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Dear friends and family of LapSF and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii,
Know anyone who's close to having weight loss surgery and needs to prepare their pantry? Or looking to clean out your cupboards now that snacky foods have maybe crept their way back on the shelf? Take an hour to purge the items that might be tempting you. Go through and give away or donate these unwanted items. Send friends and neighbors home with a grocery bag or find a local charity or food bank to donate to. Visit the link feedingamerica.org/foodbank-results.aspx to find your closest food bank.
Follow Us on Twitter!

ImageCalling all Lap-Band, Realize Band, Vertical Gastrectomy, Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Duodenal Switch, StomaphyX and revision patients: make sure to follow us on Twitter @lapsfdrcirangle

The Band to VG Blog

ImageDr. Cirangle will be coming out soon with his data on adjustable gastric bands (Lap-Band and Realize Band) to vertical sleeve gastrectomy conversions. There is a very informative overview of the Lap-Band and Realize band's long-term data, as well as the issues, complications and solutions that affect some weight loss surgery patients.  Follow the link below!


click here to view the blog!

LapSF Before & After Picture Contest!

ImageLapSF is sponsoring the 1st Annual "I Don't Need a Costume" contest. Submit your before and after weight loss surgery pictures, as well as a short summary (1 paragraph maximum) of your experience for a chance to win a $100 VISA debit card. We will be picking 4 patients at random and announcing the winners on Halloween!  Please submit your photos and story to weightloss@lapsf.com by 10/27 for your chance to win. Include your name, surgery procedure, and pounds lost. Good luck!

Hawaii Folks, Please Note:

ImageThere will be no support groups in Hawaii for the month of October. Please make sure to call the office to set up your appointment for clinic dates in November.

Special Guest in San Jose

ImageAs listed below, we will have Sierra Simmons, a certified personal trainer come to the San Jose Support Group on October 20th. She is NASM, NCSF, and TRX certified and will be showing patients how to start a non-intimidating exercise routine. Sierra is also looking for ideas to run WLS patient-only exercise classes. Her presentation will start at 7pm. Be there to check it out and learn something new!

Upcoming Seminars & Support Groups

Monterey Seminar & Support Group
Friday, October 15th from 6pm - 8pm
Monterey Hyatt Regency, 1 Old Golf Course Road
*New patient seminar begins at 6pm, post-operative support group begins at 7pm

Petaluma Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, October 16th from 9am - 11am
Sheraton Sonoma County- Petaluma, 745 Baywood Drive
*New patient seminar begins at 9am, post-operative support group begins at 10am.

San Francisco Seminar & Support Group
Monday, October 18th from 6pm - 8pm
2100 Webster Street, Suite 106 in the Spivey Room

San Jose Seminar & Support Group
Wednesday, October 20th from 6pm - 8pm
2425 Samaritan Drive, Located in the teleconference trailers in the East parking lot.
*Guest speaker, Sierra Simmons, Certified Personal Trainer, NASM, NCSF, and TRX certified. She will be showing patients how to start a non-intimidating exercise routine. Her presentation will begin at 7pm.

Sacramento Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, October 23rd from 9am - 11am
Red Lion Hotel at Arden Village, 1401 Arden Way

Stockton Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, October 23rd from 1pm - 3pm
Courtyard Mariott, 3252 West March Lane

Honolulu Seminar & Support Group
Saturday, November 6th from 10am - 12pm
Oahu Veteran's Center, 1298 Kukila Street, Honolulu 96818

click here for calendar of events

Sincerely,
--The Team at Laparoscopic Associates of San Francisco and the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii

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