Published : Friday, 22 Mar 2013, 12:49 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - As more people live longer, the number of obese seniors citizens continues to grow. At least 12% of people over the age of 65 have a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 and have obesity related health problems including type 2 diabetes, arthritis, urinary incontinence and depression.
St. Mary's Weight Management Program works with patients of all ages to help patients get an active life back. The center has some of West Michigan’s leading bariatric surgeons who have performed over 6,500 weight loss procedures and offer personalized weight loss plans for every patient.
Weight loss surgery is major surgery and should be considered a last resort for morbidly obese patients. You should make the decision to have weight loss surgery only after careful consideration and consultation with an experienced bariatric surgeon. If this is a procedure you are considering, join the experts at St. Mary's for a upcoming free weight loss seminar. The seminars will cover the patient experience, payment options and insurance coverage and how St. Mary's supports patients every step of the way.
Free Weight Loss Seminars
Saturday, April 13 at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Both events will be held at Grand Health Partners located at 2060 East Paris SE in Grand Rapids
Register online at www.saintmarysweightloss.org or by calling 616-685-3333