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Gastric Sleeve Teastimonial for Surgery in France

Gastric Sleeve Surgery in France

I was born overweight!

The twin sister who grew alongside me for nine months was born underweight! It was clear for all to see just who had been eating all the pies! Weight, with all its problems, has dogged me all my life and caused me no end of mental and physical pain.

I had read every diet book going and tried to lose weight by every means suggested. Yes, I lost some weight but the progress was only ever short lived. Soon the pounds piled on again, plus more besides. Each failure meant that I sank deeper into depression and I resumed my unhealthy comfort eating regime. Never, ever, did I consider having surgery and I certainly would never have entertained the idea of paying to go abroad for treatment!

Approaching Christmas 2012, I reached rock bottom. I was going to be spending the festive season alone but at least I would have lots of goodies to feast on! Having said that though, it did not really lift my mood. I could not get past the fact that I was by now three times the weight of my twin sister! How long would it be before I was four times her weight? I had already had some serious health issues, I was registered disabled, and I could foresee that my imminent retirement could be somewhat curtailed if I carried on with the lifestyle which had brought me to the point at which I now found myself. Something had to be done!

I began searching the bariatric surgery websites to learn more about weight loss surgery. I am not a very brave person and so came to the conclusion that I could possibly cope with having a lap band fitted. I went to see my GP who straight away agreed to apply for me to have the gastric lap band fitted on the NHS. Within days the GP contacted me to let me know that my application had been successful! But, and there is always a 'but', there would be a two to three year waiting list! I didn't have three years to wait! Besides, with all the research I had been doing, I was becoming highly motivated and excited about the thought of surgery to help me sort out my weight problem.

How much would surgery cost me though? Where would I have it done? I happened to come across a website for 'Gastric Band Surgery' on the internet! The price seemed manageable and, because I live in the south of England, France was easily accessible for me either by ferry or by air. I decided to email this company purely to get further information. This was when I was first introduced to Tullia Law.

Tullia provided me with a lot of information and was more than willing to address any concerns which I may have had and to dispel my fears about undergoing surgery. I continued to do further research and decided to go for the Gastric lap band. That was one decision made! The next issue was the question of money! The full cost of the procedure needed to be paid up front. I have to be honest and say that this worried me a great deal - I was on the point of retiring and that was serious money to me! Normally I am happy to pay a deposit when making a holiday booking etc. and then pay the balance nearer to the time of departure. I thought long and hard about taking this step and decided to take the plunge before I allowed myself to drop the whole idea!

Many months passed and, owing to serious illness within the family, I delayed having the surgery done. Tullia was very patient and when my confidence faltered, she was there to talk to me and put me back on track. After a great deal of procrastination, I finally settled for Jan 2013 as the time for me to go and have weight loss surgery. It was to be my New Year's resolution! And that was not the only decision I made - I decided to opt for a Gastric Sleeve! This took Tullia by surprise as I think she had begun to wonder if I would ever make any decisions!

On Jan 20th 2013 I set off for Le Havre where my surgery was due to take place on the 23rd. It had been snowing all week both sides of the Channel. I had constantly checked the weather forecasts and Tullia was in regular contact in case conditions had deteriorated to the point that it would be impossible for me to travel. I assured her that we would definitely be making the journey. All appeared to be well on Southern Rail. My companion and I were making our way to Portsmouth to catch the overnight ferry. We got no further than Brighton! It had taken us three hours to do a journey that would normally take less than hour. We had been seriously delayed by a train which had broken down less than a mile from where we lived! Tullia had phoned to check our progress and when she heard what had happened, she persuaded us to go back home and my operation would be rescheduled at no extra cost. I was really disappointed as I was so mentally and physically prepared for the op and now I was back to square one!

The very next morning Tullia contacted me to let me know that the surgery could be done on the 30th if I and my friend were willing to travel that coming weekend. We did not need much persuasion! I was elated - I couldn't wait to get the op done and to start a new chapter in my life!

I re-booked the ferry and decided that this time we would travel from Newhaven to Dieppe just in case the weekend weather was going to be bad again (there would be less travel involved). Tullia was not phased in the slightest by the fact we would be heading to Dieppe and would arrive on Mon morning at 4am! She said she would arrange for a taxi to pick us up and take us straight to our hotel in Le Havre! We couldn't believe that a taxi would be there so early in the morning - but there it was when we got off the ferry!

Everything went as smoothly as Tullia had promised. The hotel was very comfortable and, although I did not allow myself to be tempted, an excellent breakfast was provided every day. Taxis arrived on time to take us to and from the hospital. The hospital staff were friendly and professional at all times. They supported me every step of the way as I went through each of the tests leading up to the surgery. The ward staff were very patient and did not let the fact that my 'O'Level' French which was 'not quite up to it', prevent them from doing their best for me at all times.

Meeting Dr. B helped to put my mind at rest at a time when I was feeling very apprehensive about the major step I was about to take. He went through all the main issues with me and answered all the concerns which I had. He explained what would be happening pre-tests, the operation itself, the recovery and what I would need to do post operation regarding diet and nutrition. He visited me on several occasions before I left hospital and again on the day I was due to return to the UK, to check that I was okay.

Did I make the right decision by opting to go to France for a sleeve gastrectomy? Yes, without a doubt! It was the best decision I have ever made and my only regret is that I did not do it sooner! I need not have had any fears and if anybody reading these testimonials is still worried about going abroad for surgery, please do not hesitate to contact those of us who have already taken such a major step to improve the quality of our lives.

It has been a pleasure getting to know Tullia Law. I do believe that she genuinely cares about those who feel that Bariatric surgery is their only chance of dealing with their weight problem. No one would make them self available 24/7 if they did not care about their clients. Tullia runs a well oiled machine so that when people make that crucial decision, everything goes as smoothly as possible to achieve a very successful outcome. I have been reassured by the fact that she has stayed in regular contact with me to see that all is well. My twin sister has not seen me since my operation, but boy is she in for a shock!

I have lost almost three stone!

Now I can look forward to my retirement. I can start to make plans to travel the world to do the things which I have not had the confidence to do before. I see it as having been given a new lease on life and I thank both Dr. B and Tullia for that!

Rosemary
Sussex UK
(Full Name and address supplied)

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Is the Gastric Band The Most Useful Weight Loss Surgery Available?

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The gastric band which is typically identified more fully as the laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, is a really useful device to help reduce the volume of food you consume. It basically acts like a belt around the top portion of your stomach, producing a small pouch. You will feel full after eating only a smaller amount of food. This feeling of fullness will stay, and you will feel satisfied eating three quite small meals a day.

The Gastric Lap Band has been utilized since about 1984 in its present form.

It presents several major advantages:

•It is fully adjustable. The adjustability of the lap band gives you and your doctor control to achieve weight loss while not creating too many unpleasant symptoms due to the degree of restriction.

•It is placed laparoscopically. For most people this means they can return to work very quickly after the procedure with a negligable recovery period.

•It is reversible. Removing the band would revert the stomach to its natural size and you would expect to gain weight again in the usual way.

Weight increase is possible with ANY weight loss procedures inclusive of the more radical procedures that initially result in speedy weight loss. World Health Organisation recommendation for monthly weight loss is ½ to 1 kilograms per week and lap patients may lose this, however this is not guaranteed, and depends on the individual, their personal situation, their personal motivation and their personal mobility.

Ulceration Gastritis Erosion – the band can on very rare occasions wear and aggravate a small area on the outside of the stomach which can then, in extreme cases, lead to migration of the band to the inside the stomach. This however is a very rare occurrence and usually warning signs are noticeable far in advance this ever happening.

In general terms the Gastric Lap Band offers a convenient, manageable method of weight loss surgery for the masses at a relatively reasonable cost to both the surgeon and the client which is why it is such a popular procedure. There are alternatives to this procedure such as the gastric sleeve, the gastric balloon, and for the morbidly obese the ultimate method is the gastric ByPass.

In general terms the lap band offers an easy, manageable method of weight loss surgery for the masses at a relatively reasonable cost to both he surgeon and the client.

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3 Keys to Lose Weight

Are you ready for the last diet in your entirely? life?

If yes then read on.

Obesity and low self esteem are some of the factors you may experience because of your own body right now, that is why it is a good idea to get started on a diet so that you can lose some body fat and increase your own self esteem at the same time.

3 keys for a successful diet and weight loss that are permanent is what you need. The better you follow these Key steps the more weight you will lose and the quicker you can get ready for enjoying life more fully.

Food

The less food you eat the less chance there is for you to gain weight. But if you do not eat anything you will get fat as well, so don't be fooled into thinking that if you stop eating you will lose weight.

Your Body Metabolism, is the regulator which controls your bodies ability to burn food and the fat stored on your body and it is the main reason we do not lose weight when we stop eating. The truth of the fact is that sooner or later you are going to get hungry, and when you start eating again your metabolism will be so slow that you will gain even more weight than before.

Most dieticians will advise you that you should have 5 to 6 smaller meals a day depending on how many hours you are awake. The meals should be taken every 3 hour and that way you keep your metabolism up and running and you body is working constantly. But keep those meals healthy and small.

Exercise

Gyms are one place you can go to lose weight, but many people do not like going to the gym, which is understandable enough, the good news is there are other way to exercise.

Move your body around as much as possible combined with getting your heart rate up, this combination is the best for improving your metabolism and burning some fat at the same time. you can do simple exercise routines at home by making yourself walk up and down stairs more often than normal, or by walking to the store instead of always going by car. Simple changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference and exercise is a basic requirement of most weight loss programs.

Supplements

To lose weight is big business for many supplement companies. Those companies produce thousands and thousands of different weight loss products that all promise you the same thing, weight loss. Many of these products do not have the promising effects. But their are a few exeptions.

Lipodrene Ephedra is one of the best fat burners on today’s market for weight loss supplements, but in general Ephedra supplements has always been very reliable when it comes to a permanent weight loss. Many athletes, fitness and bodybuilders are using ephedra supplements to gain an extreme weight loss for competition for example.

If you want to know more about ephedra diet pills go to www.Real-Ephedra.com here you can find all the info you need.

At Laser Clinics (France) Ltd we specialise in providing information about Gastric Band Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery Operations and other weight loss and obesity surgery Operations Such as Gastric ByPass, Gastric Sleeve and gastric balloon operations.

Our websites also includes a handy BMI calculator.  Check your BMI to see if you qualify for weight loss surgery.

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Jeffrey Epstein Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr. Jeffrey Epstein is really a world-famous reconstructive surgeon on face and hair procedures. He is often interviewed by the media and his youtube videos of his surgical procedures are viewed by lots of people, but the most important aspect is the fact that he possess the correct credentials as a surgeon. A good number of fake doctors adorn their walls with fake diplomas and certificates most of which are forgeries but Dr. Epstein, on the other hand, is the Founder and Director of the Foundation for Hair Restoration has much more than 15 years of experience as proof of his competence. He also has certifications in hair restoration surgery and Otolaryngology.

Dr Jeffrey Epstein also devotes his time to philanthropic work, where he provides pro-bono reconstructive surgery to kids and other people of require.

Jeffrey Epstein, although world famous for his hair transplants, also is unique for his abilities as a facial and body plastic surgeon. He often fixes those poorly constructed jobs, where well-meaning, but naive patients saw doctors not skilled in the art of rhinoplasty surgery. For example, Jeffrey saw a teen who had twenty years earlier, a rhinoplasty surgical operation on her nose, which she was unhappy with. The surgery failed to give out the results that the client wanted and instead it made the situation worse. Suffering for years with this nose, she undertook revisionist rhinoplasty surgery by Jeffery Epstein, in a ninety-minute procedure, which completely changed her attitude about her nose. During the surgery the excess cartilage was removed, the existing bone and cartilage are sculpted and then a little amount of ear cartilage was used to be able to reinforce the tip cartilage to be able to come with a well defined nasal tip. Her smile told Jeffrey Epstein everything. The 90 minute process restored all the self-confidence she lost.

Dr. Jeffrey Epstein specializes within the following procedures: revision rhinoplasty/septorhinoplasty, facelifting and neck-lifting, otoplasty, brow-lifting, and blepharoplasty.
Dr Epstein is also recognized for his exemplary work in hair transplants and skin grafting, and is globally recognized as one of the leaders in this field.

You can drop be his offices at Miami and New York, he also accepts consultations on a regular basis at Boca Raton and Tampa, Florida. For patients located in New York, his full-time associate Yael Halaas, M.D., FACS can accommodate them in their New York Office. Fully bilingual in Spanish and English, Dr Halaas' has a special interest in facial plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures such as such as non-surgical facial fillers and laser treatments. Please take a look at Jeffrey Epstein's internet site for more info and obtainable schedules.

Gastric Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass, or Gastric Sleeve?

There are basically three types of obesity surgery which you can choose. Gastric Band Surgery, Gastric Bypass, or Gastric Sleeve. Which is the best for you will depend very much on your general health, your weight and your Surgeons preferences.

Gastric Band surgery is the first method. This type of surgery physically alters the size of the stomach to slow down the digestive system.  Gastric band surgery, or bariatric surgery, is the least invasive method of surgery. The gastric Band surgeon places an inflatable band around the neck of the patient’s stomach which creates a small upper pouch and a lower stomach chamber. Food from the upper stomach pouch travels through the narrowed channel, which has been created by the restriction of the band, into the lower stomach chamber. A normal stomach can generally hold approximately three pints of food, but following surgery the stomach can be restricted to hold as little as one ounce of food.

Gastric lap band surgery is generally accepted as being the safest form of obesity surgery. It initially requires only the minimum of surgical intervention and follow up adjustments to the restriction of the gastric band can be carried out simply and effectively in a doctor's consulting rooms or clinic. The initial weight loss is not dramatic, but over time is very effective, and has the advantage that the Gastric band restriction can be adjusted to reduce the amount of food the patient can consume. Another advantage of gastric banding surgery is that it is fully reversible.

The second method of obesity surgery is the gastric bypass surgery. This type of surgery is far more invasive and changes how the body takes in its food. Gastric Bypass surgery typically restrict the stomach size by removing part of the digestive tract, making it more difficult to absorb calories.

A gastric bypass is usually performed as an open surgical procedure, or a laparoscopic surgery, which is a procedure that involves the use of tiny cameras inserted in to the abdomen and requires only smaller incisions. Gastric bypass surgery effectively splits the stomach in to an upper and a lower chamber. The surgeon then connects the upper chamber directly to the small intestine which has the effect of completely bypassing the lower stomach and large intestine. Once the bypass has been completed the food is no longer digested normally because the body is unable to absorb as many calories. Gastric bypass patients will see a much more dramatic, and almost immediate weight loss. Another advantage of a Gastric Bypass is that there is usually a reduction in related illnesses associated with weight problems, such as diabetes and high cholesterol.

The disadvantage of gastric bypass surgery is that it is virtually irreversible. Changing the way the body digests food can put the patient at risk of nutritional deficiencies. This means the patient may need to take supplements for the remainder of his or her life.

The third and final form of obesity surgery is the relatively new Gastric sleeve, or gastrectomy. This procedure is performed using a laparoscopic camera and then the surgeon removes up to 75 percent of the patient's stomach. What is left is a narrow sleeve which connects directly to the intestine. For many people, this is just the first in a long line of surgeries. Gastric sleeve gastrectomy is less risky than a standard bypass. The more obese the patient was initially, the greatest the weight loss initially which can be by as much as a 40 to 50 percent weight loss in the first three years. The biggest risk associated with a gastric sleeve, or gastrectomy, are leaks in the sleeves and the possibility of blood clots. As this is a relatively new type of weight loss and obesity surgical procedure, the long-term benefits and risks are not yet known.

Geoff Lord is the Sales Director and webmaster several website's specialising in Gastric Band Surgery. This Website Also contains a handy BMI calculator where you can check your own BMI, and he invites you to visit his extensive website's which he packs full of useful information, because he firmly believes that it is important to provide sufficient information to enable his website visitors to make decisions based on sound advice and information.

Geoff is also the Webmaster for Medicare-Cosmetic Surgery.com And you are invited to visit this website which contains details about all types of Cosmetic Surgery. You will find the website contains useful Information on all types of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery,

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Who Is a Good Candidate For Gastric Band Surgery?

Your Medical Practioner is the only person who can decide if gastric band surgery is right for you. However, there are some criteria that most Medical Practioner use when making that decision. These include the following.

Having a body mass index (BMI) above 35 or 40+ with other weight-related health issues.

Are between 18 and 55 years of age.

Have tried alternative methods of weight loss systems within the last year with dissapointing success.

Have at least 5 years of obesity.

Understand the risks and benefits of gastric bariatric surgery.

Are highly motivated to follow the diet and fitness guidelines that accompany gastric banding surgery for long-term weight loss.

Some conditions that would make you a poor candidate for gastric bariatric lap band surgery include having an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal system, or those who are allergic to the materials in the gastric lap band system or cannot tolerate an implanted device such as the gastric band.

There are Many websites where you can learn all about Gastric banding Surgery but here is one which i have found extremely useful. http://www.info-4all.com/gastricbanding/

Gastric band surgery is not suitable for everyone so please be mindfull of this and research the subject and consult your MD before you make any decission.
Geoff Lord is a webmaster and Marketing manager for several Hospital websites and is an accomplished Article writer on cosmetic surgery and related Health issues. he Invites you to visit his Gastric Band Surgery website HERE

Who Is a Good Candidate For Gastric Band Surgery?

Your Doctor is the only person who can decide if gastric bariatric lap band surgery is right for you. However, there are some criteria that most MD use when making that decision. These include the following.

Having a body mass index (BMI) above 35 or 40+ with other weight-related health issues.

Are between 18 and 55 years of age.

Have tried many methods of weight loss systems within the last year with little success.

Have at least 5 years of obesity.

Understand the risks and benefits of gastric bariatric surgery.

Are highly motivated to follow the diet and fitness guidelines that accompany gastric bariatric surgery for long-term weight loss.

Some conditions that would make you a poor candidate for gastric bariatric surgery include having an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal system, or those who are allergic to the materials in the gastric lap band system or cannot tolerate an implanted device such as the gastric band.

There are Many websites where you can learn all about Gastric lap band Surgery but here is one which i have found extremely useful. http://www.info-4all.com/gastricbanding/

Gastric bariatric lap band surgery is not suitable for everyone so please be mindfull of this and research the subject and consult your Medical Practioner before you make any decission.
Geoff Lord is a webmaster and Marketing manager for several Hospital websites and is an accomplished Article writer on cosmetic surgery and related Health issues. he Invites you to visit his Gastric Band Surgery website HERE

Who Is a Good Candidate For Gastric Band Surgery?

Your Doctor is the only person who can decide if gastric bariatric lap band surgery is right for you. However, there are some criteria that most Physician use when making that decision. These include the following.

Having a body mass index (BMI) above 35 or 40+ with other weight-related health issues.

Are between 18 and 55 years of age.

Have tried many methods of weight loss programs within the last year with little success.

Have at least 5 years of obesity.

Understand the risks and benefits of gastric banding surgery.

Are highly motivated to follow the diet and fitness guidelines that accompany gastric bariatric surgery for long-term weight loss.

Some conditions that would make you a poor candidate for gastric bariatric surgery include having an inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal system, or those who are allergic to the materials in the gastric lap band system or cannot tolerate an implanted device such as the gastric band.

There are Many websites where you can learn all about Gastric bariatric lap band Surgery but here is one which i have found extremely useful. http://www.info-4all.com/gastricbanding/

Gastric banding surgery is not suitable for everyone so please be mindfull of this and research the subject and consult your MD before you make any decission.
Geoff Lord is a webmaster and Marketing manager for several Hospital websites and is an accomplished Article writer on cosmetic surgery and related Health issues. he Invites you to visit his Gastric Band Surgery website HERE

Gastric band surgery Insertion operation

Gastric Band surgery demonstration Video showing how a gastric lap band is surgically implanted, and how it helps manage weight loss in obese people

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How Much Does Lap Band Surgery Cost? - Nurse's Guide

How Much Does Gastric Band Surgery Cost?

If you've come to the time and place where you think your weight gain is out of control and have tried dozens of ways to lose weight and failed, you may be considering lap band surgery or adjustable lap band surgery. gastric banding has become more popular and is reversible compared to gastric bypass surgery but does come with risks.

First of all you have to meet certain requirements even to be considered for lap band surgery.

    have you tried to lose weight by normal methods such as exercise and diet plansAre classed as obese according to your BMI (Body Mass Index)

    do you suffer from any medical conditions which would make surgery difficult or dangerous

    Are you generally fit enough to undergo surgery

    are you sufficiently motivated to benefit from a gastric lap band

    has your doctor or consultant recommended you for this type of surgery

As with any type of surgery there is always a risk of problems post operation and these factors must be taken in to account by yourself and the surgeon prior to any surgery being considered.

There could also be strong medical reasons why you could be refused surgery.  For example if you suffer from any heart conditions or have a family History of Heart conditions then you may find it difficult to find a surgeon willing to undertake the surgery.

If on the other hand your consultant decides that you are suitable for surgery then you must agree to certain conditions before and after the surgery. F or example you will be required to a very strict diet for a short period prior to the surgery. The surgeon will usually give you a diet plan to follow with a target weight you must attain. this serves two purposes, firstly to be certain the you can follow a diet plan, and secondly to make sure that you can eat certain foods which you will need to eat following surgery.

Bariatric Surgery is a fairly simple process in terms of surgery because it is carried out laprascopically which means there is no major surgery involved. the recovery times are very fast and the post operative care is quite minimal from the surgeons and the patients point of view.

Following surgery the patient will be required to attend regular clinics to have the gastric band filled or adjusted. This is a minor inconvenience when you compare it to the Benefits being seen every day.

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