The Atlantic Tour

10524593_744221212302385_3839093995785105479_nDr. Chris Cobourn is a guy that’s used to changing lives.  He has certainly changed mine.  He’s the Medical Director and one of the surgeons at SmartShape (formerly The Surgical Weight Loss Center) and has helped thousands of Canadians change the way they look at their obesity and has saved lives as an international leader in bariatric surgery.   It’s not just about the surgery though.  My conversations with Dr. Cobourn have helped me just as much as the Lap-Band.

If you’d like to meet Dr. Cobourn and find out more about how SmartShape can help you just like they’ve helped me – then come out to one of the free weight loss seminars I’m hosting with Dr. Cobourn in Fredericton, Sydney, Halifax or St. John’s.   I’ve done one of these with Dr. Cobourn before, just a couple of months after my surgery in 2012.  I was less than 100 pounds down at the time but standing in the back of a room full of people listen to Dr. Cobourn talk about obesity as something other than a life sentence was an eye-opening experience.  He has an incredible passion for his work and deep understanding of the impact obesity has on his patients.  I’ve watched it time and time again.  Hearing Dr. Cobourn talk about obesity as a disease that impacts millions of people starts to take down that wall of isolation many obese people put up as they accept their weight.   For many, it’s about realizing that what they feel is common.  They’re not a special case or a lost cause.  There is a pattern and that pattern can be broken.

I’ll be reading from my book Fat Man Walking: Lessons in Loss and doing a Question & Answer session with Dr. Cobourn.  It’s completely free and we hope to see you there.  Whether you think weight loss surgery is right for you or not I encourage you to come if you struggle with your weight.  Come meet the leading expert in the field and change the way you’ve looking at yourself and your weight.

Monday August 18, 2014
6PM – The Crown Plaza
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Tuesday August 19, 2014
6PM – The Cambridge Suites
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Wednesday August 20, 2014
6PM – The Cambridge Suites
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday August 21, 2014
6PM – The Delta Hotel
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Here’s a short video of a Lap-Band adjustment and my chat with Dr. Cobourn after our first weight loss seminar in June 2012.

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