1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66606-1690      785-295-8000
St. Francis Health Center
 
 
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Weight Loss Seminars

The first step to joining the Turning Point program and requesting bariatric surgery is to attend an informational seminar. Turning Point informational seminars are open to anyone who is researching weight loss surgery options.
The seminars provide information on the history of obesity, treatment options, surgical procedure review and surgery complications and offer time for questions and answers.
A packet of informational tools and required documentation will be provided at the end of the seminar. Potential patients must review bariatric patient information packet instructions as well as complete the questionnaire and insurance information forms and return the completed packet by mail (pre-addressed envelope provided) or in person to the Tallgrass General, Vascular and Bariatric Surgery office, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


SATURDAY MEETINGS:

Seminars are open to anyone researching weight loss surgery. Information provided includes the history of obesity, treatment options, surgical procedure review and surgery complications. All sessions are held on the second Saturday of the month from 10am to noon at St. Francis Health Center, 1700 SW 7th Street, in the Auditorium on the second floor. Please arrive early to sign in, as the doors close promptly at 10am. Those arriving late will be asked to attend another Seminar.


2014 DATES:

Date

Location

Presentation

January 11, 2014 GreatLife at the YWCA
225 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612
Meet the Trainer/Facility Tour
Kelvin Ross, Manager
February 8, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Healthy Shopping Made Easy
Amber Groeling, RD, LD
March 8, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Vitamin Bingo
Sean Ehrhart, Bariatric Advantage
April 12, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Increasing Your Motivation
Andrew Schauer, PhD
May 10, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Staying Active and Motivated
Sara Kelley, Physical Therapist
June 14, 2014 TBD TBD
July 12, 2014 GreatLife at the YWCA
225 SW 12th Street, Topeka, KS 66612
Welcome to Water Exercise!
Kelvin Ross, Manager
August 9, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
The Basics of Protein
Mary Beth Haney, RD, LD
September 13, 2014 TBD TBD
October 11, 2014 HyVee
2951 SW Wanamaker Road
Culinary Clubroom, 2nd Floor
Healthy Holiday Eating
Amber Groeling, RD, LD
November 8, 2014 St. Francis Health Center
1700 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606
Cancer Center Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Cooking Techniques
Mary Beth Haney, RD, LD
December 13, 2014 TBD TBD


CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SEMINARS:

Brenda Holliday
Bariatric surgery coordinator
bholliday@tallgrasstopeka.com
785-228-4773
Rachelle Garland, RN
Certified Bariatric Nurse
rgarland@tallgrasstopeka.com
785-228-4761