On Tuesday, October 16, Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host a Bariatric Surgery Information Session to discuss weight loss surgery options available for teens to combat obesity. This session will 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 session is led by surgeon Marc Michalsky, MD and Ihuoma Eneli, MD both of the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition at Nationwide Children’s, and features a former bariatric surgery patient talking about their experience. 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, laparoscopic adjustable band (lap band) surgery and gastric sleeve surgery.
The session is free and 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 visitor parking garage located at the corner of S. 18th Street and Mooberry Dr. Once parked in the garage, enter the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Center and ask to be directed to the Bariatric Surgery Information Session in room 131.
For more information about this session and other upcoming sessions, and to register, visit www.NationwideChildrens.org/Bariatric-Surgery or call (614) 355-0662.