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Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The first step on the path to bariatric surgery is to attend a Bariatric Surgery Informational Session, held twice a month. 

It's important to learn all you can about various surgical procedures available in your quest to drastically reduce your weight. 

At Marshfield Clinic, the first step is to attend a Bariatric Surgery Information Session. Information sessions are available at the Marshfield Center and the Eau Claire Center. 

You'll learn about the "qualifications" for bariatric surgery, the evaluation process, nutritional guidelines, required lifestyle changes and more.

We explain the procedures including the LAP-BAND and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 

You'll be better able to evaluate the risks and benefits, and find out what to expect after surgery. Bariatric surgery is available at the Marshfield Center and Eau Claire Center.

The information session is a great way to understand the process, the commitment, the surgery and the expectations after surgery. 

And once you meet our bariatric team in person, you may discover you're more ready to go than you thought!​

Pre-Register for Bariatric Surgery Informational Session

Marshfield Center 

​Call 1-800-782-8581 extension 79220 or 715-387-9220 to pre-register.

Eau Claire Center 

Call 1-800-924-8515, extension 74011 or 715-858-4401 pre-register.​​​

*Pre-registration is required​​

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Obesity Basics: What Is It? How Is It Treated?

There is an epidemic of obesity in this country, health experts say. But what is obesity? How is it measured? Find out the answers to these questions and others by taking this quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

1. Body mass index (BMI) is the current standard for finding out whether someone is overweight or obese. BMI corrects for differences in height among people. Which BMI reading is considered obese?
2. What portion of body fat falls in the obese category?
3. How many American adults are considered obese?
4. What causes obesity?
5. Which of these serious health problems has been linked to obesity?
6. If you are considered obese, how much weight do you need to lose to bring about positive health changes?
7. What is a healthy weight loss goal?
8. How much physical activity should you aim for each week to help weight loss?
9. If your healthcare provider recommends weight-loss medicine, when can you expect to lose the most weight?
10. Bariatric surgery may be recommended for people with a BMI of more than 40. What does the procedure involve?