Archbold Lecture on Lap-Band surgery to be Held at The Camellia Room

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Archbold Lecture on Lap-Band surgery to be Held at The Camellia Room

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Archbold Offers Lecture on Bariatric Weight Loss Program, including Lap-Band surgery

Do you suffer from health problems such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, sleep apnea, acid reflux or infertility?

Has your doctor informed you that losing weight would improve these conditions and your overall health?

The new Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program offers the most comprehensive range of weight loss services available in the region. This unique program is designed to help patients achieve their weight loss goals, improve their overall health and enhance their quality of life.

Archbold’s Program offers a range of individualized weight loss services and features a weight loss surgery component, commonly referred to as Lap-Band® or bariatric surgery.

As part of Archbold’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series, Gregory Patterson, MD, FACS, and registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator Beth Lowe will present, “A New Service for our Region: The Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program, featuring Lap-Band® Surgery” on Thursday, August 4, 2011.

Dr. Patterson will discuss obesity related health conditions and medical weight loss options available to help patients achieve their health goals—including Lap-Band surgery. Patterson will discuss the medical criteria essential for a patient to qualify for surgery. Lowe will discuss the Program’s nutritional components and the unique support system that helps patients stay positive, focused and motivated.

Dr. Patterson is board certified in general surgery and practices with Archbold Memorial Hospital and South Georgia Surgical Associates. Patterson performs Lap-Band® surgery for the Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program. Lowe is the program dietitian, counseling patients prior to surgery and following them for one year after Lap-Band® placement.

To learn more about weight loss options, including Lap-Band surgery, please attend this Health Talk. The lecture will begin at noon and be held at The Camellia Room, 404 E Stephens St, Quitman, GA. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is requested, call 229-227-5140 or visit