Get Help Losing Weight … Weight Loss Surgeon to The Stars will Speak in Lancaster, Calif. on Tuesday, January 25, 2005

LANCASTER, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Prominent gastric bypass surgeon, Dr. Mal Fobi, M.D., will be the guest speaker at the January 25, 2005 meeting of the Lancaster Community Hospital Weight Loss Surgery Support Group.

“These meetings provide an opportunity for patients, and those awaiting surgery, to work through the weight loss surgery journey,” says Dr. Fobi. He will be discussing the medical, nutritional and social ramifications of weight loss surgery. Specifically, Dr. Fobi will be emphasizing the fact that surgery is a tool that must be used by the patient in a multi-disciplinary team approach setting to effect weight loss and weight loss maintenance.

A pioneer and acknowledged leader in his area of specialty, Dr. Fobi has been Medical Director of the Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity for 25 years. During that time he has made numerous contributions to the technological advances of weight loss surgery, including developing the Fobi Pouch Gastric Bypass for Obesity.

His work represents the last hope for many people who have waged a life long battle with fat, and he has personally helped thousands of patients, lose weight, reclaim their health and improve the quality of their lives.

Dr. Fobi who performs the surgeries at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles and Tri City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, CA, recently opened a new clinic, the Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity, Lancaster, on the campus of Lancaster Community Hospital.

People who have had or are considering weight-loss surgery are invited to attend the weight-loss surgery support group sponsored by Lancaster Community Hospital. The group started a little over a year ago and the response has been tremendous.

“Attendance has grown dramatically because there are many people in our area that are committed to overcoming their obesity,” says Donna Redmayne, PhD., the group facilitator at Lancaster Community Hospital.

The Lancaster Community Hospital Support Group meets at 7pm in the staff lounge at Highland High School, Avenue P-8 and 25th Street West (aka Highland Ave). For more information about Lancaster Community Hospital’s weight-loss surgery group, call 1-800-851-9780 or 1-661-940-1469.

For more information regarding Dr. Fobi and the new Lancaster office location, call 1-800-564-3624 or 661-723-5123.

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News issued by: The Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity

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News Source: The Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity