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Renowned Bariatric Surgeon to perform Live Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy on Web

Dr. Paul Cirangle, Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery for Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco, will perform a live weight loss surgery webcast on Saturday May 19, 2012 beginning at 8:00 am PDT. The gastric sleeve procedure will be able to be viewed world-wide in real time at www.LapSF.com/Live-Sleeve-Gastrectomy-Surgery.

Dr. Cirangle and Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco, are generally recognized as the pioneer of the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, and are credited with accruing the largest and longest series of Gastric Sleeve procedures in the world, numbering more than 2300 procedures over a period of 11 years.

Weight loss surgery has recently become an important topic due to long-standing evidence that procedures such as the vertical sleeve gastrectomy are able to resolve/cure metabolic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol in a majority of overweight individuals. Recent published reports in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2012, clearly demonstrated the superiority of weight loss surgery, including the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, in resolving diabetes both in morbidly obese as well as modestly overweight individuals and established weight loss surgery as being vastly superior to traditional medical and dietary modalities.

The live sleeve gastrectomy procedure will be broadcast from start to finish giving non-surgical physicians as well as lay persons the ability to see firsthand how the gastric sleeve is performed as well as how minimally invasive surgical techniques have dramatically changed the field of weight loss surgery.

About Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco
Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco are pioneers in the field of laparoscopy having made substantial contributions to the advancement of this revolutionary, minimally invasive technique. They are rated #1 in Health Grades for CA bariatrics, and received the American Society for Bariatric Surgery’s Center of Excellence award. They are located in San Francisco, CA practicing in both Hawaii and California at several hospital locations. For more information, visit www.lapsf.com .

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