Citrus Memorial Hospital
December 17, 2020

INVERNESS, FL (Dec.17, 2020) – Citrus Memorial is offering a free weight loss seminar on Tuesday, January 19 at 1:30pm at the Citrus Memorial Health Foundation YMCA in Lecanto.

“Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?” will feature a presentation from general surgeon Dr. Parth Patel. The seminar will give a general overview of obesity and weight loss options, including the process to become a candidate for a robotic-assisted gastric sleeve procedure. A former weight loss surgery patient will be on-hand to talk about her experience through the process.

Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat, to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health. It can lead to reduced life expectancy and increased health conditions such as certain types of cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, acid reflux, sleep apnea and type II diabetes.

Anyone interested in learning more about surgical weight loss options is welcome to attend. Masks will be required and seating will be limited; an RSVP is required by calling (352) 637-3337 or visiting