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St. Joseph’s Hosts Free Seminar on Weight Loss Surgery

SYRACUSE – St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will host a free informational session on “Weight Loss Surgery: When is it the Best Option?” on Tuesday, December 11, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Medical Officer Center, Suite 809-810, located at 104 Union Avenue in Syracuse. Free parking is available in the Medical Office Center parking garage.


William Graber, MD, FACS, a board-certified surgeon specializing in weight loss surgery, will explain what qualifies as obesity, how obesity affects health, when surgery is the best option and review what can be expected after surgery.


Space is limited. To register, call St. Joseph’s at 315-744-1244 or e-mail community.programs@sjhsyr.org.


St. Joseph’s is designated as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Two surgeons -- Dr. Graber and Dr. Dmitri Baranov, who practice at St. Joseph’s – also have earned the ASMBS Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence designation.


St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center is a non-profit, 431-bed hospital and health care system providing services to patients from Onondaga and 15 surrounding counties. Through prevention programs and the latest diagnostic treatment procedures, St. Joseph's works with patients to achieve optimum long-term health. A 14-time winner of the National Research Corporation Consumer Choice award, St. Joseph’s affiliated with Franciscan Companies and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis.