Jersey Shore University Medical Center to Host Free Lecture on Weight Loss Surgery on August 3

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Jersey Shore University Medical Center to Host Free Lecture on Weight Loss Surgery on August 3

Many people today face difficult challenges with their weight and are not sure how to shed the excess pounds. Understanding that obesity is a condition that can be difficult to treat, many are contemplating weight loss surgery. This surgery helps by restricting food intake and can benefit those in need of weight loss. But patients must fully understand all of their options before choosing whether weight loss surgery is right for them.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center is hosting a LAP-BANDR and weight loss surgery lecture on August 3, to inform the community on the variety of treatment options available to them. The event will take place at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in rooms B104/105 at 5:30 p.m. Attendance is free and open to the public.

Seth Kipnis, M.D., surgeon at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, will be conducting the lecture and discussing different innovative treatment options and support services available through a comprehensive program at the medical center. Dr. Kipnis has specialized in weight loss and minimal invasive surgeries, and has received his board certification in general surgery and bariatric surgery.

"We are hopeful that this program raises awareness among those in need of weight loss surgery so they are fully informed of their options," says Dr. Kipnis. "These advanced treatments have helped improve and save the lives of many people, who are now able to take part in activities that they were once restricted from."

Weight loss surgery has helped many people, not only lose weight, but also lower their risks for serious conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Patients also have access to a highly trained team, and the complete range of services from Meridian Health that provide presurgical clearance, useful information about the procedure, and education and support after surgery.

For more information, visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.

About Jersey Shore University Medical Center:
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, a member of the Meridian Health family, is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and home to K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital - the first children's hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties. Jersey Shore is the regional provider of cardiac surgery, a program which has been ranked among the best in the Northeast, and is home to the only trauma center and stroke rescue center in the region. Jersey Shore University Medical Center specializes in cardiovascular care, orthopedics and rehabilitation, cancer care, neuroscience, and women's specialty services. For more information on Jersey Shore University Medical Center call 1-800-DOCTORS, or visit www.JerseyShoreUniversityMedicalCenter.com.