JOPLIN, Mo. - Is weight-loss surgery right for you? Mercy Bariatric Center in Joplin can help you decide at the next monthly Mercy Joplin Bariatric Seminar from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 1 at Mercy Hospital Joplin’s Conference Center 1.

The free seminar is for those who have considered weight-loss surgery, are 80 to 100 pounds overweight, have had multiple unsuccessful attempts at weight loss or have an illness caused or made worse by excess weight.

To register or for more information, visit www.mercy.net/JoplinBariatrics. Park and enter on the hospital side and follow signs to the second floor. The conference center is next to the gift shop.