March Seminar Details Health Benefits of Surgical Weight Loss


Northern Michigan residents considering bariatric surgery are invited to attend a free informational seminar at Traverse City’s Cowell Family Cancer Center on Tuesday, March 24, from 6 - 7:30 p.m. The session will also stream live to select Munson Healthcare facilities via REMEC Telehealth video.

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. Nizzi 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. 

Seminar locations include:

  • Traverse City: Cowell Family Cancer Center, 217 S. Madison St., room B031
  • Cadillac: Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital via REMEC Telehealth video conference
  • Charlevoix: Munson Healthcare Charlevoix Hospital via REMEC Telehealth video conference
  • Gaylord: Otsego Memorial Hospital via REMEC Telehealth video conference
  • Grayling: Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital via REMEC Telehealth video conference
  • Manistee: Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital via REMEC Telehealth video conference

There is no charge to attend, however, registration is required. Register online at or call 231-935-9265

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.