Free Educational Seminars on Weight Loss Surgery
Southwest Bariatric Surgeons is committed to the belief that an individual should make an informed decision about whether to have weight loss surgery. Therefore, we offer free educational seminars that explore the different surgical options, their benefits, and their risks. Attendance at one of these seminars is necessary before scheduling an appointment and is the first step toward weight loss surgery.
We currently offer live, interactive weight loss surgery seminars in:
• Austin • Round Rock • San Marcos • Georgetown • Lakeway • Cedar Park
(Surgery is performed in Austin and Round Rock.)
The seminar list is at the bottom of this page.
If you can't attend in person, you can view the online seminar video. (The video is approximately 25 minutes long.)
At each live seminar, a bariatric surgeon will address:
• Weight loss surgery options offered by Southwest Bariatric Surgeons:
- Adjustable gastric band (LAP-BAND and REALIZE Band)
- Gastric bypass
- Sleeve gastrectomy (aka gastric sleeve and vertical gastrectomy)
• Benefits of weight loss surgery and of each procedure
• Risks and complications
• Dietary issues
• Who may be a candidate for surgery
• Answers to your questions
Please click the 'Sign Up' link next to the free seminar you'd like to attend. If you provide your e-mail address, you'll receive a reminder message with directions the day prior to the seminar.
To speed getting your first appointment, please bring a copy of the front and back of your insurance card(s) with you to the seminar.
No Children, Please
Please do not bring a child or children to the seminar. They may become bored and possibly disruptive. This is not fair to the other attendees. Plus, they will cause you to miss important information. It is not a good situation for anyone.
Please Be On Time
If you are late, you may not be considered as having attended and won’t be able to schedule an appointment with a surgeon.
The seminar will address patient candidacy in detail. For a quick overview, please click here.
Previous Bariatric Procedure?
If you’ve had a previous bariatric procedure, you probably don’t need to attend a seminar. Please call us at 512.334.1885.
List of SeminarsList By Date | List By Location
|Tuesday, December 10, 2013||6:30-7:30PM||Round Rock - Seton Medical Center Williamson||closed|
|Tuesday, January 07, 2014||6:30-7:30PM||Round Rock - Seton Medical Center Williamson||Sign Up|
|Wednesday, January 15, 2014||6:30-7:30PM||Austin - Austin Medical Plaza (SWB Clinic)||Sign Up|
For upcoming bariatric seminars at St. Davidís Medical Center, please check HERE