Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management Holds Free Weight Loss Seminar in Prescott on Sept. 30

Morbid obesity has reached epidemic proportions, especially in Yavapai County, where more than 26 percent of adults are considered obese. Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management will hold a free doctor-led seminar to answer questions and provide information about weight-loss options in Prescott on Saturday, Sept. 30.

For many battling obesity, and the serious life-threatening diseases it brings – including diabetes, high blood pressure and off-the-charts cholesterol – surgery becomes an option when diet and exercise alone cannot lead to weight loss. Choosing to undergo bariatric surgery is one of the most difficult decisions a patient can make; it is also tied to undeniably cathartic health benefits.

Open to the public, the free event will feature surgeons from the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Loss at St. Luke’s Medical Center– which has been voted No. 1 in surgical weight loss management for three consecutive years in Ranking Arizona Magazine – who will share the latest bariatric information and options, as well as address common questions about weight- loss surgery. The team will share inspiring stories of patients who have triumphed over many health issues to lead healthier lives.

To register for the event, those curious about weight-loss surgery can RSVP to the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Loss by calling 602-251-8828 or visiting BridgesAZ.com.

Where:                           

Hassayampa Inn

122 E. Gurley St.

Prescott, AZ

(Check front desk for room information)

When:                            

10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017

Cost:

Free

Why:

More than one in four adults are obese in Yavapai County, and the numbers are steadily climbing. Obesity-related health issues contribute to heart disease and diabetes, which are the second- and seventh-leading causes of death in the U.S.

Putting surgical weight-loss options into greater context, this seminar is part of the ongoing commitment of the bariatric surgical team of the Bridges Center for Weight Management at

St. Luke’s Medical Center to educate potential patients and their families about bariatric surgery and break down myths and stigmas associated with weight-loss surgery.

About Bridges Center for Weight Management

Designated as a Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program since 2005, the Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center provides a comprehensive program to help individuals achieve healthy, long-term weight loss. The multidisciplinary weight management program features preoperative education, weight loss surgery, nutritional guidance and postoperative support — all designed to help individuals achieve and maintain their weight loss goals. The Bridges Center team at St. Luke’s Medical Center consists of knowledgeable health care professionals — all dedicated to making every experience a positive one by guiding and supporting individuals through every stage of their weight loss journeys. In addition to a highly-experienced team of board-certified bariatric surgeons, staff includes a psychologist, registered nurse, registered dietitian, licensed practical nurse, physical therapist, and a team of patient advocates. For more information, visit www.stlukesmedcenter.com or call 602-251-8828.

 

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