• Bariatrics

    Free Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminars

    Take the first step and learn what we can do for you: At our weight loss surgery seminars, you will have the opportunity to meet one of our surgeons, have the procedures explained and have all of your questions answered. You will also meet our patients who have had weight-loss surgery with resounding...

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    Pre-Operative Joint Replacement Class

    The Pre-Operative Joint Replacement seminar is mandatory for all patients undergoing hip or knee replacement. Patients and their Coaches (caregivers) are advised to register for a session as soon as possible after scheduling surgery. Plan to attend a session 4-6 weeks prior to your surgery....

  • Weight loss

    Weight Loss (Bariatric) Surgery Pre-Op Education

    Wouldn't it be a great feeling and sense of security approaching weight loss surgery without exhibiting fears of the unknown? Where will I be? What will happen to me? What is the procedure upon my arrival for surgery? Where do I go after surgery? Barbara Whelan (Vala), a seasoned registered nurse, member...

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    Weight Loss Surgery Post Op Support Group

    Support, encouragement and education is offered in a group session for post op bariatric patients in their first year after surgery.  The support group is led by Lisa Mandelman, LMFT, to help improve participants emotional, behavioral & mental health issues. Questions? Contact Barbara Whelan...

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    Post Op Nutrition Support Group: After Weight Loss Surgery

    Led by Registered Dietitian Tamara Swett, the group covers such topics as how patients can successfully plan meals, choose the right protein and vitamin/mineral supplements, and long term nutrition needs after weight loss surgery. The group offers tips on dining out and meals on the go, dealing with...