On Tuesday, August 30 and Tuesday, September 6, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host Bariatric Surgery Information Sessions to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. Both sessions begin at 5 p.m. in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center located at Nationwide Children’s – 575 S. 18th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205.
The sessions are led by surgeon Marc Michalsky, MD, and Ihuoma Eneli, MD, both of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, and feature former bariatric surgery patients talking about their experiences. Discussions will center on the criteria for adolescent bariatric surgery, lifestyle interventions, financing, surgical weight management process and the benefits and risks of the three types of bariatric surgery offered at Nationwide Children’s – gastric bypass surgery, lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.
The sessions are free and are open to all teens, their families and supporters seeking more information about adolescent weight loss surgery. Underage participants are encouraged to come accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Parking is available in the visitors parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th Street and Mooberry Dr. Once parked in the garage, enter the Outpatient Care Center lobby and ask to be directed to the Bariatric Surgery Information Session in room 131 of the Education Center.
Other upcoming bariatric surgery information sessions are scheduled for October 18, November 29 and December 13 at the hospital.
For more information about this session and other upcoming sessions, and to register, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Bariatric-Surgery, or call (614) 355-0662.