St. Luke's Bariatric Services

Informational Sessions

Bariatric Surgery Informational Sessions

Bariatric surgery informational seminars are offered throughout the region and on line. They are presented by bariatric surgeons Dr. Leonardo Claros and Dr. Maher El Chaar and are intended for those people who are considering bariatric surgery and want to learn more about the procedures offered and expected results. Completing an informational seminar is the first step necessary in getting started in our program*. Please make sure you call your insurance to see if you have coverage for weight loss surgery.

Live Informational Sessions are free, but registration is required. Click below to register for one of our upcoming Information Seminars.


You can bring an adult guest. We ask that you do not bring children. A live session may be best for you if you would like to ask questions. You can get your first appointment to the office at the seminar.

Ongoing Allentown Seminars

Ongoing information seminars are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm and the third Friday of each month at 1 pm.

*Note:  if you previously had bariatric surgery and are looking for information about a revision, you must call St. Luke's Bariatric and General Surgery first at 484-426-2600. 

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, March 21st, 2014, 1 pm
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, April 18th, 2014, 1 pm
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, May 16th, 2014, 1 pm
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014, 7 pm
Friday, June 20th, 2014, 1 pm

St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus
Dimmig Education Center, 1st Floor, East Wing
1736 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Other Upcoming Seminars (not in Allentown)

Thursday, March 27th, 2014, 7 pm
St. Luke's/Pocono MRI and Imaging
3 Parkinson Road
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7 pm
St. Luke's Warren Campus
185 Roseberry Street, Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 7 pm
St. Luke's Anderson Campus, MOB (middle building)
Route 33 and Freemansburg Avenue, Easton, PA
Conference Room (enter in the back at the gym entrance)

Thursday, June 26th, 2014, 7 pm
St. Luke's/Pocono MRI and Imaging
3 Parkinson Road
East Stroudsburg, PA  18301


On-line Information Seminar

You may choose to complete an Online Bariatric Information Seminar instead of a live seminar. You must complete and pass the quiz and follow the instructions on the page upon completion of the informational seminar video.