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Covington, Louisiana (PRWEB) September 30, 2011

World-renowned weight loss surgeon, Dr. Tom Lavin of the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana, recently gave a break-through presentation at a world-wide bariatric weight loss conference, which was held in Hamburg, Germany from August 31-September 4, 2011.

The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana (SSL), have long been pioneers in bariatric weight loss solutions and continue to lead in the industry with innovative, incisionless procedures, such as POSE (Primary Obesity Surgery, Endoluminal). SSL's Dr. Lavin has performed more POSE procedures than anyone in the world and has helped many individuals seeking to lose 20-70 pounds with effective long-term results using POSE. This vast expertise prompted the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders (IFSO) to invite Dr. Lavin to travel to Hamburg, Germany to present his research and experience, and to explain the impressive results that he has achieved with POSE at the Surgical Specialists of Louisiana.

Dr. Lavin was the exclusive POSE presenter at the IFSO 2011 Conference, making him the main attraction for the procedure, which is still relatively new in the bariatric weight loss industry. Approximately 1,000 surgeons and medical professionals from various countries, including UK, France, Spain, Austria and Israel were in attendance to learn how POSE is changing the landscape of the bariatric weight loss industry.

This industry change comes, he explained, because this incisionless weight loss procedure focuses on patients in a weight range (20-70 pounds overweight) that typically would disqualify them from weight loss surgery, but who find that dieting programs do not provide desired results. Additionally, other POSE benefits include a one-hour procedure time, and a significantly reduced risk of complication when compared to more traditional weight loss solutions, where surgery is performed.

Dr. Balder, a Bariatric Surgeon from Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC who was in attendance remarked, "Dr. Lavin is on the cusp; bringing the newest technologies for weight loss surgery in America today. He explained the most minimally invasive means to achieve weight loss with less patient risk and durable results with great patient care. This is the 'Holy Grail' for POSE: Your risk-benefit ratio is off the charts. It is a procedure that requires general anesthesia but no deaths or life-threatening complications have been reported. It's safer than surgeries with mechanical devices because it doesn't require a permanent device."

After the conference Dr. Lavin summarized by saying, "Incisionless bariatric procedures are going to change the way we treat people who are 20 to 70 pounds overweight. Our presence was extremely well received among surgeons from all over the world at IFSO. The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana has the largest experience with the POSE procedure and our patients have experienced significant weight loss with 37% excess weight lost at six (6) months."

About The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana
The Surgical Specialists of Louisiana (SSL) at WhyWeight.com and PoseInfo.com, is a team of eight board-certified bariatric surgeons and support staff who specialize in comprehensive weight loss and wellness for life. Founded in 2000 as an advanced bariatric surgery practice, SSL has offices in Covington, Lafayette, New Orleans and Slidell. Informational weight loss surgery seminars are free to the public and held on a weekly basis at various locations. To learn more about SSL, the surgeons, services and seminars, please visit at http://www.whyweight.com or http://www.poseinfo.com, or call 877-691-3001.

Media contact:
Kelly Rudolph
Surgical Specialists of Louisiana


30 Sep, 2011

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