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Bariatric Educational Seminar

Weight Loss Surgery Options 101


Thank you for your interest in the NMMC Bariatric Center. We have developed one of the most comprehensive bariatric surgery programs for successful, long-term weight loss.

Your interest indicates that you are seeking a permanent solution for weight loss and are ready to make a life-changing decision in order to achieve your goal. We want to ensure that you make a fully informed decision by considering all the facts.


Your first step is to watch our Bariatric Educational Seminar, “Weight Loss Surgery Options 101,” for a detailed description of the advantages, disadvantages and risks associated with weight loss surgery. This information is intended for both the potential patient and the patient’s family and friends, who all play a vital role in the ultimate success of weight loss surgery. We have divided the seminar into several segments. View all segments in one sitting or view a few at a time, whichever is best for your schedule.


Watch "Weight Loss Surgery Options 101" here.



Segment 1 Welcome & Overview Will Cauthen, M.D.
Segment 2

Who is a Candidate?


Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C
Segment 3

Surgeon Introduction

Bariatric Surgery Overview

Terry Pinson, M.D.
Segment 4

Surgical Treatment for Obesity

Terry Pinson, M.D.
Segment 5 Psychological Factors Mike Oliver, Ph.D.
Segment 6 Hospital Stay After Surgery    Hollie Waldron, RN
Segment 7

Expectations for Post-Operative Followup


Vivian Rogers, DNP, NP-C
Segment 8 Keys to Success                                                   Ginger Mark, R.D., L.D.
Segment 9 Insurance Requirements & Fees Teri Spain


Additional Resources

As you view the videos, you will hear references to several handouts.


After watching all segments of the online Bariatric Educational Seminar, take the post-test and click "submit." Someone from the Bariatric Clinic will contact you within 48-72 hours to set up your initial appointment.


Ultimately, the decision to have this surgery is yours. After hearing the facts, you must decide for yourself if the benefits outweigh the potential complications. Bariatric surgery is a tool to help attain permanent weight loss, but your success depends on how well you use that tool.

Good luck in your weight loss venture. We look forward to serving you.


Because the Bariatric Center is accredited by the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program as a Comprehensive Center and is recognized in the Optum Centers of Excellence Network, weight loss surgery at NMMC is covered by more health plans, including those for teachers, state employees and many offered by employers, check your health plan benefits, talk to your doctor and weigh your options.