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Upcoming Events

Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

Dr. Rabindra Watson UCLA Interventional Endoscopist

Weight gain after bariatric surgery is a common problem that occurs several years after the operation often due to anatomic changes in the stomach and bowel. At this upcoming free seminar, Dr. Rabindra Watson will cover the mechanisms of weight gain; how bariatric surgery works; why patients may regain weight after surgery; and the latest minimally-invasive techniques to treat weight gain. Learn more about the procedure »  

Date:       Saturday, October 18
Time:       9:30 - 10:30 am
Location: Thousand Oaks Library*, 1401 E. Janss Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
RSVP:      800-516-5323

*This program is not a Thousand Oaks Library sponsored event.

Dr. Watson serves as the bariatric endoscopist at the UCLA Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health, where he is pursuing investigations in the emerging field of bariatric endoscopy. He is active in the development and testing of these novel therapeutic endoscopic techniques which include primary endoscopic therapies for obesity, endoscopic treatment of weight regain following bariatric surgery, and treatment of post-surgical complications. Dr Watson completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco. He then went on to complete an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is board-certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.

Nutrition and Value-based Care

This seminar will provide participants with the scientific data and understanding of nutrition in health and how it plays a role in inflammatory diseases.

Topics include: 1) integration of nutrition in disease prevention and in the therapeutic plan of medical care, 2) one set of yoga exercises a day keeps the doctor away - how yoga becomes a part of your treatment plan, 3) food for thought - understanding inflammation and the role of Chinrse nutrition, 4) dietary approaches to health and weight loss for chronic inflammatory conditions and 5) value-based health care for rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases. 

Date:     Saturday, November 22
Time:     9:00am - 12:00pm 
Location: UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica - Auditorium, 1250 16th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
RSVP:    310-582-6355 or ssanchez@mednet.ucla.edu
Fee:       $50 per person, $40 for students, seniors, UCLA faculty and staff and UCLA Health 50-Plus Members  


Past Lectures

Gluten Free: Is It Right for You? 
Nancee Jaffe, MS, RD
March 12, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »

Gastrointestinal Cancer  
Vikas K. Pabby, MD, MPH
February 27, 2014

Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity
Michael Albertson, MD
February 20, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »    

Celiac Disease Myths and Facts
Jeffrey R. Lewis, MD
February 18, 2014
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about our Celiac Disease Program »  

Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. Jennifer Choi
August 23, 2013
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about the UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases »  

Obesity Medicine: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?
Rabindra R. Watson, MD
May 23, 2013
After viewing the video, click here to learn more about UCLA Interventional Endoscopy » 

Alternatives to Surgery
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
May 6, 2013

Acid Reflux and Barrett's Esophagus Community Lecture - July 28, 2012

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