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.