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A Collaborative Approach to Reconstructive Surgery: The Importance of a Supportive Team

A Collaborative Approach to Reconstructive Surgery: The Importance of a Supportive Team

| March 6, 2009 | 0 Comments

by Tracy Martinez, RN, BSN, CBN; Christopher D. Still, FACN, FACP; MK Batra, MD, FACS; and RJ Nelson, BS

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Who Participates in Online Support Groups for Bariatric Patients?

Who Participates in Online Support Groups for Bariatric Patients?

| October 7, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Douglas Sutton, EdD, ARNP, NP-C, and Deborah A. Raines, PhD, RN Introduction Health-related support groups are an accepted component of care for persons with chronic or life-altering medical conditions. Scheduled face-to-face meetings with either a peer or professional moderator have been the traditional format for these health-related support groups. Regarding the care of the […]

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The Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight Loss: Defining the Roles of the Necessary Providers

The Multidisciplinary Approach to Weight Loss: Defining the Roles of the Necessary Providers

| June 9, 2008 | 0 Comments

by George L. Blackburn, MD, PhD; Isaac Greenberg, PhD; Anne McNamara, RN; Daniel Rooks, PhD, FACSM; Shannon Fischer, MA; and Kristina Day, RD, LD

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Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

Navigating the Preauthorization Maze

| April 15, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, MSN, WCON, PhD; and Anita Houle Susan Gallagher Camden, PhD, RN, MA, MSN, CBN, is from the Celebration Institute, Inc., Houston, Texas; Anita Houle is Insurance Authorization Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Florida Bariatric Institute, Weston, Florida. Introduction In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of weight […]

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Just Kids: A Multidisciplinary Look at Treating the Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Band Adolescent Patient

| January 14, 2008 | 0 Comments

by Nancy Tkacz Browne, RN, MS, CPNP, CBN; Allen Browne, MD; Mark J. Holterman, MD; Ai-Xuan L. Holterman, MD; Nilda Nagle; Christiane Stahl, MD; Amanda Guide, RD; Susan Hollingsworth, PT; April Clark, PT; Kelly Piepenbrink, PT; Amy Phipps, RN, MS, CPNP; Barbara Sherrill, CMA; Larry Turner, Erin Tobin, LCSW; Lilia Gomez, CSR; Sandra Gomez; and […]

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Support Versus Therapy: Have You Got It Right?

| November 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

by Julie M. Janeway, BBA, MSA, JD; and Karen Sparks, BBA, MBEd INTRODUCTION With regard to the provision of bariatric support group services, there exists a debate as to whether support groups are appropriate forums for group therapy and counseling, or are better utilized as a place for patients to find support, information, skills, techniques, […]

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