Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center Offers Free Gastric Banding Seminars

June 23, 2010

The Floyd Memorial Weight Management Center, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical weight loss options, will offer free informational seminars on gastric banding surgery in July.  Presented by board-certified General Surgeon Ashley Lankford, M.D., FACS, the seminars are designed to inform patients about the procedure and help them determine if they are good candidates.  Minimally invasive gastric banding involves placing a flexible, adjustable band around the upper portion of the stomach, creating a small pouch for minimal food intake.  Most patients lose approximately 50 percent of their excess weight in the first year.

                  Seminars in July will be held :

  • Tuesday, July 6 at 6 p.m., Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center
  • Saturday, July 24 at 10 a.m., Floyd Memorial Paris Health Education Center

             To register, call 1-800-4-SOURCE or visit www.floydmemorial.com/weightloss.