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:
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.