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Your Journey Begins at a Bariatric and Weight Loss Seminar

Woman exercising as part of a healthy weight loss programThe MetroHealth Weight Loss Surgery and Weight Management Center team hosts a free bariatric and weight loss seminar on the third Tuesday of each month.

You can also watch a seminar online anytime on your phone or computer.

The seminar gives you the information you need to make informed decisions about your health challenges. You will also better understand whether weight loss surgery or nonsurgical weight management is right for you.

“The seminar is the first step in the bariatric surgery journey,” said Shana Anderson, BSN, bariatric program coordinator at MetroHealth.

“Every potential patient needs to attend a seminar, online or in person, to move forward with the process and understand the basics of bariatric surgery risks and benefits. It helps you learn about the surgical preparation journey, both what is expected and what timeline is typical. Importantly, the seminars give you the chance to ask questions and learn about our program.”

You will clearly realize we are committed to helping you!

What You’ll Learn at a Bariatric and Weight Loss Seminar

Bariatric surgeons, obesity medicine specialists and other members of the team lead each seminar.

We discuss:

  • the causes of obesity
  • health problems related to obesity
  • typical health and weight improvements achieved after surgery
  • types of weight loss surgery
  • bariatric surgery criteria
  • the surgical timeline
  • the MetroHealth weight loss team’s personalized approach to care
  • how healthy lifestyle habits help you achieve lasting weight loss
  • insurance and payment options

“One of the most important points we make in our seminars is that bariatric surgery is a tool, not a solution on its own,” said Elaine Mead, surgical services center director at MetroHealth. “To be successful, bariatric surgery has to involve a variety of providers. Most importantly, patients have to commit to making healthy changes for a lifetime.”

Eating well, exercising and monitoring your weight are important steps in maintaining a healthy weight
Attend a Seminar In Person

In-person bariatric and weight loss seminars are free and open to the public.

Please come and join us!

Watch an Online Video of our Seminar

Can’t make one of our in-person seminars? Don’t worry.

You can view a seminar video from the comfort or your own home with your phone or computer.

Usted puede ver un video del seminario desde la comodidad de su propia casa con su teléfono o computadora.

Watch an Online Video of our Seminar
Ready to start your weight loss journey?

Call 216-778-7433  |  Attend a Seminar  |  Watch Seminar Video  |  Seminarios en Español  |  Ver Video del Seminario


Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Sergio J. Bardaro, MD

Sergio J. Bardaro, MD

Director of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery


92 ratings / 17 reviews
Shanail R. Berry, MD

Shanail R. Berry, MD

Internal Medicine/Pediatrics

162 ratings / 37 reviews
Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD

Jeffrey A. Claridge, MD

Trauma Surgery

34 ratings / 8 reviews
Erin K. Davis, APRN-CNP

Erin K. Davis, APRN-CNP

Internal Medicine

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