SOURCE: OR-Live, Inc

November 29, 2007 07:15 ET

REMINDER: ORLive Presents: Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for Obese Teenagers

Webcast: From Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian: November 29, 2007 at 7:00 PM EST (November 30, 2007 at 00:00 UTC)

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - On Thursday, November 29th, you can view a Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding for the Obese Teenager, from the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian.

At the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian (MSCHONYP) obese teenagers age 14-18 may be considered for bariatric surgery if they have met the recommended adult criteria set forward by the NIH in 1991.

Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is offered since its history of safety, success, and adjustability (as well as reversibility) is believed to provide the best combination for adolescents. Each patient undergoes rigorous screening that includes evaluations by endocrinologists, psychiatrists, nutritionists, nurse practitioners, and surgeons. Even if a patient comes with documented prior trials at weight loss therapy, they need to meet with the team for several months so that a thorough evaluation can be provided and it can be determined what (e.g., home environment, eating habits, psychological state) might contribute to or interfere with a successful outcome.

For patients who undergo surgery, they are followed for at least 5 years to monitor their progress and provide whatever is necessary to help them lose weight. The FDA has granted the Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NY Presbyterian approval to implant bands in the 14-17 age group following protocol accepted by them and by Columbia University's Investigation Review Board.

Visit: to learn more about LAP BAND® surgery and view a program preview. VNR

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Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Alex Fraser
    Director of Marketing
    OR-Live, Inc.
    860-953-2900 x 214