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Published on October 05, 2015

Free Informational Meeting and Support Group for Weight Loss Surgery

WATERBURY, Conn. (October 5, 2015) ─ Saint Mary’s Hospital is offering a free information session for anyone who is considering weight loss surgery. The program includes information about Saint Mary’s multidisciplinary approach to surgical weight loss. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet the surgeons, Dr. Aziz Richi, Dr. Shady Macaron and Dr. Shohan Shetty, who will discuss the medical, physical and psychological impacts of obesity and provide an overview of the newest surgical weight loss procedures. The next meeting will be held on Monday, October 12 from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room GO2 of Saint Mary’s Medical-Dental Conference Center off Union Street. The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge to attend.

Saint Mary’s Hospital also sponsors a free monthly support group to help patients succeed following weight loss surgery. Saint Mary’s Weight Loss Surgery Support Group has proven to be a powerful part of patient’s personal success in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. During the one-hour meetings, patients share stories, offer support and suggestions and discuss a range of nutritional and psychological issues such as breaking the weight-loss plateau, the sleep-weight connection, stress and boredom eating, learning the art of mindful eating and family and social support. The support group will meet on Monday, October 12 at 5:45 p.m. in Room GO5 of Saint Mary’s Medical-Dental Conference Center off Union Street. There is no charge to attend.

Saint Mary’s Hospital has achieved Comprehensive Center accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). This designation places Saint Mary’s among an “elite group” of accredited centers in the country. Saint Mary’s Hospital is also the only hospital in Greater Waterbury designated a Blue Distinction® Center for bariatric surgery by Anthem BlueCross BlueShield.

For more information about weight loss surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital, or to register for the free information meeting or free monthly support group please call 203-709-7722 or visit

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