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Lap-Band "Tell-All" Warns of Patients Becoming Lap-Band "Orphans"
Date:8/7/2008

iVital Ambassador Offers Personal "Before You Decide" Advice on Lap-Band Gastric Banding Procedure--Hundreds of Thousands with 30 or More Pounds to Lose Choose Lap-Band for Permanent Weight Loss and to Ease Weight-Related Symptoms Including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Infertility, Fatigue, Breathlessness, Low Self-Esteem, Orthopedic Problems and Sleep Apnea.

Dallas / Ft. Worth, and Plano, TX (PRWEB) August 7, 2008 -- With the latest projections showing http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080806/hl_nm/overweight40_dc [obesity quickly closing in on 100% of adult Americans __title__ 100% of U.S. Adults becoming overweight or obese in next 40 years by 2048], the Lap-Band® gastric banding procedure is becoming the most popular, safe and effective solution for those suffering from weight-related symptoms and 30 or more pounds of unwanted fat to lose. But be warned! "Isabell," a Lap-Band success story, offers her personal tell-all on how to avoid becoming a Lap-Band "orphan." http://www.ivital.com/isabell_story [Read Isabell's entire essay on iVital's site __title__ Isabell Lap Band Orphan Warning iVital] or at LapBandTalk Forum Magazine.

Texas recently has emerged as the hub for weight loss surgery, especially in Dallas, Fort Worth, Frisco and Plano. Leading in unparalleled patient care before, during and well after the outpatient Lap-Band procedure, iVital cautions all prospective patients about making a final decision without all the facts. "Isabell" serves as an enthusiastic ambassador on behalf of iVital. But well before she met iVital, she had been a Lap-Band orphan.

http://www.ivital.com/isabell_story ["If you don't know what 'orphaned' is, let me take a second to warn you __title__ Isabell Lap Band orphan tell all iVital]. Being orphaned in Lap-Band speak means that no one provides proper aftercare, check-ups or fills. I was left all on my own without any support. Orphaned is exactly the right term!" said Isabell, who now serves as an iVital Ambassador. "The worst decision you can make is to pick a place that doesn't offer months of excellent care before and after the surgery. http://www.ivital.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.detail&content_id=21 [Choosing on price or running off to Mexico is a huge Red Flag that you might end up orphaned __title__ Lap Band Warning Mexico iVital]. Do all your homework and don't let what happened to me happen to you."

http://www.ivital.com/in_the_news ["More than ever, Lap-Band has become the safest, least invasive, most successful option for hundreds of thousands suffering from weight-related ailments and low quality-of-life __title__ iVital's Dr. Theresa Garza and Erlynne on Good Morning Texas]," said iVital Medical Director Dr. Theresa Garza. "It's crucial to understand all the facts before you make a final Lap-Band decision. Mistakes patients report include misunderstanding the full ramifications of seeking procedures in Mexico, being wrongly pushed toward gastric bypass, procrastinating with fad diets, dealing with insurance delays and unexpected denials, choosing the cheapest option rather than a center known for its patient care, and failing to request payment plan options."

iVital believes patients who've "done their homework" will have the greatest http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/17/60minutes/main4023451.shtml [Lap-Band success rates for permanent weight loss and reversal of diabetes, insulin resistance or high blood sugar __title__ 60 Minutes Lap Band diabetes reversal insulin resistance high blood sugar]. In that spirit, iVital offers information-packed, Permanent Weight Loss Seminars at Willow Bend Wellness Center on Monday at Noon and Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. Spouses/Friends are welcome and encouraged. To best accommodate and serve guests, iVital requires advance reservations. Seminar reservations are made online at www.iVital.com or by calling 214-347-4434.

iVital Permanent Weight Loss Seminars--What to Expect:

  • Meet iVital's Medical Staff and Dedicated Team
  • Talk to Local Weight Loss Successes--They Know Exactly What You're Going Through!
  • Learn the Biggest Mistakes to Avoid and the Secrets to a Successful Lap-Band Procedure and Permanent Weight Loss.
  • Your Most Vital Questions Answered: Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass, Bariatric Surgery Statistics, Mexico Surgeries, Insurance, Diets, Weight-Related Symptoms, Which Weight Loss Solution is Best for Me?
  • Plus, Qualify for a Personal, Discreet and Complimentary "iVital Diagnostic Evaluation" Based on You! Free, Limited Time Offer. (a $400 Value)

A recent poll of Lap-Band recipients revealed that 83% said having the Lap-Band procedure "was the best thing I've ever done for myself." Many had the procedure so recently, they still were making up their minds. Fewer than 3% regretted their decision.

The ideal Lap-Band candidate who is most likely to succeed in losing excess weight for good has 30 or more pounds to lose and may be suffering weight-related symptoms including diabetes, high blood sugar, infertility, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, hypertension, breathlessness, orthopedic problems, sore feet, aching back, weak knees, sleep apnea, gout, low energy, fatigue, diminished self-esteem and stubborn excess weight. (As reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine: With integrated patient care, 98% of Lap-Band® patients studied lost 87% of their excess weight--and kept it off.)

About iVital | Weight Loss, Life & You!
Inspired by our passion to improve lives' we are committed to partnering with each patient to achieve sustained weight loss through personalized' superior care.

iVital is dedicated to helping individuals lose their excess weight and keep it off with customized solutions built around the Lap-Band®. iVital has tailored this procedure and a continuum of customer-centric aftercare for the millions of Americans who want to improve their health and look and feel their best -- for life. www.ivital.com

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