BMI of Texas Offers Free Educational Seminars in San Antonio for People Considering Weight Loss Surgery
BMI of Texas is offering free educational seminars for people considering bariatric surgery.
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
The Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas(BMI of Texas), which specializes in a variety of weight loss surgery procedures in Texas, today announced its schedule of upcoming seminars for people considering bariatric surgery. The free seminars, conducted by two of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in San Antonio, serve as an important educational tool to guide obesity surgery patients on their journey towards better health.
During the seminars, BMI of Texas bariatric surgeons Terive Duperier, MD, and Michael Seger, MD, discuss various obesity surgery options, answer questions, and offer patients support and guidance for their weight-loss journey. Many insurance plans cover weight loss surgery, and BMI of Texas patient advocates are available during the seminars to discuss attendees’ insurance coverage. The free seminars, being held in San Antonio, begin on July 12, 2012 and continue through October 25, 2012. To view a complete seminar schedule and register online, visit bmioftexas.com.
“Weight loss surgery works and it’s been repeatedly demonstrated in published studies that weight loss surgery does a better job of controlling type 2 diabetes in overweight and moderately obese patients than the most advanced medical treatment for the disease,” said Dr. Seger. “This is definitely consistent with what BMI of Texas sees here in San Antonio with our diabetic patients. They are usually off all their diabetes medications when they leave the hospital after surgery – and are successful keeping the weight off long-term. We strongly encourage anyone who needs to lose a significant amount of weight to consider attending one of our free educational seminars and learning about the various types of surgery available.”
BMI of Texas is committed to helping patients achieve success in their battle against obesity utilizing a variety of proven weight loss methods. BMI of Texas helps patients through various surgical procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve, or through its medical weight loss program, which is headed up by Dr. Jennifer Seger, a board-certified bariatrician. Additionally, the surgeons perform a full spectrum of advanced laparoscopic procedures, including laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication (anti-reflux surgery), laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery, and laparoscopic hernia surgeries.
BMI of Texas assists patients throughout their entire weight loss journey. After attending the free, educational seminar, patients are assigned a patient advocate to help coordinate the extensive paperwork and insurance stipulations necessary for surgical intervention. Post-operatively, the doctors continue to follow their patients to ensure long-term weight loss success. As part of its comprehensive program, BMI of Texas offers an on-site dietitian for nutritional counseling and hosts support groups where post-op patients can discuss a wide variety of issues, such as relationships and dietary concerns. In addition, the practice’s Web site includes a calculator for prospective patients to calculate their BMI at http://www.bmioftexas.com/default/bmi-calculator.
Dr. Seger and Dr. Duperier are designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. In addition, both surgeons were recently recognized again as “Top Doctors” by Scene in SA magazine. Dr. Duperier was named a 2011 Texas Super Doctor by Super Doctors and Dr. Seger was recognized as one of the 2011 Best Doctors in America® by Best Doctors, Inc.
About BMI of Texas:
Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found at http://www.bmioftexas.com.
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