Attending a free educational seminar is usually the first step in deciding if weight loss surgery may benefit you. All patients are encouraged to attend a free seminar prior to being evaluated by Dr. Wagner or Dr. Kumaran and scheduling surgery.

If you’ve already had surgery, we’d still love to see you there! Whether you want to brush up on your knowledge of bariatric procedures, or you would like to share your personal story, Heart of America Bariatrics welcomes all of our patients to attend our free informational seminars.


Online Options

Online education is available. Please contact our office to register for an online seminar.


In-person Seminars

We’d be happy to save a seat for you. Please contact our office to RSVP for an upcoming event.




Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Presenter: Kumaran Chinnappan, MD 

Holiday Inn St Louis SW – Route 66 Hotel
10709 Watson Road
St. Louis, MO 63127



Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Presenter: Kumaran Chinnappan, MD 
Mercy Jefferson Surgical Hospital
1377 US Highway 61 South
Festus, MO 63028

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Presenter: Kumaran Chinnappan, MD 
Hampton Inn STL
4200 Mid-America Lane
St. Louis, MO 63129