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Register for a free in-person or online weight loss seminar

Our team is here to guide you on your weight loss journey. Come out to one of our free in-person informational seminars led by our expert bariatric surgeons and learn about the weight loss options available to you. Get a better understanding of each step leading up to your bariatric procedure, your surgical weight loss options, and any lifestyle changes needed post-operation. See more of what you'll learn through the seminar:

  1. Types of bariatric procedures: Understand the different types of bariatric surgery options available, such as gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS). Each has its benefits and risks.

  2. Eligibility and qualifications: Determine if you meet the qualifications for bariatric surgery. Eligibility criteria often include body mass index (BMI), previous weight loss attempts, and obesity-related health conditions.

  3. Risks and benefits: Gain a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks and benefits associated with the specific bariatric procedure you are considering. This includes both short-term and long-term effects.

  4. Diet and lifestyle changes: Learn about the dietary and lifestyle changes required before and after surgery. Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix; it necessitates lifelong commitment to healthy habits.

  5. Surgical process: Familiarize yourself with the surgical process, including anesthesia, incisions, and potential complications. Knowing what to expect can reduce anxiety.

  6. Hospital stay: Understand the expected length of your hospital stay and the immediate postoperative care you will receive.

  7. Postoperative recovery: Be prepared for the recovery period after surgery. You may experience pain, discomfort, and dietary restrictions. Follow postoperative instructions closely.

  8. Nutritional guidelines: Learn about the post-surgery dietary guidelines, including the transition from liquids to solids and the importance of protein intake and vitamin supplements.

  9. Physical activity: Discuss postoperative physical activity guidelines with your healthcare team. Gradual exercise is essential for recovery and long-term weight loss.

  10. Support system: Establish a support system that includes family, friends, or support groups. Emotional support can be crucial during your weight loss journey.

  11. Follow-up appointments: Understand the importance of regular follow-up appointments with your surgeon and healthcare team. These visits are vital for monitoring your progress and addressing any issues.

  12. Lifestyle changes: Recognize that bariatric surgery is a tool for weight loss, but long-term success depends on your commitment to adopting a healthier lifestyle, including dietary modifications and exercise.


Get answers to your questions through our online weight loss seminar.

Interested in learning about surgical weight loss options but don’t have the time to attend our in-person seminars? Our online weight loss seminar allows you to take the first step to better health on your schedule. Watch the complete 15-minute seminar video, then answer the corresponding questions. Once you finish, we’ll reach out to help you with insurance questions and set up a consultation. We’re here to learn about your goals and hopes for weight loss. We look forward to meeting you and helping you begin the journey to a healthier future!

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