Attending an Information Session
What is an Information Session?
The process of weight loss surgery is much more
than just an operation – it is a journey that
is comprised of many small steps. Each step brings you
a little bit closer toward your ultimate goal –
a healthy weight! As you are reading this information,
you are taking the first step toward a healthy weight.
Many people are interested
in finding out more about weight loss surgery, but are
not quite ready to schedule a consultation. For these
individuals, Mount Sinai offers a monthly
information session. In these sessions, one of weight
loss surgeons will provide a broad overview of weight
loss surgery. In addition to a discussion of the different
surgical options available, there will be an opportunity
for you to ask questions about obesity treatments.
For a schedule of upcoming
information sessions, please click
These are informal meetings
and are designed to allow you to learn more about weight
loss surgery in a comfortable, low-pressure setting.
The sessions are free and open to the public. They are
held on a monthly basis at the Icahn Building of Mount
Sinai Medical Center, located at Madison Avenue and
98th Street in Manhattan. This meeting is specifically
designed for individuals who have not yet had surgery.
However, if you have already had weight loss surgery
and would like to share your experiences with those
who are learning more about it, you are certainly welcome
Please see the Information
Session Schedule for directions and a listing of
upcoming information sessions
If you have already had
surgery and are looking for postoperative support groups,
please click here.
Q. Will the doctor
answer specific questions about my health, insurance
approval, the best operation for me personally,
A. The doctor running the information
session will do his or her best to answer any
questions you may have. However, keep in mind
that this is a group session, and that we will
be answering questions that are of general interest
to the group. If you have specific questions unique
to your situation, or questions you would rather
not ask in front of a group, these may be more
appropriately addressed during your private consultation.