Medical Advances in Weight Loss Surgery Seminars Nov. 8 and 22

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 5:30pm to 6:15pm
 
Bi-monthly introduction and discussion for prospective patients and the general public of the latest surgical options for weight loss presented by the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and Surgical Weight Loss Program at University Medical Center.
 
WHEN: MONDAYS, NOV. 8 & 22, 5:30-6:15 p.m.
 
WHERE: Kiewit Auditorium, Arizona Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson
 
SPEAKER: Carlos Galvani, MD, associate professor of surgery and director, Minimally Invasive, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery.
 
COST: Free, but space is limited; please call (520) 626-2635 to register.
 
Dr. Carlos Galvani is an internationally recognized expert in minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgical techniques. He comes to the UA from the renowned robotic and minimally invasive surgery program at the University of Chicago (UIC).  
 
Dr. Galvani will discuss the latest medical advancements in surgical weight loss, with topics including:
  • Obesity, including the medical definition of obesity, causes, impact on general health and potential health complications.
  • Medical, or non-surgical, treatment for obesity and morbid obesity.
  • Surgical treatment for morbid obesity, including types of procedures, complications and short-term and long-term outcomes.
Dr. Galvani will answer questions after his presentation. For further information or to register for this event, please contact Melissa Carton at (520) 626-2635.