The following is a press release from Christus St. Patrick Hospital:
The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Center for Surgical Weight Loss will host a free seminar on LAP-BAND surgery on Thursday, March 25 at 6:00 p.m. in the Diabetes Management Center, Classroom B – 437 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive.
Bariatric Surgeon, Richard Shimer, M.D. will share the latest information on LAP-BAND surgery and how it could save your life.
LAP-BAND surgery can relieve conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Some other benefits of LAP-BAND surgery are:
Limits food intake and suppresses appetite
Decreases risk for cardiovascular disease and some cancers
Improves conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and sleep apnea
Often eliminates the need for blood pressure and diabetes medications
Increases life expectancy