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Surgeon discusses new weight loss procedures

Dr. Michael Sawyer, a bariatric surgeon, spoke about two new weight loss procedures during a luncheon. (Source KSWO) Dr. Michael Sawyer, a bariatric surgeon, spoke about two new weight loss procedures during a luncheon. (Source KSWO)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) -New ways to lose weight for the new year was the topic of discussion at a luncheon held at Comanche County Memorial Hospital.

General and bariatric surgeon Dr. Michael Sawyer discussed two new and less invasive weight loss options that will be offered at the hospital.

The first is the "Orbera intragastric balloon," which is an outpatient procedure where a balloon, filled with a saline solution, is placed in the patient's stomach. The other procedure is called the "OverStitch." This procedure is for patients who have previously had gastric bypass surgery and have gained the weight back. 

"I think any bariatric procedure that you contemplate having, you have to realize that the surgery is not going to do it all by itself, you have to be enjoined and an active part of your own treatment, which includes increasing your exercise and activity levels and making healthier diet choices," Dr. Sawyer explained.

If you would like more information about these procedures, there will be another luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Oakwood Conference Center.

The cost $5 and will include lunch. To make a reservation, call 580-585-5406.

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