Free Seminar Exploring the Latest in Weight Loss Surgery to be Held in Long Beach in June

Top Quote New FDA "Balloon" Procedure Among Topics Discussed. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) June 03, 2016 - When conventional diets don't work, many people turn to weight-loss surgery and the list of procedures keeps growing. In addition to the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass and lap band techniques, the FDA just approved the new gastric balloon, a minimally invasive procedure that takes only minutes to perform and involves inserting either one or two empty balloons (depending upon the patient) through a scope snaked down the patient's throat and into the stomach. The balloon(s) are then filled with saline and take enough space so that patients feel fuller faster.

    To explore the latest in bariatric surgery including the new gastric balloon, West Medical is holding a seminar that will offer specifics about the various procedures, which technique is appropriate for a particular patient, who are the best candidates for surgery and who are not and other related topics. The seminar, which is being held at 4200 E. Pacific Coast Hwy #150, Long Beach​ ​is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28 at 6pm.

    "Our phone lines are flooded with calls everyday asking questions about the various procedures, which one may be right for them, their efficacy, etc.," said board-certified bariatric surgeon Hooman Shabatian, M.D., founder and medical director of West Medical. "Our advice is for those interested in losing weight to follow a proper diet and exercise regimen. Only after these measures have failed should one consider bariatric surgery as we know that carrying excess weight can lead to a myriad of adverse health conditions like heart attack, stroke and diabetes."

    West Medical has emerged as Southern California's leading medical practice specializing in bariatric procedures and vein removal. With a keen emphasis on weight loss, West Medical's team of physicians are adept at performing a range of procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. For more information about West Medical and treatments offered, visit or call 855-690-0565.

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