Safe & Effective Weight Loss Combination

By Gary M. Bunch, MD, F.A.C.S. –

Safe & Effective Weight Loss CombinationChances are, right now you would like to (or need to) lose some weight, build some muscle and get in better shape, or maybe you just want to live a better, healthier lifestyle. Dr. Bunch of Bradenton Surgical Group will challenge the way you think about slimming down and shaping up, by introducing you to the Body by Vi program and the LAP-BAND surgery.

If your goal is to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, Dr. Bunch can assist you in choosing the correct Body by Vi program. The popular transformation program contains everything you need to get the extra unwanted weight off and keep it off. Most people start the program by replacing two meals each day with a nutritional shake. Also offered through the program are: fat burner, essential oils, hunger blockers (to help you fend off those hungry feelings throughout the day), and an herb based energy drink.

The Body by Vi programs are not just for those looking to lose weight, the nutritional shakes can be added to your current diet to help you build muscle. So, whether you are looking to reach your goal weight or maintain a healthy weight, the Body by Vi program is a perfect fit for anyone looking to get fit and healthy.

There have been many studies done on the effectiveness of meal replacement nutritional shakes, and in the end what we have learned is, they succeed in helping people lose/maintain weight, have more energy, and just feel better in general. The Body by Vi shakes use amazing ingredients that help build and maintain lean muscle, are easily digested, and include prebiotics to support a healthy body. The shakes have 12 grams of protein, and you know we’re all huge fans of protein. They also have about 30% of your daily vitamins and minerals per serving. Their strongest feature is the 0 grams of sugar and only 90 calories per serving, which is great.

According to Dr. Bunch, patients who have tried unsuccessfully to lose weight and keep it off are consistently getting great results with the Body by Vi program. The program is often used by patients who choose to have the minimally invasive LAP-BAND surgery that is offered at Bradenton Surgical Group. LAP-BAND patients will often use the Body by Vi nutritional shakes as preparation for surgery or to ensure they are getting adequate healthy nutrition following the surgery.

The procedure itself is considered safer and less traumatic than other kinds of bariatric surgery as there is no cutting, stapling or rerouting of the stomach or intestines. Because the LAP-BAND surgery is performed laparoscopically, there are no large incisions so there is less discomfort to the patient and a shorter hospital stay.

With the safety of his patients in mind, and the undeniable results it produces, Dr. Bunch has elected to restrict bariatric practice to performing LAP-BAND surgery only. The advantages of LAP-BAND over gastric bypass and other bariatric procedures is clear. Dr. Bunch is experienced in these procedures and believes LAP-BAND is much safer and will eventually take the place of the old standard gastric bypass.

By coupling the Body by Vi program and the LAP-BAND procedure, Dr. Bunch has created a successful weight loss program that has provided many patients a safe, effective platform to lose weight and keep it off. For more information about the Body by Vi products or the LAP-BAND procedure please call 941-744-2700 to schedule a consultation or visit


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