My Program For Life And St Peter's University Hospital Host Free Surgical Weight Loss Seminar April 9th

Florham Park, NJ (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- If you are considering weight loss surgery and want to learn more about it, please attend the Bariatric seminar information session on April 9th, 2009 at Saint Peter's University Hospital. The My Program for Life team will be available to discuss the different aspects of weight loss surgery, including nutrition, health and fitness, lifestyle modification and many health related topics. A medical professional will explain the procedure and process from the initial consultation to post surgical nutrition counseling.

The seminar features bariatric surgeons that will be available to answer any questions related to weight loss surgery. The My Program for Life bariatric surgery team is led by Doctors Alexander D. Abkin and Nicholas A. Bertha, both were voted Top Docs for NJ Gastric Bypass Surgery, NJ Lap Band Surgery and NJ Bariatric Surgery and have performed more than 4,000 laparoscopic procedures.

You will have the opportunity to hear first hand from patients about their personal experiences with weight loss surgery. These are informal meetings and are designed to allow you to learn more about weight loss surgery in a comfortable, low-pressure setting.

Morbid obesity is a life-threatening disease that affects 15 million people in America. A landmark study published in the October 2004 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association found that bariatric surgery improved or resolved type 2 diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea and high cholesterol in the vast majority of morbidly obese patients.

Attendance at a seminar is recommended before surgery.

When: April 9th, 2009 at 7:00 PM Location: Saint Peter's University Hospital 254 Easton Ave New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Weight loss surgery support group will meet at 6:00 PM at St Peter's University Hospital. Our support group is designed for both pre-op and post-op bariatric surgery patients, as well as any family and friends who would like to participate.

One of the most important aspects of the weight loss surgery journey is the support that patients receive. Especially the support from others, like themselves, who have experienced the weight loss journey themselves.

It is important to understand that our support groups are for all patients, not just those who may be experiencing problems. Discussions, with people who can relate with you, are an extremely important part of embracing your new lifestyle.

Join the My Program For Life team, sign up by registering on . We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Call 1-866-97-MY-PFL (1-866-976-9735) or visit for additional information about the My Program for LIFE, and register to attend the free seminar.

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