Bariatric Seminars and Support

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Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminars 

One of our two highly specialized Bariatric Surgeons will be speaking at our Weight Loss Surgery Information Seminars.

Christopher Reilly, M.D.

Board Certified General Surgeon

Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon

Fernando Miranda, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Miranda is a Board Certified General Surgeon and a designated Center of Excellence Surgeon by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery

The Bariatric Surgeons will be discussing three types of surgery for weight loss and answer your questions about the Gastric Sleeve; Gastric Bypass and the Lap Band. To register for a free seminar, call 281-588-8657 or email

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar Schedule

Third Tuesday of Every Month at 6:30 pm

Light Dinner provided.

Location: West Houston Medical Center Medium Conference Room.12141 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77082

April 15, 2014

May 20, 2014

June 17, 2014

July 15, 2014

August 19, 2014

September 16, 2014

October 21, 2014 

November 11, 2014 (Second Tuesday due to Holiday season)  

December 9, 2014 (Second Tuesday due to Holiday season)

We also offer FREE consultations with our Bariatric Coordinator for those who prefer a private meeting. Call 281-588-8657 or email to schedule a private consultation.

Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

Second Monday Evening of Every Month at 6:30 pm


Light refreshments provided.

Location: West Houston Medical Center Large Conference Room. 12141 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77082

January 14th - Working for it and loving it

Learn to get moving and exercise in ways that are safe and fun presented by an Exercise Specialist.

February 11th - Beautifully Tailored

‘A Positive Self Image Is Crucial to A Healthy Lifestyle’ presented by Gayla Bentley, fashion design and style expert.

March 11th - Proper Nutrition

The importance of protein and nutritional supplements and vitamins post weight loss surgery presented by Sarena Malter, Store Manager at The Vitamin Shoppe.

April 8th - Self Awareness and Intimate Relationships

Learn the Do’s and Don’ts that come with how we may approach someone that we want an intimate relationship with post weight loss surgery.

 May 13th - Body Contouring

Shaping our bodies to fit our frames presented by a Cosmetic Surgery Expert.

 June 10th  - "Testing" your Weight Loss Surgery?

Physiological and Psychological Behavioral and Mechanical Actions that steer you from utilizing your weight loss surgical ‘tool’ as it is intended to work towards success. Making unhealthy consumption/behavioral choices that are pleasurable may be harmful or even fatal to your health. Presented by Dr. Karen West, Professional Clinical Psychologist).

July 8th - Mini Boot Camp

Working out and tracking your food to keep our focus on positive goals presented by an Exercise Specialist.

August 12th  - Taking Pride in your Process

Whether Major or Minor, you need to reward yourself for the positive choices and healthy decisions that you make post weight loss surgery.  Presented by Dr. Karen West, Professional Clinical Psychologist.

September  9th - Vitamin and Nutritional Malabsorption Post Surgery

Vitamins and nutritional malabsorption and deficiencies post weight loss surgery and negative physical impacts including hair loss prsented by Jacqueline Creeks, Tricologist, Certified Hair Loss Expert and Consultant. Scientific Study of Hair and Scalp Disorders.

October 14th - Time to Prepare Meals?

Cooking your meals and planning your meals are crucial to staying on the right track and making sure that you aren’t caught off guard at the last minute. The fast paced living has impacted our time to care for ourselves as well as cook for ourselves. Cook healthy meals in minutes with Amanda Hendrix, Pampered Chef Consultant.

November 11th - Relationships with Food

Love or Hate? Remorse or Guilt? Relationships with food before and post weight loss surgery and how to adjust presented by Dr. Karen West, Professional Clinical Psychologist.

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