Weight Reduction Surgery Seminar for Adolescents
Choosing weight reduction surgery is a major life-altering decision that requires initiative and commitment. Weight reduction surgery may be the right choice for some younger patients. Our program is open to adolescents ages 16-21 who are interested in exploring this option. Our comprehensive information seminar is the first step in this process; it gives patients and their families an opportunity to find out if surgery is the right choice. Basic facts about bariatric surgery are presented by our medical staff. The program concludes with a questions and answer session.
Interested participants are encouraged to bring family members, as the weight loss program is comprehensive and includes surgery as well as behavioral, nutritional, and lifestyle changes. Please, no children under 12 years of age.
|December 6, 2012||4:00-5:00 PM||Room #4|
|January 10, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Room #4|
|February 7, 2013||4:30-5:30 PM||Room #1|
Location: Moses Division, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467
(enter on Gun Hill Road), Tishman Learning Center
|Dr. Pratibha Vemulapalli, MD, FACS discusses the systematic, multidisciplinary team approach that Montefiore Medical Center applies in determining a patient's individual candidacy for bariatric surgery. Click here to view more videos on Weight Reduction/Bariatric Surgery.|