FDA Advisory Panel Approves Expanded Use of Lap-Band

On December 3rd an FDA advisory panel recommended the expansion of the use of Allergan’s Lap-Band™ system for weight reduction in patients with a BMI of at least 35 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more comorbid conditions. The panel voted 8 to 2 that the benefits of Lap-Band™ surgery were greater than the risks in patients in the new, lower weight range. While the FDA must still make the final decision, the agency usually agrees with its advisory committees.

Dr. Simpson was one of 30 weight loss surgeons involved in the study.

In fact, Dr. Simpson was the only Phoenix weight loss surgeon selected to participate. Read more about this exciting new development regarding FDA approval of lower BMI guidelines for the Allergan Lap-Band.™

Dr Terry Simpson About Dr Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson is a Phoenix weight loss surgeon. He encourages his lap-band surgery patients to learn to cook and adopt healthier lifestyles. His goal is to use culinary medicine to keep patients out of his operating room. in 2017, Dr. Simpson became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.


About Dr Terry Simpson

Dr. Terry Simpson is a Phoenix weight loss surgeon. He encourages his lap-band surgery patients to learn to cook and adopt healthier lifestyles. His goal is to use culinary medicine to keep patients out of his operating room. in 2017, Dr. Simpson became a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist.
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