SOURCE: The Weight Loss Doctor

February 08, 2007 17:28 ET

Leading Bariatric Surgeon Doctor Terry Simpson Makes Sixth Appearance on Arizona Midday

"The Weight Loss Doctor" and LAP-BAND Patient Pam Godfrey to Discuss Dramatic Weight Loss With NBC12

PHOENIX, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 8, 2007 -- Dr. Terry Simpson, one of the leading LAP-BAND bariatric surgeons in the Western United States, is appearing on NBC12's Arizona Midday hosted by Destry Jetton to talk about the latest weight loss surgery technique, the LAP-BAND, showcasing patient Pam Godfrey.

The show will air on Friday, February 9, 2007 from 11:00 am - 12:00 noon on NBC12. Dr. Simpson will be on hand for the segment to discuss the benefits of the LAP-BAND bariatric surgical procedure. Appearing with Dr. Simpson will be LAP-BAND patient Pam Godfrey, who has lost 98 lbs since her surgery in August 2005. Pam is 5'2" and weighed 260 pounds before her surgery.

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 U.S. He is a celebrated author, having penned 4 books about pre- and post-op preparation, nutrition and care for bariatric patients. Further, as a recognized expert among bariatric surgeons, he hosts a popular bariatric lecture series, and is a guest-speaker at major bariatric events around the country.

"I am thrilled to have Pam Godfrey join me on Arizona Midday to talk about her experience as a LAP-BAND patient," said. Dr. Terry Simpson. "She is a remarkable woman who tried every diet and surgical alternative available in the market place before realizing she needed to take this critical step. For Pam, the LAP-BAND was not just a matter of the quality of her life, but living... period. Hers is a story of courage and of reinvention. The LAP-BAND not only saved Pam's life, but has changed it forever."

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.

"I can truly say, I am a new person," said Pam Godfrey, LAP-BAND recipient. "Before Dr. Simpson performed my procedure, I had chronic asthma, high blood pressure and knee problems. Since August 2005, I have lost over 98 lbs, have no signs of asthma, no knee problems, and I am no longer on high blood pressure medication. Simple things like crossing my legs, buying normal-sized clothes and dancing are no longer a chore, but something I look forward to. I like the way I look in person, in pictures, through the eyes of my family. And, I'm happier than I've been in years, and you know what? I'm even dating now. Now, that's progress. My life has changed, completely," Godfrey concluded.

About The Weight Loss Doctor - Dr. Terry Simpson

Dr. Simpson has been doing weight loss laparoscopic surgery since 1991. He is a leading LAP-BAND bariatric surgeon in the Western U.S. and has performed over 500 LAP-BAND surgeries at The Arizona Bariatric Center in Phoenix, Arizona, more 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. He is a certified proctor for Allergan, the manufacturer of the LAP-BAND --uniquely qualifying him to teach other surgeons around the country and the world how to perform the LAP-BAND bariatric procedure.

A full listing of Dr. Simpson's services, books and other products from The Weight Loss Doctor can be found at For more information about the LAP-BAND procedure, please visit

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