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Weight Loss Surgeons in Washington, DC to Host Patient Reunion

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwire) -- 09/13/12 -- The Washington, DC weight loss surgeons of Bluepoint Surgical Group have announced they will be hosting a patient reunion to celebrate the successes of their past and present bariatric patients. The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 in the Hylton Education Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center. The Bluepoint surgeons say they are anticipating over 100 guests, and they feel the reunion is a great way for patients to interact and celebrate with one another, as well as receive inspiration from someone who has been in their shoes.

Katie Jay, the director of the National Association for Weight Loss Surgery and former bariatric patient, is scheduled to headline the night by telling her inspirational story. Having successfully navigated weight loss surgery herself, Ms. Jay will recount her journey to defeat obesity, spanning from the difficulties she faced before her gastric bypass surgery, to the long struggle of maintaining her weight loss after the procedure. The Bluepoint surgeons say they believe Ms. Jay's story is a great example of how weight loss surgery can change one's life. They add that they hope anyone considering bariatric surgery will hear what she has to say and use it as motivation to determine the best course of action to meet his or her needs.

In addition to providing the chance for patients to hear inspirational stories like Ms. Jay's, the Bluepoint Surgical Group surgeons feel the patient reunion is vitally important to their practice and offers a sense of community for patients in need of weight loss surgery in Washington, DC:

"It's an important event for the practice because, ultimately, the purpose of the surgery is to achieve results, both in weight loss as well as comorbidity resolution. The reunion allows patients to showcase their results, and to encourage others in the process who may not have yet reached their goals. It's also about building a sense of community around our patients, so every patient feels supported and understood."

About Bluepoint Surgical Group

Comprised of a number of experienced surgeons and a well-qualified staff, Bluepoint Surgical Group is dedicated to providing the Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland communities with the highest degree of weight loss care. From LAP-BAND® and gastric sleeve, to gastric bypass and non-surgical options, each surgeon utilizes the most advanced treatments and procedures available. The practice has a 95% success rate and offers individualized pre- and post-surgery care. In addition to bariatric surgery, Bluepoint Surgical Group also performs general and post-bariatric plastic surgery.

Bluepoint Surgical Group has a center located in Fairfax, VA, Woodbridge, VA, and Stafford, VA. Contact information for each location can be found online at bluepointgroup.com, and the surgeons can also be reached via their Facebook page at facebook.com/bluepointgroup.

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