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BMI of Texas Hosts Successful 2009 Walk from Obesity
Date:3/13/2010

res including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy. For patients who experience some weight regain after surgery, BMI of Texas offers some new endoscopic procedures, such as Stomaphyx. Endoscopy is a safe, non-surgical technique where the surgeon inserts a scope through the patient’s mouth, down the esophagus, and into the stomach pouch. With Stomaphyx, the gastroscope is inserted into the patient’s mouth down into an existing gastric pouch and ‘sutures’ are used to make the original gastric pouch smaller. Additionally, the surgeons perform a full spectrum of advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery), laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, and laparoscopic hernia surgeries.

“The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Foundation and the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) thank all those who participated and volunteered their time for this year’s Walk from Obesity. We are very proud and honored to have such dedicated individuals throughout the obesity community to help raise awareness of this disease, continue research for treatment and eliminate the negative stigma associated with it,” said Joseph Nadglowski, Jr., ASMBS Foundation Executive Director, OAC President and CEO.

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