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September 11, 2006

Free weight loss surgery seminar set for Sept. 13 at Holiday Inn of Issaquah

A free seminar designed to help men and women better understand the benefits of weight loss surgery will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Holiday Inn of Issaquah.

The seminar will feature Dr. Myur Srikanth, one of the leading bariatric surgeons in the Puget Sound area, as well as several of his patients who will talk about their experiences.

Bariatric, or weight loss, surgery is a successful treatment for morbid obesity, which can lead to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and other health problems.

To register for the free seminar, go online to, or call toll-free 1-888-825-3227.

The seminar is sponsored by St. Francis Hospital of Federal Way, which is recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Bariatric Surgery. St. Francis part of the Franciscan Health System.

Franciscan Health System is a private, non-profit organization that includes St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood, St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way; Franciscan Medical Group (a network of primary-care and specialty-care clinics and physicians); and Franciscan Hospice House. Franciscan is affiliated with Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare systems. Franciscan website:

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