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Highland Hosts Free Bariatric Seminar Oct. 17 in Batavia

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Lael Forbes, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Highland Hospital, the region’s leading provider of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, will host an informational seminar on bariatric surgery Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Clarion Hotel, 8250 Park Road, Batavia. Registration is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and the seminar runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register in advance, please call (585) 341-0366 or visit Lael Forbes, M.D., F.A.C.S., will host the seminar. Dr. Forbes and the bariatric surgical team at Highland have helped thousands of patients in the region achieve lasting weight loss through surgery. She will provide an overview of the different types of surgery, and a bariatric program coordinator will explain the surgical process and the integral role lifestyle and diet changes play in the process. About 80 to 90 percent of bariatric surgery patients achieve successful weight loss. Bariatric surgery is an option for:

·                Those who are at least 100 pounds overweight

·                Have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more

·                Or have a BMI of 35 or more and are experiencing obesity-related health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Highland performs more bariatric surgeries than any hospital in the region. It regularly offers free informational sessions in Rochester; the October event offers western New York residents a more convenient way to learn about bariatric surgery.

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