Renowned LAP-BAND® expert Dr. Michael Choi joins Soluna MD to oversee program.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012: Dr. Michael Choi, a renowned expert in the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System, has joined Soluna MD Lipo and Vein Cosmetic Institute, bringing his formidable knowledge and experience in LAP-BAND® procedures to one of Florida’s premier cosmetic surgery centers. The addition of Dr. Choi to Soluna’s all-star medical team brings yet another dimension of excellence and service to Soluna MD.
“Having Dr. Choi on board allows up to offer this extraordinary procedure to our patients knowing that they are in the hands of one of the country’s most experienced LAP BAND® doctors,” said Dr. John Chang, Chief Medical Officer of Soluna MD.
A safer, more affordable alternative to complicated gastric bypass surgery, the LAP-BAND® Adjustable Gastric Banding System is a proven successful way to help patients reach their short- and long-term weight loss goals. The LAP-BAND® reduces the amount of food that the stomach can hold at one time while slowing down the digestive process thus making patients feel fuller, longer.
“By gradually losing weight and keeping it off, patients are able to live longer, healthier lives,” explained Dr. Choi. “For patients who are at least 30 pounds overweight with a BMI of at least 30 and one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions, the LAP-BAND® System has proven to be a tremendously successful weight loss strategy.”
Dr. Choi is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and Nova Southeastern University Medical School in Davie, FL. He completed surgical residencies at Peninsula Hospital Far Rockaway, NY and the University of California at Davis in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Choi is licensed to practice medicine in Florida, California and New York.
Dr. Choi joins Soluna MD’s elite team of medical professionals lead by Dr. John W. Chang, a cosmetic surgeon specializing in cosmetics and vein care. Dr. Chang attended Northwestern University’s prestigious Honor Program in Medical Education and completed his surgical residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach.
“The level of expertise and professionalism of the Soluna MD team is just remarkable,” gushed Dr. Choi. “I am honored and thrilled to be a part of it.”
About Soluna MD
Soluna MD is an innovator in performing the most advanced body sculpting, vein and cosmetic treatments, all in a medically-safe spa setting. Soluna MD’s high standards and exceptional after-care have made it a leading national and international destination for people seeking a complete range of beautification procedures including SolunaSculpt® Body Sculpting, Smartlipo and Ultrasound Liposuction, Vein Care (sclerotherapy, endovenous laser treatment, ambulatory phlebectomy), Hair Transplants, Lap-Band, Injectables (Botox and Fillers), Laser Hair Removal, Cellulite Treatments, Acne Solutions, Anti-Aging Skin Rejuvenation and much more. With new procedures being added on an ongoing basis Soluna MD is poised for rapid growth and sustained success.
About the LAP-BAND® System
The LAP-BAND® System is the first FDA-approved adjustable gastric band for use in weight reduction. Used in more than 300,000 procedures worldwide, this simple, reversible surgically implanted device has safely helped many severely obese adult patients achieve and maintain long-term weight loss. Using laparoscopic surgical techniques, the device is placed around to the top portion of the patient’s stomach, creating a small pouch. By reducing stomach capacity, the LAP-BAND® System can help patients achieve long-term weight loss by creating an earlier feeling of satiety while maintaining a healthy diet. The LAP-BAND® System is considered safer and less invasive than gastric bypass. Unlike gastric bypass, it does not involve stomach cutting, stapling or intestinal re-routing. This offers the advantages of reduced pain and length of recovery period. The LAP-BAND® System procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis and the patient can return home the same day. The LAP-BAND® System is adjustable, reversible, and can be removed at any time.
Soluna MD has offices at 4251 Salzedo St. at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, FL and at 501 NW 179th Avenue in Pembroke Pines, FL. To learn more about Soluna MD’s services or to make an appointment, please call 305.446.0440 or visit http://www.solunamd.com. Soluna MD is a proud partner of the Miami HEAT.