Join us for dinner with our weigh-loss doctor on either Sept. 30 or Oct. 21, 2014, at Alvarado Hospital. Dr. Julie Ellner will discuss the benefits of surgical weight loss for those who are interested in learning more.
Catered by farm-to-table Terra American Bistro, Chef Jeff will demostrate the tricks of the trade in making healthy food taste great.
Dr. Ellner, medical director of Alvarado's Surgical Weight-Loss Program, will discus Lap-Band and gastric bypass, how to determine if one of these is right for you, what to expect and your insurance/payment options.
"As we approach open enrollment and the beginning of the new year, now is a great time to find out if you are a candidate and start the process," said Dr. Ellner.
"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."
The dinner with our doctor is free, but seating is limited. Pre-registration is required by calling (619) 229-3340 or e-mail us. Parking is free in the parking structure.