July 24, 2013
Information Sessions for Bariatric Surgery Candidates Now Offered in Cockeysville, Bel Air and White Marsh
Free information sessions for bariatric surgery candidates are now available in three new locations in Cockeysville, Bel Air and White Marsh. These information sessions are for individuals (and their friends and families) interested in learning more about the surgical weight loss options available at the Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery. Participants also learn about program requirements and how to navigate the insurance approval process. Those interested in undergoing bariatric surgery must attend either an in person or online information session before scheduling a consultation with a Johns Hopkins surgeon.
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The new locations and dates are as follows:
Country Inn & Suites
1435 Handlir Drive
Bel Air, MD 21015
- Tuesday, August 27, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 25, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn® (White Marsh)
5015 Campbell Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21236
- Wednesday, August 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Cockeysville Public Library
9833 Greenside Drive
Cockeysville, MD 21030
- Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Free information sessions also are held at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and at the Wellness Center at Howard County General. See more details and a complete schedule here.
Register for a free information session online or call 410-550-KNOW.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery is accredited as a Level 1 facility under the Bariatric Surgery Center Network Accreditation Program of the American College of Surgeons. Surgeons at the Center specialize in weight loss surgery and provide a multi-disciplinary approach to caring for patients. The team prides itself on its superior long-term successes. They have performed over 3,700 bariatric procedures and have one of the lowest complication rates in the United States. The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery now accepts patients using Medicare federal health insurance who are candidates for the sleeve gastrectomy procedure.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Bariatric Surgery offers the following surgical options for weight loss:
- Sleeve gastrectomy
- Laparoscopic and Open Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass
- Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding System
- Revision of previous bariatric surgery