SOURCE: slp3D

June 20, 2005 07:15 ET

Reminder - OR-Live.com Presents: Abdominoplasty for Patient Who Has Undergone Gastric Bypass Surgery

Live Webcast: June 20th, 2005 at Noon (CDT), 1pm (EDT) (17:00 UTC) CME Credit Available

BIRMINGHAM, AL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 20, 2005 -- From UAB Hospital (University of Alabama at Birmingham) in Birmingham, Ala., Dr. John Anastasatos will perform an abdominoplasty on a patient who has undergone a gastric bypass procedure.

Following significant weight loss due to bariatric surgery, patients often must undergo further procedures because excess amounts of skin have accumulated. Following the surgery and significant weight loss, the skin often does not retain the elastic qualities necessary to shrink back to the person's new body shape. The excess skin can cause considerable hygiene problems, skin irritation, pain, and infection. The benefits of the surgery not only provide an improved physical condition, but also an improved emotional condition.

Commonly referred to as a "tummy tuck," Dr. Anastasatos says the results of the abdominoplasty go beyond the physical recontouring of the body. "Taking care of that not only changes their body but has a very potent psychological effect. It changes the way they view themselves, it changes the way they take care of themselves afterwards, meaning they are much more diligent about maintaining what they so eagerly awaited and put a lot of effort to get to that point."

UAB Hospital has performed a high volume of abdominoplasty procedures and is now treating patients from around the country. Surgeons utilize every safety measure and employ techniques that allow them to perform an abdominoplasty with improved cosmetic results and a shorter recovery period.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/universityofalabama/1377 now to learn more and view a program preview. Viewers will have the ability to email questions directly into the operating theatre for an on-camera response by the surgical team. A VNR is available at http://www.or-live.com/rams/uab-1377-mkw-q.ram.

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