Ocean Medical Center to Host Weight-Loss Surgery Lectures

Contact:Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager
Phone:(732) 751-3451

Ocean Medical Center to Host Weight-Loss Surgery Lectures

Ocean Medical Center will host lectures by board-certified surgeons Anil Pahuja, M.D. and James Pasquariello, M.D. this summer to educate individuals about weight-loss surgery. These free events are open to the community and will focus on providing information about the benefits and different types of weight loss surgery options, including gastric banding, sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass.

The lectures will take place at the following locations and dates:

. July 10 and 24, August 14, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, Community Room
. July 17 and August 7, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Toms River Town Hall, 33 Washington St., Toms River
. July 31 and August 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Meridian Health Village Conference Center, Jackson
. August 28, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Ocean Medical Center, Brick, Conference Room B

To reserve your spot, call 1-800-DOCTORS or visit meridianhealth.com.

About Ocean Medical Center

Standing out as a premier medical center along the Jersey Shore, Ocean Medical Center is home to exceptional talent, state-of-the-art technologies, and a growing medical campus, all surrounded by a community that offers quality of life for individuals and families of all ages. Ocean is a 321-bed non-profit community hospital located in Brick, New Jersey that provides health care programs and services in all major medical disciplines. Some key services include designation as a Primary Stroke Center; brain lab and neurological surgery; DaT Scan and advanced imaging technology; DaVinci robotic surgery; general, thoracic, and vascular surgery; comprehensive cancer care and radiation therapy technologies; a Joint Commission accredited orthopedic program; one of the nation's most advanced cardiac catheterization laboratories and cardiac services; maternity, Acute Care of the Elderly, and critical care services. The Medical Center recently completed a four-level expansion that has transformed the campus through an $82 million project that sets a foundation for future decades of growth. The main component of the project is a new 44,300 sq. ft. Emergency Department. The Medical Center features Magnet award winning nurses who work in collaboration with the medical staff, and is a System Partner, along with the other Meridian Health facilities, with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Ocean Medical Center also operates the state's first Satellite Emergency Department in Point Pleasant, called the Ocean Care Center. The Medical Center has grown tremendously since opening in 1984 and is well positioned to evolve and respond to the changing community and health care landscape.