From initial consultation to post-surgery support, many people will be involved in your care. All share a common goal: your success. These include:
Advanced Practice Providers
At the Sanford Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Program you can feel confident that a knowledgeable nurse will be there before surgery, during your hospital stay and beyond. They will help answer medical questions and offer consistent, personalized care. Nurses will provide ongoing education at each visit and provide the most up-to-date information and resources to help maintain weight loss success.
Bariatric Insurance Specialist
Our insurance specialist is there to guide and assist throughout the entire pre-surgery process as well as help coordinate appointments. Her extensive knowledge about the various insurance requirements and program structure will assist in making the process go as smoothly as possible.
Bariatric Nurse Coordinator
The program coordinator works diligently to ensure we exceed the expectations of our customers. She oversees Sanford's participation in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). She is also there for your support throughout your wellness journey; she facilitates our monthly support group and is an integral part of bariatric education for patients and staff.
Other Members of the Sanford Bariatric Team:
- Bariatric Dietician
- Exercise Physiologists
- Spiritual Care
- Support Groups
Know, too, that Sanford's Weight-Loss Surgery Program is part of Sanford Health – the region's premier health system. Whatever health need might arise in your particular situation, we can help.
If you would like additional information, please call to arrange a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons at (605) 328-3840 or (800) 727-0670, or click here to request more information online.