Lawrence Hospital Center to Host Weight Loss Patient Reunion

One of the patients, Princess Ware, lost 112 pounds. Photo credit: Lawrence Hospital Center
One of the patients, Princess Ware, lost 112 pounds. Photo credit: Lawrence Hospital Center
The following release is from Lawrence Hospital Center concerning its second annual Bariatric Surgery Patient Reunion, scheduled for Thursday at the Bronxville Field Club:

On May 22, 2014, between 6pm and 8pm, Lawrence Hospital Center will host its 2nd annual Bariatric Surgery Patient Reunion at the Bronxville Field Club, which is located at 40 Locust Lane in the Village of Bronxville. Bariatric surgery is an operation on the stomach and/or intestines which helps obese patients lose weight.  The event is a chance meet up with former patients to celebrate their newfound health and discover how weight loss surgery at Lawrence has given them a new lease on life.

At the celebration, former Lawrence bariatric surgery patients will reconnect with surgeons, dietitians, operating room nurses and other staff. The annual gathering will also feature music, dinner and dancing.

Lawrence's Center for Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery offers a full range of weight loss surgeries, including laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric bypass.  Lawrence's network of care stays with its patients for life, helping them through challenges and celebrating triumphs.

“There has to be a nucleus of support structures around patients to help them succeed,” says Miguel Silva, MD, Chief of Surgery and Division Chief of the Center for Advanced Surgery at Lawrence Hospital Center. “This nucleus includes a nutritionist to educate them about healthy eating habits, support groups where they can share personal stories and tips, a psychologist, and a nurse practitioner to guide them through the process.”

If you’ve had weight loss surgery at Lawrence and would like to attend, please RSVP by calling 914-787-5000.

To learn more about weight-loss surgery and Lawrence Hospital Center's Bariatric Program, you can go to www.LawrenceHealth.org, and enter "Bariatric Surgery" into the search bar, or call 914-787-4000.

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