Weight Loss Tongue Patch Surgery
Dr. Chugay was recently on FOX LA News discussing the Chugay Tongue Patch as an alternative to more drastic weight loss methods such as gastric bypass surgery or the lap band. Those methods are extremely expensive with an average cost for lap band at $14-15,000 and $18-35,000 for gastric bypass compared to the Tongue Patch at only $2000. We have had a total of 60+ patients undergo the procedure. Please view the video below.
Dr. Chugay has recently begun performing a revolutionary weight reduction procedure, which he has dubbed the Miracle Patch.
This patch, when surgically applied to the tongue, produces a means to lose weight never before offered by other surgeons.
During a reversible procedure that takes less than an hour, the patient is fitted with a custom patch for the tongue which makes chewing of solid foods very difficult and painful, limiting the patient to a liquid diet. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Chugay and his staff, the patient is put on an easy to follow liquid diet, fulfilling all of their nutritional needs while at the same time minimizing caloric intake and maximizing weight loss results.
Recovery is rapid; and patients are typically able to return to work the following day.
60+ patients have received the surgery and have seen impressive weight loss results, with some losing as much as 20 pounds in the first month after surgery. Post operatively, patients may experience swelling of the tongue for 24-48 hours. Speech may be affected during this time but typically returns to baseline within 48 hours.
Dr. Chugay is excited about bringing this procedure to Southern California and is thrilled to offer a solution to the eternal search for rapid weight loss techniques.