Is weight-loss surgery right for you? Find out at a free seminar this month hosted by the medical professionals at Mercy Bariatric Center.
Excess weight – a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more – puts people at high risk for acquiring life-threatening illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and Type 2 diabetes. When exercise and eating healthy are not enough for people to maintain a healthy body weight, there are surgical options to losing those harmful and unwanted pounds. Many health insurance companies assist with the costs of weight loss – or bariatric – surgeries and financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.
Upcoming informational seminars include:
Mercy Bariatric Center is located in Suite 212 in the Mercy Medical Building, 851 E. Fifth St. in Washington. For more information, www.mercy.net/bariatrics, call 636-239-8878 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mercy is the eighth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, more than 200 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,500 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net.