MAKE 2014 YOUR YEAR TO LOSE WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL

MAKE 2014 YOUR YEAR TO LOSE WEIGHT ONCE AND FOR ALL

01-30-2014

If you would rather be "The Biggest Loser" than watch it on TV, your first step is to llosing weight is to attend a free lecture on your surgical weight-loss options

"Every New Year's, many San Diegans make a decision to lose weight, so this is an excellent time to see if you are a candiate for surgical weight loss, what procedure is right for you, and what are your insurance or other payment options," said Dr. Julie Ellner, medical director of the Alvarado Hospital's Surgical Weight-Loss Program.

"The expertise, credibility and commitment of the surgeon whom you choose to perform your gastric bypass or banding surgery directly impacts your success and your survival," Dr. Ellner continued. "Thankfully, I find that most of my patients have spent countless days, weeks and months educating themselves before making their choice.

"I feel that when a patient spends that much time making the decision to place their trust in a specific surgeon, they should know exactly what they’re getting for their investment. After all, obesity is a lifetime disease and the surgery doesn’t cure it, it only provides a tool that helps the patient keep it under control. Your surgeon is your partner in your success."

If you would like to start on your road to health and weight loss, attend the next FREE educational seminar, March 20, 2014, at 6 p.m., which will be catered with heart-healthy cuisine prepared by Chef Jeff from Terra American Bistro.

Parking is free in the hospital parking structure. To register, click here or call 1-800-258-2723.

For more information on the Alvarado Surgical Weight-Loss Program, click here or contact the weight-loss coordinator at 619-229-3340.

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