I think the most important thing to remember is we’re patient-focused, so the patient is the most important person when it comes to surgery. But those of us, that multidisciplinary team that are here to help you, includes myself and the nurses on the floor. Most of our patients go to the 5th floor for their care and the nurses up there are spectacular. They’ve done a lot of education about the care of bariatric surgery and they’re going to be the ones there with you every hour.
The anesthesiologist that’s in with the surgeon is also a very important part of your stay here at St. David’s Medical Center, and we have a specific protocol put in place with our anesthesiologist for our bariatric patients. We have special training given to our staff. Anybody who touches our bariatric patient has been given education and sensitivity training. That’s very important. So we make sure our radiology staff is, is well versed in the care of our patients. We make sure if something happens and you have to come to the Emergency Room, our emergency room staff is well educated in the treatment of our patients. We basically want anyone who touches our patients to know how special our bariatric surgery patients are and how important it is to get them the best quality of care for their bariatric surgery.