PHCS to Host Live Web Chat on Weight-Loss Surgery

Mar 23, 2011

Dr. Wai-Yip Chau, a specialist in bariatric surgery, including gastric bypass and gastric banding, will outline options for weight-loss surgery when Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) hosts its next live Web chat on Thursday, March 24.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. on PHCS' UStream channel:

Dr. Chau, a member of the treatment team at the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence at University Medical Center at Princeton, offers patients a full range of procedures. Through his affiliation with UMCP, Dr. Chau now accepts several commercial insurance plans.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (609) 897-8980 or visit Those who register will be entered in a drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

The UStream events are intended to give consumers a free and convenient way to pose their questions to an expert in his or her field. The chat with Dr. Chau will be his second appearance on PHCS' UStream channel.

Previous Web chats have featured Dr. Heather van Raalte, a fellowship-trained urogynecologist, discussing pelvic floor disorders; Anthony Dissen, R.D., offering advice on sustainable weight loss; and Dr. John Passalaris, a cardiologist discussing heart and vascular health. The previous Web chats can be viewed at