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Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right for You? Attend a Free Seminar at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital - Chicago
Chicago, Ill. – February 20, 2013 – Learn how weight-loss (bariatric) surgery can restore your health and help you resume a normal life at a free seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 7 at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago (PSJH), Manor Professional Building, 2913 N. Commonwealth, Chicago.
Rami Lutfi, MD (photo at right), board-certified surgeon and co-medical director of the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics, will discuss the impact of obesity on overall health. The program also will focus on how weight-loss surgery can help resolve diseases associated with excess weight. Obesity can cause or worsen illnesses and conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, certain cancers and joint pain.
Dr. Lutfi, who has extensive experience in the most advanced weight-loss procedures, will explain the latest options in bariatric surgery, including the guidance and support offered before, during and after surgery. Participants will have an opportunity to meet the bariatric team, ask questions and learn more about insurance coverage.
About Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago
Presence Saint Joseph Hospital – Chicago (PSJH) is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago's lake shore communities. It's home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. PSJH is part of Presence Health, the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois, created in November, 2011 through the merger of Provena Health and Resurrection Health Care. With over 100 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has 22,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of nearly $3 billion. Visit presencehealth.org to learn more.