02/22/2006

Weight Loss Surgery to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ Feb. 23

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Undergoing weight loss surgery is a life-changing decision that can provide dramatic results. While it’s not for everyone, it’s becoming increasingly popular as obesity rates continue to rise. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about weight loss surgery in a live presentation of “Doctors On Call” at 8 p. m. Thursday, Feb. 23, on West Virginia Public Television.

Charles Goldman, M.D., is a surgeon at WVU.  He received his medical degree from Washington University and specialty training from the University of Minnesota and Washington University. His special interests include gastrointestinal surgery.

James Longhi, D.O., is a surgeon at WVU. He received his degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and specialty training from Penn State and Medical Center, Hershey. His special interests include minimally invasive surgery,

“Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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