CHRISTUS St. Patrick to hold free seminar on weight loss surgery options

The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital Center for Surgical Weight Loss will host a free seminar on two bariatric procedures: Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and LAP-BAND.  The seminar will be held on Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. in the Diabetes Management Center, Classroom B – 437 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive.

Bariatric Surgeon, Richard Shimer, M.D. will share the latest information on the Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy and LAP-BAND surgeries and how they could save your life.

Bariatric surgery can relieve conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. Some other benefits of weight loss surgery are:

  • Decreases risk for cardiovascular disease and some cancers
  • Improves conditions such as asthma, arthritis, and sleep apnea
  • Often eliminates the need for blood pressure and diabetes medications
  • Increases life expectancy

Seating for the seminar is limited.  Call 491-7577 to reserve your seat.