Free Bariatric Seminars Hosted By CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care

Monday, July 31, 2017

Jaime Ponce, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care will host free seminars in August on surgical and non-surgical weight loss options. The seminars will be held at CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care at 7405 Shallowford Road, Suite 160. 

Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.
Bariatric Surgery Seminar 

Aug. 8, 5 p.m.
Bariatric Surgery Seminar 

Aug. 22, noon
Non-surgical Options Seminar 

Aug. 22, 5 p.m.
Bariatric Surgery Seminar 

Obesity can be devastating to a person’s health and self-esteem. These educational seminars are designed to help you better understand bariatric surgical and non-surgical options, and how it may benefit your health. Topics include: who is a good candidate for the procedure, what to expect during the recovery period, and lifestyle changes needed to foster a successful outcome.  Walk-ins are also welcome. Attendees are asked to arrive at the seminar location 30 minutes early. 

CHI Memorial is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.  This means people in the Chattanooga region have access to the some of the most effective weight loss surgery options along with a highly trained medical staff that supports individuals through their weight loss journey. 

CHI Memorial is recognized as an Optum/United Bariatric Surgery Centers of Excellence and Aetna Bariatric Surgery Institute of Quality program.   

CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care is at 7405 Shallowford Road, Suite 160.  For more information, additional dates and locations for upcoming seminars, or to register for a seminar, please visit www.ChattanoogaBariatrics.com.  



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