Weight Loss Seminar

The first step of your weight loss journey begins with learning about all your options. We offer free seminars about medical weight loss and how our services can help you regain a healthy life. 

Weight Loss Surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center

The University of Maryland (UM) Center for Weight Management and Wellness offers a comprehensive surgical and medical approach to weight loss. In our free educational seminars, you’ll learn more about how we can help you with weight loss.

Bariatric (weight loss) surgery helps adults from ages 18 to 70 who cannot lose a large amount of weight and maintain the loss through diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. 

Step 1: Our Free Seminars About Medical Weight Loss

In our educational seminars, our bariatric surgeon covers everything you need to know about weight loss surgery, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. Topics include:

  • Health insurance requirements
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Our weight loss program, including medical nutrition therapy and surgery
  • Reasons to consider bariatric surgery
  • Types of bariatric surgery and the risks and benefits of each 
  • Your follow-up care after surgery

Attend a Weight Loss Seminar In-Person

Attend one of our seminars in person so that you can meet some of our team and ask questions. We hold our free seminars four times each month in:

  • Baltimore: University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)
  • Glen Burnie: University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center
  • Queenstown: University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion 
  • Towson: University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center

To attend an in-person seminar:

  1. Reserve your space now through our pre-registration form for in-person seminars.
  2. Download, print and fill out our health questionnaire. You’ll need to bring it with you to the seminar you’re attending.

Online Seminar for Weight Loss Surgery

Watch our patient seminar online from the comfort of your own home, anytime you like. The only differences between the online and the in-person seminar are:

  • You will not be able to ask our surgeon questions.
  • At the end of the online seminar, you’ll need to take a quiz and score at least 80 percent before you can schedule your consultation.

Register for our online seminar now.

Step 2: Schedule a Consultation with Our Weight Loss Surgeons

You’ve decided to have bariatric surgery after attending one of our seminars. Your next step is to schedule a consultation  our bariatric surgeon, Mark Kligman. Call us at 1-800-492-5538 to make an appointment.

If your primary care physician is referring you to us for bariatric surgery, your health insurance plan may require you to have a referral form. Ask your physician to provide you with a completed and signed referral form, and bring it with you to your appointment with us.

Free Weight Loss Seminars: Dates and Locations

Our seminars are from 6 to 8 p.m. and led by Dr. Kligman. The dates and locations for our 2017 seminars are listed below.

Remember to pre-register and fill out our health questionnaire in advance of attending. Please bring your completed questionnaire with you.

University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center 
Main Hospital, Third Floor 
February 8, 2017 
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017
June 14, 2017
July 12, 2017
August 9, 2017
September 13, 2017
October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
December 13, 2017
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center 
February 1, 2017
March 1, 2017
April 5, 2017
May 3, 2017
June 7, 2017
July 5, 2017
August 2, 2017
September 6, 2017
October 4, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017
University of Maryland Shore Medical Pavilion at Queenstown 
Third Floor Conference Room 
February 2, 2017
March 2, 2017
April 6, 2017
May 4, 2017
June 1, 2017
July 6, 2017 
August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017
October 5, 2017
November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017
University of Maryland Medical Center Patient Resource Assembly Room 
Rotunda Hall 
February 28, 2017
March 28, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 23, 2017
June 27, 2017
July 25, 2017
August 22, 2017
September 26, 2017
October 24, 2017
November 28, 2017
December 26, 2017

Contact Us About Weight Loss

If you have questions about our seminars or weight loss program, please call us at 1-800-492-5538.