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PHCS Surgeon to Discuss Safe, Effective Treatments for Obesity

Apr 17, 2014
Lisa Dobruskin, MD, FACS, a board certified surgeon specializing in weight-loss procedures, will discuss the benefits of bariatric surgery and respond to questions from online audience members during a Web chat hosted by Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) on Thursday, April 24.

The chat will begin at 7 p.m. To participate in the free event, visit the PHCS UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/princetonhealth, on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Click here for a tutorial on how to participate in our UStream chats.

Dr. Dobruskin will discuss bariatric surgery as a safe, effective treatment for obesity and the other diseases it can cause, including diabetes, high blood pressure, infertility and sleep apnea.

A member of the PHCS Medical Staff, Dr. Dobruskin performs procedures at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP) in Plainsboro, which has been recognized as a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery.

She has performed more than 600 bariatric procedures, specializing in sleeve gastrectomy, a surgical procedure that reduces the volume of a person's stomach. Dr. Dobruskin was among the first surgeons in the area to perform laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

Viewers may ask questions by creating an account or by logging in through an existing UStream or Facebook account. Questions may also be submitted in advance to PrincetonHealth@gmail.com.

To register for the Web chat, please call 1-888-897-8979 or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar. Registration is not required, but those who register will be eligible to win a drawing for one of several gift cards to be awarded following the Web chat.

About Princeton HealthCare System
Princeton HealthCare System is a comprehensive, integrated healthcare system that strives to anticipate and serve the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a primary and specialty medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Andy Williams, 609-252-8785
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