Who Can Get The ORBERA Balloon?

Currently, there are over 220,000 ORBERA balloons in over 80 countries, making our ORBERA program a leader in the gastric balloon treatment. With that in mind, our ORBERA program is ideal for patients who need/want to lose 20-30 pounds with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 and have had several attempts at weight loss with diets, exercise and other programs. […]

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon | Bariatric Balloon 101

The ORBERA gastric balloon is a spherical silicone smooth surface balloon filled with saline that floats within the walls of the stomach to aid in weight loss. The 6 months short-term program is ideal for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40kg/m who want to quickly kick-start weight-loss. Ideally, the ORBERA balloon is to be used in conjunction with a long-term supervised diet and behavior modification program to maintain weight-loss post ORBERA treatment.

How Does Lap-Band® System Work?

Quickly! The outpatient procedure, on average, takes less than an hour. Dr. McEwen and his team at Community Surgery Center Hamilton generally gets his patients back home and to their lives within 24 hours or less… Not as scary as one may think! The laparoscopically (really small incisions – averages of 1.5-2.5 cm each!) procedure…

Weight Perception

Change starts with acceptance. Perception affects our acceptance, there for drastically affecting our will to change. In our office, we see weight perception problems or the inability to grasp the affects unhealthy weight excess has on the body and health. Carrying extra weight affects the body and health, we all know this, so how can…

2017 Will Be You Year!

Hello 2017! The New Year brings a fresh start to a diet or a weight loss plan. You have a strong desire, you’re focused… you’re confused and you don’t know where to start. You’ve tried many diet plans before, you’ve tried working out, you’ve tried supplements, and you’ve tried support groups. Nothing worked long term….

What is the LAP-BAND® System?

The LAP-BAND® System is a surgical tool design to aid weight loss for patients who suffer from obesity and its related health complications. The adjustable band restricts the amount of food the stomach can hold. For best results, the body mass index (BMI) requirements are between 30-60 kg/m2, but call 317-261-2500 for clarifications). In addition,…


http://bariatrics.ecommunity.com/p/birth-rate-increasing-among-older-women-complications-obesity/ With that said, in our experience at the Community bariatric program, lap band surgery can improve the overall health of these women, lessening the rate of complications and improving the pre-term birth rate associated with obesity-related pregnancy. CNN.com reported state-by-state pre-term birth rates in the U.S. with a grade from the March of Dimes….

Bariatric Surgery Options – Keith McEwen MD, LapBand Surgeon

Keith McEwen, MD; Bariatric surgeon specializing in gastric adjustable lap band surgery discusses obesity, weight loss surgery, gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass. He discusses diabetes related to weight. Overall, obesity health related conditions. For additional information, contact Cheryl at cconwell@ecommunity.com

Lap-Band Weight-Loss Surgery and Diabetes – Keith McEwen MD

  Keith McEwen MD recommends the Lap Band System for Diabetes- please read the study: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2013/05/02/study-supports-broader-access-to-lap-band-weight-loss-surgery?page=2 Since the 2001 approval of the device, the FDA has expanded the Lap-Band’s approval for use in obese patients with a BMI of 30 to 39.9 who have at least one obesity-related condition (for example, diabetes or high cholesterol…

Single Incision Surgery for Lap Band System

Weight-Loss Surgery Done With Just A Tiny Scar
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Using the SILS technique, Dr. Snyder operated through just one small cut near the belly button.


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A bariatric surgeon in Denver is now performing weight loss surgery through just one small incision near the belly button. The technique is called SILS or single incision laparoscopic surgery. It’s an innovative way of doing adjustable gastric band surgery — it leaves just a tiny scar.