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Detroit-Area Radio Celebrity, Jim O. Partnered with Harper BMI to Present Free Weight Loss Seminar


Detroit, MI— Jim O’Brien, known as “Jim O.” to his many radio fans emceed a free public educational seminar on weight management, at Harper University Hospital on October 8, 2011.  O’Brien, who began a weight loss program with DMC Harper Bariatric (Harper BMI) in early 2011, believes that people looking for ways to lose weight should find out as much as they can about their options.  “Whether it’s you or someone you love, you’ve got to do the research.  The next thing to do is attend the seminar, because you can sit down and talk to people who have had the procedure and talk to the actual doctors, so you can visualize yourself going through this,” O’Brien said.

The free seminar, presented by Harper BMI, consisted of education on weight management as well as Harper BMI’s Comprehensive Michigan Bariatric Surgery Program. Guests were given the opportunity to learn about the different surgical and non-surgical weight management options including lap band and gastric bypass surgery.

Board certified surgeon and medical director of bariatric surgery services for DMC Harper University Hospital, Michael H. Wood, M.D., presented important information on the latest surgical approaches to overcoming obesity and chronic diseases related to obesity including lap band surgery, the second most frequently performed bariatric procedure. With lap band surgery an adjustable band restricts the amount of food patients can ingest. Other speakers were Dr. John Webber, Dr. David Edelman and Dr. Steven Hendrick.

O’Brien shared his own experience with weight loss surgery, as well as his interactions with the Harper BMI team.  O’Brien sees the free weight loss seminar as a unique opportunity for people who are interested in weight loss to address their questions to real doctors.  He said “How often do you get to actually sit down with a doctor and ask them direct questions? It’s a very rare opportunity to have this kind of dialogue with a physician.”  For O’Brien, knowing all of his options was key to his weight loss success. “I talked to other doctors; I went to other places and I kept coming back to Harper BMI.  I kept coming back to their expertise and plan.  It was exactly what I was looking for,” he shared.

About DMC Harper University Hospital: DMC Harper University Hospital is one of nine hospitals operated by the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).  It is the region’s specialty hospital for treatment of the minor to the most complex cases in cardiology, neurology, neurosurgery, organ transplants and bariatric surgery. The bariatric program at Harper is the first in Michigan to have been awarded disease-specific care certification by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).  Physicians from across the country refer their patients to Harper University Hospital because it offers their patients Exceptional Doctors.  Exceptional Care. The DMC has a combined 2,000-licensed beds and 2,600 affiliated physicians.

To register for one of our free weight loss seminars visit our online or in-person seminar registrations. You can also call us at 877.362.9898.

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Detroit Medical Center is the premier provider of weight loss surgery in Michigan and the Great Lakes Region. DMC operates offices in the Madison Heights and Southfield areas of Detroit, Michigan, and serves other areas including Ypsilanti, Saginaw, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Livonia, Monroe, Lansing, Dearborn, Novi and Troy. Your New Self also serves Canadian bariatric patients as a preferred provider for the Ontario Ministry of Health.

Your New Self at Detroit Medical Center boasts four expert bariatric surgeons who specialize in LAP-BAND®, REALIZE® Band, Sleeve Gastrectomy, and Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass bariatric surgeries.

Patients interested in weight loss surgery should sign up for a free informational seminar to learn more about their surgical options and get started today.