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Free weight loss surgery seminars and support group offered New Year new you

Methodist Hospitals offers weight loss surgery seminars for individuals considering weight   loss surgery. The seminars are informational and offer information about weight loss and surgery options. The session is open to all interested individuals and their family and friends.

Weight loss surgery seminars are offered at Merrillville and Michigan City Bariatric Center:

  • Southlake Campus, Merrillville, Pavilion A, Fourth Floor, Suite 430, at 101 E. 87th Ave., at 6:00 p.m. Held on Thursdays Jan. 17 & 20, Feb 11 & 28, and March 14 & 21.
  • Methodist Hospitals Bariatric Center, Michigan City, 8733 West 400 N. Michigan City at 6:00 p.m. Jan. 21, Feb 4 & 18, and March 4 and 18.

To register to attend a seminar call 1-888-909-3627.

Support group meetings are also offered for individuals before and after surgery with the goal of providing educational and support for patients in a friendly, caring environment. If you have questions you may call 219-738-5617.

About Methodist Hospitals

Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency & Trauma services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.

It is designated as a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

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