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Noted Weight Loss Surgeon Publishes the First Ever Gourmet Food Blog for Post Weight Loss Surgery Patients
Online PR News - 1-November-2012 The first of its kind, a gourmet food blog for post weight loss surgery patients was launched today by Dr. Paul Cirangle to debunk the misconception that eating high-quality food is over as soon as a person enters the operating room.
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Laparoscopic Associates Of San Francisco Provides Live Weight Loss Surgery Broadcast
Online PR News - 17-May-2012 Forget watching a surgery on YouTube. Dr. Paul T. Cirangle will not only be broadcasting a weight loss surgery this Saturday, May 19, he will also be taking questions via Twitter throughout the procedure. Starting at 8:00am PST, the viewer will watch the first ever play-by-play of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedure as well as interact with the surgeon.
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Dr. Cirangle Delivers First-Ever Side-By-Side Live Weight Loss Surgery Broadcast With A Twittercast
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.
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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.
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HealthGrades 2011 Bariatric Surgery Trends in American Hospitals
An annual study by Health Grades, an independent health care ratings company that evaluated the best and worst hospitals for weight loss surgery, has just published their findings. Dr. Paul Cirangle's bariatric surgery program was designated with the.Health Grades Bariatric Surgery Excellence Award. Hospital weight loss surgery programs rated with five stars produce patients with fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and less expensive costs.
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The Times…They are a Changin? Addressing Important Issues To Beat Obesity
Obesity Help - The past 10-15 years have been a period of dramatic change in the growing problem of obesity and the medical profession’s gallant effort to treat it. We have made dramatic positive strides from the development of minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgical approaches to the acceptance of newer surgical techniques such as the adjustable gastric band and sleeve gastrectomy.
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Radio personality opts for surgery to fight obesity
Star Advertisers March 18, 2011 - When doctors told Demetrius Oliveira, recording artist and on-air personality for KAHU 91.7 FM on the Big Isle, that with his weight of 550 pounds on his 5-foot-8-inch frame he would have only a couple more years to live, he decided to do something about it.
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Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy Expert, Dr. Paul Cirangle, Speaks at Annual American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery Meeting
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) July 9, 2009 - Paul Cirangle, MD, FACS, of Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco, was honored to speak at the annual American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) meeting held in Grapevine, Texas, June 21-26. ASMBS is the largest organization for bariatric surgeons in the world. Over 1,900 surgeons were in attendance.
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Effects of bariatric surgery on cancer incidence in obese patients in Sweden (Swedish Obese Subjects Study): a prospective, controlled intervention trial
The Lancet Oncology, Early Online Publication, 24 June 2009 - Obesity is a risk factor for cancer. Intentional weight loss in the obese might protect against malignancy, but evidence is limited. To our knowledge, the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study is the first intervention trial in the obese population to provide prospective, controlled cancer-incidence data.
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Hawaii's Most Experienced and Only Fellowship-Trained Weight Loss Surgeon Now Coming to Hilo
Hilo, HI (PRWEB) March 13, 2009 - As America's fight with obesity continues, it is imperative that patients understand their increasing health risks and consult the services of an experienced bariatric surgeon. Dr. Paul Cirangle from The Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii continues his overwhelming desire to facilitate excellent treatment to his patients by opening a practice in Hilo on the Island of Hawaii.
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Endogastric Solutions Launches Esophyx2: Next-Generation Device Makes Revolutionary TIF2 Procedure Better, Faster, Easier
Redwood City, CA December 3, 2008 - EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), the recognized leader in the emerging field of Natural Orifice Surgery (NOS), today announced the launch of the EsophyX2 device. The next generation of its innovative EsophyX® device, EsophyX2 facilitates the creation of a robust, tight antireflux valve with the TIF2 (transoral incisionless fundoplication) advanced surgical procedure for the treatment of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
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Revolutionary Procedure for the Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Now Possible in San Francisco Thanks to Dr. Paul Cirangle
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 14, 2008 - EsophyX™ is the first device for incisionless reconstructive surgical treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and is based on the principals of surgical repair of the gastroesophageal junction.
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EndoGastric Solutions Approaches 1,500 Completed Natural Orifice Surgery (NOS) Cases
BusinessWire, August 18, 2008 - EndoGastric Solutions (EGS), the recognized leader in the emerging field of Natural Orifice Surgery (NOS), today announced that nearly 1,500 incisionless NOS procedures have been successfully completed in the United States, Europe and Brazil with its innovative NOS surgical devices.
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Weight Loss Surgery Without Incisions? It's a First in San Francisco
PRNews, April 29, 2008 - Noted bariatric surgeon and pioneer of the vertical sleeve gastrectomy, Dr. Paul Cirangle of the bariatric surgical practice Laparosopic Associates of San Francisco, is the first in San Francisco to perform StomaphyX, incisionless weight loss surgery. The StomaphyX is a fastening device approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in early 2007 that is inserted down the esophagus to the decrease the size of the stomach pouch.
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The Bypass Effect On Diabetes, Cancer
(CBS) April 20, 2008 - It's pretty well known to doctors that the most successful treatment for obesity is surgery, especially the gastric bypass operation.
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EndoGastric Solutions Receives FDA Clearance For First Transoral Surgical Product: StomaphyX(TM) Gets Clearance First
Medical News Today April 3, 2008 - EndoGastric Solutions, the world leader in endoluminal intragastric surgery, is pleased to announce that it has received clearance from the US FDA for its StomaphyX device.
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San Francisco Bariatric Surgeon Now Offers a New FDA-Approved Treatment for Obesity.
PRNews, February 8, 2008 - As the obesity epidemic in America continues to grow, it becomes even more important for overweight patients to understand their choices and use the services of an experienced bariatric surgeon. The doctors at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco (LapSF) remain leaders among bariatric surgeons by announcing it will now offer the REALIZE band to their patients.
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New study shows adjustable gastric banding effective in curing diabetes.
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), January 23, 2008 - New study shows adjustable gastric banding effective in curing diabetes. (click here to read the entire story)

Obesity Surgery Can Cure Diabetes
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, January 23, 2008 - News headlines around the world read Obesity Surgery Can Cure Diabetes after the first randomized controlled study of the effect of Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) on type 2 diabetes was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
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Vertical Gastrectomy Surgery Follow Up
(ABC) August 09, 2007 - In May we followed a patient through a relatively new stomach reduction procedure, and the patient was told to expect dramatic changes within the first three months. We wanted to see if the promises held true, so we went along for his three months checkup.
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Hospitals Pressured by Soaring Demand for Obesity Surgery
The New York Times, August 29, 2003 - Doctors and hospitals across the country are scrambling to satisfy the booming demand for surgery that shrinks the stomachs of severely obese people.
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Taking Heart In New Surgery
(CBS) November 29, 2002- Ann Wilson and her sister Nancy -- of the rock group Heart - have sold 30 million records over their career. These days, they’re still rocking as hard as ever, in part because Ann’s in her best shape in almost 20 years.
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Manhattan Congressman Sheds Pounds by Surgery WASHINGTON, November 15, 2002 — If the usual rigors of serving in Congress were not enough, Representative Jerrold Nadler, a Manhattan Democrat, struggled for years with the personal torment of being so overweight that he could not make it up even a single flight of stairs to the second floor of the Capitol to vote on the House floor. He used the elevator instead. (click here to read the entire story)

The skinny on Roker's weight loss: Gastric bypass
USA Today, November 3, 2002
-As any NBC Today viewer knows, weatherman Al Roker has lost a lot of weight. Until now, only those who were close to Mr. Roker knew the secret of his 100 pound weight loss. Recently, however, he decided to share with the public the details of the weight loss surgery that he has undergone which is responsible for these amazing results.
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