Morton Plant Mease Experts Host Community Health Seminars

Weight Loss Surgery, Surgical Neck and Back Pain Options, and Diabetes

CLEARWATER, Fla., (October 1, 2015) -- Health experts from Morton Plant Mease invite the community to attend upcoming health seminars in November focusing on weight loss surgery; surgical neck and back pain options; advancements in joint replacement, and diabetes. The monthly seminars are free to the public and held at BayCare’s various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers around Pinellas County. 

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Monday, November 2
5:30 p.m.

Mease Dunedin Hospital, Physicians Office Building, 646 Virginia Street, Suite 600, Dunedin
 
Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Richard Gordon, MD, will explain various options.

Surgical Neck and Back Pain Options
Wednesday, November 4
Noon

Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Neurosurgeon Dean Gobo, MD, will explain minimally invasive options to relieve neck and back pain including robotic-assisted Mazor technology, which adds precision to surgery.

Weight Loss Surgery Information
Thursday, November 5
5:30 p.m.

Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Take the first step to weight loss surgery and attend an information session. Sebastian Tas, DO, will explain various options.

Advancements in Joint Replacement
Friday, November 6
1 p.m.

Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Orthopedic Surgeon John Kilgore, MD, will explain surgical joint replacement advancements for hips and knees and how MAKOplasty® robotic technology can help patients.

Ask the Diabetes Educator
Wednesday, November 11
10 a.m.

Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

A certified diabetes educator answers questions on blood glucose monitoring, medication, reducing risk and healthy coping.

Smoking Cessation
Tuesday, November 17
5 p.m.

Morton Plant Hospital, Axelrod Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room, 400 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

This two-hour class will provide valuable tools to help you quit using tobacco.

Diabetes Myths: Fact or Fiction
Wednesday, November 18
10 a.m.

Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

A certified diabetes educator will address the many myths surrounding diabetes and present the facts.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org.

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey. For more information about Morton Plant Mease, go to www.baycare.org

About BayCare Health System
BayCare is a leading not-for-profit health care system that connects individuals and families to a wide range of services at 13 hospitals and hundreds of other convenient locations throughout the Tampa Bay and central Florida regions. Inpatient and outpatient services include acute care, primary care, imaging, laboratory, behavioral health, home care, and wellness. Our mission is to improve the health of all we serve through community-owned, health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care.

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