Free Informational Seminars

Free Weight Loss Information Seminar “My Brand New Life”

New ONLINE seminar available or attend one of the 90-minute Group Seminars held weekly

If you have tried repeatedly to lose weight without success, learn from the experts at the St.Vincent Bariatric Center of Excellence. We’ll present proven medical treatments and discuss the risks and benefits, as well as, the commitment needed to achieve sustained weight loss. Bariatric surgery along with medically supervised weight loss has demonstrated the highest rate of sustainable weight loss compared to dieting or exercise alone.

Our staff invites you (and your spouse or companion) to learn about the St.Vincent Bariatric Care approach and the difference it can make. This information is for you to learn and ask questions. After the seminar, you will have the option to schedule a consult with one of our Bariatric surgeons to discuss your personal goals and needs.

Excerpt from the seminar (See full seminar topics here):

Bariatric Surgeon – “I hear patients say, ”I’ve tried everything under the sun and nothing is working.” So let’s put this challenge it into perspective. Individuals who struggle with obesity have a treatable disease, but you need to understand all of your options. It’s a fact that obese adults have a shorter lifespan (by 10-15 years or more) because the excessive weight takes its toll on all body parts and contributes to the progression of many diseases – such as diabetes, heart disease, lung function, renal disease, even cancer. Yes, better food choices and behavior modification are keys, but our cravings and appetite are fueled by the chemicals in our stomach and those can be suppressed with bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass, for example, is the gold standard of all bariatric procedures and has the most enduring record for maximum excessive weight loss. Today, bariatric surgery is the most relevant for individuals with a BMI of 40 or higher (that’s an average of 100# over normal weight). The bariatric approach is also an effective option for individuals who are overweight with a BMI between 30-39. Surgery may or may not be an option, you can find out more by scheduling a private consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons. This is about creating “A brand new life” that is healthier and happier.”

What to Expect from a Bariatric Seminar



Date & Time

Fort Wayne
Indiana Wesleyan University
Education and Conference Center
8211 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
April 20, 2016
6-7 p.m.
Good Samaritan Hospital
Eva Hill Auditorium
3rd Flood Health Pavilion
520 S. 7th Street
Vincennes, IN 47591
April 26, 2016
6-7 p.m.
St. Vincent Salem
911 N Shelby Street
Salem, IN 47167
April 27, 2016
6-7 p.m.
St. Vincent Clay
Medical Office Building Classroom
1214 E National Ave
Brazil, IN 47834
May 12, 2016
6-7 p.m.
Fayette Regional Health
1941 Virginia Avenue
Connersville, IN 47331
May 17, 2016
6-7 p.m.
St. Vincent Fishers
Main Entrance Conference Rooms
13861 Olio Road
Fishers, IN 46037
May 25, 2016
6-7 p.m.
Hancock Regional Hospital
Bariatric Conference Room, Lower Level
801 North State Street
Greenfield, IN 46140
May 31, 2016
6-7 p.m.
South Bend
Comfort Suites University Area
52939 US 933 North
South Bend, IN 46337
June 2, 2016
6 p.m.
Terre Haute
Hampton Inn Terre Haute
3325 US Highway 41
Terre Haute, IN 47802
June 9, 2016
6 p.m.
Hendricks Regional Health YMCA
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
301 Satori Parkway
Avon, IN 46123
June 30, 2016
6 p.m.

Free seminars are now also being offered at Hancock Regional Hospital to provide information on the types of weight loss surgeries available. Support services including support groups are also being offered at Hancock Regional. For an appointment to attend a free seminar at Hancock Regional please call (317) 325-2274.