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26 Millions Americans May Now Qualify for LAPBAND Weight Loss Surgery

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Inova Bariatric Surgery Hosts Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Inova Bariatric Surgery, a practice specializing in bariatric surgery in Washington DC and Northern Virginia will host a weight loss seminar on March 12, 2011 to discuss the latest changes to LAP-BAND ® System requirements. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the LAP-BAND ® System for use in patients previously unable to qualify for weight loss surgery is exciting news according to the surgeons at Inova Bariatric Surgery.

The Washington DC bariatric surgeons at Inova Bariatric Surgery will host a weight loss surgery seminar on March 12, 2011 to announce and explain the new qualifications for the LAP-BAND System®, which is now the first and only FDA-approved device for bariatric surgery in patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-35 and one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. The surgeons at Bluepoint say the new approval for the LAP-BAND System® means 26 million patients can now qualify for the weight loss procedure, and take the first step in achieving the healthy transformation they desire.

According to the annual data from the CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, the surgeons at Inova Bariatric Surgery say the new FDA-approved qualifications more than double the number of patients who can potentially pursue a popular bariatric procedure. While the new requirements for the LAP-BAND System® means this effective weight loss procedure will be available to more patients, the bariatric team at Blue Point Surgical Group stresses that any patient electing to have this type of surgery must make a commitment to accept significant lifestyle changes on a day-today basis for the rest of their lives.

Join the Inova Bariatric Surgery for the Free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar on Saturday, March 12, 2011 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the Fredericksburg Hospitality House – Palm Room, 2801 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA. Those hoping to attend can register online at, or call (703) 221-2500, or 1-800-SENTARA.

About Inova Bariatric Surgery

The Northern Virginia and Washington DC bariatric surgery practice, Inova Bariatric Surgery, specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic gastric banding and gastric bypass surgeries, as well as plastic and reconstructive surgery following dramatic weight loss. The surgical facility in which the surgeons operate is a designated ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence®, dedicated to providing a multi-disciplinary approach and exceptional patient care from the initial consultation to recovery and post-surgery support. With an extremely low complication rate of 5% in over 2000 operations, the surgeons believe they possess unparalleled experience and expertise in weight loss surgery.