(PRWEB) January 23, 2014
The United States is in the midst of an obesity crisis. Sixty percent of adults are obese or overweight and for the first time in history the life expectancy of children is less than that of their parents. The Texas Association for Bariatric Surgery (TABS) is hosting a collaborative meeting and educational event for medical professionals this Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will serve as the keynote speaker.
The agenda includes talks by leading surgeons, bariatricians, nutrition specialists and psychologists addressing obesity and adolescents, school nutrition, science and innovation in the treatment of obesity, reducing sedentary activity, eating disorders and much more. Physicians and providers interested in learning more about obesity treatment and weight management are welcome to attend. The agenda and registration are available at txtabs.org and on-site registration will also be possible.
“San Antonio has a major weight problem and is addressing it. Texas is the first state having collaborative meetings with obesity medicine specialists and bariatric surgeons to discuss what can be done to stop the obesity crisis and help people lead healthier lifestyles,” said Dr. Mickey Seger, vice president of TABS and co-founder of San Antonio-based Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas. “We are thrilled that Mayor Castro, who has made wellness a huge priority for the city of San Antonio, is going to speak to the group about the initiatives underway here.”
Obesity is a multi-factorial and complex disease, which is why BMI of Texas created a unique, comprehensive approach to helping patients maintain their health and weight long-term. BMI of Texas provides medical and bariatric surgery care to patients with obesity and metabolic disease in a supportive, compassionate, and guilt-free environment. Dr. Jennifer Seger heads up BMI of Texas’s medical weight loss program, where she assists patients who want to lose weight and improve their overall health. Her program is based on accurate, scientifically sound research. BMI of Texas also helps patients achieve their weight loss goals and improved health through various weight loss surgery procedures including gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve. BMI of Texas surgeons Dr. Terive Duperier, Dr. Mickey Seger, Dr. Richard Englehardt and the entire BMI of Texas team are dedicated to creating meaningful relationships and experiences with their patients and the community in order to overcome obesity and metabolic disease fostering improved health and a better quality of life.
About BMI of Texas:
Founded in 2008, the Bariatric Medical Institute of Texas is focused on helping patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals. More information on the practice can be found online at bmioftexas.com.