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Month: October 2017

Vitamin A injections

October 25, 2017 10:31 am

Unfortunately, we have been informed that the company we order our Vitamin A injectionsVitamin A injections from will no longer have Vitamin A available.  We have contacted several other companies and they also do not have it available.  The manufacturer of Vitamin A states that there is a nationwide shortage of injectable Vitamin A and it may be available next year.

Our office has a few vials left and we are hoping that we can get to as many people as possible before we are completely out.  We will continue to look for a source of Vitamin A injections. We will let you know when it is no longer available and when we receive a new shipment.   Thank you for your understanding and we apologize for this issue.
Information on Vitamin A deficiency here.
You can find our list of recommended supplements here.

Just as a reminder, we have no financial interest in any of the vendors that are recommended on our website. Also, please note that this is not in ANY form or fashion a substitute for the evaluation by your surgeon or primary care physician.  This is informational only and is not to be taken as a recommendation for any patients’ condition.  

Long Term Complications of Adjustable Gastric Banding

October 17, 2017 6:35 am

It is interesting to encounter patients who are still being recommended for Lap Band placement to treat morbid obesity. There is a vast body of scientific evidence supporting that Lap Band not only does not result in a sustained weight loss for majority of the patients, but that it results in significant long term complications for some. One of the complications is a significant stricture (narrowing) where the band is located even when it is completely empty. This is cause by: 1- either scarring of the tissue around that band causing a “belt” effect around the stomach, or  
Stricture of a deflated AP-10cc band
2-Slipped band.
Partially slipped band
There are numerous other complications that are associated with Adjustable Gastric Bands that encompass a wide range of areas that are not discussed in this blog. This recent article  (yes another one) outlines the dismal long term outcome of the Adjustable Gastric banding- Buyer Beware. https://www.dsfacts.com/pdf/agb-long-term-results-1506834076.pdf