Desert Regional Bariatric Specialists Launch Web Site for Those Interested in Weight Loss Options 
The Bariatric Specialists program at Desert Regional Medical Center has launched a new Web site for those interested in weight loss options: is a comprehensive site featuring an overview of the Bariatric Specialists program, resources such as diet basics, a BMI calculator as well as information on how to determine if one is a candidate for surgery*.  One of the site’s goals is to foster a sense of community with regular updates from the Bariatric Specialists Facebook page, regular event updates and dynamic content.

In addition to the Web site, the Bariatric Specialists will present a free informational seminar on weight-loss surgery entitled “Surgical Weight Loss – Are You a Candidate?” at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 13 at Stergios Building at Desert Regional Medical Center, 1150 Indian Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs.

This seminar will provide valuable information to people seeking bariatric (weight loss) surgery. speakers include the bariatric program Medical Director, Dr. Ramy Awad, MD, Program Dietician, Amber Seewald, RD and Bariatric Program Manager, Sande Rowle Quattlebaum.

The Bariatric Specialists is a collaborative, multidisciplinary program at Desert Regional Medical Center that provides care and long-term weight loss options for bariatric surgery patients. The Bariatric Specialists team at Desert Regional works closely with a variety of specialties, including cardiology, endocrinology, plastic surgery, family medicine, pulmonology, sleep medicine, and personal training. The Bariatric Specialists offer lifelong care, realizing that obesity is a chronic condition and that surgery is a tool in the larger armamentarium of comprehensive treatments. They assist in every aspect of the weight-loss journey, providing patients with a set of tools and personal guidance for a lifetime of success.  


Event Details:

“Surgical Weight Loss – Are You A Candidate?”

When:  Saturday, August 13, 2011, 10 a.m.

Where: Stergios Building

                 Desert Regional Medical Center

                 1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr.

                 Palm Springs, CA 92262

(Located in the building with the bell tower in front of the hospital on the south side of the driveway, just inside the Indian Canyon Dr. entrance).

Contact:  To register, or for information on other upcoming weight-loss seminars, call 800-491-4990

*Surgical weight loss is designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40 or equal to or greater than 35 with serious comorbidities.

Desert Regional Medical Center | 1150 N INDIAN CANYON DR, PALM SPRINGS, CA 92262

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