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Dr. Cirangle to perform the first live sleeve gastrectomy and Twitter feed this Saturday!

May 16th, 2012 Posted in Bariatric surgery, Diabetes, News, surgical weight loss, Uncategorized, Vertical gastrectomy

Seeking to educate the public about obesity and what happens in the operating room during  weight loss surgery, Dr. Paul T. Cirangle will be broadcasting a live laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy with a simultaneous Twittercast.  The first-ever event of its kind is the brainchild of Dr. Cirangle, who aims to educate prospective patients and healthcare professionals by giving an inside view into the gastric sleeve.

Weight loss surgery has been a hot topic in the news lately, especially with ABC’s 20/20 and HBO chronicling the skyrocketing rates of obesity and diabetes.  According to Dr. Cirangle, “LapSF patients have an impressive cure rate for diabetes following the vertical sleeve gastrectomy. More than  92% percent of my patients are cured of diabetes and the excess weight loss results- more than 83%-are much higher than the national average. Since more than two thirds of Americans are suffering from obesity, learning more about weight loss surgery will either benefit the average person or a loved one.”

Viewers will have a bird’s-eye view into the operating room, as well as observing the procedure from the same vantage point as the surgeon.  Inside the abdominal cavity, tiny cameras are attached to a laparoscope that illuminates the operative field for the surgeon. These magnified images are transmitted to a large screen above the patient, maximizing the surgeon’s field of vision. This behind-the-scenes production will allow viewers to experience the surgery as if they were in the room themselves.

The first-ever social media event of its kind is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 8:00am PST. Dr. Cirangle will be answering questions and comments in real time during the event. Both the live surgery and Twitter feed can be viewed side-by-side on the LapSF live surgery page. Follow the Twittercast @lapsfdrcirangle and #livevsg. Please be sure to share this with your friends!

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