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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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Limited Hours at Aloha Surgery Starting Mid October

Limited Hours at Aloha Surgery Starting Mid October

The Aloha Surgery office in downtown Honolulu will have limited hours starting mid October because of Megan’s maternity leave. Please bare with us for the next couple months with Megan’s absence and welcome our two new medical assistances Susan and Danielle who will be filling in.

New Office Hours:

Mondays: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 pm)

Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 pm)

Wednesdays: Closed

Thursdays: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00-1:00 pm)

Fridays: Open for Smartlipo, appointments only 

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