OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

Upcoming Events

Bariatric Informational Seminars

Anyone who is interested in learning about gastric banding is invited to attend a free bariatric informational seminar. Dr. Vafa Shayani, independent surgeon affiliated with OSF HealthCare, will discuss the Lap-Band® system, candidates for the surgery and changes in lifestyle that must be implemented for success.

The dietary changes that must be made following the surgery in order to accommodate the reduction in stomach size will also be presented.

The program is free, but reservations are requested by calling (815) 227-2274 or visiting the website.

 Seminars are held from 6-7 p.m. on the second Monday of the month.

Bariatric Support Group

A free support group is offered for those who have undergone a bariatric banding procedure or gastric bypass surgery, or those who are considering either procedure as a weight loss and management option. 

The group is led by a registered dietitian. Meetings provide general information about gastric surgery with topics rotating each month. Guest speakers may also address the group. An opportunity for questions and answers is provided during the meetings.

Anyone who has undergone a gastric procedure, or is interested in learning more about it, is welcome.

For more information, please call (815) 227-2274.

The support group meetings are held from 6-7 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, 5666 East State St., Rockford.