Recent advances in surgical treatment for obesity Managing Obesity in Adults“Laparoscopic gastric band surgery, a partnership in sustained weight loss” 69 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie NSW Dr George PetrouBSc (Med) MBBS FRACS www.portlapsurgery.com.au
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Short-term Obesity Therapy Does Not Result in Long-term Weight Loss
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Weight loss sustained with surgery! weight loss % Year
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The LAB-BAND® System acts by allowing small meals to satisfy for a long period – You can choose to eat less without becoming hungry. It “Tames Hunger” providing a tool you can work with to allow significant weight loss
The LAP-BAND® System Is Affordable Private health insurance Reimburses cost of LAP-BAND device, theatre staff, time and equipment to do operation Reimburses most of hospital stay There are “out of pocket” specialist fees Can I take out insurance now? YES BAND adjustments- $15 “out of pocket” charge per adjustment
Next Steps If you would like to schedule a consultation to see if the LAP-BAND® System is appropriate for you: Contact our reception (02) 6584 3268 69 Lake Rd, Port Macquarie 2444 Reception @portlapsurgery.com.au www.portlapsurgery.com.au