Bariatric Surgery Informational Seminar

Saturday, June 21

Free seminar for those considering weight-loss surgery.

When
Saturday, June 21, 10 am to 12 pm
Where
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
La Costa Coastal Events Center, Gardenia Room
2100 Costa Del Mar Road
Carlsbad, CA 92009
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    For more information, please call 1-800-827-4277, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.

Presented by Sharp Memorial Hospital

Attend this seminar to learn about Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric banding (Lap-Band®) and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures if you're considering having bariatric surgery at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Eligible patients are adults who are 80 or more pounds overweight with a body mass index of 40 or more or adults with a BMI between 35 and 40 with obesity-related health conditions. 

Most insurance plans are accepted. Patients living outside of San Diego County or California who are eligible to have bariatric surgery are welcome.

Presenter Information: Dr. Julie Ellner is a Sharp-affiliated and board-certified surgeon, specializing in bariatric surgery.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your registration for this event, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, or login to your account to cancel online.

What to Bring

Please bring a pen and a copy of your insurance card (both front and back). 

Course Recommendations

Patients must attend a seminar before they can be approved for surgery. Consult with your primary care physician to determine if this surgery is a viable option for you. Your health plan or insurance company may require that you explore other methods of losing weight prior to approving the surgery.  

Parking Information

Please ask for complimentary valet when you arrive. To get to the Events Center from the valet booth, walk right (south) past the shops and restaurants. The entrance to the Events Center will be in about 350 feet on your left. Follow the signs for the Sharp seminar. Self-parking is also available. The lot is about a 10-minute walk to the seminar room.