Bariatric surgery is a fast growing niche in the medical field. Gastric bypass surgery and lap band surgery are too of the more popular bariatric surgery methods. Both procedures require extensive care before, during and after the procedure. Service and care following the procedures is ongoing for up to several years. Bariatric nurses are in high demand to meet these needs. Clinics are opening up around the country that specialize in weight loss surgery. Hospitals have departments dedicated to it. It is a growing field of nursing with long term job security due to the high level of obese Americans.
The bariatric surgery association is a site run by surgeons and nurses. The site contains information on surgery, news updates, and research.
SIC is the care of Bariatric patients (the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity)
The National Association of Bariatric Nurses, is stationed at East Carolina University College of Nursing. There is training available there, and there are other options in medical schools across the United States.
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The purpose of bariatric vitamins is to help people who have had bariatric surgery get the vitamins they need. Often after this surgery people will have difficulty absorbing vitamins correctly.
There is a website called bariatric diet.com that offers great diet plans. You can also order everything you would need to prepare for or recover from bariatric surgery.
The cost of bariatric surgery depends on the place the surgery is done, the doctor, and if the insurance will pay for any of the expenses. Some insurances pay money on bariatric surgery depending on if it is a need.
To learn more about bariatric surgeries you need to consult your family doctor and ask all the questions about it. He/she may hand you a pamphlet containing all the information you will need.
No. The vast majority of bariatric surgeries are completed with no complications. She wouldn't want you worrying about it and you don't need to worry about it.
Bariatric Surgery Centers are usually part of major Hospitals, so researching the Hospital itself is a good place to start. After that, be sure to know how long your surgeon has been practicing, as well as all of the doctors and nurses lisences are good for, and what areas they specialize in.
You would need to complete alot of studies to become a sugeon who preforms bariatric surgeries. You would need to become a normal surgeon first. You could ask your local doctor if he or she knows of the good schools