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Happy Holidays from Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii

With the holidays here, don't forget all the hard work you've put in towards a healthier you! Don't neglect your diet or exercise! Below is a small segment on making goals to get you on track. Grab a pen and paper and


Verticle Sleeve Gastrectomy Video

ImageOur high definition video of the Laparoscopic Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy is now on YouTube.com. You can find it by searching the exact name of the procedure, lapsf, Dr. Jossart, or Dr. Cirangle. It is approximately 8 minutes long and has a voice narration. In the next month we hope to have additional procedures posted on YouTube as well.

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Hair Loss Kit

ImageWe are now selling a Hair Loss Kit to help reduce the incidence of hair loss after weight loss surgery. Hair shedding can occur as a result of rapid weight loss. Many patients notice it after 6 months and up to a year. Help to prevent hair loss by going to our latest blog and ordering a kit!

click here for blog


ADEK Vitamins Online

ImageFor the Duodenal Switch patients, taking a Vitamin ADEK supplement is very important. Usually these this supplement can be pretty pricey, however we have found a website which sells Chewable ADEK 60-tablet bottle for $24.65. Go to the link below and search "ADEK".

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Yogurt: Finding a low calorie and low carbohydrate choice
Yogurt can be a nice, easy and healthy food choice. However some yogurts can be very high in calories and carbohydrates. Below is a list of good yogurt choices that will be both low calorie and low carbohydrate. Remember, you can always add more protein to foods by mixing in protein powder.

Dannon Light & Fit
6 oz= 80 calories, 16 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams protein

Dannon Light & Fit Carb & Sugar Control
6 oz= 80 calories, 3 grams carbohydrate, 5 grams protein

Dannon Activia Light
4 oz= 70 calories, 13 grams carbohyrate, 5 grams protein

Trader Joe's Greek Style Nonfat Plain Yogurt
4 oz= 60 calories, 3.5 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams protein

Look for these next time you are shopping for yogurt.

Goal Setting

ImageSetting goals is a great way to jump start some activity, make some progress, and keep yourself on track. When setting goals, there are a couple of things to keep in mind...

1. Make goals achievable, don't set yourself up for defeat or disappointment.

2. Make goals simple. For example, if you're not getting any exercise in, set a goal to go for a 15 minute walk 4 nights a week. Any activity is better than none at all.

3. Keep goals specific and clear. For example, set the goal to lose 2 lbs by the end of the week.

4. Put a time line on it. Setting a time for the goals to be reached puts some urgency to start working now! Don't put it off.

5. If you're going to reward yourself, don't make it with food. Try treating yourself to a movie, a new book, a new item of clothing, or simply time with friends or family.



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Support Groups & Seminars
Sacramento Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, December 20th from 9-11am
Red Lion Hotel at Arden Village
1401 Arden Village Way

Petaluma Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, December 20th from 9am-12pm
Sheraton Sonoma County, Petaluma
745 Baywood Drive
New Patient Seminar @ 9am
Support Group @ 10:30am

Stockton Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, December 20th from 1-3pm
Courtyard Marriott, 3252 West Mark Lane
Start time is 1pm.

Hawaii Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, January 10th from 10am-12pm
New Clinic Address: 1221 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 521
Honolulu, HI 96814
(In the Oahu Plastic Surgery Center)

San Francisco Seminar & Support Group
Monday, January 12th from 6-8pm
2333 Buchanan St.
Lobby Level, in the Enright Room

San Jose Seminar & Support Group
Wednesday, January 21st from 6-8 pm
Good Samaritan Hospital, 2425 Good Samaritan Drive
In the teleconference trailers in the East parking lot
click here for calendar of events

Sincerely,
--The Team at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco


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