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Dr. Cirangle Delivers First-Ever Side-By-Side Live Weight Loss Surgery Broadcast With A Twittercast

The leader in laparoscopic bariatric surgery provides unique public weight loss surgery education

Online PR News - 16-May-2012 -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. Headed by Dr. Cirangle, Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco (LapSF), has continued to be the leader in laparoscopic bariatric surgery and has the largest case series in the world of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy procedures. For more information on the practice and the live surgery event, go to our website at the link below.

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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