Free Online Bariatric Seminars Hosted By CHI Memorial Metabolic And Bariatric Care

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Jaime Ponce, M.D. and CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care is now offering free online educational seminars on surgical weight loss options. Registration is available online at ChattanoogaBariatrics.com, or by calling 423-899-1000.  Participants will receive an email with log-in instructions.  
 
"Obesity can be devastating to a person’s health and self-esteem," officials said. "These educational seminars are designed to help you better understand bariatric surgery 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.  
 
"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 located at 7405 Shallowford Road, Suite 160, Chattanooga, TN 37421. 

For more information, additional dates for upcoming seminars, or to register for a seminar, please visit ChattanoogaBariatrics.com.


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