OMC Hosting a Free Education Dinner on Obesity on September 27
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) will offer a free community education dinner
Thursday, September 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. at OMC Parkway Center. Dr. Magdy
Giurgius, Board Certified General and Bariatric Surgeon at Ozarks Medical
Center Surgical Specialists Clinic will speak on health risks associated
with obesity and weight loss surgery options available at OMC. The dinner
is free, but reservations are required and can be made by calling 417-257-6793.
The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery defines obesity
as a disease in which fat has accumulated to the extent that health is
impaired. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
obesity affects about 93.3 million U.S. adults. Obesity-related conditions
include heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
Dr. Giurgius joined OMC Surgical Specialists Clinic in 2015. Dr. Guirgius
graduated from Faculty of Medicine, University of Alexandria, Egypt in
1995. He obtained his Master degree in 2000 during his general surgery
residency at the University of Alexandria Hospital, with his thesis on
Early Detection of Breast Cancer. Dr. Giurgius practiced as a general
surgeon in Kuwait for six years working in a level one trauma Hospital
where he also performed advanced laparoscopic procedures. In 2006, he
moved to the United States and served as a chief resident at the University
of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY. He completed his Fellowship in
Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at the University of Missouri
in Columbia, MO. In 2017, Dr. Giurgius was inducted as a Fellow into the
American College of Surgeons (ACS).
While he performs general surgery at OMC, he especially enjoys bariatric
(weight loss) surgery and working with patients on their weight loss journey.
The OMC Surgical Specialists Clinic is located at 2600 Independence Square
in West Plains. For more information, contact the OMC Surgical Specialists
Clinic at 417-255-9700.