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Genesis to Webcast Sleeve Gastrectomy Weight-Loss Surgery

February 4, 2009
7:00 PM CST
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From Genesis Medical Center, Davenport, IA

Davenport, Iowa: Having already had a malfunctioning gastric band removed, and apprehensive about undergoing a complicated gastric bypass procedure, Ken Croken was looking for another surgical weight loss option.

The potential side effects of the Roux-en-Y procedure troubled me," said Croken, vice president of corporate communications and marketing for Genesis Health System. "And while I felt capable of losing weight, I felt very pessimistic about my ability to maintain a healthy weight for the long term without surgical intervention of some kind."

Croken found an alternative, one now offered by his own employer, in a procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy. His surgery will be broadcast on OR-Live.com, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. CST.

The live panel webcast will include Croken, surgeon Matthew Christophersen, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of the Genesis Center for Bariatric Surgery and a partner in the Davenport Surgical Group, and Teresa Fraker, Nurse Manager of the Genesis Center for Bariatric Surgery.  
Davenport, Iowa: Having already had a malfunctioning gastric band removed, and apprehensive about undergoing a complicated gastric bypass procedure, Ken Croken was looking for another surgical weight loss option.

The potential side effects of the Roux-en-Y procedure troubled me," said Croken, vice president of corporate communications and marketing for Genesis Health System. "And while I felt capable of losing weight, I felt very pessimistic about my ability to maintain a healthy weight for the long term without surgical intervention of some kind."

Croken found an alternative, one now offered by his own employer, in a procedure called a sleeve gastrectomy. His surgery will be broadcast on OR-Live.com, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. CST.

The live panel webcast will include Croken, surgeon Matthew Christophersen, M.D., FACS, Medical Director of the Genesis Center for Bariatric Surgery and a partner in the Davenport Surgical Group, and Teresa Fraker, Nurse Manager of the Genesis Center for Bariatric Surgery.

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