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ORBERA Intragastric Balloon System

The ORBERA™ Intragastric Balloon is made to help you lose weight. ORBERA™ is a balloon made of soft, smooth silicone rubber. The empty balloon is passed through your mouth, down your esophagus, and into your stomach. Once in place, it is filled with saline. It then becomes about the size of a grapefruit. The filled 
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STUDY: ‘Obesity Gene’ May Contribute to Weight Gain

A gene linked to obesity risk can actually cause people to gain weight, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The findings of this study may explain why some people are more prone to being obese or overweight than others. There is obesity help for those who have been unable to 
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Obesity Discrimination: How Weight Loss Surgery Can Help

In a time when obesity is finally considered a disease, people involved in weight loss programs should be the most concerned about their health. However, as a result of the media, many people who struggle with obesity place the most importance on their appearance, among their weight loss goals. This focus on looks instead of 
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Bariatric Surgery – A Cure for Obesity

Now that obesity has officially been named a disease, the next question many people have is whether there is a real cure for obesity. While diet and exercise many seem like the logical answer for how to lose weight, this may only be effective for those who are slightly overweight. Since obesity is considered a 
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Bariatric Breakdown: Which Weight Loss Surgery Is Right for You?

If you’re considering undergoing bariatric surgery in Los Angeles, you have probably done your research and found that there are many different weight loss surgery procedures available. This is a result of technology for bariatric surgery becoming increasingly more advanced in recent years, enabling the development of additional treatment options. But how do you know 
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Are You a Candidate for Bariatric Surgery?

As a treatment for severe obesity, popularity is growing in weight loss surgeries. In some cases when diet and exercise cease to work successfully, surgery can be a lifesaving option. While generally extremely safe, bariatric surgery (also simply called weight loss surgery) does have some risks. And losing weight post-bariatric surgery is not instantaneous. It 
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Obesity Recognized as a Disease: What Does This Mean For You?

A key decision has been reached regarding, what’s now known as, the “obesity epidemic.” As of Tuesday, the country’s largest medical group, the American Medical Association (AMA), announced that obesity is now classified as a disease. This groundbreaking decision leaves many wondering how this will affect 35.7 percent of Americans who are described as obese 
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Gastric Sleeve vs. Lap Band Surgery: Making the Right Choice

When deciding on a weight loss surgery, many people weigh the pros and cons of gastric sleeve vs. lap band surgery. When comparing the two bariatric procedures, you should ask yourself the following questions — What’s best for you and your situation? What are the pros and cons? The key is to do your research 
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Comedian Lisa Lampanelli Loses 106 Pounds With Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Recently in the news, popular comedian and Season 12 celebrity apprentice, Lisa Lampanelli, is reported to have undergone gastric sleeve surgery last April. Known as the “Queen of Mean,” Lampanelli has slimmed down her waistline, losing a total of 106 pounds, and now weighs in at a fit 142 pounds. Her new figure is the 
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Chris Christie Undergoes Controversial Gastric Band Procedure

The Los Angeles bariatric surgeons at La Peer explain why the NJ Governor might have chosen the wrong surgical weight-loss (bariatric) procedure. According to a story in the New York Post last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently elected to undergo gastric band surgery also knows as Lap Band surgery. In the case of 
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