Weight loss seminars to be held at Greenwich Hospital

According to Greenwich Hospital, if you’re 60 to 100 lbs. overweight and concerned about developing obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and gastric reflux, you may be a candidate for weight-loss surgery.

A seminar will be held Wednesday Jan. 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hyde Conference Room and Jan. 27 at 4:45 in the Cos Cob Conference Room. Both seminars will take place at Greenwich Hospital at 5 Perryridge Road.

Known as “bariatric surgery,” there are three standard options to consider:  a gastric bypass (which bypasses the larger portion of the stomach and “re-routes” food to the intestines), adjustable gastric banding (which restricts food intake by adjusting the size of the stomach), and a sleeve gastrectomy (in which a good portion of the stomach is surgically removed).

The hospital said that each procedure carries risks but also offers those who have struggled with morbid obesity the opportunity to make behavior and lifestyle changes while losing a significant amount of weight.

In this free educational seminar, bariatric surgeons will discuss what constitutes an eligible bariatric candidate, the pros and cons of each procedure, the long-term health benefits, and the kind of post-operative counseling and support a patient can expect from the Greenwich Hospital bariatric program.

While free and open to the public, registration is required by calling 203-863-3646. Find out more about the Bariatric Surgery program online at Greenwichhospital.org.

 

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