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Silver Cross to hold health classes in October

9/25/2014, 11:38 a.m.
Topics to be covered include pain management, varicose veins and breast cancer treatment.

Silver Cross Hospital is offering the following health education classes in October:

Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?

Looking to lose weight? Join Drs. Christopher Joyce and Brian Lahmann, experienced gastric bypass surgeons with Bariatric & Minimally Invasive (BMI) Surgery at Silver Cross Hospital, for a free informational session about Obesity & Your Health: Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You? The program is held on Wednesdays at 5:45 p.m. at BMI Surgery, Silver Cross Hospital Pavilion A, Suite 260, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will learn about the advantages and risks of traditional and laparoscopic bariatric weight loss surgery, including the REALIZE™ and Lap-Band gastric band systems, find out who is a candidate for the procedure, and hear from area patients about their experiences. Silver Cross has been named as Bariatric Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Bariatric Surgery. Register to attend this free informational session online at www.silvercross.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Pain Management

Dr. Faris Abusharif and Dr. Donald Roland, pain management specialists, will discuss treatment options for patients suffering from chronic pain. This free program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercros.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Treatment of Breast Cancer

Local University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center experts, Dr. Anne McCall, radiation oncologist, and Dr. Grace K. Suh, medical oncologist, along with Dr. Andre Edwards, radiologist on staff at Silver Cross Hospital, will discuss how the occurrence of breast cancer has changed over time and new diagnostics and therapies used to treat the disease. This free event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Participants will win a gift bag and will be entered into a drawing to receive a free mammogram. The Cancer Support Center will also share information about local services for cancer patients and families. Register to attend at www.silvercros.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).

Vein Pain, Go Away!

Dr. Saeed Darbandi, general surgeon, will discuss the latest treatments for varicose veins and leg ulcers Tuesday, Oct. 14. This free program will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Silver Cross Hospital, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox. Register to attend at www.silvercros.org or call 1-888-660-HEAL (4325).