The CHRISTUS St. Patrick Center for Surgical Weight Loss will hold a free seminar on the benefits of surgical weight loss on September 2, 2008 at 6:00 P.M. The seminar will be led by bariatric surgeon Richard Shimer, M.D. in Garber Auditorium at St. Patrick Hospital.
The seminar will include the latest information on the technology and benefits of the minimally invasive procedure. Dr. Shimer says that the seminar is ideal for those who are clinically overweight and are considering the surgical weight loss option.
"It's the safe, effective way to lose weight, improve your overall health and live longer," he says. "If you are 100 pounds over weight, or have a body mass index of 35 or more, then you could be a candidate for weight loss surgery."