Detroit, Michigan (PressExposure) May 12, 2011 -- DMC Harper Bariatric Medicine Institute (Harper BMI) will host a free public educational seminar on weight management, in addition to Harper BMI's Comprehensive Detroit Bariatric Surgery Program. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the different surgical and non-surgical weight management options. Guests will also have their questions about laparoscopic procedures and other forms of weight loss surgery answered by the experts.
The laparoscopic procedure, sometimes called gastric band surgery or lap band surgery, is the second most frequently performed bariatric procedure, where an adjustable band restricts the amount of food patients can ingest. A laparoscopic procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure and the patient can typically leave the hospital in less than 24 hours.
Harper BMI's free weight loss seminar event will take place on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Harper University Hospital (3990 John R., Detroit) in Hospitality Suites 2 & 3, starting at 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
At the seminar, board certified surgeon and medical director of bariatric surgery services for DMC Harper University Hospital, Michael M. Wood, M.D., will present important information on the latest surgical approaches to overcoming obesity and chronic diseases related to obesity. Bariatric surgery options presented will include the Lap Band, gastric sleeve and minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery, as well as the use of robotic technology for the bariatric procedure.
Event EMCEE: WCSX's popular morning show producer, Jim O'Brien (94.7 FM Classic Rock), struggled with his weight for years. In 2011, Jim partnered with the medical team at Harper BMI on a weight loss journey. Join us as Jim shares his journey and introduces you to the team of experts at Harper BMI.
Seating is limited so register early. For more information or to register for this free seminar, please call 1-877-DMC-W8W8 (1-877-362-9898) or visit our website at http://www.harperbmi.org. Complimentary valet parking and refreshments will be provided.
Bio: DMC Harper University Hospital is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC). It is the region's specialty hospital for treatment of the minor to the most complex cases in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, organ transplants and bariatric surgery. The bariatric program at Harper is the first in Michigan to have been awarded disease-specific care certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). Physicians from across the country refer their patients to Harper University Hospital because it offers their patients Exceptional Doctors. Exceptional Care. The DMC has a combined 2,000-licensed beds and 2,600 affiliated physicians.