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How to Start a Bariatric Program

You'll be met by the exuberance of patients willing to do anything to conquer their obesity and the reluctance of health plans willing to do anything to avoid having to cover the $25,000 average cost of surgery.

Posted 10/10/07 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

What You Need to Know About Bariatric Surgery Training

Factors to consider before you grant privileges.

Posted 10/10/07 | Yasmine Iqbal, Contributing Editor | Post a comment

What It's Like to Be a Bariatric Surgery Patient

A Surgery Center administrator looks back at what motivated her to undergo weight-loss surgery — and how the small things meant so much to her care.

Posted 10/10/07 | Nancy Burden | Post a comment

Stopping Pain Before It Starts

Preemptive pain management should be a cornerstone of your bariatric surgery program, says a surgeon who has dedicated his practice exclusively to surgery for morbidly obese patients.

Posted 10/10/07 | Joseph I. Kamelgard, MD, FACS | Post a comment

Preparing Your Practice for Adolescent Patients

Here's what to consider when performing bariatric surgery on teens.

Posted 10/10/07 | Jenny Sweeney, RN, MSN | Post a comment

Keys to a Successful Perioperative Program

Beyond the bypass, there must be education, support and exercise.

Posted 10/10/07 | David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor | Post a comment

How We Built Our Bariatric Unit

Bigger bathrooms, bigger beds, sturdier toilets and a dedicated OR are among the modifications this hospital made when it added bariatric surgery.

Posted 10/10/07 | Paula Harless, RN | Post a comment

How to Get Reimbursed for Bariatric Procedures

Here are the keys for creating selection criteria, obtaining insurance approvals and coding so you get reimbursed.

Posted 10/10/07 | MaryLouWalen | Post a comment

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