Mission

The mission of the committee is to provide evidence-based support for the role of the team members in the care of long-term success of the bariatric surgical patient. The committee is comprised of each integrated team member including exercise, behavioral health, nursing, nutrition, surgery, and obesity medicine.

Description

This committee is comprised of a representative from specialties that comprise the integrated team; behavioral health, nursing, nutrition, surgeons and obesity medicine. The goal of the committee is to investigate what literature has been published regarding the role of the team members in the care and long-term success of the bariatric surgical patient.

Objectives

  • Define optimal multidisciplinary approach to surgical care
  • Evaluate current evidence and identify knowledge gaps regarding the impact of multidisciplinary approach on patient outcomes

Michelle Lent, PhD
Chair

Sue Cummings, MS, RD
IH EC Liaison

Members

Guilherme M. Campos, MD FASMBS
Lynelle L. Diede, MS RN-BC CBN
Brooke Doucet, RN CBN
Nicole J. Franklin, PsyD
Lora Grabow, LMSW
Amber Saucier, RD LDN MS Cristine Seitz, MS RD LDN

Leslie Vinson, ASMBS Staff Liaison