Lap Band Surgery Centers and Doctors in Honolulu, HI

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Hawaii is more than just a vacation island. It is also home to an internationally-recognized bariatric surgery center boasting state-of-the-art medical technologies and world-class doctors. The Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii and The Pacific Center of Excellence in Minimal Access SurgerySM are located at Kapi'olani Medical Center at Pali Momi on the island of Oahu, HI. Patients benefit from the peace of mind that comes from knowing their surgery is performed by an extraordinary surgeon under the safety of United States medical regulations.

The journey to weight loss begins in a tropical paradise, complete with five-star accommodations. Resting after your bariatric surgery in a private room with an island view, you just might mistake your speedy recovery for a tropical vacation. Suites are available for patients who wish to stay with loved ones. Mind, body, and spirit will benefit from the surgery that will transform so much more than just the physical.

Surgical options at the Hawaii center include the lap band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, duodenal switch, and vertical gastrectomy.

Dr. Paul T. Cirangle

Dr. Cirangle is the only Center of Excellence surgeon in the United States practicing in both Hawaii and California. He is a pioneer and thought leader in the field of laparoscopic and minimally-invasive surgery, presenting his work in the field both in the United States and internationally. His areas of expertise in bariatric surgery include laparoscopic bariatric surgery (surgery for the treatment of obesity) and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery (surgery of the esophagus, stomach, colon and intestine).

Dr. Cirangle is a member of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Society for Bariatric Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the International College of Surgeons (ICS), and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He is also a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and serves as chairman of the Public Information Committee for that society. He holds an academic appointment as an assistant professor of surgery at The Uniformed Services University School of Medicine.

Dr. Cirangle has the privilege of practicing in Hawaii as well as in the Bay Area of California. He is currently the medical director of the Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii and The Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Hawaii and the Pacific.

Visit Surgical Weight Loss Center of Hawaii online or call 866-957-3627 for more information. Pali Momi Medical Center is located at 98-1079 Moanalua Road, Aiea, HI 96701.

Lap Band Surgery at Advance Laparoscopy in Honolulu, HI


Not only does this word signify a traditional greeting and farewell, it embodies the surgical practice of Advance Laparoscopy in Hawaii. At this Center of Excellence in Honolulu, the spirit of Hawaii is preserved, along with an adherence to the surgical expertise and attention to detail excepted by the ASMBS. The center performs the lap band, Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, vertical sleeve, and revision. All procedures are done laparoscopically.

For travel considerations, many patients work in cooperation with Castle Hospital to minimize unnecessary travel, such as obtaining studies locally and sending to the Hawaii office. The center also lists travel agents who can help with arranging transportation.

Dr. Stephen Fowler

Medical Director and board-certified surgeon Dr. Stephen Fowler received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his medical degree from the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. After residency, he moved to Hawaii and founded the Surgical Weight Loss Institute in cooperation with Castle Medical Center. In September 2009, Dr. Fowler, ALOHA Surgery, and Castle Medical Center received the Centers of Excellence (COE) title from the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery ASMBS. Dr. Fowler concentrates solely on surgical weight loss as part of a structured comprehensive program. He is the first surgeon in Hawaii to perform the single-incision laparoscopic lap band procedure.

Visit Aloha Surgery online or call 808-521-1300 for more information. Find them at 928 Nuuanu Ave, #400, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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