Seton’s Bariatric Team

Seton’s team members are healthcare professionals who have undergone extensive, specialized education and training in weight-loss surgery and all of its facets. They follow standardized patient-care protocols in order to provide consistent, compassionate care and support for weight-loss surgery patients — from your initial consult to your long-range adjustment to a new way of life.

Multidisciplinary Healthcare Team

Each weight-loss surgery patient is assigned a multidisciplinary healthcare team, typically comprised of your doctor and your surgeon, as well as:

  • a nutritionist, to help you learn and practice the lifelong dietary changes you must undertake for your surgery to be successful;
  • a psychologist, to help make sure you’re ready for life following surgery;
  • an exercise physiologist, to help you develop a safe, individualized exercise plan, for both before and after the surgery; and
  • Seton’s bariatric coordinator — a constant presence and resource for you throughout your Seton experience — to make sure you fully understand the surgery, set realistic expectations, and connect with continuing support.

Surgical Team

Seton’s bariatric surgical team members are experts in weight-loss procedures and continually assigned to bariatric cases. The OR team includes a surgeon and his/her assistant, a bariatric nurse, a bariatric anesthesiologist, a circulating nurse and two surgical technicians.

Recovery Care Team

Seton nurses assigned to care for weight-loss surgery patients in the hospital also have had education and experience in common bariatric post-op issues and complications.

Additionally, Seton Medical Center Austin is the largest medical/surgical acute-care center offering weight-loss surgery in Austin, and Seton nurses are the only ones in Austin to hold Magnet status, the American Nurses Association’s top honor, recognizing the very best in nursing care.

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image Seton is proud to have four hospitals – the only hospitals in Central Texas - that have earned the Magnet designation, the highest award for nursing excellence given by the American Nurses Association.
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