Texas Laparoscopic Consultants Launches New Website Specializing in Gastric Sleeve
January 28, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsJanuary 28, 2015 - The site features a variety of resources that can help patients determine if they are candidates for gastric sleeve. One of the website's most popular features is a BMI calculator. Individuals can input their height and weight and the calculator will determine if they may benefit from a gastric sleeve procedure. Along with the calculator, TLC's website provides a comprehensive list of requirements for bariatric surgery patients and a before-and-after gallery showcasing patient videos, photos and testimonials.
TLC's new website also offers information on a multitude of payment options to help alleviate the stress associated with having gastric sleeve surgery. Many patients are unaware that their current Medicare or private insurance plans may cover some - and in a few cases, the entire - cost of the procedure. TLC also strives to serve patients who lack medical coverage entirely, with affordable finance options provided by BLISPay Patient Financing Program. Qualified applicants can expect no down payment and a revolving credit line of up to $20,000. TLC prides itself on helping patients have the life-changing procedure of their dreams, no matter what their financial situation.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website, "65% (Texas adults) were overweight, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater…31% of (Texas) adults were obese, with a Body Mass Index of 30 or greater." This overwhelming statistic speaks to the severity of the obesity epidemic in Texas. Obesity continues to be one of the leading causes of life-threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and, according to the American Heart Association, heart disease. If you feel you may currently be a candidate for gastric sleeve surgery or would like to investigate alternative options, please visit TLC's new website www.gastricsleevetx.com for more information.
Meet the Doctors
Sherman C. Yu, MD, FACS is a board certified Surgeon and a member of the American Board of Surgery. Dr. Yu graduated with honors from the University of Texas and received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, again with high honors. He completed his residency and surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Services Center in Denver, where he served as Chief Resident in Surgery. Dr. Yu continues to conduct research in the field of obesity and has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, Dr. Yu serves as Park Plaza Hospitals' Bariatric Medical Director.
Terry Scarborough, MD, FACS, attended the University of New Mexico, where he graduated with a degree in pharmacy. After receiving his medical degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough completed his surgical residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He has successfully completed over 4,000 laparoscopic surgical procedures. This experience has proved invaluable as he routinely trains surgeons all over the country in the proper completion of REALIZE® gastric banding procedures. Dr. Scarborough continues to practice bariatric surgery at Texas Laparoscopic Consultants.
Texas Laparoscopic Consultants
1200 Binz. Suite 950
Houston, TX 77004