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Elkhart General Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Institute is hosting a free seminar on weight-loss surgery on Thursday. (Photo Supplied)
ELKHART EGH hosting bariatric surgery seminar

Posted on Dec. 10, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Dec. 10, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

ELKHART — The Elkhart General Hospital Bariatric and Metabolic Institute will host a free seminar “An Introduction to Bariatric Surgery: Is it Right for You?” from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Auditorium B of the Hospital West Wing, 600 East Blvd.

General surgeon Luis Benavente will present on weight-loss surgery and the EGH Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. He will describe details of the 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. Attendees should bring their insurance information. For more information call 523-3264 or toll free at 855-874-3BMI (3264).