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Free, monthly seminars on weight-loss surgery planned

UAB Hospital Bariatric Surgery Services will host a series of free monthly seminars to educate the public about various operations for treating obesity. The seminars will begin at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, beginning Feb. 8, in the hospital's West Pavilion Conference Center Board Room, located on the second floor.

Medical Director Ronald Clements, M.D., Program Coordinator Deborah Thedford and other health-care professionals and insurance counselors will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Directions will be posted at all parking deck entrances to the hospital. For information and a map, visit or call 934-7877.

UAB recently became the first hospital in the state to receive the American College of Surgeon's highest level of accreditation for its bariatric surgery program.



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