Weight Loss Surgery: Medical Tourism.. Affordable, Low Cost Lap-band Procedure in the Dominican Republic

July 7, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · 1 Comment 


Lap-Band Surgery – Weight Loss Surgery

Safe, Rapid Weight Loss

It’s More Than a Question of Appearance!

Morbid obesity is not only unattractive, but life threatening. Even less severe degrees of obesity can be a major threat to the quality of your life. It has been estimated that 64.5% of all Americans are affected, to some degree, by problems related to obesity.

Obesity has been dubbed by some experts as “the mother of all diseases” because this condition either causes or exacerbates: dangerously high levels of cholesterol; high blood pressure; diabetes; impotency; hypertension; urinary stress incontinence; coronary artery disease; stroke; breast cancer; arthritic joints; sleep apnea; kidney failures; menstrual irregularities; asthma; swollen legs; depression; and dozens of

other health disorders.

Compared to a person of normal weight, a 25-year-old obese man or woman has a reduced life span, and can expect a loss of about 12 years of life.

Weight-loss surgery has been shown to improve one’s lifespan by reducing excess body weight. There are three common forms of weight-loss surgery:

• Gastric bypass surgery, a procedure that reroutes the digestive system, causing rapid weight loss.

Unfortunately, gastric bypass surgery also often leads to nutritional deficiencies that can cause

severe health complications.

• Gastroplasty, which also reroutes the digestive system, but is most notable because it restricts the amount of food that can be eaten by making the stomach smaller.

Bariatric Procedure –

• Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (also known simply as lap-band surgery), a procedure in which an adjustable band is placed around the upper third portion of the stomach to create a small stomach pouch.

Healthcare professionals can adjust the dimensions of that band to hold 2, 4, or 6 ounces of food. Thus restricting the stomach gives the patient a feeling of fullness and thus prevents overeating, while at the same time allowing the food that is eaten to be released more slowly into the lower portion of the stomach for

healthier digestion.

Of these three approaches, Global Medical Service offers you Lap-Band surgery, which is approved by the FDA, is the only treatment that is reversible, and is the least invasive of all the procedures. The lap-band procedure can be performed in 30 to 40 minutes with the patient remaining in the hospital for as little as

one overnight. However, it is generally recommended that patients allow an additional week following the procedure to recover, and that they adhere to a carefully prescribed program of diet and moderate exercise during that period.

The Three Phases

There are three phases associated with the Lap-Band surgical procedure:

before the procedure, during the procedure, and after the procedure.

Before the Procedure

This phase involves a complete analysis of your medical history and medical records by the Lap-Band Surgeon who may also interview you by phone or face-to-face to determine the treatment course.

If you accept the recommendation by the Surgeon, you will be asked to comply with a prescribed regimen of diet and exercise in advance of the actual procedure. During this time, we will help you to finalize your travel and resort accommodations. Every detail of your itinerary will be documented for you, describing what will happen from the moment you arrive at your destination, how you will be transported to the resort, the full range of dining and entertainment options that will be available to you, and plans for returning you to the airport for your trip home.

During the Procedure

During your procedure you should expect to remain

in our 80-bed facility for, at most, two days.

All of the costs associated with your stay at the Center are included for this service. That includes the surgery, the anesthesia, your medications, your meals, the over-night stay with a 24 hour nurse, post surgery garments per your surgery, follow up visits, your transportation between the Hospital and Resort, and any incidentals.

You never need to put your hand in your pocket, unless you want to bring home a souvenir.

After the Procedure

Assuming that you have devoted one-week, you will likely have time to enjoy the fun and sun of the

beautiful Dominican Republic. You will, however, be expected to follow any diet and exercise regimen prescribed by your doctors. For weight-loss patients, these procedures will vary, depending on your weight and weight-loss goals, but will typically involve your adopting and adhering to a new attitude towards eating, including:

• Initially eating only foods that have first been shredded in a food processor. For lap-band

patients, these foods typically include meats that are easily chewed and digested, or other forms of protein, low-fiber vegetables, and salads. (Protein intake is especially important to lap-band patients, who must consume 50-60 grams of protein daily. Prohibited foods will include bread, potatoes, fried foods, starchy vegetables, and any spicy consumables.

• You will be drinking protein shakes and relearning eating skills much the same as a new baby eats, and slowly adds new and chunkier foods to its diet.

Chances are, you will be heading home in about one week. Much of your post-operative time will be

devoted to ensuring that you know how to maintain the long-term benefits of this procedure. Your Global Medical Service Personal Care Manager will make follow-up calls to you, both to get any evaluative feedback you might have regarding this experience, and to help you adjust to the wonderful experience of becoming the new you!


Larry Sam

Call toll free 1-888-905-8825 to set an appointment or email [email protected] for more details and a full price quote.

Weight Loss Diet Radiofrequency Assisted Lipoplasty A Liposuction Alternative

June 2, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 
One popular alternative to liposuction is Radiofrequency Assisted Lipoplasty. This new medical procedure for treating fat and cellulite is a way for patients to see dramatic results in a relaxing way with no downtime.

Using a form of radio frequency to deliver volumetric heat without damaging the epidermis, the procedure works to melt both subcutaneous and unhealthy visceral fat (that even liposuction cannot treat), reduce cellulite, reshape problem areas, tighten skin and reduce wrinkles. There is no invasive surgery, painful needle injections, inflammation, scars and no downtime for recovery. Patients should not be surprised to see results of up to 3 inches in circumference loss and up to 10 pounds of weight loss in just 6 weeks.

RFAL produces results 560% faster than other forms of non-surgical treatment currently available. The world has waited a long time for an easier solution for unwanted fat reduction, and RFAL literally melts fat extremely quickly and without discomfort.

Good candidates are:

- People who have already tried diet and exercise but have problem areas of excess fat in specific areas, such as the hips, buttocks, thighs, inner knee, back, abdomen, upper arms, cheeks, jowls, chest, and waist.

- People who don’t want to undergo invasive liposuction surgery

- People who have had a liposuction surgery and need maintenance

The treatment procedure is like thermal therapeutic massage which is very comfortable to the patient and operator.

During the treatment many people feel little or no sensation at all. Some people feel a tingling or warm sensation under the applicator or electrodes. This feeling usually decreases or disappears after a few hours as the person becomes used to the sensation. This sensation can vary depending upon the site being treated.

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Weight Loss Diet Why Nutritional Cleansing Gets Fast Safe Natural Weight Loss

May 29, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 
Weight loss has become an obsession in a nation where 63% of the people are overweight and a startling 31% are obese. Clearly our modern lifestyle is not healthy. Many people are desperate to make a change and will try any ‘magic-bullet’ weight loss cure that is offered – still the obesity rates climb. What are the reasons behind this trend? The stress of our lifestyles, toxicity in the environment, unhealthy processed food, improper nutrition habits, and lives spent in our cars, small offices and houses with little or no time in fresh air. Our lifestyles seem designed to make us fat.

People desperate for weight loss will try any diet, take any pill, and even resort to surgery to try and get their weight under control, but if they don’t deal with the underlying issues that lead to obesity in the first place they are bound to regain the weight leading to an ever increasing waistline. There is no ‘magic-bullet’ to take away obesity. In order to counter the effects of our unhealthy lifestyles it is necessary to deal with the underlying issues that are causing the obesity in the first place. We can learn from the lifestyles of ancient cultures where the diet is predominantly fruits, grains and vegetables and where fasting or nutritional cleansing is an accepted practice.

We are surrounded by more chemicals with higher levels of toxicity than ever before. These chemicals can build up in our body and compound the problems of improper nutrition leading to obesity. Nutritional cleansing is a great way to help our bodies deal with toxicity. By eating healthy meals, predominantly of vegetables and lean protein, and by taking regular cleanse days to flush the toxins from the system our bodies will re-set the natural balance and weight loss will automatically follow. Unlike fasting, nutritional cleansing is not simply a process of not eating. When you undertake nutritional cleansing you drink a specially prepared vitamin and mineral packed supplement that will help increase your energy, cleanse the toxins from your body and even help your skin and hair regain the gloss of health.

Simply by reprogramming your life to eat healthier food, drink plenty of water and cleanse the toxins from your body you will see results. Not only will you lose weight, but you will have more energy, feel healthier and best of all, have reduced cravings for those unhealthy foods. The best thing about nutritional cleansing is that you can achieve weight loss without going on a diet!

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