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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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Diet and Exercise Alone Not Sufficient Obesity Treatment

Diet and Exercise Alone Not Sufficient Obesity Treatment

According to a recent online article For Most, Diet and Exercise Alone Not Sufficient Obesity Treatment Method, Top Journal Says by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) it says that diet and exercise alone is not sufficient in the treatment of obesity.

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Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized

Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized

According to the article Bariatric Surgery Remains Significantly Underutilized by Dr. Ninh Nguyen published in the May 2014 issue of Connect the official news magazine for ASMBS (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery), it is estimated that bariatric surgery is only being performed on approximately 1 percent of surgically eligible patient population.

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Former MLB Pitcher Loses 162 Pounds w/ Bariatric Surgery

Former MLB Pitcher Loses 162 Pounds w/ Bariatric Surgery

According to a recent article by CNN Health, Former MLB Pitcher Drops 162 Pounds, Denny McLain received a sleeve gastrectomy  last June and lost 162 pounds.

In 1968, McLain became the last pitcher to win 31 games in a season, a record that has not been broken since. His awards include the Cy Young winner, the Most Valuable Player Award, and cover of Time Magazine that season. 

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