dr. Steven Fowler has been the first and only program in the state of Hawaii to provide the Gastric Balloon. The first case was on March 25, 2016.

This new tool for weight loss is a temporary implanted gastric balloon. The Balloon is placed in the stomach via an endoscope procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to perform. The Gastric Balloon is left in place for 6 months, then removed by a second endoscopic procedure. This is a temporary device that does not require surgery only mild sedation.

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Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy

Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy

According to the recent article on the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Tricare Now Covers Sleeve Gastrectomy American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Tricare beneficiaries with severe obesity will now be covered for sleeve gastrectomy thanks to a policy change made in December 2015 by the health care program for members of the military and their families. 

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We Now Offer Prosper Healthcare Lending

We Now Offer Prosper Healthcare Lending

Aloha Surgery is now offering Prosper Healthcare Lending (PHL), which facilitates affordable financing. Getting a loan through PHL is fast and easy. Patients can finance up to $35,000, and pay it back with no retroactive interest or prepayment penalties. 

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Dr. Fowler Receives Special Designation from ASMBS

Dr. Fowler Receives Special Designation from ASMBS

As of October 5, 2015, Dr. Steven Fowler has received a special designation as a Fellow of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). 

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More Studies Confirm Bariatric Surgery Resulting in Remission of T2DM

More Studies Confirm Bariatric Surgery Resulting in Remission of T2DM

The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have recently released a revised joint scientific statement outlining best practices to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), published in both Diabetes Care and Circulation. The statement acknowledges that bariatric surgery is the most effective treatment for attaining significant and durable weight loss in severely obese patients,” and that bariatric/metabolic surgery is increasingly accepted as resulting in remission from T2DM.

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