MercyOne Surgeon Dr. Amareshwar Chiruvella to Present Free Programs on ''Bariatric Surgery 101'' Nov.
For anyone who's ever wondered whether bariatric surgery for weight loss is an option for them, Amareshwar Chiruvella, MD, FRCSC, will present two free community programs called "Bariatric Surgery 101" on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5:30 p.m., and on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m. Both presentations will be in the MercyOne Clinton Medical Center lower-level conference room A, 1410 N. 4th Street, Clinton.
During these special programs, Dr. Chiruvella will discuss bariatric procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, which patients qualify for bariatric surgery, and outcomes to expect from these procedures. Done laparoscopically, or in a minimally invasive manner, these procedures have been proven to eliminate or decrease medications needed for high blood pressure and diabetes and have helped numerous people achieve their weight loss goals and lead a healthier life. Dr. Chiruvella is fellowship trained in advanced gastrointestinal, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery.
"Over the past decade, bariatric surgery has turned out to be one of the best medical tools available to treat obesity and its associated symptoms," Dr. Chiruvella said. "In my opinion, while the decision to undergo surgery is definitely hard, living with obesity and its consequences is a lot harder."
For more information about these presentations and to reserve your seat, please call the MercyOne Clinton Specialty Clinic at 563-244-5900.