Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar

Are you interested in learning about weight loss surgery as a way to manage obesity? Join us! We host a free informational seminar every month. Click here to view our calendar to see when you can next join us.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital
Johnson Conference Room, just off of the main lobby.
170 Governors Ave.
Medford, MA

What happens at the seminar?

You’ll watch a video presentation about bariatric surgery, then Dr. Sandor and Dr. Lane will be available you answer your questions and moderate a discussion about weight loss surgery.

What topics are covered at the seminars?

During the weight loss surgery seminar, you’ll get an overview of the medical issues related to obesity, and the surgical options for
weight loss. We also review the risks/benefits of surgery, the preoperative evaluation process and the expected postoperative followup.

What are some frequently asked questions?

  1. How long does the preoperative process take?
    Many things affect this, including patient factors (other medical issues) and insurance requirements. Generally speaking, it will take you between 3-6 months to prepare for weight loss surgery.
  2. How does (my medical problem) affect bariatric surgery?
    Our health care professionals will be happy to address medical problems in a general fashion, but out of respect for patient privacy will reserve specific discussion for one-on-one visits.
  3. How long will I be in the hospital? When can I go back to work?
    Hospital stay is typically three days; patients should be able to go back to work in two to four weeks.

Will there be other professionals there to answer questions (i.e. Bariatric Coordinators, Financial Representatives, Nurses, Physical Therapists)?

Our seminars are physician-led. We do have a monthly support groups (this group meets after the informational seminar), and different people speak each month. We also welcome patients in the preoperative evaluation process (i.e. enrolled in the program) to attend this group.

Why should I come to the seminar?

Many people struggle with their weight; many people have health issues (diabetes, high blood pressure, joint pain, sleep apnea) that are related to being overweight. Obesity is a very common issue and despite all of the advice we give to help people “lose weight,” we know that it is uncommon for people who are significantly overweight to find success through diet and exercise.

Bariatric surgery is a powerful tool to help people deal with the medical issue of obesity.

Come to one of our free seminars to learn more weight loss surgery and about the program at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. We look forward to meeting with you.

We are committed to providing high quality care in the community for our patients.

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