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.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Free visitor parking is available from the lot entrance on Spectrum Center Boulevard. Employee parking is available in the front, back and side of the Spectrum building. The four entrances on Tech Way require an activated employee badge.
Dr. George Mueller is a Sharp-affiliated and board-certified surgeon, specializing in bariatric surgery. He is the medical director for the Sharp Memorial Bariatric Program.
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow plenty of time to find parking and to check in. We ask that you do not bring young children with you to this seminar.
Please bring a pen and a copy of your insurance card (both front and back).
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.