Your Health

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The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) has partnered with Maryland Public Television (MPT) for a special series called "Your Health," featuring UMMS specialists who will share their medical expertise with viewers all across the state of Maryland.

UMMS guests will appear every other week in a special "Your Health" segment on MPT's program "Direct Connection," airing live Monday nights at 7:30 p.m.

The show takes calls from viewers, so you have the opportunity to speak directly to our experts and get your questions answered.

Miss the show? You can catch the segments right here on this site. You can also see a list of upcoming guests and topics. We hope you'll tune in for "Your Health" with UMMS and MPT.

Next Show

August 24, 2015

Body Contouring

For some people, bariatric surgery can lead to dramatic weight loss, but it can also leave excess skin that may produce irritation and infection. In body contouring, a plastic surgeon removes the excess skin and helps restore the body's shape. It's a procedure that some 42,000 people undergo each year in the United States.

In this interview, University of Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Bluebond-Langner will discuss body contouring as part of the massive weight loss process, including what parts of the body can be contoured, and what options are available.

Do you have a question about body contouring after weight loss surgery? Send us your question via Twitter @MPTNews #yourhealth. Then watch Direct Connection on August 24, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. to see if we use your question on the show.

Dr. Rachel Bluebond-LangnerRachel Bluebond-Langner, MD 

Assistant Professor of Surgery 
University of Maryland School of Medicine

Plastic Surgeon 
University of Maryland Medical Center

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