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Obesity is a Life-Threatening Disease Affecting Over 33% of Adults in the U.S.

February 14, 2012

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center will host a free educational seminar “Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery” on Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange YMCA, 45 Gilbert Street Extension, Monroe.

Join Janet Kovler, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., C.D.E., Orange Regional’s Bariatric Surgical Services Coordinator, for this information-filled seminar where obesity treatment options including non-surgical approaches and gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding surgery will be discussed by one of Orange Regional Medical Center’s Board-certified, Fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons.

According to the American Society of Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, morbid obesity is associated with more than 30 illnesses and medical conditions including: Type 2 diabetes; cancer; pregnancy complications; coronary heart disease; osteoarthritis; stroke; sleep apnea; hypertensions and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Orange Regional Medical Center is designated by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence® (BSCOE). This designation recognized Orange Regional’s surgeons and facilities as demonstrating an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver the highest level of bariatric surgical care possible.

For more information, or to register for both the seminar and the support group, please call the Orange Regional Health Connection at 1-888-321-ORMC (6762).

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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