Critical Issue: Weight loss and obesity seminar coming

By Holly Glen Gearhart, Contributing Writer

A sedentary lifestyle is harmful to your health and usually leads to one of the most preventable threats to health and life span: Obesity. Obesity-related diseases include type II diabetes, heart disease, high levels of cholesterol and a silent killer GÇô deep vein thrombosis.

It is preventable, but as anyone knows has battled their weight, losing weight can be nearly impossible, and keeping it off even harder. Many have successfully turned to surgery to help them lose weight and begin a healthier way of living.

In fact, because losing weight by means of diet and exercise is so notoriously difficult, the National Institute of Health recognizes bariatric surgery to be the only effective treatment for serious obesity for long-term weight loss.

Getting the weight off can lead to a reduction in the risks of type II diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and more.

Providence Medical Center in Everett is hosting a free Weight Loss Surgery Seminar for those considering surgery. Alana Chock, MD, Medical Director of Bariatric Medicine is the speaker set for the seminar and will answers your questions about weight loss surgery its risks and benefits.

"Dr. Chock is one of only 14 bariatric surgeons in the nation who are double board certified in both surgery and obesity medicineGÇ¥ Providence states.

Chock, they report, has trained surgeons while on faculty at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center, and is one of two physicians in the Pacific Northwest Board Certified by The American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Two seminars are available:

Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Providence Regional Medical Center, Medical Office Building, Rainier Conference Room, 1800 13th Street, Everett.

Monday, September 15, 6:30 p.m.

Providence Medical Building Monroe, 19200 Kelsey St., Monroe.

Register to attend @ or call 425-404-5502.


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