Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Starting to work toward Bellingham pilot surgical program!

Good news! I am going to be doing more outreach and consultation. We are going to set up some information sessions, and talk to whatever group would like to have more information about Medical and Surgical weight management.

We already have a draft pathway for both medical and surgical approaches.

Also, the Washington State chapter for the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery is formally getting under way. We have filed the preliminary application, and will be setting up a charter, etc in the next few months. There is a lot of work to be done for advocacy in Washington State, and I am excited to be part of it!

Since printing materials costs money, and we are just piloting, I am expanding the LINKS to explore to make this a good portal to exploring the world of weight management.

also, this is fairly big news from the ASMBS website...

TWO MAJOR INSURERS NOW COVER LAPAROSCOPIC SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY Aetna, United Healthcare Each Change Policy to Cover Newer Method of Bariatric Surgery

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