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Dr. Maher El Chaar Signs Books, Addresses Weight-Loss Surgery Issues
January 18, 2017

Bethlehem, PA (1/18/2017) – Maher El Chaar, MD, Co-Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery at
St. Luke’s University Health Network and author of the newly–released Dr. E’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery…The Weight is Over, will talk about his new book and all facets of weight loss surgery at 1 pm Jan. 28 at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore at The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley.

Dr. Maher El Chaar talks about his new book at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at
Barnes and Noble in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley

Dr. El Chaar will answer questions and sign books beginning at 3 pm.

A guide to help patients understand what bariatric surgery is and what to expect both before and after surgery, Dr. E’s Guide to Weight Loss Surgery has short, easy-to-read chapters that include

  • Why should I consider bariatric surgery?
  • Am I going to be on a diet for the rest of my life?
  • Do I need to take medications after weight loss surgery?

Easy to follow graphic illustrations accompany Dr. El Chaar’s descriptions of the various types bariatric surgical procedures such as sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric banding and gastric bypass.

To reserve a seat for Dr. El Chaar’s talk, call St. Luke’s InfoLink at 1-866-ST-LUKES or email infolink@sluhn.org.

Dr. El Chaar trained at Drexel University, St. Luke’s University Hospital and the University of North Carolina-Carolinas Medical Center where he completed a fellowship in Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a member of the Clinical Issues Committee of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery which is responsible for the development of guidelines and recommendations for the practice of bariatric surgery.

About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated and nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 270 outpatient sites. The network’s service area includes Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County in New Jersey. Dedicated to advancing health education, St. Luke’s operates the nation’s oldest School of Nursing and 22 graduate medical educational programs and is considered a major teaching hospital, the only one in the region. In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first Medical School. Repeatedly, including 2016, St. Luke’s has earned Truven’s 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation as well as 50 Top Cardiovascular program in addition to other honors for clinical excellence. St. Luke’s is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of St. Luke’s information technology applications such as electronic medical records, telehealth, online scheduling and pricing information. St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers in comparison to major teaching hospitals and other health systems.