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Replay of: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Morbid Obesity Webcast

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

First Seen Webcast: April 27, 2004
12:00 p.m. EDT (16:00 UTC)

  Patient Update
  Dr. Alexander Onopchenko's office has reported on the patient's ongoing progress:

On April 27, before the surgery, the patient weighed 239 pounds and had a BMI of 42. Just one week after surgery, the patient had already lost 10 pounds. After two weeks, the BMI was 39. Now, one month after surgery, the patient has lost a total of 30.5 pounds and has a BMI of 37.

Atlantic City Medical Center

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ- Surgeons from the Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at Atlantic City Medical Center ddemonstrate live, on the web, a minimally invasive surgery to treat morbid obesity on Tuesday April 27, 2004 at 12pm ET.

Alexander Onopchenko, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Center for Surgical Weight Loss & Wellness at Atlantic City Medical Center, demonstrated the procedure which divides the stomach into a small upper portion from the larger lower portion, so that only the small upper portion, which is reduced to be about the size of a medium-sized egg, receives the food.

Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass

This promotes a significant decrease in food intake, and creates a longer feeling of fullness after meals. The operation also bypasses a portion of the small intestines to reduce the calories the body absorbs, and produces a feeling of satisfaction from eating a small amount.

The webcast uses Realplayer to display both video and synchronized slides in side by side windows. Viewers can download a free copy of the player here.

It is not necessary to purchase any of Real's premium players or subscription plans. The free basic player is all that is required to view the surgery.

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