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Bariatric Program
Bariatric Seminar

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Before and After

Join us for a free Weight Loss Surgery seminar

If being 100 pounds or more overweight has held you back in life, we can help.

Whether you have weight-related health issues or are restricted in the activities you can enjoy, bariatric procedures may be able to help you live the happier, healthier life you've been missing out on.

Join us for a free informational seminar to take that first step. You'll get a chance to learn about your options - including Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy and Adjustable Banding - and hear about the kinds of results you can expect. Our compassionate team is ready to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Don't continue on a path you're unhappy with. Register for one of our upcoming FREE seminars below.

Enter your name, phone, and email address below and then click Register button next to the date and location you would like.

Name Phone Email
Seminar Date: Time: Location:  
February 27, 2015 12 p.m. Lockport - Best Western, Ballroom South, 515 South Transit St., Lockport, NY 14094
February 27, 2015 9 a.m. Sanborn - NCCC, G-244, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132
March 12, 2015 12 p.m. BGMC - Cummings Conference Room, D building (gold elevators), 2nd Floor, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
March 12, 2015 5:30 p.m. Millenium - 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (next to the Galleria Mall)
March 20, 2015 12 p.m. Batavia - GCC, 1 College Road, Batavia, NY 14020
March 20, 2015 9 a.m. Medina - GCC, Room 8, 11470 Maple Ridge Rd., Medina, NY 14103
March 26, 2015 12 p.m. BGMC - Cummings Conference Room, D building (gold elevators), 2nd Floor, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
March 27, 2015 9 a.m. Houghton College - Library, Room 301, 1 Willard Avenue, Houghton, NY 14744
March 27, 2015 12 p.m. Varysburg - Byrnncliff Resort & Conference Center, Conference Center, 2357 Humphry Rd., Varysburg, NY 14167
April 9, 2015 12 p.m. BGMC - Cummings Conference Room, D building (gold elevators), 2nd Floor, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
April 9, 2015 5:30 p.m. Millenium - 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 (next to the Galleria Mall)
April 13, 2015 9 a.m. Olean - Olean General Hospital, Education Center, 515 Main St., Olean, NY 14760
April 13, 2015 12 p.m. Salamanca - Holiday Inn Express, Conference Room, 779 Broad St., Salamanca, NY 14779
April 23, 2015 12 p.m. BGMC - Cummings Conference Room, D building (gold elevators), 2nd Floor, 100 High Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
April 24, 2015 9 a.m. Mayville - Web's Captain's Table, 115 West Lake Rd. Route 394, Mayville, NY 14757
April 24, 2015 12 p.m. Dunkirk - GPPC, 609 Central Ave., Dunkirk, NY 14048
April 27, 2015 12 p.m. Lockport - Best Western, Ballroom South, 515 South Transit St., Lockport, NY 14094
April 27, 2015 9 a.m. Sanborn - NCCC, G-244, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn, NY 14132

Seminar Discussions Include:

  • Are you a candidate for bariatric surgery?
  • How does bariatric surgery work?
  • Benefits/risks of surgery.
  • Diet/lifestyle changes after bariatric surgery.
  • What to expect from a physician consultation.
  • Question and answer session

Seminars are open to the public and held at Buffalo General bi-weekly at noon. Seminar is located in the D building (gold elevators), 2nd Floor, Cummings Conference Room. Please refer to schedule on the right for seminar dates. All patients MUST bring a support person to seminar.

Monthly evening seminars will be held at The Millennium Hotel , located at 2040 Walden Avenue, Cheektowaga, next to the Galleria Mall. The seminar begins promptly at 5:45 p.m. and guests should arrive by 5:30 p.m. Parking is provided free of charge. Please note, your support person must also attend this seminar.

Questions, call (716) 859-2067.

Meet the Physicians

Alan Posner, M.D. Alan Posner, MD, is fellowship- trained in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Posner was one of the first surgeons in Western New York to offer bariatric surgery using the laparoscopic technique. Aaron Hoffman, M.D. Aaron Hoffman, MD, joined the bariatric program in 2007 and was named medical director in November of 2011. He is fellowship-trained in the laparoscopic surgery technique and bariatric surgery.
John Butsch, M.D. John Butsch, MD, joined the bariatric program in 2009. He performed laparoscopic bariatric surgery for several years in Chicago, IL prior to joining the program at Buffalo General Medical Center.