Bariatric Seminars

UMC Bariatric Seminars

Have you struggled with losing weight? Not sure what else to do? Take your first step in the UMC Health System bariatric surgery program for weight loss! Attend one of our FREE informational seminars. Each seminar features one of our surgeons who will explain bariatric surgery options, eligibility requirements and lifestyle changes.

UMC doctor talks to patient about weight loss

Upcoming Events:

August 9, 20176PM-6:30PMGiven by: Dr. Aryaie
September 13, 20176PM-6:30PMGiven by: Dr. Garcia
October 11, 20176PM-6:30PMGiven by: Dr. Aryaie
November 15, 20176PM-6:30PMGiven by: Dr. Garcia
December 13, 20176PM-6:30PMGiven by: Dr. Aryaie

FAQs

  • What is morbid obesity?

    Morbid obesity is a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or more, which is roughly equal to 100 pounds or more over ideal body weight. The disease of morbid obesity interferes with basic physical functions such as breathing or walking. Long-term effects of the disease include shorter life expectancy, serious health consequences in the form of weight-related health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

  • What causes morbid obesity?

    The causes of morbid obesity are multiple and complex. Research has shown that, in many cases, significant, underlying causes of morbid obesity are genetic, environmental, and social. Studies have demonstrated that, once the problem is established, efforts such as dieting and exercise programs have a limited ability to provide effective long-term relief.

  • What is a co-morbid condition?

    The presence of one or more medical conditions or diseases that is caused by or related to obesity, such as type II diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, acid reflux, depression and some cancers.

  • What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?

    BMI is a measure used to index a person’s height and weight. BMI allows healthcare professionals and patients to better understand health issues associated with specific weight classifications, such as obesity and morbid obesity.

  • How do I know which procedure is right for me?

    Based on your individual situation, health status and history, and pre-surgery tests and evaluations, you and your surgeon will determine which procedure is right for you.

  • How is Life After Weight Loss Surgery?

    To help patients achieve their goals and deal with the changes surgery and weight loss can bring, we offer follow-up care that includes support groups, dieticians and other forms of continuing education. Surgery is only a tool. Your ultimate success depends on strict adherence to the recommended dietary, exercise and lifestyle changes.


Contact us

To RSVP for a bariatric seminar or for more information, please complete the form.


For questions/concerns contact Hilary Diaz, RN, Bariatric Coordinator
806.775.8924

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