December Seminar Details Health Benefits of Surgical Weight Loss

December Seminar Details Health Benefits of Surgical Weight Loss

Northern Michigan residents considering bariatric surgery are invited to attend a free virtual informational seminar on Monday, Dec. 7, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.

Michael Nizzi, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., medical director of Munson Medical Center’s Bariatric Program, will discuss surgical options and explain how patients may qualify. Dr. Nizzi and Bariatrics Nurse Practitioner Wendy Whitfield, F.N.B., B.C., will also address the many ways a lifestyle change including bariatric surgery can reduce or eliminate heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and other obesity symptoms. 

There is no charge to attend the virtual meeting. However, registration is required. Register online at The URL link to access the virtual meeting will be provided to registrants via email in advance of the seminar date.

Obesity is one of the leading causes of unnecessary death in the United States. While bariatric procedures are not for everyone, surgical weight loss is dramatically improving the lives of people who commit to life-long changes in diet and exercise.

The Munson Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Program is fully accredited through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program, administered jointly by the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.