Monday, June 17, 2013

June Med School Café - 'Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes'

The June Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. William Richards, professor and chair of surgery at the USA College of Medicine and a bariatric surgeon with USA Physicians Group.

His lecture, titled “Surgical Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes,” will take place June 27, 2013, at the USA Faculty Club on USA’s main campus. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Richards’ lecture will include information on surgical options for treating obesity and Type 2 diabetes, as well as the impact these procedures have on improving patient health and quality of life.

Dr. Richards, who specializes in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, will outline the latest procedures available, as well as discuss new techniques and research for people who are obese.

During the talk, he will also provide important information on various diseases associated with obesity, including diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.

Dr. Richards has performed more than 2,000 laparoscopic procedures since 1990, including numerous laparoscopic bariatric procedures. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School Of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed his internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla., and his surgery residency at the University of Maryland. Following his residency, Dr. Richards completed a surgical fellowship in portal hypertension and endoscopy at Emory University in Atlanta. In addition, he also completed a research fellowship in gastrointestinal motility at the Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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