Surgical Weight Loss Benefits Detailed in Virtual Seminar

08.31.2021

Northern Michigan residents considering bariatric surgery are invited to attend a free virtual informational seminar on Monday, Sept. 13, from 5:30 - 7 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 Bariatric Nurse Practitioner Wendy Whitfield, F.N.P., B.C., will also address the 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 munsonhealthcare.org/bariatrics. The URL link to access the virtual meeting will be provided to registrants via email in advance of the seminar date. 

A bariatric surgery and aftercare support group meeting will take place on Monday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. This virtual meeting is open to those patients who have attended a Munson Healthcare virtual educational seminar. 

Obesity is one of the leading causes of unnecessary death in the United States and one of the main co-morbidities that can lead to severe COVID-19. 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.