Mercy to Host Free Bariatric Seminars

August 6, 2012

Mercy Bariatric Team.

Seated from left psychiatrist Kristina Radoulova, MD,

and surgeon Lisa Hawver, MD. Standing from left,

Cathy Hume, RN, bariatric program coordinator;

Jill Olinick manager, Therapy Services;

and Kimberly Kern, RD, LD, CDE.

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., Tuesday, August 14, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. The seminar will be held in the de Pazzi Bentley Room in the Doctors Medical Building, which is accessible through the von Gontard Conference Center doorsbetween Towers A & B. Mercy Hospital St. Louis is located at 615 S. New Ballas Road in Creve Coeur.
  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, August 28, in the Tucker Room at Mercy Hospital Washington, 901 E. Fifth St. in Washington.

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 bariatricinfo@mercy.net.

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