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Elkhart Elkhart General to host weight-loss surgery seminar

Posted on Nov. 11, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Nov. 11, 2013 at 6:11 p.m.

Haley Coomes

hcoomes@elkharttruth.com

ELKHART – Elkhart General Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Institute will host the free seminar “An Introduction to Bariatric Surgery: Is it Right for You?” from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in the Elkhart General Hospital Auditorium B in the Hospital West Wing.

Luis Benavente, M.D., general surgeon, will present on weight-loss surgery and the the Elkhart General Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He will describe details of surgical procedures, medical effects of untreated obesity and the lifestyle changes that accompany weight-loss surgery.

There will be time for questions and answers. Attendees are encouraged to bring a support person. Registration is not required and walk-ins are welcome. Those interested should bring their insurance information. For more information call 523-3264 or toll free at 855-874-3BMI (3264).