Offered twice per month on rotating weekdays
Huntley (Vocus) May 20, 2010 -- New mini-information session webinars about the Centegra Health System weight-loss surgery program are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. twice per month on rotating weekdays beginning May 27, 2010. All of those struggling with obesity are encouraged to participate.
During the webinar, Susie Dirkx RN, bariatric coordinator, will provide an overview of the weight loss surgery program by highlighting the following:
The webinars are offered as a glimpse into the program and a bridge into the comprehensive in-person information sessions offered in convenient locations including Barrington, Elgin, Huntley, Rockford and Woodstock. During those in-person sessions, participants will meet former patients and ask the weight loss surgery team any questions.
Located in the Centegra Health Center - Huntley, the Centegra Weight-Loss Surgery Center offers a multidisciplinary approach to significant weight loss for individuals when all other attempts at weight loss have failed. This is a comprehensive approach to the whole person that combines surgery with behavior-based counseling, exercise and nutritional counseling to achieve the most effective results possible. Following surgery, patients are encouraged to participate in a support group that further encourages them as they stick to the program and achieve weight loss goals.
Centegra’s bariatric program is unique in its approach to the care of the morbidly obese patient. The following characteristics set Centegra apart:
Centegra’s minimally-invasive surgery procedures include:
Centegra Health System is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents of greater McHenry County and to making services available in multiple and convenient locations, including hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Immediate and Primary Care Centers, Centegra Sage Cancer Center, Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. As the region’s leading healthcare provider, Centegra Health System continues to bring the latest treatments and technology, along with the skills of nearly 4,000 medical professionals, to meet the needs of the growing McHenry County community. For more information on Centegra Health System visit centegra.org or call 877-CENTEGRA (877-236-8347).
Kim Kubiak, Senior Public Relations Coordinator
815-788-5812 or Blackberry 815-355-7039
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