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Health Seminar on Weight Loss Surgical Options (01/03/2013)
Thursday, January 3, 2013
6:30 pm — Check-in/Registration; 7:00 pm–9:00 pm — Seminar
Palisades Medical Center, 7600 River Road, North Bergen, NJ
Stefanie Vaimakis, MD, FACS, FASMBS
Presented in English and Spanish.
FREE food and refreshments will be provided.
FREE Transportation available from 60th St. & Bergenline Ave., starting at 5:30 PM.
More than 60% of the U.S. population is overweight and about 30% is classified as being obese. Today, there are many Bariatric (Weight Loss) Surgical Options for people who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise. There is hope for a longer, healthier life. Featured speaker Stefanie Vaimakis, M.D., F.A.C.S, F.A.S.M.B.S., is a board-certified general surgeon, fellowship trained in advanced laparoscopy and bariatric surgery. Dr. Vaimakis has achieved expertise in laparoscopic gastric bypass as well as the "Lap Band" with over 600 procedures performed. Dr. Vaimakis earned her medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine and completed her residency in general surgery at Saint Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. She completed a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Bariatric Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center’s Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery. She is an active member of the ASMBS, SAGES, and the AMA. Dr. Vaimakis prides herself on providing a warm, caring atmosphere with special, individualized attention to each patient. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Greek.
About Palisades Medical Center
Palisades Medical Center is located in North Bergen, NJ, and serves a population of 400,000 in Hudson and Southern Bergen Counties. The non-profit Medical Center is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, and features a 202-bed hospital and The Harborage, a 247-bed nursing home and rehabilitation center. Palisades is the largest employer in its service area with more than 1,300 employees and it has an annual operating budget of approximately $150 million. The State of New Jersey's annual healthcare report card ranked Palisades as one of the top hospitals in the state and #1 in Hudson County. Palisades was also one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to receive a perfect 100% score in treating heart attack patients. The State's annual evaluation showed that The Harborage at Palisades has "Zero Deficiencies" for the third consecutive year. For more information, please call (201) 854-5000 or visit www.palisadesmedical.org.
The New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA) recently recognized Palisades Medical Center with its 2011 Community Outreach Award for its positive impact in our local communities. Palisades Medical Center's community outreach and education programs are generously funded in part by Abbott Nutrition, the Aetna Foundation, The Provident Bank Foundation, Schering-Plough Corporation, TD Charitable Foundation, and Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
For more information
Nikki Mederos — (201) 854-5702