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For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2012


Southcoast Center for Weight Loss offers free informational sessions on weight loss surgery during the month of May


WAREHAM, Mass. — Southcoast Center for Weight Loss will offer free informational sessions on the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, during the month of May.

The free informational sessions will be held at:

    Wednesday, May 2, at 7 p.m.
    The Cape Codder
    1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis

    Tuesday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m.
    Tobey Hospital
    Medical Library on the first floor
    43 High Street, Wareham

    Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m.
    White's of Westport
    Colonial Room
    66 State Road, Westport

    Tuesday, May 15, at 7 p.m.
    Southcoast Center for Women's Health
    300 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth

    Wednesday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m.
    John Carver Inn
    25 Summer Street, Plymouth

    Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.
    Tobey Hospital
    Medical Library on the first floor
    43 High Street, Wareham

    Wednesday, May 23, at 7 p.m.
    Benjamin's Restaurant
    698 Bay Street, Taunton

Millions of Americans fall into the category of clinically severe obesity — more than 100 pounds overweight with a body mass index greater than 40. Body mass index is a calculation of weight in relation to height.

Weight loss surgery has been endorsed by a consensus panel convened by the National Institutes of Health as the only effective means of inducing significant long-term weight loss for the vast majority of patients with morbid obesity.

The Southcoast Center for Weight Loss's community-based program is designed to incorporate a thorough approach to weight loss surgery utilizing a team comprised of dietitians, psychologists, nurses and surgeons to provide a safe and comprehensive surgical weight loss program.

For more information or to register for a free seminar call 508-273-4900. For more information on the Southcoast Center for Weight Loss visit www.southcoast.org/weightloss/.


Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-961-5280
Pager: 508-387-2532
Fax: 508-961-5876
poyants@southcoast.org



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Southcoast Health System is a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.

It includes the three hospitals that make up Southcoast Hospitals Group — Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford and Tobey Hospital in Wareham.

Southcoast provides advanced clinical services, such as open heart surgery, angioplasty and heart rhythm services, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgery, weight loss surgery, orthopedic surgery, advanced imaging services and is the only provider of maternity services in the region.

Southcoast is a not-for-profit charitable organization that depends on the support of the community to provide services. More information is available online at www.southcoast.org. Connect to Southcoast through social media at www.southcoast.org/connect/.





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