It takes more than just one player to make a successful team and it is with its staff that Advanced Surgical Associates excels. While there is no doubt that a skilled bariatric surgeon is required for the best results in a weight loss operation, it also takes a dedicated and knowledgeable support staff. A patient has many needs both before and after surgery and the staff can make the difference between good and great results. Our staff includes:
Psychologists who will perform routine pre-operative psychological tests to determine your suitability for surgery and to ease any stress or anxiety you may have. Surgery has a big impact on patient’s lives; working with a psychologist will give patients the skills to cope with the life changes that come with surgery.
Nutritionists and Dieticians help you develop an eating plan that will balance health with weight loss and teach you tips and tricks that you can use for the rest of your life. Diet is also a crucial component of surgery – patients are required to follow a strict diet pre and post-op. Each patient is different so our nutritionists/dieticians will customize a plan just for you.
A Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse who has completed additional advanced training and education. Nurse practitioners work hand-in-hand with our surgeons to develop your wellness plan pre and post-op. They will monitor your progress throughout the entire process.
A Weight Loss Coordinator is your first call if you have any questions. They handle the day-to-day contact with our patients. In addition, they may hold support groups, which are a great resource for you after surgery.
Like any winning team, quality players and teamwork are crucial to your success before, during and after surgery. The Advanced Surgical Associates weight loss team is there to give you all the support and winning strategies to reach your goals.