Events by Date

June
2018

Upcoming Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Coping with Cravings
Jane Smith, PsyD
Wed Jun 20
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Auditorium A
Coping with Cravings

 

Some people believe a craving — an intense desire for a certain food — is a signal their bodies need the nutrients that food provides. Are cravings physiological or psychological? We don’t know for sure what causes a craving because there are many factors that could be involved:  physical, emotional, memories, habit, sensory triggers, social/cultural. How we make food choices is a complex issue. Is it a food craving or simply just the urge to eat when you’re not hungry?

 

Whether it is physiological or psychological, sometimes cravings become overwhelming and lead to overindulgence and feelings of guilt. When people follow overly restrictive diets or completely avoid specific foods or groups of foods, cravings can become more intense and can lead to a vicious cycle of indulging, overeating and guilt. Join us for this support group to learn techniques to minimize cravings to prevent this cycle from coming back into your life.



After this support group, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify specific food cravings.

  2. Explore underlying causes for food cravings.

  3. Discuss and learn strategies to deal with food cravings.



 

Past Events

Event Name
Presenter
Date
Time
Location
Information Session
Dr. McDoogle
Sat Jun 2
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Auditorium A
Information Session

 

We invite you to attend our upcoming information session.  We host Information Sessions for individuals (and their friends and families!) interested in learning more about the surgical weight loss options available at Freedom Bariatrics. You'll also learn about our program requirements and how to navigate the insurance approval process.  Before we can schedule your consultation with our surgeons, you must attend a mandatory Information Session.  We hope to meet you and answer any questions you may have to determine if bariatric surgery is for you.



1. Assess if you meet the health requirements for bariatric surgery.
2. Identify the preoperative process.
3. Learn about the various bariatric surgical procedures.
4. Discuss how to navigate the insurance approval process.
5. Familiarize yourself with the Freedom Bariatrics surgeons, multidisciplinary staff and bariatric program.



Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss Surgery
Dr. Jones
Wed Jun 6
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
Plastic Surgery Associates
Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss Surgery

 

You have worked so hard to finally get your weight to a desirable, healthy range. Now you are ready to learn about reconstructive surgery post bariatric surgery. ABC Bariatrics is pleased to have our invited guest speaker Dr. Jones who will share the various reconstructive surgery options after significant weight loss. Dr. Jones earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. He was trained in general surgery at the University of Miami and ultimately trained as an aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To learn more about Dr. Jones, visit his website at http://www.sampleurl.com/.

Location to Dr. Jones’ Practice for this Support Group:
Plastic Surgery Associates
123 Street Name Lane
City, State
954.321.8100


After this support group, patients will be able to:
1. Learn about the various reconstructive procedures.
2. Assess if they are candidates for reconstructive surgery.
3. Identify the preoperative process.
4. Discuss payment options and insurance approval process.
5. Familiarize yourself with Dr. Jones’ experience with post bariatric surgical patients and the culture of his practice.



Ten Steps to Lifelong Weight Loss and Management Success
Jim Jones, RD
Mon Jun 11
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm
Cafeteria Banquet Room
Ten Steps to Lifelong Weight Loss and Management Success

 

Maintaining long-term weight loss maintenance after bariatric surgery is not a guarantee. While the initial weight loss period following surgery is easy in the first year, if positive lifestyle and eating patterns are not put in place, weight regain can be inevitable. Long-term weight loss success depends on engaging in simple, but extremely important tasks on a daily basis. It is interesting to note that naturally thin people report practicing these same skills to maintain their weight. During this event, we will discuss the ten steps to life long weight loss and management success.



Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify habits that help to maintain weight long-term.
  2. Discuss how successful people practice each of these habits.
  3. Learn through discussion with others how to incorporate these habits into your own life.


Information Session
Dr. Halid
Sat Jun 16
10:00 am -
12:00 pm
Auditorium A
Information Session

 

We invite you to attend our upcoming information session.  We host Information Sessions for individuals (and their friends and families!) interested in learning more about the surgical weight loss options available at Freedom Bariatrics. You'll also learn about our program requirements and how to navigate the insurance approval process.  Before we can schedule your consultation with our surgeons, you must attend a mandatory Information Session.  We hope to meet you and answer any questions you may have to determine if bariatric surgery is for you.



1. Assess if you meet the health requirements for bariatric surgery.
2. Identify the preoperative process.
3. Learn about the various bariatric surgical procedures.
4. Discuss how to navigate the insurance approval process.
5. Familiarize yourself with the Freedom Bariatrics surgeons, multidisciplinary staff and bariatric program.