Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation Hosts Weight Loss Surgery Information Session in Novato
August 20th Seminar Offers Answers and Support for Individuals Considering Weight Loss Surgery
San Francisco, CA, July 29, 2011--Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation will host a weight loss surgery informational seminar and support group on August 20, 2011 at Novato Community Hospital. This seminar will provide a supportive environment for individuals interested in learning about weight loss surgery and those seeking support following surgery. Part of a monthly series held in San Francisco and Marin, the seminar will be held:
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Novato Community Hospital
180 Rowland Way, Novato
Wilkes-Weseman Conference Room
9:00 – 11:30 am
Led by Gregg Jossart, MD, director of Sutter Pacific’s laparoscopic gastrointestinal, bariatric and endocrine surgery program, the seminar provides an overview of the different types of surgical procedures available and what to expect with each. This venue provides a unique opportunity for individuals to have questions answered directly by a board-certified bariatric surgeon while finding support among others considering weight loss surgery and from those who've already undergone surgery.
“This is an opportunity for men and women to explore if weight loss surgery is the right next step for them and connect with others who have been there,” says Dr. Jossart, who also serves as director for California Pacific Medical Center’s minimally invasive surgery program. “Our group meetings offer a forum to find out what to expect from weight loss surgery and how it can help individuals reach their goal weight when other strategies have failed.”
For a complete schedule of support groups in San Francisco and Marin or for more information about Sutter Pacific’s bariatric surgery program, go to: www.sutterpacific.org/bariatrics.
About Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation
Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation’s 240+ doctors offer primary, specialty and complex medical care throughout San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma and Lake Counties, as well as at outreach clinics in Northern California and Nevada. Our physicians are dedicated to excellent patient care, combining the latest in medical knowledge and technology with a personal touch. Sutter Pacific physicians are part of the Sutter Health network and provide hospital services at Sutter Health hospitals including California Pacific Medical Center, Novato Community Hospital, Sutter Medical Center Santa Rosa and Sutter Lakeside. Additionally, our San Francisco-based physicians are part of Brown & Toland Physicians. For more information or to find a doctor near you, visit www.sutterpacific.org or call 1-888-699-DOCS (3627).