SOURCE: Bluepoint Surgical Group

Bluepoint Surgical Group

March 26, 2013 05:05 ET

Washington DC Bariatric Surgeons Lead Obesity Treatment Seminars

The Bariatric Surgeons of Bluepoint Surgical Group Regularly Run Educational Seminars for the Public to Raise Awareness About Weight Loss Surgery in Washington, DC and the Surrounding Communities

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - The Washington DC weight loss surgeons at Bluepoint Surgical Group not only treat obesity, but they also educate their patients about the various degrees of obesity and its causes. In an effort to increase awareness in the community, the weight loss surgeons offer seminars about bariatric surgery for prospective patients throughout Washington DC and Northern Virginia -- including Fairfax, Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, and Stafford.

Bluepoint Surgical Group and their obesity treatment facility serves the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland regions. They are committed to helping prospective patients understand every aspect of the weight loss surgery procedures offered by the practice. At their free seminars, the public can learn from experienced bariatric surgery professionals about LAP-BAND® System surgery, Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, among other procedures.

According to the Bluepoint surgeons, these seminars are a forum for potential patients to learn about all three procedures, ask questions, and become familiar with the practice's surgeons and staff. The bariatric surgeons say it is important that patients are well informed before committing to weight loss surgery and these seminars are considered to be the first step in that process.

The weight loss surgery seminars are typically led by a Bluepoint surgeon who explains each procedure in detail. The practice also has a registered dietitian who educates potential patients on postoperative nutritional guidelines.

Some common questions answered during the seminars include:

  • How long will patients be off work after surgery?
  • Can patients still drink alcohol after weight loss surgery?
  • What if patients want to become pregnant after weight loss surgery?
  • How do patients know if they are eligible for weight loss surgery?
  • Will patients have to take vitamins?

In addition, the Washington, DC weight loss surgeons address the overall health risks of morbid obesity and the lifestyle changes patients can make to lose significant amounts of weight. They believe that when patients begin to make healthier choices, they also begin to feel better about themselves. The doctors of Bluepoint Surgical Group suggest that if people are unsure if significant weight loss surgery is the right decision for them, the seminars allow prospective patients to ask questions and talk with other bariatric patients who have gone through similar experiences.

These educational weight loss surgery seminars are free to the public. Bluepoint Surgical Group highlights that anyone interested in weight loss surgery and their guests are welcome to attend. Attendees can RSVP online or by calling the practice ahead of time. The practice's website offers prospective Washington, DC bariatric surgery patients a list of all upcoming Bluepoint Surgical Group seminar dates and times, as well as a convenient way to register.

About Bluepoint Surgical Group

Bluepoint Surgical Group is a team of surgeons operating designated Centers of Excellence in Bariatric Surgery throughout the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland regions. The doctors of Bluepoint Surgical group possess a range of distinctions including board certification in general surgery and certification as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Members of the practice's team of professionals specialize in bariatric, general, and endoscopic surgery. The bariatric surgeons at Bluepoint Surgical Group are available for interview upon request.

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