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ETMC KnowledgeFirst Forums are conducted regularly to help East Texans make well-informed decisions about their health. Check here often for upcoming forums on topics that will be discussed by specialists who are leaders in their fields. 

Is weight loss surgery right for you?

presented by Freda Harris, RN - bariatric coordinator for ETMC Tyler

10 a.m., Tuesday, October 7 

ETMC Pavilion 

"Obesity is a growing concern across East Texas," commented Harris. "Obese patients face serious health complications such as high blood pressure, sleep apnea, joint problems and diabetes. Surgical treatment may provide a solution for some patients. Surgical treatment options will be discussed, including gastric bypass surgery, Lap-Band and sleeve gastrectomy."

Light refreshments will be served.

Free parking is available next to the ETMC Pavilion, located at 801 Clinic Drive in Tyler. The gate and building will open at 9:30 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 10 a.m.

Please call 866-333-ETMC (3862), press 6 to pre-register for any event.

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