SOURCE: Arizona Bariatric Center

January 05, 2007 19:29 ET

Doctor Terry Simpson Hosts Two-Day ObesityHelp Regional Conference in Tucson Arizona

January 6 & 7, "The Weight Loss Doctor" Speaking at Largest Regional Obesity Assistance Event in the Southwest

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 5, 2007 -- Dr. Terry Simpson, one of the leading LAP- BAND bariatric surgeons in the Western United States, is a host and guest speaker at the ObesityHelp Regional Conference in Tucson, Arizona on January 6 & 7, 2007.

The two-day conference will be held in the DuVal Auditorium at the University Medical Center at 1501 N. Campbell Avenue in Tucson. The conference features a new patient seminar on January 6th from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Anyone interested in learning more about the latest technologies and alternatives to traditional gastric bypass bariatric surgery are encouraged to attend. To register for conference, visit:,events/action,event_details/?pkid=1 &key=bbebb38fc0ad21b06951036b5370283a. A map and directions to the University Medical Center are available here as well.

The ObesityHelp Conference is sponsored by OHMagazine, the nation's leading publication for education on obesity-related issues. For more, visit Dr. Simpson has been the magazine's medical editor since its founding in 2002.

Dr. Simpson, known by patients and industry peers as The Weight Loss Doctor, is the Managing Director of the Arizona Bariatric Center -- one of the largest bariatric surgery centers in the Southwestern United States.

"We are seeing a dramatic change in the types of people who attend this conference," said Dr. Terry Simpson. "Increasingly, we are finding that people with as little as 50 to 150 lbs to lose are coming to this conference and to our practice looking for a solution to their weight loss problems. These are people who have tried every diet, every fitness program, and every over-the-counter solution available in the market and are looking for a safe, healthy surgical alternative. LAP-Band surgery -- a topic this conference addresses -- is fast becoming as popular as elective plastic surgery among people looking to improve their health and well-being by losing their extra weight. Bariatric surgery is no longer just for the morbidly obese," concluded Simpson.

The LAP-BAND procedure is a less-invasive bariatric surgery that uses a band placed where the esophagus and small stomach meet, essentially acting as a built-in 'portion control' mechanism thereby managing the patient's food intake, and allowing them to lose weight naturally and with nutritional balance. LAP-BANDs can be easily adjusted via a port inserted under the patient's skin. Saline injections into the port will cause the LAP-BAND to either expand or contract thereby resizing the pathway for food, and helping patients with portion management. The LAP-BAND is also 100% reversible.

About The Weight Loss Doctor -- Dr. Terry Simpson

Dr. Simpson has been doing laparoscopic weight loss surgery since 1991. He is a leading LAP-BAND bariatric surgeon in the Western United States. and has performed more LAP-BAND surgeries at The Arizona Bariatric Center in Phoenix, Arizona than have been performed in all of Arizona and California combined.

Dr. Simpson received his undergraduate, graduate, and medical degrees from The University of Chicago, and conducted his surgical residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle. He is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons, and is a Fellow in The American College of Surgeons. Dr. Simpson holds the distinction of being one of a select few proctor's in the United States for Allergan, the manufacturer of the LAP-BAND. As a proctor for Allergan, Dr. Simpson is able to teach other surgeons around the country and the world how to perform the LAP-BAND bariatric procedure.

Dr. Simpson is a celebrated author, having penned four books about pre and post-op preparation, nutrition and care for bariatric patients. Two new books are planned for release in early 2007. As a recognized expert among bariatric surgeons, Dr. Simpson hosts a popular bariatric lecture series, and is a guest-speaker at major bariatric events around the country. His popular seminar series is held throughout Arizona and is in Tucson on a quarterly basis.

A full listing of the Arizona Bariatrics' services, books and other products from The Weight loss Doctor can be found at

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