According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of adults in the U.S. are obese. The reality, though, is that obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer are some of the leading causes of preventable death. It's no surprise that more and more people are becoming interested in weight loss surgery as an effective tool in long-term weight loss. Dr. Alana Chock is a weight loss surgeon at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, and she explains more about how this surgery works and who it can really help.
If you are considering weight loss surgery, Providence offers free informational weight loss surgery seminars where you can learn more about your options and ask important questions. There are two upcoming classes on Feb. 27 and Mar. 20 from 6:30-8:30pm at Providence's Colby Campus in Everett. For more details or to register, click here.