Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011
In response to an FDA letter received on Dec. 13th, 1 800 GET THIN is committed to working with the FDA to resolve any outstanding issue on disclosure of risks and benefits of weight loss surgery. 1 800 GET THIN is the preeminent leader in surgical weight loss marketing. 1 800 GET THIN does not provide medical services nor do they manufacture, distribute or sell the Lap Band medical device. All individuals who call 1 800 GET THIN are referred to licensed physicians and accredited facilities where every individual will receive a full and complete disclosure of the risks and benefits of surgical weight loss. As part of this process, every individual will also receive the Allergan Lap Band System, “Surgical Aid in the Treatment of Obesity, A decision guide for Adults,” which contains an acknowledgment/consent form that is signed by prospective candidates. (1 800 GET THIN does not have any affiliation with Allergan.)
1 800 GET THIN has verified that prior to any surgical procedure every potential surgical candidate will undergo a thorough medical evaluation which includes consultations with nutritionists, therapists and various independent medical doctors. 1 800 GET THIN remains confident that during this process, every individual receives a full and complete disclosure of the risks and benefits of surgical weight loss. As a result, all individuals are fully informed and advised of the risks and benefits prior to their weight loss surgery.
1 800 GET THIN is committed to patient safety and advocacy. 1 800 GET THIN and the FDA are unified in their goals of ensuring that all consumers are well informed and educated about the Lap Band medical device. 1 800 GET THIN currently provides an extensive risk disclosure on all advertising which was specifically designed to educate and inform the consumers of the benefits and risks of surgical weight loss, including reference to a web site to obtain additional information.