Kligman Kublicki

Dr. Mark Kligman and Dr. Natalia Kubicki

The University of Maryland's Center for Weight Management and Wellness offers a comprehensive surgical approach to weight loss. In our free educational seminars, you’ll learn more about how bariatric surgery can help you with weight loss.

Bariatric surgery helps adults from ages 18 to 70 who cannot lose a large amount of weight. Those who have the surgery must maintain the loss through diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

In our educational seminars, our bariatric surgeons, Dr. Mark Kligman and Dr. Natalia Kubicki, cover everything you need to know about weight loss surgery, including detailed information about gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Topics include:

  • Health insurance requirements
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Our weight loss program, including medical nutrition therapy and surgery
  • Reasons to consider bariatric surgery
  • Types of bariatric surgery and the risks and benefits of each
  • Your follow-up care after surgery

Attend a Weight Loss Seminar

Our seminars are available online or weekends from 6 to 8 pm at locations in downtown Baltimore, Waldorf, Glen Burnie and Queenstown. See upcoming dates and registration information for in person seminars.

To attend an online seminar:

If you prefer to watch a seminar from home, you can register to watch our weight loss seminar online. 

To attend an in-person seminar:

  1. Find a date and location, and reserve your space now.
  2. Download, print and fill out our health questionnaire. You’ll need to bring it with you to the seminar.

Once you’ve attended a seminar and decided to have bariatric surgery, your next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kligman or Dr. Kubicki. Call us at 410-328-8940 to make an appointment. Virtual appointments are now available for all UM Center for Weight Management and Wellness services.

If your health insurance plan requires you to have a referral form, ask your primary care physician to provide you with one and bring it to your appointment.

Learn more about the process leading up to bariatric surgery.

Recognized as an Accredited Center and Quality Program by the American College of Surgeons, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery