Session offers bariatric surgery information

A free information session for people wanting to learn more about obesity and bariatric surgery is planned at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Southern Indiana Surgery, 2325 18th St., Suite 220.

Offered through the Bariatric Center at Columbus Regional Health, Dr. David J. Lee will cover the causes of obesity, trends and quality-of-life issues. The session will explore misconceptions about bariatric surgery, lifestyle implications, insurance coverage and surgery options.

To qualify for bariatric surgery, patients must have a Body Mass Index of at least 35 and have significant weight-related conditions, or have a BMI higher than 40 without weight-related conditions.

To register or for more information, visit or call 812-418-3512. Walk-ins at the session are welcome.