Bariatric Times

AUG 2017

A peer-reviewed, evidence-based journal that promotes clinical development and metabolic insights in total bariatric patient care for the healthcare professional

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18 Bariatric Center Spotlight B a r i a t r i c T i m e s • A u g u s t 2 0 1 7 w ith developing the tools and skill set needed for long-term lifestyle changes. Patients also meet with a fitness professional, who helps patients reach full physical activity p otential. Patients usually schedule for SUCCESS at nine, 12, and 15 months postsurgery but can schedule earlier if needed. Monthly weigh-ins are offered in the d epartment, and patients have the option to set up one-on-one appointments with the program manager for extra support as needed. Our surgeons are proactive i n the success of our patients, sending them to the appropriate professional in the program. If it is noted that a patient needs extra support, they will refer to c olleagues. CONCLUSION The BayCare Mease Dunedin Hospital Bariatric Program is u nique and fast growing, consisting of a multidisciplinary group of providers serving a vital need for our community. For further information please visit: FUNDING: No funding was provided. DISCLOSURES: The author reports no conflicts of interest relevant to the content of this article. AUTHOR AFFILIATIONS: Vicky Blackard, RN, is the program manager for Mease Dunedin Hospital's bariatric program. ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Vicky Blackard, RN, BBA, CBA, E-mail: IS YOUR BARIATRIC CENTER ACCREDITED? UNIQUE? The Bariatric Times Bariatric Center Spotlight is dedicated to featuring accredited bariatric centers around the world, with a focus on their facilities, staff, statistics, processes, technology, and patient care. Highlight your center today and share your best practices, unique programs, and more with the bariatric community. Reprints with customization available—perfect for waiting rooms or office display! Contact Angela Saba at for information on how to be featured in an upcoming installment of the Bariatric Center Spotlight. Program must be accredited through The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP ® ) in order to be considered for publication.

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