At the Weight Loss Surgery Program at Baystate Medical Center, your safety is our first concern. We believe a team of specially trained healthcare providers can provide you with the most comprehensive care both before and after your surgery. It is the mission of our staff to help you safely meet your weight loss goals. For more detail about our health care team, please click on "Teams" under the Resources tab.
The surgeon is the doctor that will perform your weight loss surgery. He is responsible for your surgical care before surgery, during your hospital stay and after your operation. Currently, five surgeons perform weight loss surgery at Baystate Medical Center. Each surgeon is certified by the American Board of Surgery and many of our surgeons are respected faculty members of Tufts University Medical School.
The internist works closely with the weight loss surgery team both before and after your surgery. This doctor will perform any necessary preoperative medical assessments as well as partner with the surgeon in the management of your postoperative care.
The physician assistant is a licensed professional who works closely with the entire weight loss surgery team. The physician assistant is employed by your surgeon and is equipped to address any medical issues that arise. The surgeon and physician assistant work together, reviewing all treatment plans and medication management for each patient.
The registered dietitian works closely with the team and each patient to help manage the diet both before and after weight loss surgery. Each patient is required to meet with the dietitian before and after surgery. Patients are encouraged to contact their registered dietitian at any time with questions.
Patients are required to meet with a psychiatrist, psychologist or social worker prior to their weight loss surgery. Along with the team, the psychiatrist/psychologist/social worker carefully screens patients to ensure appropriateness for weight loss surgery. Our program also has professionals available after the surgery to assist with any patient needs.
The program coordinator works with staff and patients to ensure all patients receive the highest quality care.
The nursing coordinator works directly with patients in a variety of roles. She will be your point of contact for medical related issues both preoperatively and postoperatively.