For your Introductory Visit, you will come to the Weight Management Classroom on the first floor of 95 Arch Street in the Richard M. and Yvonne Hamlin Pavilion on Summa Akron City Hospital’s campus in Akron, Ohio. During this visit you will complete documentation needed for your surgical evaluation and we will verify your insurance benefits. As long as there are no issues with your insurance, you have completed the seminar requirement and you are able to complete all of the requested forms, you should leave your introductory visit with the date and time of your surgical evaluation.
All patients are required to view our weight loss surgery patient education seminar before scheduling a one-on-one evaluation with a surgeon. You can participate in a seminar in one of two ways:
Summa's Weight Loss Surgery Online Seminar is a taped version of an in-person seminar conducted by Summa’s Bariatric Care Center.
Watch the online seminar below. At the end of the online weight loss surgery seminar video, you will be asked to click a link which will take you to an online form. Please complete the form with the information requested. If you do not fill out the form, you will need to either view the seminar again or attend a live seminar.
Note: If you choose to watch the online video, you do not need to attend a live weight loss surgery seminar.
Attend a seminar and meet one of Summa Health System’s fellowship trained bariatric surgeons.
- John Zografakis, M.D., FACS, Medical Director
- Adrian Dan, M.D., FACS, Associate Medical Director
- Mark Pozsgay, D.O., Program Surgeon
A member of Summa's Bariatric Care Center staff will also be on hand to answer your questions about our comprehensive program, which includes an individualized evaluation of each patient, a standardized approach to surgery and post operative care, on-going and long-term follow up and support, and the compassion and personalized attention that you deserve.
Due to limited seating, advance registration is required. If you are NOT a current patient of Summa’s Bariatric Care Center, reserve your seat by registering online or calling (888) 567-4577.