Emerson Hospital Holds Free Surgical Weight Loss Information Session in Concord
Sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. If you are considering surgical weight loss, the first step is to become educated about the different procedures, what to expect and how to live a long, healthy, energetic life.
The Emerson-Mass General Weight Loss Program will host a free surgical weight loss information session on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in Emerson Hospital’s Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Road to 9 Acre Corner in Concord.
Bariatric surgeon Ozanan Meireles, MD will discuss comprehensive surgical services including laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic banding and sleeve gastrectomy, a new surgical option in which the stomach is shaped into a narrow pouch.
Dr. Meireles, who speaks English and Portuguese, earned his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. He completed internships in general surgery at Santa Casa de Sao Paulo and Michigan State University, and he completed a clinical fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. He and the other members of the bariatric surgical team have performed hundreds of laparoscopic weight loss surgeries with positive, long-term results.
Attendees will receive information on who is a candidate for the surgery, the results prospective patients can expect and how support, counseling and education can help achieve long-term weight loss.
Registration is required by calling (978) 287-3532. For more information, visit www.emersonhospital.org/surgicalweightloss.
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury, Groton and Westford. The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than 300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.