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Attend a Free Seminar


If your weight-loss journey is beginning, our free seminars are the place to start. Hosted by the experienced, knowledgeable bariatric surgeons of Meridian Health, these seminars are your opportunity to better understand your options and what to expect before, during, and after weight-loss surgery.

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Is Bariatric Surgery Right for Me?

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Are you choosing the right doctor? Are you ready to change your lifestyle? Are you committed to making these changes? These are just a few of the questions to ask yourself before deciding if weight-loss surgery is the right option for you.

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Healthy Living


Whether you have just started to think about losing weight or have already begun the journey to a healthier you, lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and a supportive environment are crucial to improving - and maintaining - optimum health for a lifetime.


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Weightless Journeys


Everyone has a story. Follow the journeys of our patients from their first seminar to their new life post-surgery. Learn more about why they chose Meridian Health for their weight-loss surgery and how their lives have improved since undergoing the procedure.

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Weight-Loss Surgery Can be First Step Toward a Longer, Happier Future

Jonathan Reich, M.D.
Bariatric Surgery
Southern Ocean Medical Center

Weight-loss surgery shrinks your stomach and your waistline, but it could extend something else — your life. At least that seems to be the case in middle age, new research finds.

Researchers tracked about 8,000 people. All of them had gastric bypass surgery between 1984...

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