Parkland Medical Center and Portsmouth Regional Hospital have joined forces to offer patients throughout New Hampshire and the region the latest, most effective surgical weight loss options.

A free information session will take place at the Parkland Medical Building, 31 Stiles Road in Salem, NH, on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. on the facility’s second floor.

Obesity significantly increases ones risk of life threatening problems as diverse as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea, and quality-of-life disorders like osteoarthritis and acid reflux. The New Hampshire Weight Loss Center at Portsmouth Regional Hospital is a designated Center of Excellence by the American College of Surgeons & the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. Parkland Medical Center is Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s sister hospital.

The team of surgeons, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists and others have worked together to help more than 1100 patients from the Seacoast region, Maine, Massachusetts and beyond to lost weight and dramatically improve health. The first step is to attend a free information session.

To register, call 888-421-1080. Walk-ins are welcome. For additional information, contact the bariatric nurse coordinator at 603-433-5174.