TriStar Centennial September 16, 2011

Physician to Discuss Laparoscopic Bariatric Procedures

Nashville, Tenn., (September 13, 2011) – A free community seminar about bariatric weight loss surgery will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at StoneCrest Medical Center Classroom.

Hugh Houston, M.D., bariatric surgeon with The Center for Treatment of Obesity at Centennial Medical Center, will discuss commonly-preformed surgical procedures including gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch and revisional procedures. Bariatric surgery is designed for those with a body mass index equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities, such as diabetes and/ or heart disease. Advanced registration is required by calling (800) 242-5662 or signing up at

The Center for the Treatment of Obesity at Centennial Medical Center is the most experienced laparoscopic bariatric program in the region and offers a wide range of laparoscopic weight loss surgery procedures. The comprehensive program offers a full range of bariatric surgery care services, including inpatient and post-operative care in addition to a term of specially trained medical professionals. Learn more at

Centennial Medical Center, part of HCA/TriStar Health System, is a 657-bed facility that is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). One of Tennessee’s most complete medical facilities, the hospital campus is home to The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center at Centennial, The Women’s Hospital at Centennial, Centennial Heart Center as well as Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at Centennial Medical Center at Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. To learn more, visit and click on Centennial Medical Center or call (800) 242-5662.

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