Virtual Seminar Details Surgical Weight Loss Health Benefits

Virtual Seminar Details Surgical Weight Loss Health Benefits

Northern Michigan residents considering bariatric surgery are invited to attend a free virtual informational seminar on Monday, June 12 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Either Michael Nizzi, D.O., F.A.C.O.S., medical director of Munson Medical Center’s Bariatric Program, or Kevin Harris, M.D., who is specially trained in bariatric surgery, will discuss surgical benefits and explain how patients may qualify. Nutritionist Christine Russell, M.S., R.D.N., CDCES, 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 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, June 26,  from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. This virtual meeting is open to those patients who have attended a Munson Healthcare virtual educational seminar. More details are available at

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.