Millions of Americans are diagnosed with clinical severe obesity; making it the most common chronic disease in the United States today. Obesity can have a significant effect on quality of life, and for some individuals, weight loss surgery may be the solution to improve their health and overall well-being.
St. Peter’s Health Partners will hold free educational seminars, titled “Weight Loss Surgery: Take the First Step.”
Free and open to the public, the program is intended for patients, their family members and loved ones, and others who are concerned about weight loss issues. Upcoming program dates are:
Wednesday, December 26
Monday, January 7
Monday, January 21
The event will take place:
6 to 7:30 p.m.
SPHP Medical Offices – Brunswick Shopping Plaza
720 Hoosick Rd. in Troy
The distinguished speaker will be: Matthew D. McDonald, DO, FACS, medical director of Samaritan Hospital Bariatrics, and a bariatric surgeon with Samaritan Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Care, a practice of St. Peter’s Health Partners Medical Associates.
Dr. McDonald will discuss aspects of weight loss surgery including who may be a candidate for surgery, how patients who choose weight loss surgery can lose up to 70 percent of excess weight, what types of surgical procedures are available, and the risks involved. Weight loss surgery is known to improve or resolve more than 30 obesity-related conditions, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, sleep apnea, hypertension, and high cholesterol.
Space is limited and registration is required. Please call 518-687-9779 or register online to reserve a seat.