Weight Loss Surgery Information Session
To find out if you are a candidate for weight-loss surgery, attend a free, physician-led information seminar at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 or 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20 at Baptist Health Louisville’s Education Center. Pre-registration is required.
To register for an upcoming information session, or for physician referral, call the Baptist Health Information Center at (502) 897-8131 or e-mail BHEInfoCenter@bhsi.com. Please provide your name, complete address, telephone number and seminar date selected in your e-mail. Online registration is also available at baptisthealthlouisville.com/weightloss.
Baptist Health Louisville offers adjustable gastric banding weight loss (bariatric) surgery. The minimally invasive procedure is performed by surgeons G. Derek Weiss, MD, and John S. Oldham Jr., MD, of Bluegrass Bariatric Surgical Associates.
Bariatric surgery reduces the size of the stomach and, in some cases, alters the digestion process to curb the amount of calories and nutrients absorbed. Most patients lose about 50 percent of their excess weight in the first year after surgery.
Health problems associated with excess weight also usually improve after surgery, including problems with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea and joint pain.
Success requires a drastic change in behavior, including eating very small meals.
The gastric band procedure involves placing a collar on the stomach to make it smaller. The band is adjustable so it can be tightened or loosened to regulate food intake.
According to the National Institutes of Health, candidacy for weight-loss surgery is based on several factors including BMI, or body mass index. To calculate your BMI, go to baptisthealthlouisville.com and type BMI in the search box.
Date: Apr 4, 2013
Starts: 6:00 PM | Ends: 6:00 PM
Baptist Health Louisville’s Education Center
4000 Kresge Way
Phone: (502) 897-8131