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Meet the surgeon February 9 for weight loss surgery

February 03, 2010
Although the actual operation is only part of a surgical weight loss program, it’s the part many people ask questions about first. “That’s why St. Mary’s is sponsoring a ‘Meet the Surgeon’ session for people contemplating weight loss surgery,” says Karen Milbank, RN, MPH, coordinator of St. Mary’s weight loss surgery program. The one-hour presentation will include an overview of weight loss surgery and specific information about St. Mary’s surgical and support services. “Weight loss surgery patients who have support before and after surgery are far more successful in losing weight long term and improving their overall health,” Milbank says. St. Mary’s surgical weight management program includes education, evaluation, support from dietitians, counselors, exercise experts, and membership in the Wellness Center fitness club. Meet the Surgeon A program for people considering weight loss surgery, presented by LAP-BAND® System-trained surgeon James J. Hanosh, MD, general and trauma surgeon. Family and friends welcome. Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 6:30 pm • How does weight loss surgery work? • Who qualifies for surgery? • How does surgery change a patient’s life? Call 298-6400 to register and for location. Win $500 of services! A year of postoperative nutritional, behavioral, and personal training support will be awarded to one lucky attendee who qualifies for weight loss surgery and completes the surgery at St. Mary’s. Sponsored by St. Mary’s Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Center