Learn everything you need to know at one of our free education sessions


By attending a live seminar, you will meet our surgeons and get a more comprehensive understanding of bariatric surgery. But if you cannot attend in person, you may watch our online webinar. If you should have any questions upon completion of the video please contact our Bariatric Coordinator at (904)-819-4675 or email Lisa.Easterling@flaglerhospital.org.


During our educational programs, we will give you all the information needed to help you decide whether weight loss surgery is right for you. We will highlight the health risks of obesity, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, respiratory complications and arthritis. You will see a visual presentation that clearly explains the types of bariatric surgery offered at the Flagler Bariatric Surgery Center, including gastric bypass, adjustable gastric banding and the sleeve gastrectomy procedure, to help you determine which weight loss surgery best suits your needs.
You will meet Dr. Marema and have a chance to ask him questions about bariatric surgery, expected rates of weight loss, and even how to apply for insurance coverage for the procedure. Dr. Marema will not only speak to you from a physician's perspective but from the perspective of a patient, as he is a walking example of a successful bariatric surgery patient.
Don't forget to bring your insurance information with you, as we will begin the process of determining what type of insurance coverage you might have. We will also provide you with useful financing options for any amount not covered by your insurance.
Here at the Flagler Bariatric Surgery Center, we focus on what you have to gain, not what you have to lose. Let us help you take control of your life again. Join us for one of our free seminars to discuss your surgical weight loss options. And, feel free to bring a friend or family member who is supportive of your goals.


The Flagler Health+ Bariatric Surgery Center provides a comprehensive educational program to assist in your postoperative weight-loss success. Monthly support groups are held in St. Augustine, Jacksonville and Orlando with topics such as diet and exercise, eating success and lifestyle management. Click here to view the 2020 Support Group Calendar.
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