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Arkansas Heart Hospital to host free procedural weight loss seminar in Hot Springs

The following information was collected from an Arkansas Heart Hospital news release.
Arkansas Heart Hospital

On Wednesday evening the Arkansas Heart Hospital will host a free in-person "BMI Seminar" to inform the community of weight loss surgery options available at the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. at the hospital's Hot Springs location at 149 Section Line Road, Suite A.

This minimally invasive procedure can help a person live a happier, healthier and longer life.

Benefits of the procedure include:

• Reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke and heart attack.

• 50-85% expected excess weight loss, depending on the procedure.

• Resolves type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

• Extends life expectancy up to 10 years.

"Obesity is a lifelong disease," the release said. "Between their physicians and dietitians to their support groups and more, the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute team continues to provide care for patients after surgery. From insurance approvals to emotional and physical wellness, we are here for you every step of the way."

Wednesday's speaker will be Dr. JJ Tucker, bariatric surgeon at the Arkansas Heart Hospital's BMI.

The BMI’s primary focus is to help patients reach their weight goals and regain their health. Their nationally-recognized team of physicians, nurses, counselors and dieticians become lifelong partners in the journey to a longer, healthier life. The institute is located at Encore Medical Center in Saline County.

Arkansas Heart Hospital is a nationally recognized, award-winning hospital dedicated to preventing, diagnosing and treating cardiovascular and related diseases, with a focus on bariatrics, endocrinology and peripheral artery disease. Named one of the World’s Best Specialized Hospitals, it offers advanced technology and the latest in health care services—all provided by leading cardiologists and surgeons. It currently operates two hospitals and community clinics across the state. For more information, visit

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