Archbold Hosts Health Talk - Bariatric Surgery

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Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Bariatric Surgery

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Obesity is the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and obesity-related health conditions—including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer—are some of the leading causes of death in our country.

Georgia was recently ranked among 39 states with an obesity prevalence of 25% or more, and 28% of Georgians are considered obese.

Researchers continually find new ways to show us just how much our weight is tied to uncontrollable forces such as our genes, our neurology and our hormones.

And scientists even say our odds of becoming obese may be partly encoded in our DNA.

In a world where we’re surrounded by advertisements, large portions and other cues to consume, it can seem impossible to stay focused on reaching our weight loss goal. 

Archbold’s Bariatric Weight Loss Program is designed for people who have struggled with their weight, and despite multiple attempts at weight loss programs, have been unsuccessful.

The comprehensive weight management and bariatric surgery program helps patients improve their overall health and enhance their quality of life.

As part of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series bariatric surgeon Greg Patterson, MD, will present, “The Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program, featuring Lap-Band® Surgery” on Tuesday, August 28, 2012.

Dr. Patterson will discuss obesity related health conditions and medical weight loss options available to help patients achieve their health goals. Patterson will discuss weight loss surgery, the medical criteria essential for a patient to qualify for surgery and the strong support system available to patients before and after the procedure.

Dr. Patterson is board certified in general surgery and performs Lap-Band surgery at Archbold Memorial Hospital. To learn more about weight loss options, including Lap-Band surgery, please attend this Health Talk. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. and be held in the East Tower classrooms at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Dinner will be served. Pre-registration is requested; call (229) 227-5140 or click here.