Attempting to maximize patients chances of having a successful surgical outcome starts with education and knowledge. Although much is gained through personal research, studies show that the pre-operative education and evaluations from a multi-disciplinary team approach of professionals working with the same goal lead to a higher likelihood of successful surgical outcomes.
This team consists of more than the just the surgeon who performs the operation. It includes the many dedicated consultants who evaluate to ensure a safe surgery. Also involved are a team of nurses who routinely take care of bariatric patients post-operatively and bariatric coordinators of the office and of the hospital who act as immediate contact people for support and questions.
The entire philosophy and mutual goal of the multi-disciplinary team is to carefully screen all patients before the surgery to identify any potential problems and correct as appropriate to ensure safety and success during and after the operation.
NGPG Surgical Associates Bariatric Team
Dr. Alex Nguyen, surgeon with NGPG Surgical Associates and the only fellowship trained bariatric surgeon in Hall County, received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. He is currently serving at the medical director of the Robotic Surgical Program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC). Fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive robotic surgery and bariatric surgery at the University of Texas, Dr. Nguyen was the ONLY surgeon to perform robotic gastric bypass surgery in Georgia.
Megan Foster, PA-C
Tracey Whitmire, Bariatric Coordinator for NGPG Surgical Associates
LoRita Shingleton, RN, CBN Bariatric Program Manager
Leslie C. Davis, MS, RD, LD, CDE Bariatric Program Dietitian
Donna Thalen, MA
NGHS Nursing Staff
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