Weight Loss Surgery Seminars

To make sure you have the information you need to move forward with surgery, we require patients to attend a free weight loss surgery seminar. The seminar allows you to learn more about your treatment options, as well as how to prepare for surgery and what to expect after surgery. We ask that you attend the weight loss seminar for the same location you plan to have your clinic visits and your surgery.

Fairview Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

●   For those considering surgery at: Fairview Southdale Hospital
●   Seminar is offered: In person

Each month, we offer seminars at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina at a variety of times. You will have the opportunity to meet care team members and get your questions answered in a comfortable and caring environment. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend. 

How to register: Go here to register online for a Fairview weight loss seminar


HealthEast Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

●   For those considering surgery at: HealthEast St. John's Hospital 
●   Seminar is offered: In person or online

If you are planning to have your surgery at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood, you have two options to complete the seminar: an in-person seminar or an online video seminar.

In-person weight loss seminar

At our weight loss surgery seminar called the Bariatric Introductory Meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet the care team, including a bariatric surgeon, and get your questions answered in a comfortable and caring environment. Friends and family are also encouraged to attend.

Classes are held the first Thursday of each month (with the exception of December, which will be held on Dec. 12) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the HealthEast Clinic and Specialty Center Maplewood.

How to register: Call HealthEast Surgery & Bariatric Care at 612-336-2727.

Online weight loss seminar

Throughout this four-video series, you will be introduced to our Bariatric Care team, gain a better understanding of what obesity is, be introduced to the surgery process, review the benefits and risks of surgery, and see a glimpse of life after surgery.  

Completion time of all four videos and quizzes is about one hour. To access the videos and complete the quizzes, please follow these instructions:

1. After watching the video below, click the link to go to the quiz.
2. Fill out the registration form and complete quiz 1.
3. After completing the quiz, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to the second video, along with a link to the second quiz.
4. Follow the link to the video. After watching video #2, go to the link in the email and complete quiz 2.
5. Follow steps 3 and 4 above to complete the remaining two quizzes.



Take the quiz: After watching the video, go here to take the first quiz

University of Minnesota Health Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

●   For those considering surgery at: University of Minnesota Medical Center 
●   Seminar is offered: Online

Before making an appointment with one of our weight loss providers to discuss your options, go to the M Health website and view our online seminar. The video will help you learn more about the surgery options available and if weight loss surgery is the right option for you.

After watching the weight loss seminar, take the quiz. Then call us to schedule an appointment with one of our weight loss experts: 612-336-2727.