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The Mercy Bariatric and Wellness Center and Dr. Leslie McClellan will be offering a free online webinar to discuss the latest in weight-loss surgery. Items to be discussed include but are not limited to: insurance coverage, cost, types of procedures and recovery. Questions will also be answered.

The Mercy Bariatric and Wellness Center along with Leslie McClellan, MD, board certified general surgeon and bariatric surgeon, will be offering a free online, weight-loss surgery webinar on the evening of Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 7 pm Central Time.

This weight-loss surgery webinar will provide you with answers to your most frequently asked questions such as: how much does it cost? does insurance cover the procedure? what type of weight-loss surgeries are there? what is the recovery time? and much more.

How is Morbid Obesity Determined?
Morbid obesity is defined as being 100 pounds or more over your ideal body weight. The best measure is a formula called your Body Mass Index (BMI).

Diet and exercise work for only 1 out of 20 people who suffer from morbid obesity. The National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus Report agrees that surgery is a successful way to achieve consistent, permanent weight loss in individuals who are morbidly obese. NIH guidelines say appropriate weight loss surgery candidates:

  • Have a BMI of 40 or above
  • Have a BMI of 35-40 with significant co-morbidities
  • Can document that all other diet attempts have failed

Surgery at the Mercy Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery provides you a life-long "tool" to help you achieve permanent weight loss and a healthier body.

  • Surgery is safe and effective.
  • Surgery improves quality of life.

This is a free online webinar. Registration is required by visiting or calling (877) 336-SLIM.


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