August 15th, 2014

The new Great River Bariatric Center will offer an educational program on weight-loss surgery at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, in the Blackhawk Room, on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.

Bariatric surgery is the only effective weight-loss method for people who are seriously overweight. Losing weight provides the best chance of resolving medical problems related to obesity, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea.

The program will be presented by bariatric surgeon Stephen Sundberg, M.D., medical director, Great River Bariatric Center. He will discuss obesity, the benefits of bariatric surgery, types of surgery, qualifications for surgery and lifelong changes after surgery.

Preregistration is preferred. Please call Great River Corporate Education at 319-768-4070.