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WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

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Welcome to one of the websites of Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) ("Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)”, "we" or “us” or "our"). The following terms and conditions, together with any documents they expressly incorporate by reference, (collectively, these "Terms of Use"), govern your access to and use of www.gantalapband.com, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through www.gantalapband.com (the "Website"), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Website. By using the Website, you accept and agree to be bound and abide by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, incorporated herein by reference. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or our Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

This Website is offered and available to users who are 18 years of age or older.

Changes to the Terms of Use

Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) may revise and update these Terms of Use from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. However, any changes to the dispute resolution provisions set forth in the Governing Law and Jurisdiction provisions below will not apply to any disputes for which the parties have actual notice on or prior to the date the change is posted on the Website.

Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

Accessing the Website and Account Security

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

You are responsible for:

Making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Website.

Ensuring that all persons who access the Website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them.

To access the Website or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Website that all the information you provide on the Website is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Website or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Website, is governed by our Privacy Policy and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with our Privacy Policy.

If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person with access to this Website or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information.

We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

Ownership of Website

This Website is created, owned and maintained by Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)

Reliance on Information Posted on this Website

All information posted on or through this Website is general information about Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery intended for educational and informational purposes only. Such information is not meant to be an exhaustive explanation of the subject matter presented or of the indications, results or complications of Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgery. With any Bariatric (Weight Loss) surgery individual results will vary depending on a number of factors, including patient compliance. All information on this Website is believed to be accurate at the time of posting. However, Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) does not represent that the contents of this Website will be updated at all times given the rapid changes in the medical field and the increasing amount of available medical information. Plastic Surgery is a vast field and a complete discussion of all available information is not possible.

Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information by you or any other visitor to the Website, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

This Website includes publications, messages, postings, or articles (‘materials”) of third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in such materials are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the third parties and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL). We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any third party materials provided on or through this Website.

The material provided on or through this Website do not constitute medical advice, are not a substitute for consultation with and advice from your own physician or surgeon, and should not be used to diagnose or treat any medical illnesses. Any medical or surgical decision should be made in consultation with your own physician or surgeon, and not based on the materials provided on this Website.

Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) does not endorse any specific test, procedure, medical or professional service, physician or surgeon whose materials are posted on this Website.

The information submitted to or through this Web site is NOT treated as confidential unless otherwise indicated. Unless you are provided with a user name or other individual identifier and a secure password do NOT submit Protected Health Information on this Website.

The pictures, videos and opinion published on this Website are of both actual patients and and models. The patients have authorized such posting and are identified as actual patients of Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL). Other photos or videotapes are representations of models or actors. The pictures, videos and opinions posted on this website should not be relied on by any user as a representation by Dr. Ganta or Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) that you will achieve the same surgical results. They do not guarantee or predict the results that any particular individual will receive. Your individual Bariatric (Weight Loss) surgery results and experience will vary. A decision about whether to have surgery or choosing to choose Dr. Ganta or Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) as your surgeon should not be based on the pictures, videos or opinions published on this Website.

This Website should not be used if you are experiencing a medical emergency. IF YOU THINK THAT YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY, CALL YOUR DOCTOR OR 911 OR GO TO THE NEAREAST EMERGENCY ROOM IMMEDIATELY.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Website

All information we collect on this Website is subject to our Privacy Policy. By using the Website, you consent to all actions taken by us with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy including our policy for email communication

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Communication on or through this Website does not establish a physician-patient relationship between you and Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL). Dr. Ganta or their affiliates. If you wish to schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Ganta you may do so by contacting his office at: 512/257-2425. A physician–patient relationship can only be established based on an individual evaluation and examination by Dr. Ganta and your provision of informed consent to receive treatment or services from him or another Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) staff member.

By continuing to use this Website you understand and agree that:

  • such use does not establish a physician-patient relationship with us;
  • using austinbariatric.com or any website accessed through our is not a substitute for the advice of your physician or surgeon;
  • information provided on the Website does not constitute medical advice from Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) or any of its surgeons;
  • use of this Website is not a substitute for your physician’s diagnosis or recommendation for surgery, treatment or services;
  • information on this Website is provided for general information purposes only ;
  • you cannot use this Website for the purpose of obtaining an individual diagnosis, treatment, or prescription for medication;
  • Links to other sites and third party resources are provided for your convenience only, The information is presented “AS IS” and have not been reviewed by us for accuracy. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites;
  • Unless we have provided you with a user name or other identifier and secure password, you should not send Protected Health information through this Website. If you have been provided a secure password, any Information communicated by you to us will be placed in your medical record with Dr. Ganta/ Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL);
  • Any communications that you make on or through this Website may not be received by Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) on the same day that you send such communication. Due to the nature of the Internet, your questions may be answered in an untimely manner, or in the sole discretion of the surgeons, not at all;
  • You will NOT use this Website as a substitute for emergency treatment and you will go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 in the event of an emergency;
  • You may contact our office if you are experiencing technical difficulties;
  • All communications and submissions on our Website become the property of Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) and may be reproduced on our public Website and in other media. Any Protected Health Information inadvertently included in such communications will be removed prior to reproduction;
  • Except when required by law, your name or email address will not be disclosed to a third party;
  • Logs produced through our Website are regularly deleted, and drives are formatted regularly; Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) is not associated with, nor does it reflect the views of, any healthcare entity or corporation; and
  • By posting information available through other Websites, and the links to other Websites, Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) is not endorsing or recommending the specific tests, physicians, or procedures discussed on such Websites.

Clinical images presented at this Website are for illustrative purposes only. They do not guarantee or predict the results in any particular individual circumstance. Some images are very graphic and some individuals may find them uncomfortable to see. Please use discretion before viewing any surgical images. If you find these materials offensive or troubling, you may not want to use our Website.

BY READING ANY FURTHER AND CHOOSING TO USE AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL)’s WEBSITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE AND OUR PRIVACY POLICY ON THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THESE TERMS OF USE AND THE PRIVACY POLICY AND WILL POST ANY MODIFICATIONS. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU REVIEW THEM EVERYTIME YOU VISIT THIS WEBSITE OR AT LEAST PERIODICALLY. YOUR CONTINUED ACCESS OR USE OF gantalapband.com OR ANY LINKS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE SHALL BE DEEMED YOUR CONCLUSIVE ACCEPTANCE OF THE MODIFIED TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT YOU OBTAIN AS A RESULT OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL) NOR DR. GANTA OR ANY OTHER AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL) PHYSICIAN OR SURGEON NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED THEREWITH MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL) OR DR. GANTA NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THEREWITH REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT YOU OBTAIN AS A RESULT OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL), DR. GANTA AND THEIR AFFILIATES HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Limitation on Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL), DR. GANTA OR THEIR AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES THAT YOU OBTAIN AS A RESULT OF USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless AUSTIN INSTITUTE OF BARIATRICS AND LAPAROSCOPY (AIBL), DR. GANTA and their affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, any use of the Website's content, any medical or professional services that you obtain as a result of your use of this website other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Texas without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Texas or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Texas [in each case located in the City of Austin and County of Travis, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Limitation on Time to File Claims

ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OF USE OR THE WEBSITE MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES, OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver by Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), Dr. Ganta or their affiliates of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) with respect to the Website and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

Your Comments and Concerns

This website is operated by Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) at 11851 Jollyville Road, Ste 104, Austin, Texas, 78759, Austin, Texas. All other feedback, comments, requests for technical support and other communications relating to the Website should be directed to Dr. Ganta at (512) 257 -2425 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thank you for visiting the Website.

About Dr. Ganta

Dr. Ganta practices Bariatric Surgery at Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), 11851 Jollyville Road, Ste 104, Austin, Texas, 78759 and 1213 RR 620, Suite 205 Austin, Texas 78734. He can be reached by calling his office at (512) 257-2425 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please do not communicate with Dr. Ganta about your health concerns by email unless he has an established patient-physician relationship with you, you have signed a consent for him to communicate with you by email, or you have been provided a secured web portal by him for email communications. A doctor-patient relationship cannot be established on the Internet. Responses to individuals who are not established patients are for informational purposes only, not treatment. Patients who send questions through Contact page in website will be answered if it is only informational and can not communicate with them unless we have consent for email communication or the information provided does not constitute protected health information. Individual patient information is not stored or disclosed through this Website, with the exception of testimonials authorized to be used by patients for the Website.

Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), Dr. Ganta and his affiliated physicians have a financial interests in, and receive remuneration for the medical and surgical services they provide and products that they sell. Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) provides seminars for existing patients and individuals interested in learning about Bariatric Surgery. These seminars are provided at no cost. Such seminars will be advertised on this Website.

COMPLAINTS

AVISO SOBRE LAS QUEJAS, Las quejas sobre médicos, así como sobre otros profesionales acreditados e inscritos en la Junta de Examinadores Médicos del Estado de Texas, incluyendo asistentes de médicos, practicantes de acupuntura y asistentes de cirugía, se pueden presentar en la siguiente dirección para ser investigadas: Texas Medical Board, Attention: Investigations, 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610, P.O. Box 2018, MC-263, Austin, Texas 78768-2018, Si necesita ayuda para presentar una queja, llame al: 1-800-201-9353, Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web en www.tmb.state.tx.us.

NOTICE CONCERNING COMPLAINTS, Complaints about physicians, as well as other licensees and registrants of the Texas Medical Board, including physician assistants, acupuncturists, and surgical assistants may be reported for investigation at the following address: Texas Medical Board, Attention: Investigations, 333 Guadalupe, Tower 3, Suite 610, P.O. Box 2018, MC-263, Austin, Texas 78768-2018, Assistance in filing a complaint is available by calling the following telephone number: 1-800-201-9353, For more information, please visit their website at www.tmb.state.tx.us.

USER SUBMISSIONS

Notice of Privacy Practices: Any person, protected health information that you submit to Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) is governed by the Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) Notice of Privacy Practices (NPP). You may download a copy of our NPP from the HIPAA page or privacy notice page of our website.

If you make any such submission, you agree that you will not send or transmit to Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), by e-mail, (including through the e-mail addresses listed on the "Contact Us" link) any communication or content that infringes or violates any rights of any party. If you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), by e-mail, you agree such submission is non-confidential for all purposes.

If you make any unsolicited submission any business information, idea, concept or invention to Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), by e-mail, you automatically grant or warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted - Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL), a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL) may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses. If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, do not submit them to Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL). We try to answer every e-mail in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

USE OF CONTENT & COPYRIGHT NOTICE

Copyright law protects material on Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy (AIBL)’s Website. Reprinting or otherwise reproducing any document in whole or in part is prohibited, unless prior written consent is obtained from the copyright owner.


About AIBL
Austin Institute of Bariatrics and Laparoscopy

A comprehensive practice specializing in Bariatric or Weight Loss Surgery (WLS) in Austin. AIBL serves Central Texas and South Texas areas including Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Georgetown, Temple, Killeen, Burnet, Waco, San Marcos, Kyle, San Antonio, Victoria and Corpus Christi. Dr Ganta performs laparoscopic bariatric surgery including Lapband or Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB), Gastric bypass (RNY), Duodenal switch (DS), Sleeve gastrectomy or Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) or Gastric sleeve, Single incision surgeries, Stomaphyx and other revisions for failed weight loss surgery such as non adjustable gastric banding, Lap-band and older versions of gastric bypass. AIBL in Austin offers excellent value and financing options to all weight loss surgery cash pay patients in particular for Lap band and Gastric Sleeve procedures. AIBL also offers several diabetes surgery options for type 2 diabetes along with Morbid obesity or Severe Obesity.

11851 Jollyville Rd Suite 104
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 257-2425