Learn about your weight loss alternatives at St. Alexius

November 17, 2011 by  

St. Alexius Medical Center, recently voted one of the top 10 hospitals in Chicago, is presenting a series of seminars about weight loss surgery. The next seminar will take place at Surgical Care Specialists/Kane Center on November 26 from 9 am-noon.

The seminar, presented by Alexian Advanced Weight Solutions, will talk about the options people have when they decide to have weight loss surgery. Those attending the seminar in Hoffman Estates will hear of the success stories of those who have previously received the surgery; they will receive an overview of the procedure and will receive guidelines they must follow if they wish to have the surgery. In order for them to make an informed decision, they will also be given educational materials such as brochures. Printers in the area have most likely worked with the hospital to create this educational material. The educational materials will describe the choices patients are faced with such as laparoscopic adjustable gastric band, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and StomaphyX surgeries.

Alexian Advanced Weight Solutions have been named a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. They offer a hope for those who cannot seem to lose weight no matter what they do. These seminars do a great service to help alleviate the fears patients may have when they feel that weight loss surgery is their only alternative. As with anything, a well-informed decision is really the only decision there is.