Guthrie Bariatric Seminar in Wellsboro For Those Considering Weight-Loss Surgery

Sayre, Pa. – Guthrie is sponsoring an informational seminar for anyone considering weight loss surgery.

If you are considering weight loss surgery, learn more about the three surgical options performed by Guthrie’s Joshua Alley, MD, by attending a free New Surgical Patient Weight Loss Seminar. The video-conferencing seminar will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. at the Wellsboro office at 110 Plaza Lane, Wellsboro, Pa. and last 90 minutes. The following topics will be covered:

• Medical impact of obesity
• Surgery overview
• Surgery options
• Risks and benefits of surgery
• Qualifications
• How to get started
Joshua Alley, MD, will conduct the seminar and will take questions from the Wellsboro location through video conferencing. Dr. Alley is one of the region's only fellowship-trained bariatric surgeons. Members of the Guthrie weight loss team will also be on hand in Wellsboro to answer questions in person.

To register for this seminar, please call 570-887-3920 or email

Guthrie Health is an integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute, home care/hospice, three hospitals in Sayre, Pa., Corning, N.Y., and Troy, Pa., as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 260 physicians and 130 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing sub-specialty and primary care sites in 23 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York.  Guthrie Health offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and well-being of those it serves.