Free Bariatric Seminars

March 23, 2012

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:

  • 6 p.m., Monday, April 9, in Suite 212 in the Mercy Medical Building, 300 Winding Woods Drive inO’Fallon, Mo.
  • 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14,in the Tucker Room on the second floor at Mercy Hospital Washington, 901 E. Fifth St. inWashington

Mercy Bariatric Center is located in Suite 212 in the Mercy Medical Building, 851 E. Fifth St. in Washington. For more information,, call 636-239-8878 or e-mail

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

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