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Dr. Ponce featured in Hamilton Health Summer 2010 edition
Bariatric Surgery Patients in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Atlanta Now Have New Payment Option
Dr. Ponce interviewed on Bariatric Surgery in Patients with High BMI's by Times Free Press
As seen in Good Housekeeping, Redbook, and Women's Day by Hamilton Weight Management
Lap Band Surgery with Gastric Band Institute serving Chattanooga TN, Knoxville TN and Atlanta GA
The surgeons at The Gastric Band Institute offer the gastric band and gastric sleeve procedures as comprehensive surgical treatments to help obese people lose weight and keep it off. In addition to losing weight, bariatric surgery assists some patients in reducing life-threatening co-morbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and GERD (reflux).
We understand that losing weight and maintaining the weight loss over an extended period of time is difficult, but we also recognize that each individual patient has special needs. Understanding those needs allows us to promote the strong motivation and long-term commitment that are crucial to modifying eating behaviors. Our staff recognizes that altering lifetime habits requires education, emotional support and commitment. We will help you to make a decision that will modify your eating behavior and assist you in making the necessary lifestyle changes that can lead you to better health.
Making the decision for the best surgical option is a difficult one. We invite you to explore our pages to decide whether you are a candidate for lap band surgery in Tennessee and whether we are the program for you. With our practice located in Chattanooga Tennessee, we have also performed lap band surgery for patients in Atlanta GA, Knoxville TN and all surrounding areas. More >>
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