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.

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.