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Albany Medical Center Offers Free Bariatric Seminar
   December 1, 2006

     

ALBANY, N.Y., December 1, 2006—A free bariatric seminar to discuss how to control and treat obesity will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 9 in Albany Medical Center’s Choices CafÉ. Jennifer Lindstrom, M.D., medical director of the Bariatric Surgery Center at Albany Med, will discuss nutritional and psychological approaches to developing a healthy lifestyle, while Carl Rosati, M.D., and T. Paul Singh, M.D., will present surgical options to weight reduction.

 

Obesity is widely considered to be the number one health problem facing Americans. It is estimated that nearly 11 million people suffer from severe obesity, which significantly increases the risks of morbidity and mortality due to its associated links with such diseases as type II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnea, gallbladder disease, fatty liver, osteoarthritis, and some forms of cancer.

 

Albany Med’s bariatric surgery center was one of only three in New York State to earn accreditation status from the prestigious American College of Surgeons (ACS)—the highest level of hospital achievement in bariatric care. As a designated center, Albany Med is capable of managing the most challenging and complex bariatric patients with optimal opportunity for safe and effective outcome. 

 

There will be a Q&A session following the presentations. Pre-registration is required by calling 1-877-262-7797.  Free parking will be available. For more information, visit www.amc.edu.

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