Weight Loss Information Seminar | Loyola Medicine

Weight Loss Information Seminar

Loyola Medicine’s Center for Metabolic Surgery & Bariatric Care offers expert medical and surgical options for weight loss reduction.  If you have struggled with weight loss and are looking for assistance in your weight loss efforts, Loyola can help.  Whether you are ready to join a Loyola weight loss program now or are unsure of your path, Loyola’s free informational seminars will help educate you and answer many of your questions about bariatric surgery.

Our free online and in-person seminars examine the risks of medically significant obesity, illustrate how a partnership with our bariatric health experts can help you, and outline the surgical options available to you. 

Getting Started

For your convenience, Loyola offers both in-person and online informational seminars.  Our in-person seminars are held several times a month throughout Chicago. The seminars, which last approximately 60 minutes, are very valuable and offer detailed information regarding your weight loss options.

During the seminar you will meet our program coordinator, our experienced bariatric surgeons and the other members of our weight-loss team.  In addition to learning about the benefits and potential risks associated with bariatric surgery such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve, the seminars provide an opportunity for you to ask our expert doctors any questions you may have about medical weight loss.

Understanding that you may not be able to attend one of our in-person seminars, Loyola has created an online seminar that offers the same valuable information. With Adobe Flash Player on your computer, you are invited to watch a 40-minute presentation that includes all of the necessary information on medical weight loss and bariatric surgery at Loyola.  

Throughout the presentation you will be asked to complete 10 quiz questions and receive a score of at least 80% in order to move on the next step.  This safeguard is designed to ensure you understand the information presented.  Should you need them, you will have three attempts to pass the on-line seminar. Following the online seminar, you may wish to attend one of our in-person seminars or simply schedule a medical evaluation.

Next Steps

Whether you attend an in-person or online seminar, we encourage you to write down any questions that may arise. We will work with you to ensure all of your medical weight loss questions are answered. 

Following our seminars you will be asked to complete your patient information packet, which is required before you make your first appointment at Loyola.

To view a list of our upcoming in-person seminars and locations, please see our calendar.

Click here to view the online seminar schedule.