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SJMO Hosts Free Bariatric Seminar
Start Date
12/18/2012
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s Michigan Bariatric Institute
Invites The Public To Free Educational Seminar

Program to Focus on Benefits of Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery 

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland’s (SJMO) Michigan Bariatric Institute (MBI) will host a free educational seminar focusing on bariatric surgery options at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, in the hospital’s Franco Communications Center, 44405 Woodward Ave., Pontiac.

Entitled, “A Minimal Surgical Approach to Treating Obesity,” the seminar will feature an overview of the bariatric surgery program and the types of procedures it offers, as well as a question and answer session.

Speakers include general and bariatric surgeon and Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery and Jacob Roberts, DO; and Paula Magid, MBI program director and former bariatric patient. 
In the area of Bariatric Surgery, Dr. Roberts specializes in laparoscopic (i.e., minimally invasive) surgery procedures: Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery, Adjustable Gastric Banding and Sleeve Gastrectomy.  He also is interested in minimally invasive/advanced laparoscopic surgery including:  Cholecystectomy, Hiatal Hernia Repair and Nissen Fundoplication, Incisional and Inguinal Hernia Repair, Splenectomy, Gastric Resections, Colectomy, Appendectomy and Anti-Reflux Surgery.
Dr. Roberts received his medical degree at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and was chief resident at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Mich. 

He completed his fellowship training at the Chicago Institute of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill.  Dr. Roberts also is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Roberts is on the St. Joseph Mercy Oakland medical staff as a general and minimally invasive bariatric surgeon.  He performs surgeries at SJMO and at St. Mary Mercy Livonia, both Saint Joseph Mercy Health System member hospitals.
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